Joe Morris, William Parker, and Gerald Cleaver are among the most gifted instrumentalists & improvisers in the world today—natural and consistent innovators, always sharing, igniting new ideas, and seeking something beyond description. They have performed & recorded together in different configurations on numerous occasions over the last 15 years. Altitude documents their first communion together as a trio, and they gripped it by creating timeless music rife with invention fully in the moment.
John Zorn asked AUM Fidelity to curate his new music performance space The Stone for two weeks in June 2011. Booking this trio as part of the series was a very first thought. Altitude presents the entire first set of the night, along with two excerpts from their second set. The long form of music creation/ total immersion in invention that transpired is now revealed for all outside those walls that night.