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Parker, William / Double Sunrise Over Neptune: Live At Vision Festival Xii
Album:Double Sunrise Over Neptune: Live At Vision Festival Xii Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William Added:08/2008
Label:Aum Fidelity 

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Add Date:2008-08-10 Pull Date:2008-10-12 Charts:Jazz
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 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 04, 2018:Oh Messy Motion
Lights Of Lake George
4.Sep 26, 2008:Memory Select
Neptune's Mirror [excerpt]
2.Aug 17, 2011:Memory Select
Morning Mantra
5.Sep 26, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Morning Mantra
3.Oct 10, 2008:Memory Select
Morning Mantra, O'Neal's Bridge
6.Sep 24, 2008:Rorshach's Dance
Lights Of Lake George

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-08-10 
WILLIAM PARKER: Double Sunrise over Neptune
AUM Fidelity, 2008

AVANT-GARDE WORLD-JAZZ – Recorded live at the 2007 Vision Festival, this is a mystical extended work for 16 musicians. The music breathes, with global instrumentation contrasting orderly riffs and free-jazz invention, as the lovely voice of North Indian vocalist Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay gently wraps up the whole ensemble. Parker plays reeds and the African doson’ngoni rather than bass. An awesome disc.

Note: Tracks 1 & 4 are the same piece, recorded on different days. The track names were added later and reflect the spirit of each performance.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4

1. 15:08 – steady bassline, forward motion: overlapping melodic phrases create shifting textures; then Sangeeta sings a mystic poem (by Parker) as the music undulates below, rises to consume her, and gradually falls away; turbulent ending is a mass of plucked strings.

2. 27:18 – begins with surging ensemble over strolling bassline, strong braying reeds, then settles into a calmer Afro-Asian sound. There’s a lot more soloing here than in #1. Vocal mantra is followed by an improvisation on Persian syllables. Cacophony in final 5 minutes.

3. 00:37 – rhythmic fragment

4. 22:39 – same piece as #1: faster tempo, more playful feel, individual voices stand out more, vocals come in later and are more improvisational.

[ Fo ] 10-Aug-08

Track Listing
1.Morning Mantra 3.O'neal's Bridge
2.Lights Of Lake George 4.Neptune's Mirror