JWQ Showcase 2017

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

USA: Hamid Drake, Joe Morris, William Parker - COUNTERACT THIS TURMOIL LIKE TREES AND BIRDS(Rogue Art 2016)

ELOPING WITH THE SUN

COUNTERACT THIS TURMOIL
LIKE TREES AND BIRDS
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
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


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)
Exact Intuition (5:55

Rogue Art