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Bill Cole & William Parker: Two Masters: Live at the Prism

Read "Two Masters: Live at the Prism" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Over the years William Parker and Bill Cole have taken improvisation to new plateaus, through both individual projects and Cole's Untempered Ensemble, of which Parker is a member. This is their first full recording as a duo. They play a host of instruments from around the world, and given their credentials, it is not surprising that they have understood the instruments and mastered the technique of playing them as well.

The nageswaram is a double reed used in ...

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Bill Cole & William Parker: Two Masters: Live at the Prism

Read "Two Masters: Live at the Prism" reviewed by John Kelman

As much if not better known for his two books on John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Bill Cole has nevertheless etched out a rather singular place in improvised music as an expert on a variety of instruments associated primarily with eastern cultures. And with his Untempered Ensemble, he has managed to embrace these unusual instruments, retaining their cultural roots while applying them to broader improvisational concerns.

Bassist William Parker, a charter member of the Untempered Ensemble, is certainly familiar with ...


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