Parker, William/Raining on the Moon - Corn Meal Dance

SKU 05-AUM043
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

"Finally, the followup! Corn Meal Dance 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 passion into William's lyrics once again, and pianist Eri Yamamoto for the first wonderful time. William Parker’s soul-nourishing poetry and supremely catchy melodies and grooves are brought to scintillating life by a group featuring some of the finest improvisers in the world. Further to the full-group work here are a pair of supremely tender Leena and Eri duets on 'Prayer' and 'Poem For June Jordan'."

"These are great free-jazz art songs that emerge from an African-American vernacular. They’re meant to speak on behalf of the defeated and the downtrodden, to offer hope, dignity, and compassion. No one else in jazz is combining the personal and the universal with the same power or persuasiveness." – Boston Phoenix
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