AUM022 – WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET ...O'Neal's Porch


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1. Purple 9.55
2. Sun 13.55
3. O'Neal's Porch 13.42
4. Rise 9.38
5. Song For Jesus 9.00
6. Leaf 4.50
7. Song For Jesus 3/4 6.15
8. Moon 5.11

all compositions by William Parker, Centering Music (BMI)
P 2002 AUM Fidelity
C 2000 Centering Music

William Parker: bass
Hamid Drake: drums
Rob Brown: alto sax
Lewis Barnes: trumpet

In January 2001, William Parker unveiled his phenomenal new Quartet with this album, chosen among the
Best Jazz Albums of the Year by the
New York Times
, Jazz Times, Downbeat
and AllAboutJazz.com.

Succintly:
"For its historical breadth, spiritual depth, and sheer exhilaration, O'Neal's Porch is the jazz album of the year" - JAZZIZ

Produced by William Parker

Recorded by Carl Selzter (may he rest in peace)
on May 26, 2000 at Seltzer Sound, NYC

Mastered by Sascha von Oertzen

Design by Ming@409

Liner Notes from original Centering Records edition:
[A Listener's Guide To O'Neal's Porch]
by David Budbill

Self-produced and initially released in an edition of 1000 copies on William Parker's own Centering Records, the album was sold exclusively at gigs and through mail-order. It quickly sold out.

In April of 2002, AUM Fidelity issued a second edition of 2000 copies in digipak format, making the album widely available. This edition too sold out within the year. It is now available again in a third edition of 3000 copies.

O'Neal's Porch is a tremendously gorgeous, deeply swinging, and highly inspired recording which brings great joy to all who hear it; destined to be a stone classic of this era. - SJ


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