Tag Archives: William Parker

¡El Jefe!

S [side 2] Cecil Taylor Unit Nicaragua: No Pasaran Nica : 1984 CT, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto sax; William Parker, bass; Rashid Bakr, drums; André Martinez, percussion; Brenda Bakr, vocals. Chilly Jay Chill: This is one of Cecil’s rarest records,… Continue reading

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RAINBOW GLADIATOR:
Billy Bang, 1947-2011

The world lost a deep soul and musical master last month, with the passing of violinist and composer Billy Bang. Even though we could see this day coming, following the announcement at last year’s Vision Festival that Bang was suffering… Continue reading

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FMP #8: Blaze On!

An astounding hour of uninterrupted music from one of Cecil Taylor’s very best small groups, recorded during a particularly fertile period in his career. Traces of stride, Errol Garner grace notes, and unrelenting rhythmic inventiveness emerge from Taylor’s piano. Tony… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
Billy Bang’s New York Collage

NOBODY HEAR THE MUSIC THE SAME WAY (DEDICATED TO JOHN COLTRANE) FOR JOSIE, PART II Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble New York Collage Anima : 1978 BB, violin, bells, shaker, percussion; Bilal Abdur Rahman, tenor sax, soprano sax, bull horn, percussion;… Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREVIEW:
William Parker’s Curtis Mayfield Project

THE INSIDE SONG (bonus track not on CD; rec. Cormons, Italy, Oct. 2008) William Parker I Plan to Stay a Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield AUM Fidelity : 2010 WP, bass; Hamid Drake, drums; Dave Burrell, piano; Lewis… Continue reading

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D:O’s Fave Jazz Jamz of 2009

CRY OUT Darius Jones Trio Man’ish Boy (A Raw and Beautiful Thing) AUM Fidelity : 2009 DJ, alto sax; Cooper-Moore, piano, Rakalam Bob Moses, drums. You know what you need? Another freakin top ten list, that’s what. While we don’t… Continue reading

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Cherry Picking

[untitled 3] Hamid Drake & Mats Gustafsson For Don Cherry OkkaDisk : 1995 HD, percussion; MG, reeds. On the day Don Cherry died — 19 October 1995 — Drake and Gustafsson took the stage in Chicago and recorded a forty-minute set… Continue reading

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