Aum Fidelity set to release three CD box set of new and previously unissued material by composer-bassist William Parker in August
Aum Fidelity have announced the release of a three CD box set of new and previously unissued material by composer-bassist William Parker. The set is comprised of four longform works – For Fannie Lou Hamer is a homage to the civil rights leader; Red Giraffe With Dreadlocks finds Parker joined by Cooper-Moore (piano), Hamid Drake (drums), Rob Brown (alto saxophone) and Klaas Hekman (bass saxophone) with Senegalese griot Mola Sylla and classically trained Indian singer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay; Ceremonies For Those Who Are Still is Parker’s first work for symphony orchestra, commissioned by Poland’s National Forum of Music and performed by the NFM Symphony Orchestra along with Parker, Charles Gayle and Mike Reed. The box, illustrated by artist Douglas Arnold, will contain a 24 page booklet with notes by The Wire’s Philip Clark.
For Those Who Are, Still is set to be released on 21 August