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by Marc Medwin
That's right, Daniel Carter plays piano on this date! It's the first thing you hear as this disc kicks immediately into definite but mature overdrive. It's a blast to hear William Parker, the bassist for Cecil Taylor's much-lauded Feel Trio, free-walking under Carter's percussive attacks, certainly indebted to Taylor but even more pointillistic. Zero Softly is a spare minimalist musing where notes hang in the air like galaxies only to fade beneath Federico Ughi's carpet of brushwork. Indeed, many of ...read more
by Florence Wetzel
577 Records is putting out some of the most interesting improvised music today, and The Dream is yet another high quality offering. Featuring the trio of Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi, the CD is an embarrassment of riches, bursting with music of great imagination played with the highest skill and intention.
Carter and Parker are mainstays of improvised music, and Carter is one of the most important instrumentalists on the avant-garde scene. It hardly seems possible ...read more