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Kidd Jordan - Hamid Drake - William Parker: Palm of Soul

Read "Palm of Soul" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tante volte si evidenzia come l'improvvisazione afroamericana sia fortemente ancorata a un approccio spirituale, prima ancora che emozionale, con il suono e con il volere fare musica assieme. Troppo spesso sbrigativamente identificata con gli aspetti piĆ¹ viscerali e “dionisiaci" della costruzione sonora collettiva, specialmente dopo che Coltrane ha aperto quella porta da cui sembra che “ogni santo entri marciando", ...

Kidd Jordan / Hamid Drake / William Parker: Palm Of Soul

Read "Palm Of Soul" reviewed by Nic Jones

A sense of ritual pervades this music, and these three masters show how potent a force it can be. The idea of evocation is a fraught one, however, especially when the result is more the evocation of others than the projection of a musical identity unique to the performer. At times here Kidd Jordan evokes the ...

Kidd Jordan / Hamid Drake / William Parker: Palm of Soul

Read "Palm of Soul" reviewed by Troy Collins

Hurricane Katrina left tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan homeless less than a month before this recording session. Undeterred, the New Orleans native kept a prearranged studio date with bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Regularly joined by tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson for powerhouse quartet gigs, Jordan, Parker and Drake had never recorded before as a trio. ...