RogueArt

How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

Front cover of the book CONVERSATIONS
Book 445 p., 28 photos + 1 CD (in English)
42,00 €

“This is oral history at its best.”


William Parker

photographs by Jacques Bisceglia
Music William Parker (double bass)
edited by Ed Hazell


Musicians and artists interviewd by WILLIAM PARKER in this book:
FRED ANDERSON BILLY BANG HAN BENNINK JACQUES BISCEGLIA DAVE BURRELL
ROY CAMPBELL COOPER-MOORE WILBER DE JOODE JOHN EDWARDS GEN GAN-RU
CHARLES GAYLEALAN GLOVER (JUICE)MILFORD GRAVES CLYDE KERR JOËLLE LÈANDRE
FRANK LOWE NICOLE MITCHELL LOUIS MOHOLO JOE MORRIS SUNNY MURRAY
SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK JALALU KALVERT NELSON PATRICIA NICHOLSON
CARL LOMBARD (PELIKAN) WALTER PERKINS RICHARD RODRIGUEZ PAUL ROGERS ALAN SILVA
WARREN SMITH OLUYEME THOMAS HENRY WARNER MARK WHITECAGE

Book , 445 pages (in English)
32 interviews by William Parker
edited by Ed Hazell
28 photographs by Jacques Bisceglia
1 CD of excerpts from the interviews and William Parker bass solos, total time: 68:40

Design: Max Schoendorff
Graphism: David Bourguignon
Executive publisher: Michel Dorbon

There is a special level of trust and understanding that artists reach when speaking with other artists. William Parker goes deep in these one-on-one conversations to reveal brilliance, truth, wit, humanity and a relaxed eloquence that is both illuminating and a fascinating read. Conversations sheds long overdue light on some of the most important musicians of our time and in so doing presents us with an essential piece of the creative music puzzle. This is oral history at its best. John Zorn

Artists are the best explainers and models of what they do. Their views, reflections and contemplations are closer to the truth and more authentic than any other view concerning the music-objects they create. I ask you to read deep and clear the beautiful narratives in this collection. Wadada Leo Smith

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