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American singer Leena Conquest is a recording artist steeped in the jazz tradition and full of all things soulful. Her ability to bridge that eternal divide, moving from the classic to the modern; fusing music genres along with a captivating presence puts her in a class with the best. This Texas- born chanteuse has been heralded for her work on several recordings including Raining on the Moon (thirstyear.com), Cornmeal Dance and I Plan to Stay a Believer (aumfidelity.com), selected for this year's 2011 DOWNBEAT Critics Poll TOP 10 Albums. She has worked with a host of jazz luminaries including trumpeter Doc Cheatham, pianist Mal Waldron and vibesman Roy Ayers who is featured on her Come Fly Away CD

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Pietaro's "Test" Of 2020

Read "John Pietaro's "Test" Of 2020" reviewed by John Pietaro

It would be a fool's errand in a covid-damaged society to attempt a peaceably gathered year's end “Best of" list, in jazz or any other genre or medium. But artists of jazz and all avant gardes have been especially susceptible to the considerable financial ebbing and health concerns of this period. Discussing this concept with my ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Steph Richards, Dwight Trible, Roberto Ottaviano, Craig Taborn & More New Releases

Read "Steph Richards, Dwight Trible, Roberto Ottaviano, Craig Taborn & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week our playlist is bursting at the seams with great projects, several of which explore the renewed interest in what many like to call 'spiritual jazz,' from Roberto Ottaviano to Dwight Trible's Cosmic Vibrations and Matthew Halsall out of the increasingly interesting Manchester jazz scene. The rest of the playlist alternates forward looking projects like ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Cosgrove, John Medeski, Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead of the Story

Read "History Gets Ahead of the Story" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The striking absence of a bassist on this organ-trio tribute to William Parker speaks volumes about the singular approach that Jeff Cosgrove, John Medeski and Jeff Lederer have taken to the compositions of a modern jazz great. Parker's music is so diverse, his output so vast, that a cohesive overview would be difficult to distil onto ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 REVIEW

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 REVIEW

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 TrioCrosscurrent 3 Festival Poisson RougeNew York, NYSeptember 10, 2011For 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 REVIEW

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 ...


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