• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by jcam_44

  1. New William Parker due out January 21st it looks like. I think it was originally due in the fall. I pre-ordered it and thought others might be interested. 10-CD set, and read it is a limited edition of 900 or so copies. purchase direct from AUM Fidelity: here samples here:Bandcamp From AUM's site: MUSICIANS William Parker: compositions, bass & additional instruments Featuring an international, inter-generational array of singers & musicians some 30-strong, drawn from both long-standing colleagues and a new generation of devoted artists [ more details below ] That William Parker is a bassist, composer and bandleader of extraordinary spirit and imaginative drive is common knowledge among any with an interest in the progressive jazz scene of the past 25 years or more. What’s become increasingly apparent, though, is Parker’s stature as a visionary of sound and song – an artist of melody and poetry who works beyond category, to use the Ellingtonian phrase. The latest multi-disc boxed set from Centering Records/AUM Fidelity devoted to Parker’s expansive creativity underscores his virtually peerless achievement in recent years. Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Volumes 1–10) is a 10-album collection of vocal and instrumental suites all recorded expressly for this set between late 2018 and early 2020, with women’s voices at its core (both on voice & other instruments). This is music as empathetic as it is intrepid, as philosophical as it is visceral, as resolutely modernist as it is attuned to tradition. Parker’s art not only draws from the deepest well of African-American culture; it breathes in inspiration from across the globe, with sounds drawn from Africa, Asia and Indonesia as well as Europe and the Americas; there is free improvisation and re-imagined sonic collage; there are album-length explorations of solo piano and solo voice, along with string ensembles and ancient wind instruments. There are dedications to jazz heroes, Native Americans and Mexican migrants, plus tributes to the great African-American culture of Harlem and the mix of passion and compassion Parker found in vintage Italian cinema. Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World conjures a vast world of music and feeling, and its creation is a feat that ranks with that of the most ambitious talents in any genre. Album/Disc 1 - Blue Limelight featuring Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez: voice -&- Ensemble 1. Listen - 01:26 2. Cosmic Funk - 04:24 3. I'd Rather Be - 03:51 4. A Great Day to be Dead - 06:09 5. Jenny's Interlude - 02:28 6. Blue Limelight - 06:17 7. Bennie's Tune - 07:53 8. Recall - 01:20 9. Kachina Song - 03:18 10. All I Ever Want - 02:20 11. Where the Angels Live - 02:27 12. Old Tears - 05:19 Album/Disc 2 - Child of Sound featuring Eri Yamamoto: piano 1. Malachi's Mode - 04:59 2. Malcolm's Smile - 04:00 3. This Sweet Land - 03:50 4. The Golden Light (Hymn) - 03:52 5. Mexico - 04:43 6. Broken Promises - 04:55 7. Child of Sound - 05:15 8. Sky Falling - 04:53 9. Adobe House - 04:27 10. Rez Sunset - 00:36 11. Trail of Tears I - 01:23 12. Trail of Tears II - 04:46 13. Rez Sunrise - 05:53 14. Ascending Earth - 05:04 Album/Disc 3 - The Majesty of Jah featuring Ellen Christie / William Parker / Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson 1. Baldwin - 08:16 2. The Majesty of Jah - 08:21 3. Freedom - 08:56 4. Sun Song - 06:49 5. Numbers - 06:29 6. Letter To A Resurrected Slave Owner - 04:52 Album/Disc 4 - Cheops featuring Kyoko Kitamura: voice -&- Ensemble 1. Entire Universe - 13:36 2. Cheops - 13:51 3. The Map Is Precise - 08:03 4. If We Play Soft Enough - 22:17 5. Harriott - 12:51 Album/Disc 5 - Harlem Speaks featuring Fay Victor / Hamid Drake / William Parker 1. Dancing at the Savoy - 04:45 2. Don't Sell My Soul - 11:53 3. Harlem Dances - 11:37 4. Harlem Speaks - 07:17 5. Paintings in the Sky - 0:23 6. Shutters as Windows - 18:17 Album/Disc 6 - Mexico featuring Jean Carla Rodea: voice -&- Universal Tonality Ensemble 1. Tilted Mirror - 27:12 2. Mexico - 17:11 3. The Bleeding Tree - 11:54 4. It Is for You - 09:55 AlbumDisc 7 - Afternoon Poem featuring Lisa Sokolov: voice 1. Song to Lift Sadness (Morning) - 02:19 2. The Sky is Always Beautiful - 03:23 3. Morning Bird - 03:36 4. Rocket Man - 02:20 5. Essence Calling Out - 05:40 6. Afternoon Poem - 01:41 7. First Vision - 00:24 8. Green and Brown - 02:20 9. I Believe - 00:56 10. I Will Die for You - 03:05 11. Song for Patricia - 01:25 12. My Cup - 02:22 13. Silent Whispers - 01:15 14. It Would Never Be Long Enough - 03:07 15. Song to Lift Sadness (Evening) - 02:20 16. Cloud And Sea Fading As Rain Falls - 7:31 Album/Disc 8 - Lights In The Rain (The Italian Directors Suite) featuring Andrea Wolper: voice -&- Ensemble 1. Visconti - 10:25 2. Fellini - 10:44 3. Pasolini - 06:07 4. Leone - 04:50 5. De Sica - 08:35 6. Rossellini - 09:05 7. Gospel - 05:12 8. Milano - 02:27 9. Lights in the Rain - 02:41 10. Antonioni - 06:03 Album/Disc 9 - The Fastest Train featuring William Parker / Coen Aalberts / Klaas Hekman 1. The Elders at the Edge of the World part 1 - 04:07 2. Cultivation - 05:10 3. Deep Spirit - 02:18 4. Family Voice - 05:06 5. Listen to the Sky - 05:13 6. Sacred Prayers - 05:09 7. Host for the Anointed - 02:21 8. Bamboo Village - 04:41 9. Blessed - 04:57 10. The Flute Reaches Out - 04:00 11. The World's Fastest Train - 03:44 12. Joyous and Delightful - 06:47 13. The Elders at the Edge of the World part 2 - 07:44 Album/Disc 10 - Manzanar featuring Universal Tonality String Quartet + 1. Charcoal Paragraphs - 15:18 2. Khaen - 20:22 3. Lakota Song - 07:00 4. Manzanar - 08:48 5. On Being Native - 21:15 Composed, Arranged & Produced by William Parker for Centering Records, © Centering Music (BMI) Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, Brooklyn November 2018 – February 2020 (except as noted in booklet) All text [liner notes & lyrics] written by William Parker (except as noted in booklet) Artwork by Jo Wood-Brown Box Set Production & Design by Ming@AUM A new book is due in Feb on William Parker: Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker by Cisco Bradley
  2. Very cool. Thanks for the info
  3. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    that’s good negotiating depending on the side you’re on. There isn’t only one side of negotiating and if the other side is considered the “enemy” as the owners view the MLBPA then you start on the wrong foot to start. The problem is, in my opinion, the workforce should be viewed as a partner and not a product. Again, I’m pro-union so I find it offensive to be low balled, where you believe a low floor must be set. I view labor and product two vastly different needs, where it sounds like you view product and labor the same, thus negotiations are the same.
  4. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    Is low balling not bad faith then? Or is that just good negotiating? It all depends on the side of the negotiation you’re on.
  5. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    Correct. I think the important thing is there was an expectation of a shorten season because they already know it can work because it’s been done. I think the biggest news has been the universal DH.
  6. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    I guess we have different views on negotiations. I think it is hard to be harsh when I don’t have any “skin in the game” so I can’t say they aren’t negotiating in good faith. owners are opening their wallets? Why do you care if the owner spends money? Nixon torpedoed the rights of laborers with the air traffic controllers and the mindset has taken hold across America that the rich should get richer at all costs.
  7. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    I expect the owners to share profits fairly. The payroll tax is a negotiation of 1% to 3% which was a difference of 50 million. The revenue for MLB in 2021 was estimated at 4 billion. It seems to me like the pie is getting bigger and the slice for the players is getting smaller. Similar to what the NFL did last negations. I’m pro-labor so I am always about the labor getting their fair share. The numbers are so big a lot of people think the players are getting a fair cut because to those outside the league its more than we make.
  8. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    If I ask for $2 and they offer .50, asking for $3 next as a way of saying $2 is a minimum. It’s still negotiating. Negotiating does not require a reduction of request on $2. Especially if you want to cut jobs at the MiLB level.
  9. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    I’m of the mindset if you believe your labor is worth more than you don’t just bend over and take whatever is given. The turn on unionized labor in America is fascinating and sad to me. So many people in the work force are the labor and the sentiment that you should just take what you can get astounds me.
  10. MLB 2021 Hot Stove League

    Not sure why the players should make the biggest concessions, they are the reason there is a product, but I am a union man. With that being said I think it was expected that this would eat into the regular season on both sides and a reduced schedule is unspoken but welcome.
  11. Prestige LPs: 1960s Blue Label Pressings

    Nice. I sense a theme
  12. Prestige LPs: 1960s Blue Label Pressings

    Woof! 3.5g of tracking? Is that cart from the 60’s? That seems crazy high if it’s a modern cart. I think my ortofon is set to 1.75. I’d think about getting a new table or at minimum a new cartridge.
  13. Ambrose Akinmusire

    That’s interesting. I have 0 expectation when rap is added to a jazz album which allowed me to be pleasantly surprised by the rap.
  14. Ambrose Akinmusire

    I love Origami Harvest but I was immersed in hip hop the first 27 years of my life before ever getting into Jazz so I connected. As a reference, my true introduction to discovering jazz was Christian Scott’s album Anthem.
  15. RSD is nothing but flippers these days which is why it’s frustrating if you want to get a specific title. I’ve managed to get most of what I want afterwards online usually with no or minimal markup. I think the Dr.John Herbs release last year was the most I’ve paid over retail and it was about 15% which is worth it to avoid the masses to me.
  16. My guess is your local shop is now going to order an additional copy and if it comes they’ll sell it, if it doesn’t their copy will sell immediately to you. This is the benefit of having a good relationship with your local shop.
  17. Thanks. I'll see what I can find with that lead.
  18. Nice! I’m still looking for it
  19. Wolfgang's Vault

    Maybe just buy clothing or physical media
  20. Going to see Gregory Porter tomorrow night.
  21. RIP Syl Johnson

    Damn. An under appreciated musician
  22. Bill Withers - Naked & Warm Other than Live at Carnegie Hall this is my favorite Bill release. It's right there with Live. I don't know if it's because I have memories of listening to both as a kid or it's how funky the first half is. Plus City of Angels is in my opinion his finest song.
  23. Horace Silver - The Jody Grind got this as a filler in an order to take up space I guess. Its an original mono copy, assuming since they threw it in its not too valuable, but it is a Horace I don't have and after a spin on the record doctor it sound pretty darn good!
  24. Bandcamp waiving fees on Friday

    On the first Friday of the month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue shareto help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of 17 days, fans paid artists and labels more than $70 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you. It will likely be several months before live performance revenue returns in full. So we’re going to continue doing Bandcamp Fridays in 2022, on February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th. As always, isitbandcampfriday.com has the details. If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $190 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!
  25. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Rick Countryman - The First Bird (solo alto saxophone album)