Aum Fidelity

"Rob Brown is an awesome alto saxophonist and a mercurial improviser who is perpetually inventive. Over the years he has been a foundation member of the principal groups of William Parker, with whom he has shared a musical relationship for over twenty...

"Roy Campbell is a jazz trumpeter and composer of the first order, one who encompasses the tradition even as he pushes the music forward. A founding member of the luminous collective Other Dimensions In Music and a member of Marc Ribot's recent...

"Vessel In Orbit presents the first new group music in over a decade from singular drummer-composer Whit Dickey. It is a richly melodic and deeply focused set; structural integrity and emotional resonance are paramount throughout. Created together with the impeccable improvisers Mat Maneri on viola and pianist Matthew Shipp. Each of these men has a lifetime commitment to creative music, and they share a musical relationship with one another that dates back decades. Wide-open listening and fluid...

"Among all else of great note that shall happen in music this year, 2008 marks the magnificent return to record of the legendary Bill Dixon: composer, trumpeter, teacher and all-around musical force. His contributions to the body of great Black...

"Farmers By Nature is the phenomenal trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn. Each are internationally renowned master musicians-improvisers-composers-bandleaders. When they work together as FBN, it is as a...

"Farmers By Nature is drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn -- a fully-improvising unit, a complete musical collective. Each of these men are highly regarded & admired composers and bandleaders in their own right...

"Long one of Boston's musical gems, The Fully Celebrated (Orchestra) have always been Jim Hobbs: alto sax, Timo Shanko: bass, and Django Carranza: drums. A jazz band playing the rock clubs like the young punks they were, developing along the way into...

"Equally earthy and avant-garde ... intellectually stimulating though anything but academic."-JazzTimes

"Grass Roots is a new collective devoted to creating music that combines soul and fresh, contemporary songwriting. Alto saxophonist Darius...

"And now, this is alto saxophonist/composer Darius Jones' highly anticipated second recording as a bandleader, and it delivers in killin' fashion. Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) presents the next chapter of his ongoing Man'ish Boy series of compositions...

"Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted young alto saxophonist and composer; Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) is his remarkable debut as a leader. Jones joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, VA....

"The Oversoul Manual is the fourth installment / revelation in Darius Jones' central, highly acclaimed, and on-going Man'ish Boy epic. It further reveals and indeed fully features the great talents of Jones as composer & arranger, with daring...

I saw this series of works in DC and it was fantastic. It is inspired by and dedicated to Brigitte Fontaine, although they don't actually perform Brigitte's pieces. First of all, Emilie is just a wonderful singer and she handled the vocals beautifully...

"'I call what I play Free Music because I want to be free to render my work in any way I feel necessary to express my feelings and ideas. Today on Earth is quartet music that emphasizes the groove; some folk-like melodies mixed in with some other things..

"A gorgeous modern jazz album with vintage microphone glow; four fully inviting long-form collective improvisations. Wildlife is the debut recording of a new group concept from jazz master nonpareil Joe Morris. Within this trio anything is possible....

"Joe Morris, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver are among the most gifted instrumentalists & improvisers in the world today --natural and consistent innovators all, always sharing, always igniting new ideas, always seeking something beyond description....

"The third and final installment of AUM Fidelity's collaborative releases with Arts For Art, Inc. presenting specially commissioned works which made their debut at Vision Festival XII in June 2007. And it is William Parker's this time me a tell you...

For the 1st 30 days of its release, we have it at a new, special price!

Beautiful little box featuring big music from performers such as Bill Cole, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, JD Parran, and many others.

"An astonishing 3CD...

"Bassist/composer William Parker is among the most active and highly regarded musicians performing today. The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield is the first project in his 35-year career devoted to the music of another composer; here Parker interpolates...

William Parker-bass, Hamid Drake-drums, Rob Brown-alto sax, Lewis Barnes-trumpet.

"William Parker's Quartet is the premier outlet for his (and their) immense and timeless talents. The group's first two albums are universally recognized as still..

"Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind features work from one of the jazz avant-garde's most heralded figures, presented in one of the most traditional of forms. 19 new songs composed by William Parker, and performed by singer Lisa Sokolov & pianist Cooper-Moore. Parker is -- among his many great talents -- a master of evocative song-craft, as readily evidenced on Corn Meal Dance, and the very recently released Great Spirit, by his Raining On The Moon ensemble. The compositions and performances here are, as...

"Great Spirit again makes abundantly clear William Parker's multi-faceted talents as bassist, composer, poet, bandleader and =songwriter=. Raining On The Moon is the extraordinary group which seamlessly fuses all of these prodigious gifts: his long-standing Quartet with Hamid Drake, Rob Brown, Lewis Barnes is here exquisitely augmented by singer Leena Conquest breathing further compassion & dignity into William's lyrics, and pianist Eri Yamamoto for expert chordal support. Going back a few years, Corn...

William Parker-doson’ngoni, shakuhachi, dumbek, talking drum, water bowls, bass, Hamid Drake-tabla, frame drum, gongs, drums
"Summer Snow represents the second immaculate studio session of two of the greatest musical beings America has to offer ...

This is one of the very top bassists in 'new jazz' leading his group Raining on the Moon: William Parker-bass, Rob Brown-alto saxophone, Lewis Barnes-trumpet, Eri Yamamoto-piano, Leena Conquest-voice, Hamid Drake-drums...

"Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys features four of the most startling and beautiful new voices in modern jazz and blurs the lines between forward-looking, groove-based modern jazz, chant works, R&B (R. Kelly, mainly) and 20th/21st century classical...

"The singularly gifted drummer/composer Mike Pride is prolifically active as a leader/accompanist in a wide variety of groups and genres: metal, noise, avant-garde rock, free music, and modern jazz. Pride's deeply inspired and utterly focused modern...

"The 33 minute maximum intensity transformative epic Drummer's Corpse was recorded within the same month as the diametrically opposed (in concept, content and title) Birthday Days, and no pair of records better represent his multifarious artistic...

"David S. Ware's new quartet Planetary Unknown debuted in June 2011 with their self-titled studio communion on AUM Fidelity. That album documented an epic occurrence with major artistic circles between members Ware, Cooper-Moore, William Parker and...

"The recording and release of Onecept celebrates David S. Ware's 50th year of singular and profound saxophone artistry; a studio session specifically arranged for same featuring Ware on three horns: saxello, stritch, tenor along with fellow musical....

"Every David S. Ware solo concert performance is a rare and magisterial happening. This happened twice in 2010 and both concerts are presented here in their entirety. The first took place in March at an intimate, invite-only event in Brooklyn; the...

"The new work from master musician David S. Ware arrives! Shakti is Ware's first new studio recording in almost 6 years, and his first with a new group since his highly esteemed Quartet was disbanded. The Quartet's final performance was documented on...

"Birth Of A Being (Expanded) presents the essential first studio recordings by incomparable jazz saxophonist David S. Ware as a bandleader.
Recorded in New York, April 1977, the first disc features material originally released on LP by the Swiss label, hat Hut Records -- out of print for over 30 years. The second disc features a full additional album of top-shelf material from those same sessions that have never been released in any form. This definitive edition was sourced from the original analog...

"Live in Sant'Anna Arresi, 2004 is the 2nd volume in AUM Fidelity's David S. Ware Archive Series, and the first release of the saxophone master in rare duo performance with fellow master of music, pianist Matthew Shipp. Though sharing 17 years together in the legendary David S. Ware Quartet (along with bassist William Parker and a series of drummers), Shipp recalls that he and Ware performed duo concerts perhaps six times at most in that period. Thankfully, on this latter-day occasion, their work...

"Planetary Unknown documents an epic occurrence and its commercial release is itself the same. Major circles arc together and synchronize anew here. Mighty majestic, mackadocious! David S. Ware and company raise the bar on artistic heights, in all...

"Eri Yamamoto moved to NYC from Japan a little over a decade ago. A classically-trained piano prodigy, she initially flew to NY just to visit her sister, but after hearing Tommy Flanagan perform in trio in Central Park, Eri had a momentous revelation...

"The deeply lyrical and prolific pianist/composer Eri Yamamoto returns quickly to record with Firefly, a brand new collection of wholly original and indelible songs, this time performed live in intimate concert, with her decade-long devoted trio of...

"The last two years marked pianist/composer/bandleader Eri Yamamoto's rise into the consciousness of astute jazz listeners outside of NYC. Her essential appearance on William Parker's eternal Corn Meal Dance was followed by a pair of her own luminous...

"Pianist-composer Eri Yamamoto returns with a bountiful new collection of her singular all-original music, performed with her perennial trio partners of deep empathy, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi. As the album title suggests, the material moves through a far range of emotional evocation, from ebullient to thoughtfully introspective, reflecting the absolute vibrancy of her long-time adopted home, New York City, and the importance of finding space within the perpetual motion of the city...

""Eri Yamamoto moved to NYC from Kyoto, Japan in 1995. Eri's growth as a jazz player and composer over the last 10 years is truly phenomenal. Having deeply impressed us last year, AUM Fidelity quickly recorded two albums with her in early 2008. The first