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To Roy

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2015
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Oliver Lake / William Parker: To Roy

Read "To Roy" reviewed by John Sharpe

Bassist William Parker has formed productive liaisons with some wonderfully expressive alto saxophone players in the past--Rob Brown and Jemeel Moondoc both spring to mind. But To Roy represents his first time on record with Oliver Lake, best known as a third of Trio 3 and a quarter of the World Saxophone Quartet. They recorded their ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Oliver Lake, William Parker: To Roy

Read "To Roy" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Non mi risulta che Oliver Lake e William Parker abbiano mai collaborato prima di questo ottimo To Roy, almeno in studio. Dal vivo avevano comunemente affiancato la compositrice e suonatrice di zither coreana Jin Hi Kim. E probabilmente si saranno incontrati più volte nei club newyorkesi in tutti questi anni. Ma poco importa. Il loro magistero ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Oliver Lake - William Parker: To Roy

Read "To Roy" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

To Roy is dedicated to the late trumpeter Roy Campbell Jr., who had risen among the ranks as a first-call session artist amid a fruitful career as a leader. He was an astute and powerful improviser who succumbed to cardiovascular disease on January 9, 2014. And this album signifies the first collaboration between ultra-modern jazz giants, ...


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