William Parker: Wood Flute Songs: Anthology Live 2006-12 – review

William Parker

Originally published November 2013

John Fordham writes .....

William Parker, the former Cecil Taylor sideman, exhibits a fearlessness, double-bass virtuosity and tough lyricism that perhaps makes him the closest bassist/composer equivalent to the late Charles Mingus. With this eight-disc limited edition (also a six-part download), AUM Fidelity documents Parker's midlife work with his core quartet and various guests including the late violinist Billy Bang, saxist James Spaulding and pianist Cooper-Moore, featuring live shows from Yoshi's in California, a big-ensemble concert in Geneva, a suite of new 2012 pieces at Parker's own Vision Festival, and more.The quartet tracks are full of .....

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