AUM041 - WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE... volume 2: Summer Snow .... Album Reviews



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Awake, Arise
Sky
Earth
Pahos

Sifting The Dust
Edge Of Everything
Traces Of The Beloved

Anaya Dancing
Konte
Faces
Hadra

All songs composed by William Parker and Hamid Drake;
Published by Centering Music (BMI) / Smiling Forehead Music (BMI)
C+P 2007 AUM Fidelity

Hamid Drake: tabla, frame drum, gongs, drums
William Parker: doson'ngoni, shakuhachi, dumbek, talking drum, water bowls, bass

Recorded by Michael Marciano on September 21, 2005 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn. Mixed by Steven Joerg and Michael Marciano at Systems Two on June 20 & September 7, 2006.

Produced by Steven Joerg with WP & HD

Summer Snow represents the second immaculate Duo studio session from two of the greatest musical beings America has to offer the World. Our March 2007 über-expanded re/issue of their first Duo meetings – First Communion + Piercing The Veil: volume 1 complete – displayed their eternal prowess via intensity in full; drawing on musical traditions that span the globe. Summer Snow continues their masterful incorporation of the world’s music and reveals Parker and Drake in a beautifully meditative and equally mesmerizing state of creation. Eleven fully improvised sonic treasures in song that ought give wisdom forevermore.

Enjoy! -SJ


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