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Parker, William/Hamid Drake / First Communion/Piercing The Veil
Album:First Communion/Piercing The Veil Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William/Hamid Drake Added:Mar 2007
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-04-15 Pull Date:2007-06-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 17Jun 3May 20May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 18, 2010:Music Casserole
First Communion I-B
4.May 18, 2007:Memory Select
First Communion 2
2.Jun 15, 2007:Memory Select -- Jeff Arnal interview
First Communion III-A
5.May 11, 2007:Memory Select
First Communion 3-C
3.Jun 01, 2007:Memory Select
First Communion 2
6.May 04, 2007:Memory Select
First Communion III-B

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-04-28 
Exploring grooves and rhythms in a free-jazz vein, with Hamid Drake on drum kit or hand drums, and William Parker on bass, percussion, or strange reeds (disk 1 track 4, e.g.)

1 through 9 -- The original "Piercing the Veil" album, which is in our library already. Ecstatic free-jazz duets with a sense of groove (but not always forming a steady rhythm).
10- "First Communion I-A." Percussive duet, a series of mid/fast rhythms
11- "First Communion I-B." More percussion grooves. Faster and looser feel

12- "First Communion II." Flute with an Asian sound, plus hand drums. Fairly fast. Gets crazy in the second half.
13,14,15 -- "First Communion III." One long bass/drums duo, aggressive free jazz in three long tracks that segue. Great stuff. Track 3 starts with a bit of a slowdown/breather but picks up the tempo afterwards. Track 4 includes a lot of warbly, singing, bowed bass. Gets into an interesting stomping groove later and ends with lengthy applause.

Track Listing
1.Black Cherry 8.Chaung Tzu's Dream
2.Chatima 9.Bodies Die/Spirits Live
3.Heavenly Walk 10.First Communion I-A
4.Japeru 11.First Communion I-B
5.Nur Al Anwar 12.First Communion 2
6.Piercing The Veil 13.First Communion 3-A
7.Loom Song 14.First Communion 3-B
 15.First Communion 3-C