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Parker, William Quartets / Meditation/Resurrection
Album:Meditation/Resurrection Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William Quartets Added:07/2017
Label:Aum Fidelity 

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Add Date:2017-07-12 Pull Date:2017-09-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Sep20 Aug
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-07-05 
Reviewed: 2017-07-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: 2 separate quartets led by bassist & recorded live on the same day with different approaches. Disc 1 is pretty much straight jazz. Disc 2 slides effortlessly between bop and free jazz within every track on long improvisations
If You Like: Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy, Don Cherry
Favorite Tracks: (Disc 1) (1) Criminals In The White House (3) Horace Silver (Part 2) (7) Give me Back My Drum
(Disc 2) (1) Sunrise In East Harlem (3) Things Falling Apart (5) Orange Winter Flower
Track Review: 1/ trumpet starts> rocking uptempo jam> fade (5:28) 2/ drums start> midtempo bop swings to uptempo> bass solo> jam slows to stop (7:01) 3/ spacey start on bowed bass> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo> bass solo> stop (7:15) 4/ bass starts> slow tempo jam slides into slomo free jazz> sax solo> trumpet solo> slow jam & fade (10:03)* 5/ bass/drums start> slow tempo jam swings to uptempo> fabulous trumpet solo> sax solo> bass solo> fade (10:06) 6/ drums start> uptempo jam> quick stop (4:44) 7/ bass starts> midtempo jam> trumpret solo> bass solo> jumps to fast tempo> tempos shift> fade (11:31)
* a recurring riff reminds me of "She's Not There" by the Zombies
(disc 2 review is inside jacket)

(Disc 2) 1/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> intense bowed bass solo> slow tempo jam> free jazz jam in slomo> slow tempo bop jam> bowed bass solo> slow fade (11:26) 2/ piano solo starts slow> slow tempo jam builds in intensity> piano solo> slow jam & fade (11:48) 3/ bass starts> slow tempo jam swings uptempo & wild> piano solo> intense jam slows to mellow & fades (18:02) 4/ heavy drums start> midtempo jam> sax solo> intense piano solo> slows to fade (12:05) 5/ sax starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> intense piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Criminals In The White House 7.Give Me Back My Drum
2.Leaves/Rain 8.(Disc 2) Sunrise In East Harlem
3.Horace Silver Part 2 9.Some Lake Oliver
4.Handsome Lake 10.Things Falling Apart
5.Rodney's Resurrection 11.Urban Disruption
6.Horace Silver Part 1 12.Orange Winter Flower