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Alan Silva & William Parker: A Hero

Read "A Hero" reviewed by Michael McCaw

Alan Silva and William Parker collectively inform much of the role and possibilities of the acoustic bass that have been developed since the 1970s. From participating in Cecil Taylor-led ensembles and loft scenes to recording and performing some of the most challenging and rewarding music over the past thirty-some odd years, they have a storied and ...

A Hero's Welcome: Pieces For Rare Occasions

Label: Eremite Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: 1. I (8:24); 2. II (7:26); 3. III (16:50); 4. IV (9:25); 5. V (13:45).

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Alan Silva & William Parker: A Hero's Welcome: Pieces For Rare Occasions

Read "A Hero's Welcome: Pieces For Rare Occasions" reviewed by AAJ Staff

A Hero's Welcome is doubly ironic. Irony number one: Alan Silva, who helped define the role of the bass in free jazz, now plays keyboards instead. (In his bass-playing years, Silva worked alongside such luminaries as Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and Albert Ayler. His arco technique remains alive in today's players.) Irony number two: William Parker, ...


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