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WILLIAM PARKER / IN ORDER TO SURVIVE....Live/Shapeshifter .AAUM110/111

2CD Set - $20
(Physical edition - 2000 copies,
deluxe 8-panel digipak)

CD1 / Set 1
1 .Eternal Is The Voice Of Love - I .(20:02)
2 .Eternal Is The Voice Of Love - II .(7:31)
3 .Eternal Is The Voice Of Love - III .(7:14)
4 .Eternal Is The Voice Of Love - IV. (11:42)
5 .Eternal Is The Voice Of Love - V. (5:42)

CD2 / Set 2
1 .Demons Lining the Halls of Justice. (23:16)
2 .Drum & Bass Interlude .(4:21)
3 .Newark (for Grachan Moncur III) .(11:23)
4 .In Order To Survive. (14:45)

.Eternity .(4:22)

All compositions by William Parker;
Eternal Is The Voice Of Love by Parker/IOTS;
Drum & Bass Interlude
by Parker/Drake;
published by Centering Music (BMI)

William Parker
: bass
Rob Brown: alto saxophone
Cooper-Moore: piano
Hamid Drake: drums

Produced by Steven Joerg, with William Parker

Recorded live in performance
at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed & mastered by Adam Vaccarelli
at Retromedia Sound Studios, Red Bank, NJ



Live/Shapeshifter is the exemplary new double-album from one of master William Parker's eternal flagship groups, recorded live & featuring all-new compositions, including the extended suite "Eternal Is The Voice Of Love" and "Newark" (dedicated to early group member, trombonist Grachan Moncur III), as well as a new iteration of the band's theme. Featuring pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and (since 2012) drummer Hamid Drake, In Order To Survive is one of the great jazz groups of the past quarter century.

Launched in 1993, In Order To Survive was Parker's first fully dedicated small group. It has always featured Cooper-Moore & Rob Brown, together with a series of drummers (including Denis Charles, and then Susie Ibarra) and occasional additional brass/reeds. A top live draw in New York during that heady decade, they made momentous visits to Europe as well. This initial phase culminated on record with their first double-live set, The Peach Orchard, an era-defining work released by AUM Fidelity in 1998.

The dawn of the new century saw the launch of a vital new William Parker Quartet featuring Hamid Drake, Rob Brown, and trumpeter Lewis Barnes. The impeccable albums O'Neal's Porch, Sound Unity, Corn Meal Dance and Petit Oiseau were all created during that first decade.

In Order To Survive powerfully reconvened at the 2012 Vision Festival on occasion of AUM Fidelity's 15th Anniversary celebrations. That set of new work was released as part of the Wood Flute Songs box set, hailed as a 5-Star Masterpiece by DownBeat, and as the #1 Archival Release of the Year by The Wire.

In October 2016, IOTS entered the studio for the first time since the Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy session of 1995. This work was presented as one half of the exquisite double-album, Meditation/Resurrection, released in July 2017. Two nights were booked at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn to celebrate its release. "A mid-summer guided self-illumination" was promised on the handbill for these concerts. Live/Shapeshifter presents both astonishing sets of night two. Well beyond expressing the obvious, the album title states the shamanistic nature of the work at hand. In Order To Survive gets into the mystic from the ground up, and we are still (!!) processing the magnitude of the music on this release a month before it is to be released, and shall be long after after it has. Enjoy!

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