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Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Label: AUM Fidelity
Released: 2006
Track listing: There is a Balm in Gilead; Long Hidden, Part Two; Codex; El Puente Seco; Long Hidden, Part Three; Cathedral of Light; Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy; Pok-A-Tok; Espirito; Long Hidden, Part One; Bonus Track: In Case of Accident.

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Read "Long Hidden: The Olmec Series" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Solo contrabass performances are an acquired taste that requires confidence and nerve on the part of the performer and the listener. Long Hidden, comprised of music from four separate sessions, pits several solo performances by William Parker on bass and doson ngoni (West African lute) against a few tracks by the upstart Olmec Group. The disc ...

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Read "Long Hidden: The Olmec Series" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ideale ponte tra l'Africa ed il Messico, questo album è sostanzialmente diviso in due parti. Nella prima parte troviamo William Parker in solo. Al contrabbasso, ci mostra ancora una volta la leggerezza e la luminosità del proprio incedere (ricordiamo il motto music is light, light is music). Al doson ngoni, il nostro traccia percorsi più eterei ...

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Read "Long Hidden: The Olmec Series" reviewed by AAJ Staff

William Parker may be best known as a bassist, but he has also been playing a number of other instruments for quite some time, including string and percussion instruments from Africa and the Middle East. His approach to the doson n'goni, the so-called “hunter's lute" from West Africa, seems to be quite natural, in no small ...

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Read "Long Hidden: The Olmec Series" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

On Long Hidden: The Olmec Series, bass giant William Parker suggests a new cosmology that unearths common threads between the ancient, indigenous cultures of West African Manding and Middle American Olmec people--who lived in the east lowlands of Mexico from 1300 to 400 BC--and modern jazz in one of its more daring manifestations, the solo bass ...

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William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Read "Long Hidden: The Olmec Series" reviewed by Troy Collins

Conceptual journeyman William Parker is not content to merely excel at that of which he is already a proven master; a bass virtuoso, ensemble leader and multi-disciplinary collaborator, Parker is more than just one of today's finest jazz musicians, he truly embodies the term artist. Long Hidden: The Olmec Series finds Parker in three ...


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