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Parker, William Quartet / Petit Oiseau
Album:Petit Oiseau Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William Quartet Added:10/2008
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-01-18 Pull Date:2009-03-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan
Airplays:121

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1.Wed, 17 May 17:smurph
Oh Messy Motion
4.Sat, 31 Jan 09:Eme O
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2.Sat, 11 Dec 10:smurph
Oh Messy Life
5.Fri, 30 Jan 09:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Wed, 04 Feb 09:mike
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6.Fri, 23 Jan 09:Wedge
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Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2009-01-12 
Modern jazz. Most songs are post-bop compositions with healthy, grooving rhythms to them, and a bit of wild fire in some of the sax and trumpet solos (as on 3). The writing is catchy and the group interaction feels nice. All four players have free-jazz credentials, but it's not until the last two tracks that they start to get really out there.

William Parker - bass
Hamid Drake - drums
Rob Brown - alto sax
Lewis Barnes - trumpet

1- A suite of grooves. Some nice soloing along the way - nicely accessible track (but 17 mins. long)
2- Catchy bass groove, twisty sax/trumpet double-soloing
3- Upbeat w/springy theme. Some fast, outside soloing
4- Slower and more mysterious, but still a grooving good time
5- Forcefully chugging bop, a jazzy good listen
6- Joyous melodic groove, mid/fast, a touch of South Africa township? Cool bass solo, later a drum solo.
7- Slow: Mystic woodflute. Big-sky searching sax later.
8- More out-there, with a dark, abstract theme but a healthy jamming groove underneath. Includes some more outside group improv and some unaccompanied bass that traverses quiet, inner-space territory.

Track Listing
1.Groove Sweet 5.Four For Tommy
2.Talaps Theme 6.Malachi's Mode
3.Petit Oiseau 7.Dust From A Mountain
4.The Golden Bell 8.Shorter For Alan