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Kyoko Kitamura

A former journalist with childhood piano training at Juilliard Pre-College and a stint as a Gulf War reporter on her resumé, Kyoko Kitamura is an oddball vocal improviser and composer who has performed and/or recorded with many distinguished musicians including Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Jay Clayton, Steve Coleman, Jim Staley, and Taylor Ho Bynum. Mostly recently, she appears on Trillium E (New Braxton House 2011), the first ever studio-recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, and can also be heard on the critically acclaimed Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings release Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12 Records 2009), Jamie Baum’s Solace (Sunnyside Records 2008), and Steve Coleman’s Lucidarium (Label Bleu 2004), among others. She currently works with Anthony Braxton as a vocalist in his Tri-Centric Orchestra and as a board member of his Tri- Centric Foundation. As for her own projects, she co-leads “Go-Zee-Lah” (duo project with pianist Yayoi Ikawa), “Armadillo In Sunset Park” (collaborative project with dancers of Mark Lamb Dance), and a duo with pianist Russ Lossing

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The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10

Label: Centering Records/AUM
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Limelight: Listen; Cosmic Funk; I'd Rather Be; A Great Day to be Dead; Jenny's Interlude; Blue Limelight; Bennie's Tune; Recall; Kachina Song; All I Ever Want; Where the Angels Live; Old Tears. Child of Sound: Malachi's Mode; Malcolm's Smile; This Sweet Land; The Golden Light (Hymn); Mexico; Broken Promises; Child of Sound; Sky Falling; Adobe House; Rez Sunset; Trail of Tears I; Trail of Tears II; Rez Sunrise; Ascending Earth. The Majesty of Jah: Baldwin; The Majesty of Jah; Freedom; Sun Song; Numbers; Letter to a Resurrected Slave Owner. Cheops: Entire Universe; Cheops; The Map Is Precise; If We Play Soft Enough; Harriott. Harlem Speaks: Dancing At The Savoy; Don’t Sell My Soul; Harlem Speaks; Paintings in the Sky; Shutters as Windows. Mexico: Tilted Mirror; Mexico; The Bleeding Tree; It Is for You. Lights In The Rain (The Italian Directors Suite): Visconti: Fellini; Pasolini; Leone; De Sica; Rossellini; Gospel; Milano; Lights in the Rain; Antonioni. Afternoon Poem: Song To Lift Sadness (Morning); The Sky Is Always Beautiful; Morning Bird; Rocket Man; Essence Calling Out; Afternoon Poem; First Vision; Green And Brown; I Believe; I Will Die For You; Song For Patricia; My Cup; Silent Whispers; It Would Never Be Long Enough; Song To Lift Sadness (Evening); Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls. The Fastest Train: The Elders at the Edge of the World Part 1; Cultivation; Deep Spirit; Family Voice; Listen to the Sky; Sacred Prayers; Host for the Anointed; Bamboo Village; Blessed; The Flute Reaches Out; The World's Fastest Train; Joyous and Delightful; The Elders at the Edge of the World Part 2. Manzanar: Charcoal Paragraphs; Khaen; Lakota Song; Manzanar; On Being Native.

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Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch

Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Lena Bloch reimagines work of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva in a new jazz suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America Premieres of My Name Is Marina for jazz ensemble and voice on Sunday, October 2 in Manhattan and Sunday, October 16 in Brooklyn, both at 7 PM On the 130th anniversary of the birth of ...

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10

Read "The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


If multi-instrumentalist/composer William Parker's ten-CD Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World suggests a cohesive, high concept plan, it is something more. The beautifully packaged clamshell box set is comprised of mutually exclusive projects—one dating back ten years—with some common themes. There is an overall dedication of the music to “all people of ...

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Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World

Label: Centering Records / AUM Fidelity
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1: Listen; Cosmic Funk; I’d Rather Be; A Great Day to Be Dead; Jenny’s Interlude; Blue Limelight (dedicated to Cecil Taylor); Bennie’s Tune; Recall; Kachina Song; All I Ever Want; Where the Angels Live; Old Tears.

CD 2: Malachi’s Mode; Malcolm’s Smile; This Sweet Land; The Golden Light (Hymn); Mexico; Broken Promises; Child of Sound; Sky Falling; Adobe House; Rez Sunset; Trail Of Tears I; Trail Of Tears II; Rez Sunrise; Ascending Earth.

CD 3: Baldwin; The Majesty of Jah; Freedom; Sun Song; Numbers; Letter to a Resurrected Slave Owner.

CD 4: Entire Universe; Cheops; The Map Is Precise; If We Play Soft Enough; Harriott.

CD 5: Dancing at the Savoy; Don’t Sell My Soul; Harlem Dances; Harlem Speaks; Paintings in the Sky; Shutters as Windows.

CD 6: Tilted Mirror; Mexico; The Bleeding Tree; It Is for You.

CD 7: Song to Lift Sadness (Morning); The Sky Is Always Beautiful; Morning Bird; Rocket Man; Essence Calling Out; Afternoon Poem; First Vision; Green and Brown; I Believe; I Will Die for You; Song for Patricia; My Cup; Silent Whispers; It Would Never Be Long Enough; Song to Lift Sadness (Evening); Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls.

CD 8: Visconti; Fellini; Pasolini; Leone; De Sica; Rossellini; Gospel; Milano; Lights in the Rain; Antonioni.

CD 9: The Elders at the Edge of the World part 1; Cultivation; Deep Spirit; Family Voice; Listen to the Sky; Sacred Prayers; Host for the Anointed; Bamboo Village; Blessed; The Flute Reaches Out; The World’s Fastest Train; Joyous and Delightful; The Elders at the Edge of the World part 2.

CD 10: Charcoal Paragraphs; Khaen; Lakota Song; Manzanar; On Being Native.

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World

Read "Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


L'attività musicale di William Parker è stata copiosamente documentata da circa centocinquanta dischi, che spaziano in un caleidocopio di gruppi fondati dallo stesso contrabbassista, formazioni cooperative, omaggi, collaborazioni. Ma nessun singolo lavoro, fino a questo momento, aveva focalizzato l'attenzione su un ventaglio di ispirazioni così ampio e completo come si fa ora nei dieci CD del ...

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Accelerate Every Voice

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Northern Cities Vowel Shift; Accelerate Every Voice; Marl Every Voice; Kinetic Whirlwind Sculpture 1; Vehemently; Kinetic Whirlwind Sculpture 2; Knot Every Voice; Weatherproof Song; Piano and Ocean Waves for Deep Relaxation.

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Traces

Label: Aqua Piazza Records 002
Released: 2020
Track listing: Orchid,Gone,Traces,Autumn Moon,Echo,Impermanence,In the Stream,Home,Zazen

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Traces: Two Song Cycles

Label: Aqua Piazza Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Orchid; Gone; Traces; Autumn Moon; Echo; Impermanence; True Person; In The Stream; Home; Zazen.

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Protean Labyrinth

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Tripwire; Push Four; Slide; Deadbolt; No Exit; Push One + Things We Need (Aren't All That Much); Push Two.


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