1. All Up
2. Frida K. The Beautiful
4. Spiraling Out
5. Pooch (for Wilber Morris)
6. A Time To
7. Last Minute Trip Part One
8. Last Minute Trip Part Two
9. Poppa's Gin in the Chicken Feed
10. Robinia Pseudoacacia
P+C 2005 AUM Fidelity / Triptych Myth
Packaged in deluxe 6-panel digipak with liner notes
by William Parker.
by Steven Joerg and Triptych Myth.
by Michael Marciano at Systems Two Studio,
Brooklyn NYC on March 31, 2005.
of 2005, AUM Fidelity joined forces with the extraordinary trio
TRIPTYCH MYTH. This is the first result therof – a tremendous album of work exquisitely captured live in the studio
a few weeks after our agreement was signed.
Beautiful ranges from gorgeously melodic (heart-breaking and
re-building) new songs from Cooper-Moore, tone-poem explorations of
the Now, new definitions of swing, excursions into energy
music that will confound pre-conceived notions, New American Folktales
waiting for the New America to be born, and cinematic colorations that
carve sound into mountains. All True.
Myth is a trio : Cooper-Moore (piano), Tom Abbs
(bass) and Chad Taylor (drums). They finely honed their group
concept in the first years of the new century; they did it right here in New York City. This is their first studio
recording and here, captured at the peak of their powers, their focus
is on The Beautiful.
Cooper-Moore played piano as a child prodigy in churches near his
birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC
Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first group was the collective
trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. In more recent
times, he was a core member of William Parkers In Order To Survive
quartet and then performed regularly with Susie Ibarra. He is a composer
of the highest beauty order, a designer and builder of musical instruments,
and has often times been referred to in reverent tones as a musical genius.
Chad Taylors distinct voice and distinguished rhythmic/tonal
vocabulary has been heard to great effect in performance with musicians
representing widely varied schools from Fred Anderson to John Zorn. He
has also recorded or collaborated with Tortoise, Isotope 217, Sam Prekop,
Stereolab, Mouse on Mars and Jim ORourke, and is a core member of
the Chicago Underground Duo, Trio, Quartet and Orchestra.
Tom Abbs large buoyant tone, versatility, and depth as a
player has led him to work with Butch Morris, Charles Gayle, Roy Campbell,
Jemeel Moondoc, Billy Bang and many others. However, his rich tonal vocabulary
and flexible rhythmic firmament are full equally featured here in this
collective trio of soul-sound peers. -