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William Parker / Cooper-Moore / Hamid Drake – Heart Music

Heart Trio features three lifelong-devoted fellow travelers on the path of healing through sound. Master musicians and non-stop practitioners of creative music. Heart Trio is, remarkably, their debut as a trio on record. This is music for sunrise and sunset. Daily music. Healing, centering, mantra, heart music. Vital.

Dig that bundle specials w/ Cereal Music are available direct through July.

Ltd LP & CD editions

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William Parker & Ellen Christi – Cereal Music

William Parker’s first album of spoken word – his texts further illuminated by deeply sensitive sound design created by producer and singer Ellen Christi. Poetry and observations from a profound life devoted to the path of finding truth in beauty and speaking truth to power. Distinctly beautiful & moving.

Dig that bundle specials w/ Heart Trio are available direct through July.

Ltd LP & CD editions

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Fay Victor / Herbie Nichols SUNG – Life is Funny That Way

TAO Forms is very proud to present this major new work from singular singer-lyricist-bandleader Fay Victor. A loving celebration & deeply felt reconsideration of the great jazz composer Herbie Nichols, created by a long-devoted and throughly empathic quintet of veteran jazz performers.

"4 Stars" –Jazzwise & DownBeat
"9/10" –PopMatter

Deluxe 2LP & 2CD

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William Parker Organ Quartet – Uncle Joe's Spirit House – LP

Strictly ltd. first-time/one-time-only Centering Records LP pressing of this singular album in Parker's oeuvre. Gorgeous soul-jazz, vintage 2010. Hearkens to early 60s sessions of similar form; fully revitalized by Parker's indelible compositions & the exceptional band:
Cooper-Moore (organ), Darryl Foster (tenor), Gerald Cleaver (drums).

Strictly Ltd. first-time/one-time-only
LP Edition of 500
// Direct copies are running down

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WILLIAM PARKER – Mayan Space Station

Astonishing electric guitar trio album with Ava Mendoza & Gerald Cleaver. Cosmic multi-hued blues, well-suited for space and time travel. Featuring here again as the LPs are now fully sold out *except for one last final direct offer.

LP & CD

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Mendoza Hoff Revels – Echolocation

The astonishing debut album from Mendoza Hoff Revels, an electric & formidable new unit led by Ava Mendoza (electric guitar, compositions) & Devin Hoff (electric bass, compositions); feat. James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax) & Ches Smith (drums).

100% dopamine activation on every spin. + 2023 "Best Albums of the Year" –The Wire, The New York Times & NPR.

LP & CD

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