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WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNAL

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Front cover of the album THE BRIGHT AWAKENING
Single CD - ROG-0103
15,00 €

PAUL DUNMALL - MATTHEW SHIPP - JOE MORRIS - GERALD CLEAVER

THE BRIGHT AWAKENING

Paul Dunmall
Matthew Shipp
Gerald Cleaver
Joe Morris

“A music built on melody, rhythm, energy, rich and deep expression and, obviously, a close listening to each other”


Paul Dunmall: tenor saxophone
Matthew Shipp: piano
Joe Morris: double bass
Gerald Cleaver: drums


Composition by Paul Dunmall (PRS), Matthew Shipp (Matt Shipp Music - ASCAP), Joe Morris (RITI - ASCAP) and Gerald Cleaver (Gerald Cleaver Music - SESAC)

Recorded live by Stephen Schmidt on June 11th 2012 at Roulette, Brooklyn, New York, USA as part of Vision Festival 17
Mixing and mastering: Maïkôl Seminatore
Liner notes: Joe Morris
Photographs: Scott Friedlander
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

 

This recording is a meaningful example of why we all continue to work this way. While we pursue any and all other versions of Free Music that our imaginations allow, the open form collective performance that builds itself on pitch, melody, rhythm, energy and rich, deep expression is an enduring one. We think that this performance adds a new piece to this now classic form. The independence of our playing present here can only happen by knowing the full musical evolution of this idiom of music. It requires an ability to understand how the form presents itself spontaneously in a span of time as short as a second. Identifying structure in sound in the micro to macro sense and deciding how to proceed while doing that is the explanation of our musicianship, our skill set. It requires close listening, the type that remembers what has happened, what is happening, and what can happen throughout the performance. We give out ideas, accept what is offered and allow that with a spirit of agreement held together by a vital force of energy. We ride that energy at different rates of velocity, using different expressions of the pulse, and a myriad of other materials to instigate, provoke, implore, support and encourage each other. Joe Morris, excerpt from the liner notes

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