Breath Rhyme is an album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown recorded in 1989 and released on the Swedish Silkheart label. After his debut album co-led with pianist Matthew Shipp, Sonic Explorations, recorded and sold, this was his first real studio date, it features a trio with bassist William Parker and drummer Denis Charles playing all original Brown compositions. Parker and Charles had worked together a lot before, with some other bands. Brown first played with Parker in a trio with drummer Frank Bambara in 1987, he put together the trio with Charles for a gig at the Knitting Factory the same year. In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow says about the trio that "is a throwback in ways to the intense projects recorded by the ESP label in the 1960s, but it is more modern, looking toward Cecil Taylor."The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "Brown first record looked back to the frantic avant-gardism of the'60s and forward to a new, third way approach which combine that freedom and radicalism of purpose with a more melodic and expressive idiom."The Cadence Magazine review by Carl Baugher says about the album that "It makes a strong case for Brown's place amongst today's better alto improvisers and is another unqualified winner for Silkheart".
All compositions by Rob Brown"Firewalk" – 10:50 "Stillness" – 5:58 "Breath Rhyme" – 7:31 "PB" – 10:47 "The Light" – 4:47 "Beehive" – 11:33 "Awake" – 7:28 "Escape Velocity" – 6:383 & 4 does not appear on original LP Rob Brown – alto sax William Parker – bass Denis Charles – drums
Life Cycle (Whit Dickey album)
Life Cycle is an album by American jazz drummer Whit Dickey recorded in 2000 and released on the Aum Fidelity label. Dickey leads the Nommonsemble, which includes Rob Brown on alto sax and flute, Mat Maneri on viola and Matthew Shipp on piano. In his review for AllMusic, Sam Samuelson states "The Nommonsemble pull together a concise and pleasing recording that for the most part proves itself to be relevant and thought-provoking."The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes that "They're a compatible quartet, four thinkers who prefer the dryer end of free jazz and, while the record isn't exciting, it makes its own space."The JazzTimes review by Aaron Steinberg says "Though obdurate and knotty on the whole, Life Cycle maintains a calm and spacious core throughout, due to Dickey's drumming and his sensitive interaction with Shipp." All compositions by Whit Dickey"Wonder" – 5:32 "War" – 7:04 "Games" – 4:50 "Love" – 7:02 "Acceptance" – 7:55 "Transformation" – 9:21 Whit Dickey – drums Rob Brown – alto sax, flute Mat Maneri – viola Matthew Shipp – piano
William Parker (musician)
William Parker is an American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Parker was born in the New York City, he was not formally trained as a classical player, though he did study with Jimmy Garrison, Richard Davis, Wilbur Ware and learned the tradition. Parker is one of few jazz bassists who plays arco, he plays several other instruments from around the world, including the West African kora. While Parker has been active since the early 1970s, he is a prominent and influential musician in the New York City experimental jazz scene, has appeared at music festivals around the world, including the Guelph Jazz Festival in southern Ontario. Parker first came to public attention with pianist Cecil Taylor, he has long been a member in Peter Brötzmann's groups. Parker played with various other groups that included Paul Murphy whenever he was in town shopping for new drum sticks, he is a member of the cooperative Other Dimensions In Music. Together with his wife, Patricia Nicholson Parker, he organizes the annual Vision Festival in New York City.
The album Sound Unity by the William Parker Quartet was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005. His August 2008 CD Double Sunrise over Neptune was listed as one of the top 10 2008 Jazz CDs at Amazon. Released in 2008, Petit Oiseau was chosen as one of the best jazz disks of 2008 by The Wall Street Journal, the BBC's Radio Three, The Village Voice, PopMatters. In 2006, Parker was awarded the Resounding Vision Award from Nameless Sound. In March 2007, his book, Who Owns Music?, was published by buddy's knife jazzedition in Cologne, Germany. Who Owns Music? assembles his political thoughts and musicological essays. In June 2011, Parker's second book, Conversations, a collection of interviews with notable free jazz musicians and forward thinkers from the African-American community, was published by Rogue Art. Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace Flowers Grow in My Room In Order to Survive - with In Order to Survive Testimony - solo Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy - with In Order to Survive Sunrise in the Tone World - with Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Lifting the Sanctions Mass for the Healing of the World - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Zen Mountains/Zen Streets: A Duet For Poet & Improvised Bass The Peach Orchard - with In Order to Survive Posium Pendasem - In Order to Survive Fractured Dimensions Mayor of Punkville - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Painter's Spring - with Hamid Drake & Daniel Carter Piercing the Veil - with Hamid Drake O'Neal's Porch Song Cycle Bob's Pink Cadillac - Clarinet Trio The Last Dances - with Hamid Drake & Anders Gahnold Raincoat in the River - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra... and William Danced Raining on the Moon Eloping with the Sun - with Joe Morris & Hamid Drake Scrapbook - Violin Trio Spontaneous - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Luc's Lantern Requiem - Bass Quartet with Charles Gayle Sound Unity Long Hidden: The Olmec Series For Percy Heath - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Alphaville Suite The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Summer Snow - with Hamid Drake Corn Meal Dance - with Raining on the Moon Great Spirit - with Raining on the Moon Double Sunrise Over Neptune Petit Oiseau Beyond Quantum - with Anthony Braxton and Milford Graves Winter Sun Crying - with the ICI Ensemble Tender Exploration - with Hamid Drake & Conny Bauer Prism - with Ninni Morgia I Plan to Stay a Believer - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Uncle Joe's Spirit House - William Parker Organ Quartet Essence of Ellington - with the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Centering.
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The Big Picture (Rob Brown album)
The Big Picture is an album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown recorded in 2003 and released on the French Marge label. It features a quartet with bassist Willam Parker and drummer Hamid Drake; these four musicians were in Paris to play at the 2003 edition of the Sons d'Hiver festival with two different bands: Campbell's Pyramid Trio and Parker's Raining on the Moon quintet, producer Gérard Terronès got them into the studio. The All About Jazz review by Rex Butters states "These four veteran collaborators create their signature sound of abundant grace, heartbreaking beauty, righteous swing bleeding blues." All compositions by Rob Brown"Dawning" – 9:38 "Islands of Space" – 10:11 "Wyoming Song" – 11:01 "Trio Unsprung" – 7:42 "Blues Thicket" – 10:10 "Legroom" – 14:23 Rob Brown – alto sax, flute Roy Campbell - trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn William Parker – bass Hamid Drake – drums
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High Wire (album)
High Wire is an album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown recorded in 1993 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. It features a trio with bassist William Parker and drummer Jackson Krall playing all original Brown compositions. In his review for AllMusic, Brian Olewnick states "Brown shows himself in full command of his horn and if High Wire is more a free blowing session than an exposition of ideas, it's a solid, enjoyable one that fans of the downtown New York scene will want to own." The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "The lider is in impressive form, with a further roster of fiery and more emotive pieces." In a double review for the Chicago Reader, Peter Margasak describes the album as superb and says "Brown is a magnificent hornman who's worked with adventurous musicians like pianist Matthew Shipp and guitarist Joe Morris, but he remains unknown." All compositions by Rob Brown"Hex Key" – 11:54 "Totter" – 7:39 "Revealing" – 7:38 "Just a Touch" – 11:51 "Turmoil" – 10:31 "Trickster" – 9:51 Rob Brown – alto sax William Parker – bass Jackson Krall – drums
Visage (Rob Brown album)
Visage is an album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown recorded in 1998 and released on the French Marge label. It features a never heard Rob Brown trio with bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Lou Grassi; these three musicians were programmed with different bands during the 1998 edition of the French Rive de Gier jazz festival and producer Gérard Terronès took the opportunity to record the trio in Paris. In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "The entire album is a meditation on the instinct of blues and mood, as such it presents Brown in an different light as a soloist and as a leader." All compositions by Rob Brown, Wilber Morris, Lou Grassi"A Step Out the Door" – 8:35 "Vigil" – 8:30 "Pivot-full Swing" – 6:52 "Pussy Foot" – 9:50 "Bated Breath" – 9:53 "Skipper" – 15:34 "Tatters" – 10:18 Rob Brown – alto sax, flute Wilber Morris – bass Lou Grassi – drums, percussion