William Parker – Testimony

William Parker – Testimony

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[CENTERING 1007] - Download includes PDF with full art & notes

William Parker: solo bass, compositions


"The most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."
–Village Voice

Testimony was master William Parker’s first album of solo bass. It was originally released on CD in 1995 and quickly sold out. It was made available on CD again in 2011, as part of the ltd. edition 3-CD box set, Crumbling In the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake. That edition quickly sold out as well.

We are very excited to once again present this tremendous work in full-resolution majesty via download at Bandcamp.

Live action paintings by musicWitness®, Jeff Schlanger, were created at the session. Although recorded at the Alterknit Theatre, Knitting Factory, this was an afternoon recording session in the space, rather than a live concert. The entire series of five paintings witnessed / created that day are all beautifully reproduced in the PDF booklet included with the digital album.

1. Sonic Animation - 23:05
2. Testimony (for Beb Guerin) - 11:28
3. Light #3 - 03:55
4. Dedication (for Charles Clark & Albert Stinson) - 15:45
5. The Second Set - 24:11

All compositions by William Parker, © Centering Music (BMI)

Produced by William Parker
Recorded December 28, 1994 in the Alterknit Theatre,
The Knitting Factory, New York / Engineer: James McLean
Mixed on January 5, 1995 by James McLean and William Parker
Re-mastered by Isaiah Parker in 2010

Cover painting & design and paintings in digital booklet
by Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness®
made live during the recording of this album.
The full and wholly vibrant color spectrum was
in attendance for all senses that afternoon!