Sunrise in the Tone World
|Sunrise in the Tone World|
|Live album by William Parker|
|Recorded||January 15 & 29, February 19 & 26, 1995|
|Venue||Knitting Factory, New York City|
|Producer||William Parker, Steven Joerg|
|William Parker chronology|
This is the second recording by William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, a big band founded in January 1994. The ensemble takes its name from Huey Jackson, a fledgling poet who died before he turned 18. "Voice Dancer Kidd" is dedicated to Kidd Jordan. "Sunship for Dexter" is for Dexter Gordon. "The Painter and the Poet" is a duet between Marco Eneidi and Gregg Bendian.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
In his review for AllMusic, Don Snowden states "The freewheeling 25-piece (plus guests) unit can be a lumbering behemoth, but one that's very nimble on its feet, and this strong two-CD set meets a prime goal of this music by taking the listener on a musical and emotional voyage."
The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes that "Their roots are in Trane's Ascension, in Mingus' sprawling big bands and in Sun Ra's Arkestra; but they also had strong affinities with Butch Morris' conducted improvisation and with Anthony Braxton mythic-realist fantasy pieces."
The JazzTimes review by Fred Bouchard states "This 20-piece ensemble develops a powerful synergy out of strong if inchoate ideas of a humanistic and creative revolution welling from the heart and bowels of Brooklyn."
All compositions by William Parker.
- "Sunrise in the Tone World" – 12:14
- "The Bluest J" – 26:05
- "Voice Dancer Kidd" – 7:44
- "Mayan Space Station" – 14:10
- "Hiey Sees Light Through a Leaf" – 40:10
- "Sunship for Dexter" – 9:55
- "And Again" – 5:40
- "The Painter and the Poet" – 5:43
- William Parker – bass
- Roy Campbell – trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn
- Lewis Barnes – trumpet
- Richard Rodriguez – trumpet
- Alex Lodico – trombone
- Masahiko Kono – trombone
- Steve Swell – trombone
- Chris Jonas – soprano sax
- Darryl Foster – soprano sax
- Rob Brown – alto sax
- Will Connell – alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
- Mabo Suzuki – alto sax
- Marco Eneidi – alto sax
- Richard Keene – tenor sax
- Assif Tsahar – tenor sax
- Ben Koen – tenor sax
- Dave Swelson – baritone sax
- Joe Ruddick – baritone sax
- Gregg Bendian – vibes
- Cooper-Moore – piano
- Akira Ando – cello
- Hal Onserud – bass
- Dave Hofstra – tuba
- Susie Ibarra – drums
- Sunrise in the Tone World at AUM Fidelity
- Snowden, Don. William Parker – Sunrise in the Tone World: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1161. ISBN 0140515216.
- Bouchard, Fred. Sunrise in the Tone World review at JazzTimes