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Parker, William – “For Those Who Are, Still” – [Aum Fidelity]


William Parker–composer, musician, magician. This three-disc opus defies genre classification, so I invite you to open your ears for this listening experience that is like no other. The first disc, “For Fannie Lou Hamer + Vermeer,” was commissioned by The Kitchen and performed on October 28, 2000. “Red Giraffe with Dreadlocks,” the second disc, was recorded in Paris, France, in 2012. “Ceremonies for Those Who are Still,” the third CD, was performed at the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland on November 15, 2013. It is dedicated to Rustam “Roost” Abdullaev and contains a tribute to Sonny Rollins. The mixture of composed and improvised music on each of these CDs defies explanation and requires you to just lose yourself in the aural experience. The track titles are lovely, as are the lyrics, as are the vocalists singing them, and the musicians are stellar in communicating the message that is timeless and eternal.

  • Reviewed by humana on September 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Filed as CD,Jazz
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