Kind greetings good people on the AUM Community list,
It sure has been / still is a long hot Summer; in ways many more than just the weather. We herald the light within it and look forward to the cool rains of Fall to come.
In late June, William Parker presented 5 nights of all new music & ensembles during his most recent residency at The Stone. It was an exquisite week.
On August 28 & 29, William Parker returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for an end of summer celebration of evocative & healing sound power with one of his foundational ensembles, the exceptional In Order To Survive, in extended form. In Order To Survive's most recent release are 1/2 of the acclaimed 2CD set, Meditation/Resurrection. And, an all-new 2CD is planned for release in 2019 which may well include recordings from this coming event.
Two nights / Four sets! During William's prior appearance at Dizzy's (July 2016), much magic unfolded. The first night was a full house; the second night was fully sold out, but room for audience member Solange to dance!
It is advised to make your reservations for these performances now.
William Parker / In Order To Survive Extended Ensemble
perform Criminals in the White House Suite : Flowers to the Rescue
@ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola / Jazz at Lincoln Center
Tue, Aug 28 & Wed, Aug 29
sets at 7:30 & 9:30
William Parker: bass, compositions
Hamid Drake: drums
Rob Brown: alto sax
Steve Swell: trombone
James Brandon Lewis: tenor sax
Make your reservations now:
Hope to see you there!
Do read this just-published feature on William Parker in The Nation by writer David Hadju..
"Over the course of his long and unwaning career as a composer, bandleader, bassist, and event organizer, Parker has produced a catalog of compositions and a legacy of performances distinguished both by their free-thinking, often radical sense of adventure and by their elemental dedication to beauty and human feeling."
William's very recent (and gorgeous) 3CD set, Voices Fall From The Sky, has received much deserved acclaim; here is but one of the reviews, a 9/10 star piece in PopMatters.
Also very much, it was wonderful to hear this fantastic / keyed-in review of Daniel Carter–William Parker–Matthew Shipp / Seraphic Light on NPR / Fresh Air by Kevin Whitehead. If you were thinking about doing so, is also advised to move on picking up a physical copy of this luminous album soon, as stock is getting low..
Finally, a treat to see and an eye-opener to read this piece on 501 Canal Street in the New York Times. 501 was the building that Cooper-Moore, David S. Ware, Tom Bruno (of TEST) and yes indeed, Alan Braufman lived in and used as a work and performance space in early 1970s NYC.
Thank you all for reading and do stay well-tuned!
May we all forward with compassion and fortitude,