Monday, March 28, 2011

William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune

Ok it's definitely overdue - I really need to post some William Parker.

Modern avant-garde extraordinaire, bassist William Parker has been keeping the flame burning for all things free and avant-garde in todays somewhat diminishing jazz realm. He gained attention by working with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and has since worked with an enormous amount of talented people across the globe. The last couple of decades has seen him rise to prominence with many albums as leader under his belt.

This album here is somewhat in the meditative style of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane, with a large ensemble playing repetitive figures of eastern influence. Awesome playing all round, and the vocals which at first seem like a bad idea, turn out to fit quite well.

Double Sunrise Over Neptune

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