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 album COUNTERACT THIS TURMOIL LIKE TREES AND BIRDS
Single CD
15,00 €

ELOPING WITH THE SUN

COUNTERACT THIS TURMOIL LIKE TREES AND BIRDS

Hamid Drake
Joe Morris
William Parker

“Music made with improvisation, commitment, methodology, and love. Music made freely, by folks, for folks.”


William Parker: double bass, shakuhachi flute, sintir, n’goni kemlah n’goni, thumb piano
Joe Morris: guitar, banjouke, banjo, double bass, fiddle, pocket trumpet, whistles
Hamid Drake: drum set, frame drum, cymbals, gongs


The Sky was Purple Blue (4:46)
Profound Branches (5:05)
Elixir (7:33)
Grass Beneath the Cracked Shells (4:46)
Endless Galaxies (6:52)
Energy of Patience (5:38)
Light Across a Leaf (5:50)
The Rhythm of Butterflies (11:10)
Out of This (4:53 ) Play Exact Intuition (5:55)

All compositions by William Parker, Joe Morris and Hamid Drake

Recorded on January 18th 2015 by Joe Morris at Scholes Street Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Mixing: Petr Cancura at Sound Changes Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Mastering: Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12 Studios, New Haven, CT, USA
Liner notes: Taylor Ho Bynum
Photographs: René-Pierre Allain
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Producer: Joe Morris
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

Human beings gathering to make sound - in celebration and in mourning, as ritual and as play. Calloused hands pluck strings and strike skin, vibrations resonate through wood and metal. One of the defining characteristics of our species, throughout time and place, yet something we too easily forget in an era of blandly polished perfection and omnipresent background noise. We need our musicians, our shamans and sonic scientists, to help us shake off the detritus of technology and consumption, to reawaken us to the fundamental beauty, immediacy, and necessity of human beings making sound. We need artists like Joe Morris, William Parker, and Hamid Drake to counteract this turmoil like trees and birds. Taylor Ho Bynum, excerpt from the liner notes

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