William Parker

Migration of Silence Into & Out of The World. 1-10 (CENT1020)

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Migration of Silence Into & Out of The World. 1-10

William Parker

Aum Fidelity

642623102022

AUM 162537

CENT1020

JAZZ

10

CD 74,36 €

10-CD BOX SET

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.

TRACKS & PERSONNEL:

  • DISC ONE: BLUE LIMELIGHT
  • featuring Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez: voice -&- Ensemble
  • Mara Rosenbloom (p); Peter Dennis (b); Scot Moore (vln); Reina Murooka (vln); Tina Burova (vln); Jim Ferraiuolo (ob); Kevin Murray (d); Jim Clouse (d)
  • Special guest: Jason Kao Hwang (vln)
  • 01. Listen
  • 02. Cosmic Funk
  • 03. I'd Rather Be
  • 04. A Great Day to be Dead
  • 05. Jenny's Interlude
  • 06. Blue Limelight
  • 07. Bennie's Tune
  • 08. Recall
  • 09. Kachina Song
  • 10. All I Ever Want
  • 11. Where the Angels Live
  • 12. Old Tears
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  • DISC TWO: CHILD OF SOUND
  • featuring Eri Yamamoto (p)
  • 01. Malachi's Mode
  • 02. Malcolm's Smile
  • 03. This Sweet Land
  • 04. The Golden Light (Hymn)
  • 05. Mexico
  • 06. Broken Promises
  • 07. Child of Sound
  • 08. Sky Falling
  • 09. Adobe House
  • 10. Rez Sunset
  • 11. Trail of Tears I
  • 12. Trail of Tears II
  • 13. Rez Sunrise
  • 14. Ascending Earth
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  • DISC THREE: THE MAJESTY OF JAH
  • featuring Ellen Christie (voc, sampling); with Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson (tp) & William Parker (b)
  • 01. Baldwin
  • 02. The Majesty of Jah
  • 03. Freedom
  • 04. Sun Song
  • 05. Numbers
  • 06. Letter To A Resurrected Slave Owner
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  • DISC FOUR: CHEOPS
  • featuring Kyoko Kitamura (voc) & Ensemble
  • Matt Moran (vib); Ben Stapp (tba); Kayla Milmine-Abbott (ss); Rachel Housle (d); William Parker (b)
  • 01. Entire Universe
  • 02. Cheops
  • 03. The Map Is Precise
  • 04. If We Play Soft Enough
  • 05. Harriott
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  • DISC FIVE - HARLEM SPEAKS
  • featuring Fay Victor (voc); Hamid Drake (d); William Parker (b)
  • 01. Dancing at the Savoy
  • 02. Don't Sell My Soul
  • 03. Harlem Dances
  • 04. Harlem Speaks
  • 05. Paintings in the Sky
  • 06. Shutters as Windows
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  • DISC 6: MEXICO
  • featuring Jean Carla Rodea (voc) & Universal Tonality Ensemble Brahim Fribgane (oud); Jackson Krall (td); Ariel Bart (hmc); Ohad Kapuya (b); Illay Sabag (p); Kevin Murray (d, perc); Rachel Housle (d, perc)
  • Special guests Jim Clouse (ts); Matt Lavelle (tp); Matt Lambiase (tp); William Parker (b)
  • 01. Tilted Mirror
  • 02. Mexico
  • 03. The Bleeding Tree
  • 04. It Is for You
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  • DISC SEVEN: AFTERNOON POEM featuring Lisa Sokolov (voc)
  • 01. Song to Lift Sadness (Morning)
  • 02. The Sky is Always Beautiful
  • 03. Morning Bird
  • 04. Rocket Man
  • 05. Essence Calling Out
  • 06. Afternoon Poem
  • 07. First Vision
  • 08. Green and Brown
  • 09. I Believe
  • 10. I Will Die for You
  • 11. Song for Patricia
  • 12. My Cup
  • 13. Silent Whispers
  • 14. It Would Never Be Long Enough
  • 15. Song to Lift Sadness (Evening)
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  • 16. Cloud And Sea Fading As Rain Falls
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  • DISC EIGHT: LIGHTS IN THE RAIN (The Italian Directors Suite)
  • featuring Andrea Wolper (voc) & Ensemble
  • Illay Sabag (p); Ariel Bart (hca); Jim Ferraiuolo (ob); Rachel Housle (d); Peter Dennis (b); Ohad Kapuya (b); William Parker (cnt)
  • 01. Visconti
  • 02. Fellini
  • 03. Pasolini
  • 04. Leone
  • 05. De Sica
  • 06. Rossellini
  • 07. Gospel
  • 08. Milano
  • 09. Lights in the Rain1
  • 10. Antonioni V
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  • DISC NINE: THE FASTEST TRAIN
  • featuring William Parker; Coen Aalberts; Klaas Hekman
  • 01. The Elders at the Edge of the World part 1
  • 02. Cultivation
  • 03. Deep Spirit
  • 04. Family Voice
  • 05. Listen to the Sky
  • 06. Sacred Prayers
  • 07. Host for the Anointed
  • 08. Bamboo Village
  • 09. Blessed
  • 10. The Flute Reaches Out
  • 11. The World's Fastest Train
  • 12. Joyous and Delightful
  • 13. The Elders at the Edge of the World part 2V
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  • DISC TEN: MANZANAR
  • featuring Universal Tonality String Quartet +
  • Melanie Dyer (vla); Jason Kao Hwang (vln); Gwen Laster (vln); Dara Bloom (clo); with William Parker: khaen, Navajo flute, fujara overtone flute on “Khaen”
  • 01. Charcoal ParagraphsV
  • 02. Khaen
  • 03. Lakota Song
  • 04. Manzanar
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  • 05. On Being Native