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To first be made available at Vision Festival 22 in person direct
and then from AUM Fidelity mail order immediately thereafter.
Will Be Released June 23 through AUM's distribution network.

((( Listen )))
to a stream of excerpts.

WILLIAM PARKER QUARTETS....Meditation/Resurrection .AAUM104/105

(Physical Edition – 1500 copies,
deluxe 8-panel digipak)

Album One – William Parker Quartet
1 .Criminals in the White House .(5:28)
2 .Leaves/Rain.(7:01)
3 .Horace Silver part 2 .(7:15)
4 .Handsome Lake. (10:03)
5 .Rodney's Resurrection. (10:06)
6 .Horace Silver part 1 .(4:44)
7 .Give Me Back My Drum .(11:29)

Album Two – In Order To Survive
1 .Sunrise In East Harlem. (11:26)
2 .Some Lake Oliver .(11:48)
3 .Things Falling Apart .(18:02)
4 .Urban Disruption. (12:05)

.Orange Winter Flower .(12:50)

All compositions by William Parker;
published by Centering Music (BMI)

William Parker: bass
Hamid Drake: drums
Rob Brown: alto saxophone
Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson: trumpet (Album One/CD1)
Cooper-Moore: piano (Album Two/CD2)

Produced by William Parker
Associate producer: Steven Joerg

Recorded & mixed live by Michael Marciano
at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NYC


Meditation / Resurrection is a double-album presenting a bounty of beautiful new William Parker compositions performed by two of his flagship ensembles, the Quartet -&- In Order To Survive.

It was recorded & mixed live during a one-day studio session in late 2016. With the tone of the pieces & performances reflecting our current moment, this is Parker & the groups’ follow-up release to 2013’s epic Wood Flute Songs box set.

At the core of both groups is Parker’s foundational bass together with rhythm twin, drummer Hamid Drake. Their partnership–two decades deep now–is one of the great rhythm sections in recorded history. Alto saxophonist Rob Brown is likewise featured throughout. Brown is one of the all-time great improvisers on alto, and the springboard of Parker’s bands in which he has been perennially featured always brings out his best.

Pianist Cooper-Moore features on Album Two/CD2. He has been an exceptionally significant catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As William writes in the notes, “Cooper-Moore is one of the special people who speaks and plays from the heart all the time with power and grace." Cooper-Moore will be the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 2017 edition of the Vision Festival, NYC. In Order To Survive will perform as part of this celebration on Monday, May 29.

Trumpeter Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson appears on album/CD1. Hailing from Oklahoma City, and a resident of Switzerland since 1994, he is a major figure in his own right as a composer of modern classical and world music, and is well-versed in the language of blues, jazz and improvisation. From the liner notes, “Jalalu is always able to transform any music situation into a magical experience.”

William Parker’s exceptional gift as a composer of beautiful melodies and infectious rhythms have long been intrinsic to his art, and it has always been on full display in the work of the quartets featured here. Being that these groups are among the highest caliber jazz bands of our time, Parker’s luminous compositions are brought to vibrant blossom.

= Meditation is the direction..

Packaged in deluxe 8-panel digipak with extensive notes by William Parker on the music and more.

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