AUM Fidelity


CD $13
(a beautiful, early AUM digipak;
the 3rd edition is the best)

1. Purple 9.55
2. Sun 13.55
3. O'Neal's Porch 13.42
4. Rise 9.38
5. Song For Jesus 9.00
6. Leaf 4.50
7. Song For Jesus 3/4 6.15
8. Moon 5.11

all compositions by William Parker, Centering Music (BMI)
P 2002 AUM Fidelity
C 2000 Centering Music

William Parker: bass
Hamid Drake: drums
Rob Brown: alto sax
Lewis Barnes: trumpet

In January 2001, William Parker unveiled his phenomenal new Quartet with this album, chosen among the
Best Jazz Albums of the Year by the
New York Times
, Jazz Times, Downbeat

"For its historical breadth, spiritual depth, and sheer exhilaration, O'Neal's Porch is the jazz album of the year" - JAZZIZ

Produced by William Parker

Recorded by Carl Seltzer (R.I.P.)
on May 26, 2000 at Seltzer Sound, NYC

Mastered by Sascha von Oertzen

Design by Ming@409

Liner Notes from original Centering Records edition:
[A Listener's Guide To O'Neal's Porch]
by David Budbill

Self-produced and initially released in an edition of 1000 copies on William Parker's own Centering Records, the album was sold exclusively at gigs and through mail-order. It quickly sold out.

In April of 2002, AUM Fidelity issued a second edition of 2000 copies in digipak format, making the album widely available. This edition too sold out within the year. It is now available again in a third edition of 3000 copies.

O'Neal's Porch is a tremendously gorgeous, deeply swinging, and highly inspired recording which brings great joy to all who hear it; destined to be a stone classic of this era. - SJ

AUM Fidelity