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William Parker 8-CD Box Set Due Nov. 12

Collection houses all previously unissued recordings

William Parker

AUM Fidelity will release, on Nov. 12, Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012, an eight-CD box set of previously unissued multi-track concert recordings by bassist-composer-bandleader William Parker. More than half of the compositions will make their debut on record, including three discs featuring entirely new work. The box will contain nine hours of music, and a 24-page booklet with extensive notes and key images. Parker was a 2013 recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Artist Award.

According to a press release, “At the center of Wood Flute Songs is the 13-years-long-standing William Parker Quartet, featuring drummer Hamid Drake, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and trumpeter Lewis Barnes. These four musicians appear on each album, in both core and expanded form together with special guests Billy Bang, Bobby Bradford, James Spaulding, Cooper-Moore, Eri Yamamoto, Leena Conquest and members of the Association for the Encouragement of Improvised Music (AMR), based in Geneva, Switzerland.”

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