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William Parker Violin Trio “Scrapbook” [Thirsty Ear]

Billy Bang being the violin frontispiece. Parker’s bass
is as buoyant as ever. The lead off track is jaunty and
lets Bang run with his country-fiddle/religion-revival
style. The next piece has a finger-snapping vibe with
a finger-thrumping bass repetition for three minutes at
the beginning then Parker wanders off that well-trodden
path while Bang soars jaggingly to places most people
cannot even imagine. On “Singing Spirits” we hear how
Bang really can pull voices from strings, he gets this
high-pitched laugh/cry that always stuns, also healthy
scraping roughage on this piece as well. “Dust…”
is as happy as a rooster that wakes up early, later
it clucks along with some pizzicato pluck. “Urban”
moves away from the deceptive folksy simplicity to
a rush hour race packed in to 7 minutes. After that
dizziness, we relax with a sweet ballad. Hamid Drake’s
lyrical drumming deserves more praise. Parker’s liner
notes do more justice than I can…

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 5, 2005 at 1:25 am
  • Filed as Format,CD,Jazz
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