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Preeminent jazz composer/bassist William Parker
has been working with large ensembles from
the very beginning of his career as leader in the
mid 70s. His Essence of Ellington project is the
latest captivating manifestation of his orchestral
concepts, following the extraordinary Inside Songs
of Curtis Mayfield project, presented on record
with the acclaimed 2010 release I Plan To Stay A
Believer (AUM 62).
This project interprets selections from the vast
Duke Ellington songbook and presents new original
compositions inspired by the essence of Ellington.
The worldwide debut took place in Milan this past
February; that performance and recording thereof
turned out so tremendously that William and
AUM decided it needed to be released as soon as
possible. That concert, with more than two hours
of transformative exuberance and tenderness, is
presented here in its entirety. Highlights include
In a Sentimental Mood, presented in duet
by Dave Burrell & Darius Jones, updating the
Ellington & Coltrane classic recording. Caravan
is introduced with an extended alto solo by Rob
Brown; when the full orchestra hits it s immediately
evident that this tune has not been performed
better than this, ever. And, of course, each of
Parker s original compositions and performances
thereof (there are four of them here).

Review

William Parker is one of the true leaders in
American music. --JazzTimes

Never less than vibrantly alive and utterly suffused
with joy. --The Wire

As epic, exciting, and life-affirming as any
CD set you re likely to find, this year or any. --All About Jazz

Never less than vibrantly alive and utterly suffused
with joy. --The Wire

As epic, exciting, and life-affirming as any
CD set you re likely to find, this year or any. --All About Jazz

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  • Audio CD (April 1, 2016)
  • Original Release Date: April 1, 2016
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: AUM FIDELITY
  • ASIN: B008PALIR6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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