Seraphic Light: Daniel CarterWilliam ParkerMatt Shipp just added to the already extraordinary Vision Festival 23 lineup; made even more so! The performance will be dedicated to Marilyn Sontag: visual artist, muse, wonderful human being, and Daniel Carter's partner since the early 70s. Her work will be displayed during their set.

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Arts For Art / Vision

Seraphic Light, the trio of Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, and William Parker will perform at the Vision Festival on May 25.

Some fine, astute words from the UK on this forthcoming, beautifully potent set :

w/ Matt Shipp, William Parker, Daniel Carter

jazz, music, always

[2/2] And in April 2018, exceptionally pleased to announce this beautiful work from Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matt Shipp.
Recorded at Tufts University in April 2017 & mixed by Kurt Ralske. Seraphic Light was manifest, indeed.

Pre-orders now (links below); will be shipped in early May >>>

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[1/2] The release of these two deeply potent & singular albums is how AUM celebrated April – 8 and 5 years ago, respectively. They've just been added to Bandcamp (see links below).

With these, the AUM catalog posting on BC is nearly complete, with just the one punk rock album & William Parker's monumental Wood Flute Songs set to come (within a week).

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=THANK YOU= Marilyn Sontag. For letting AUM use this beautifully potent artwork of Yours on this album cover.
You were =ALWAYS= a positive energy. Always. Even through the negative static, you remained a huge PLUS sign.
that GOD will BLESS YOU, there can be no denying.

give it up, Arts For Art / Vision

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AUM Fidelity will be at this event all-day tomorrow in the label marketplace (rocking special in-person direct prices); very happy to be. A lot of, heck, ALL! cool elements / performances therein, great day at MoMA PS1 with Other Music !
FULL details:

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It has been a long, cold winter. May spring rebirth commence - soon, full and properly so. New AUM releases forthcoming, at any rate.

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Next Friday Night in Paris >>>
William Parker's In Order To Survive & his New Organ Quartet perform at Sons d'hiver. Mighty!

Cooper Moore / Hamid Drake / Rob Brown / James Brandon Lewis

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William Parker, acte I. Pour cette soirée d’ouverture exceptionnelle, Sons d’hiver salue le compagnonnage qui unit depuis tant d’années le festival à ce grand musicien, un malicieux mélange de poète, de sage, de clown, de révolutionnaire, de pacifiste et de panthéiste, dont le destin se...

Very nice & duly awed 4.5 star review of this singular album work by Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri / Matt Shipp just posted today..

And in the comments, links for best places to throw some D's on purchase to support continuation of The Work..…

Whit Dickey: Vessel in Orbit jazz review by Don Phipps, published on January 19, 2018. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!

And celebrating his birthday, tonight at 9:00pm William Parker performs Songs For A Free World w/ Rob Brown - alto sax, Jason Kao Hwang - violin, Melanie Dyer - viola, Gerald Cleaver - drums, Fay Victor - voice
[preceded by two other fine sets] >>> last three nights of this exemplary Arts For Art / Vision series!

Six weeks of free jazz music, dance, poetry, and art, December 7 - January 12

Happy Birthday William Parker !
Bassist/multi-instrumentalist–composer–improviser–teacher–communitarian–activist–truly beautiful Human Being.

Loads of bc listening links via comments below (and a whole bunch more coming on Saturday for MLK weekend)!

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And on this last day of 2017, an exceptionally beautiful 5-star review of this exceptionally beautiful album was published. A quick 1 minute read, and then listen via bc link in comments.
"One night on earth David S. Ware was here.."
w/ William Parker & Warren Smith…

David S. Ware Trio: Live in New York, 2010 jazz review by Jakob Baekgaard, published on December 31, 2017. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!

The ongoing AUM Fidelity bandcamp postings process continues this weekend >>>

The three tremendous works which drummer/composer Mike Pride made with AUM are all now live! The two truly great Bacteria To Boys quartet albums (both w/ pianist Alexis Marcelo & bassist Peter Bitenc) :: fully modern jazz running a supremely wide range of compositions & approaches. Birthing Days, pictured up top here, also features Jon Irabagon, Jason Stein, Jonathan Moritz. And Betweenwhile features Darius Jones. What a bad-ass band. Finally, the Drummer's Corpse set, featuring a battery of drummers with drone, continues to provide the sort of cathartic experience that is called for following this past year, as partial preparation for the new year to come. Let the re-or-allnewtoyou-listening commence!

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Wanted to get these William Parker solo bass works posted on Bandcamp specifically today –Christmas Eve– as there are healing powers & light in what Parker channels from the tone world while performing solo bass.

Crumbling In The Shadows Is Fraulein Milller's Stale Cake is William's most recent (released) work in this realm (2011) and also now long out of print. The bandcamp download also includes the full contents of 48pg booklet which came with original box set... issue. Tremendously potent writings by Parker intended as full part and parcel of the experience.

Blessings & Light to you all this Season, and forward into the next >>> Enjoy!…/crumbling-in-the-shadows-…

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Wanted to get these William Parker solo bass works posted on Bandcamp specifically today –Christmas Eve– as there are healing powers & light in what Parker channels from the tone world while performing solo bass.

Testimony was his first album of this work, released in 1995 and long out of print. Cued up: "Sonic Animation"


Blessings & Light to you all this Season, and forward into the next >>> Enjoy!

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5 track album

"Bassist-composer William Parker came up through the avant-garde and manages to fuse its innovations with crisp rhythms, deep blues, wit, and swing. This two-CD set was recorded in a single day with two different quartets, one fronted by a trumpet, the other by piano—the first more sprightly (even danceable), the other more adventurous, all of it accessible and alluring."…/the_best_jazz_albums_of_2017_and_the…

Plus the best historical releases.

Andrew Yeager, the future, plays a composition that I wrote dedicated to William Parker. Thank you Andrew.

Andrew met Cooper-Moore in NYC at Vision Festival 22. We got to enjoy his Lifetime Achievement Award night with three concerts...In Order to Survive, Digital...