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William Parker Raining on the Moon: Great Spirit

Read "Great Spirit" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Finalmente sono pubblicati gli inediti della session di Corn Meal Dance (Aum Fidelity, 2007), registrata dai Raining on the Moon di William Parker il 3 gennaio 2007. Come spiega Steven Joerg nelle note del disco, in quel giorno vennero registrati 14 brani ma fu scartata l'ipotesi del doppio CD e cinque di essi restarono fuori.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

William Parker: For Those Who Are, Still

Read "For Those Who Are, Still" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

William Parker non cessa di produrre in modo copioso, travolgente, straripante. Spinto da energia creativa e da onnivora attenzione agli stimoli musicali provenienti da culture e approcci diversi. I tre CD che compongono questo denso cofanetto presentano alcuni lavori registrati dal 2000 al 2013. La sfida è soprattutto sul piano compositivo: “For Fannie Lou Hamer," per ...

NEWS: RECORDING

William Parker 3-CD Box Set Of New Works To Be Released August 21 On AUM Fidelity

William Parker 3-CD Box Set Of New Works To Be Released August 21 On AUM Fidelity

On August 21, AUM Fidelity will release For Those Who Are, Still—a 3CD box set of new and previously unissued works from world-renowned composer-bassist William Parker. This set is comprised of four distinctly compelling long-form works—Parker's first composition written for symphony orchestra performance; a commissioned piece for a standing new music ensemble; a “chamber-jazz" song series ...

NEWS: RECORDING

William Parker 8CD Box Set Of Previously Unissued Recordings To Be Released On AUM Fidelity November 12

William Parker 8CD Box Set Of Previously Unissued Recordings To Be Released On AUM Fidelity November 12

On November 12, AUM Fidelity will release Wood Flute Songs: Anthology / Live 2006–2012, an 8CD box set of all previously unissued multi-track concert recordings by world-renowned bassist-composer-bandleader William Parker, a 2013 recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Artist Award. Parker is a wonderfully prolific composer, and over half of the compositions will make their debut ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dave Burrell Trio: New York, NY, September 10, 2011

Read "Dave Burrell Trio: New York, NY, September 10, 2011" reviewed by Garrison Fewell

Dave Burrell Trio
Crosscurrent 3 Festival
Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

September 10, 2011

For its third annual edition, Crosscurrent moved the festival from its home in Botticino, Italy to New York City. Following the sonic delights of the Vision Festival in June, Crosscurrent 3 offered an additional array of creative music ensembles ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer

Read "I Plan To Stay A Believer" reviewed by John Sharpe

From the first few bars of the title cut opening “I Plan To Stay A Believer," the riffing horns, infectiously funky beat and expressive soulful singing of Leena Conquest quickly establishes` this as one of bassist/composer William Parker's most accessible projects. This set has been a long time coming. The idea of a tribute to legendary ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer

Read "I Plan To Stay A Believer" reviewed by Nic Jones

On the surface of it there might not seem to be much continuity between the music of William Parker's and Curtis Mayfield, but scratch away at it and the overlap is revealed. On a social level both men were/are activists, conscious of rights human as well as merely social and, on the basis of the evidence ...