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Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World – [Volumes 1–10]

by William Parker

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Andreas Levi
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Andreas Levi The Golden Light (Hymn) is fast becoming one of my favorite songs of all time. I could listen to it forever. Brilliant set, and well needed these days. Thank goodness for the continuing inspiration of William Parker. <3 Favorite track: The Golden Light (Hymn).
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Blue Ice Incroyable ! Music for a Lifetime ! 🙂
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gtlokeb (aka: Hverheij) A massive project beautifully realized from start to finish. Invites so many listens.

This is a breathtaking collection and a triumph of natural artistry. Every album speaks with a fresh voice, interwoven with World sounds, skillful instrumentation, and fully connected. Jazz and fusion is improvised at its best. You have to hear the rest :) Favorite track: Sun Song.
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guska2 Food for thought for years to come....
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Ross Field The musical scope and brilliance of this mammoth work is hard to describe, but it is utterly amazing and transfiguring. Listen to it, share it with friends, read William's notes and lyrics. We need art like this in our world right now.
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Vol.1: BLUE LIMELIGHT (tracks 1–12) featuring Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez: voice -&- Ensemble [ Mara Rosenbloom: piano / Peter Dennis: bass / Scot Moore: violin / Reina Murooka: violin / Tina Burova: violin / Jim Ferraiuolo: oboe Kevin Murray: drums / Jim Clouse: drums Special guest, Jason Kao Hwang: violin ]
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Cosmic Funk 04:24
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Recall 01:20
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Kachina Song 03:18
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Old Tears 05:19
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Vol. 2: CHILD OF SOUND (tracks 13–26) featuring Eri Yamamoto: piano
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Mexico 04:43
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Sky Falling 04:53
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Adobe House 04:27
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Rez Sunset 00:36
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Rez Sunrise 05:53
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Vol. 3: THE MAJESTY OF JAH (tracks 27–32) featuring Ellen Christie: voice, sampling, sonic collage & production on "Baldwin" and "Freedom" with Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson: trumpet & William Parker: bass, donso ngoni, percussion, voice on "Freedom" All tracks Mixed by Ellen Christi at Christi Sound Studio, NYC
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Freedom 08:56
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Sun Song 06:49
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Numbers 06:29
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Vol. 4: CHEOPS (tracks 33–37) featuring Kyoko Kitamura: voice -&- Ensemble [ Matt Moran: vibes / Ben Stapp: tuba / Kayla Milmine-Abbott: soprano sax / Rachel Housle: drums / William Parker: bass, bass duduk & fujara overtone flute on “If We Play Soft Enough” ]
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Cheops 13:51
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Harriott 12:51
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Vol. 5: HARLEM SPEAKS (tracks 38–43) featuring Fay Victor: voice / Hamid Drake: drums, frame drum / William Parker: bass, guembri, balafon, gralla
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Vol. 6: MEXICO (tracks 44–47) featuring Jean Carla Rodea: voice -&- Universal Tonality Ensemble [ Brahim Fribgane: oud / Jackson Krall: tenor drum / Ariel Bart: harmonica / Ohad Kapuya: bass / Illay Sabag: piano / Kevin Murray: drums & percussion / Rachel Housle: drums & percussion / special guests Jim Clouse: tenor sax / Matt Lavelle: trumpet / Matt Lambiase: trumpet / William Parker: Serbian flute & gralla on “Tilted Mirror”; kamele ngoni on “The Bleeding Tree” ]
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Mexico 17:11
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Vol. 7: AFTERNOON POEM (tracks 48–63) featuring Lisa Sokolov: voice (& Yuko Fujiyama: piano on 63)
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Morning Bird 03:37
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Rocket Man 02:21
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First Vision 00:25
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I Believe 00:57
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My Cup 02:23
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Vol. 8: LIGHTS IN THE RAIN (tracks 64–73) featuring Andrea Wolper: voice -&- Ensemble [ Illay Sabag: piano / Ariel Bart: harmonica / Jim Ferraiuolo: oboe / Rachel Housle: drums / Peter Dennis: bass / Ohad Kapuya: bass / William Parker: cornet ]
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Fellini 10:44
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Pasolini 06:07
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Leone 04:50
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De Sica 08:35
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Rossellini 09:05
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Gospel 05:12
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Milano 02:27
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Antonioni 06:03
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Vol. 9: THE FASTEST TRAIN (tracks 74–86) featuring William Parker / Coen Aalberts / Klaas Hekman
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Cultivation 05:10
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Deep Spirit 02:18
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Family Voice 05:06
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Blessed 04:57
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Vol. 10: MANZANAR (tracks 87–90) featuring Universal Tonality String Quartet [ Melanie Dyer: viola / Jason Kao Hwang: violin / Gwen Laster: violin / Dara Bloom: cello / with William Parker: khaen, Navajo flute, fujara overtone flute on “Khaen” ]
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Khaen 20:22
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Lakota Song 07:00
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Manzanar 08:48
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[CENTERING 1020–1029]

10 Albums – 91 total tracks – 594 minutes (10 hours) of all new music created expressly for this collection.

MUSICIANS
William Parker: compositions, bass & addt’l instruments
Featuring: an international, inter-generational array of singers & musicians, drawn from both long-standing colleagues and a new generation of devoted artists.

That William Parker is a bassist, composer and bandleader of extraordinary spirit and imaginative drive is common knowledge among any with an interest in the progressive jazz scene of the past 25 years or more. What’s become increasingly apparent, though, is Parker’s stature as a visionary of sound and song – an artist of melody and poetry who works beyond category, to use the Ellingtonian phrase. The latest multi-disc boxed set from Centering Records/AUM Fidelity devoted to Parker’s expansive creativity underscores his virtually peerless achievement in recent years.

Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Volumes 1–10) is a 10-album collection of vocal and instrumental suites all recorded expressly for this set between late 2018 and early 2020, with women’s voices at its core. This is music as empathetic as it is intrepid, as philosophical as it is visceral, as resolutely modernist as it is attuned to tradition. Parker’s art not only draws from the deepest well of African-American culture; it breathes in inspiration from across the globe, with sounds drawn from Africa, Asia and Indonesia as well as Europe and the Americas; there is free improvisation and re-imagined sonic collage; there are album-length explorations of solo piano and solo voice, along with string ensembles and ancient wind instruments. There are dedications to jazz heroes, Native Americans and Mexican migrants, plus tributes to the great African-American culture of Harlem and the mix of passion and compassion Parker found in vintage Italian cinema. Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World conjures a vast world of music and feeling, and its creation is a feat that ranks with that of the most ambitious talents in any genre.

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released January 29, 2021

Composed, Arranged & Produced by William Parker
for Centering Records, © Centering Music (BMI)

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY : November 2018 – February 2020
[ except THE MAJESTY OF JAH - click on 'lyrics' above, and as noted in booklet ]

All text written by William Parker
(except as noted in booklet)

Artwork throughout this work by Jo Wood-Brown
Box Set Production & design by AUM Fidelity

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May that day come soon when folks on a mass scale awake to the alter/all true includes you destiny as put forth by WP, and the many great sages who have come before.

Featured here are William Parker's premier works produced with/for both AUM Fidelity & Centering Records.

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