An orchestral work featuring immensely gifted individual and collective voices from around the world, meshing as one to manifest a pair of deep bass groove driven mantras. Specially commissioned by Arts for Art, Inc., Double Sunrise Over Neptune had its world premiere at Vision Festival XII in 2007. The entire piece was then performed and recorded again the following afternoon; that performance is presented here in its entirety, followed by the second half of the premiere performance.
An orchestral work featuring immensely gifted individual and collective voices from around the world, meshing as one. Features Hamid Drake and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a full string section, young Shayna Dulberger on bass, and renowned Indian Classical vocal master Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (flown in from India for this auspicious occasion) singing William Parker’s lyrics on one piece. This is some serious (other)worldly teleportation music that achieves psychedelic proportions of sonic interplay.
The specially commissioned world premiere of Double Sunrise Over Neptune took place in June 2007 at the opening night of Vision Festival XII. As there were technical difficulties that affected the recording, the musicians reconvened the following afternoon to perform and record the piece a second time. That entire performance is presented here, followed by the second half of the premiere performance.
“Noteworthy solos featured Lewis Barnes on trumpet, Dave Sewelson on baritone saxophone, Shiau-Shu Yu on cello, and Brahim Fribgane on oud. Joe Morris started on banjo and moved to guitar, where his interaction with violinist Jason Kao Hwang was electrifying. However, the beauty of this piece was not defined so much by the individual soloists but rather by the collective sound of the group. Credit writer and leader William Parker for bringing together this eclectic mix of musicians and constructing the musical canvas for them to create this masterpiece.” — Jazz Review
“As with so many of Parker’s largeensemble works, it was the entrancing ebb and flow—and the sparkle of silence after a crescendo—that made a lasting impression.” — Village Voice