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Parker, William Quartet / Raining on the Moon
Album:Raining on the Moon Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William Quartet Added:05/2002
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-08-29 
Very engaging jazz with compositions that harken more to 1950s styles than to the free jazz that Parker is associated with. Also, there's a female vocalist (tracks 2,4,5,6,8) named Leena Conquest, who deals a nice satin touch somewhere between beat poetry and romantic crooning.

Overall cool and casual, with tight energy to the playing. Great stuff, and a nice showcase for Parker's composing, both musically and lyrically. Check out the title track, which describes a fantasy future in which Blacks and Native Americans peaceably take over the country and make some big changes.

Track Listing
1.Hunk Pappa Blues 5.Music Song
2.Song of Hope 6.The Watermelon Song
3.Old Tears 7.James Baldwin to the Rescue
4.Raining on the Moon 8.Donso Ngoni