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WILLIAM PARKER / Raining On The Moon ..AGreat Spirit ..AAUM098

CD $13

AUM Direct Combo Special
Buy together with Corn Meal Dance
Both CDs $21

1 .Bowl Of Stone Around The Sun .(9:37)
2 .Doson Ngoni Blues .(8:04)
3 .Feet Music .(5:43)
4 .Great Spirit .(6:43)
5 .Prayer-Improv .(5:52)
6 .Song (for Whitney) *.(6:25)
7 .Potpourri .(2:15)

All compositions (words & music) by William Parker,
© Centering Music (BMI), except Potpourri, music
by Barnes/Brown/Drake/Parker/Yamamoto &
-Improv by

William Parker: bass
Hamid Drake
: drums
Rob Brown
: alto saxophone
Lewis Barnes
: trumpet
Eri Yamamoto
: piano
Leena Conquest: voice

Produced by William Parker and Steven Joerg
Recorded by Joe Marciano at Systems Two Studio,
Brooklyn on January 3, 2007. Mixed and Mastered
by Michael Marciano and Steven Joerg May 2007.
Except * which was recorded live at Suoni per Il
Popolo 2012, Montreal.

Great Spirit is a direct companion to Corn Meal Dance.

Going back a few years.. Corn Meal Dance is one of the most beautiful, potent, luminous, and true albums of all-original song ever made. The indelible melodies and rhythms; the lyrics – unyielding and uplifting in equal measure; the performances by all six musicians; the recording quality itself. All are strictly highest grade. It's one of my all-time favorite albums, and the title track is one of my evermore all time favorite songs. If you don't own it yet, I urge you to go for the combo special immediately.

The description of this album begins like that because the January 2007 studio session which yielded that album was extraordinarily productive, and Great Spirit finally presents the entire balance of material recorded (and mixed and mastered together with the rest) on that wonderful day. Going back back to these "out-takes" regularly over the years, and having been consistently taken aback by their equally outstanding essence, I'm very happy to finally present & have available the totality of the recordings made on that magical third day of a new year. The action of finally preparing these tracks for release was prompted by Raining On The Moon's 2015 invitation to perform at the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Absolutely do read the Gwen Ansell-authored article that links to. –SJ



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