Kindest greetings & in hopes this finds you all doing well as can be,
AUM Fidelity is in the midst of our 20th year of being & action.
I and I have been celebrating by preparing the mighty two new double-album works spotlighted below; it is my great pleasure to make them available to you now (in advance of official June 23 release date). And in July, we'll be celebrating with one of our very occasional LIVE communions (In Order To Survive! 2 nights/4 sets!). There is also a rather splendid William Parker Spotlight Sale & Playlist which will be running throughout the month of June. MUCH to savor, I do say.
Balance of text herein is brief; there is much more info awaiting via the links!
One more thing I feel compelled to mention is that, as it happens, both of these new 2CD releases feature 12 total tracks & both were recorded in the month of October (albeit 6 years apart); some kind of full circle thing is happening.. neat.
William Parker Quartet & In Order To Survive
Meditation / Resurrection (AUM104/105) 2CD
Listen / More info / Buy Now !
David S. Ware Trio
Live in New York, 2010 (AUM102/103) 2CD
Listen / More info / Buy Now !
William Parker Spotlight Playlist & Sale !
A Playlist spotlighting the lyricism & grooves in William Parker's work & the Sale
is an opportune time for further illumination via these highest caliber albums.
Click the image and Go deh!
Save the dates!
In Order To Survive - JULY 13 (Thu) & 14 (Fri)
at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn
2 nights / 4 sets – all new music each set!
William Parker: bass, compositions
Hamid Drake: drums
Rob Brown: alto sax
advance tix now available!
And reminding on these very recent volumes..
This trio performed one of the highlight sets at the thoroughly wonderful 22nd staging of the Vision Festival. And, as Philip Clark wrote on this album in Jazzwise, "not a single note is played in vain .. utterly compelling – a sound world unlike anything else in jazz."
And, on this singular duo recording, fellow bass player David Menestres wrote in his 5-star review at the Free Jazz blog, "My first spin of the album found me transfixed in front of my speakers, rooted deeply to the floor. The second listen, through good headphones, left my mind reeling."
Also wanted to note that the Red Hook Jazz Festival begins tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, June 11) and William Parker & Cooper-Moore in duo will be leading things off at 1:00pm. Big-up kudos to the organizers of this fest on their 10th year! Family friendly yes; I'll be there with mine!
And finally, Eri Yamamoto has some live performances coming up this month! On June 14, she'll be with her wonderful trio at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC. Rochester International Jazz Festival will present her in solo piano performance June 27th. And Eri will be back in Quebec on June 30 performing in piano duo with Yves Leveille at Maison de la musique de Sorel-Tracy.
Thank you - as ever - for reading, having supported, and continuing to support the work of these great artists, and AUM's own in support of same.
Many cheers; may we all forward with compassion and fortitude,