This foursome is resolute in its acceptance of communal responsibility and creation. Vocalist Kyoko Kitamura sings and speaks in wordless flurries matching Taylor Ho Bynum’s brassy exhortations on cornet. Cellist Tomeka Reid and guitarist Joe Morris worry and pluck their respective strings, applying speed and torque in the loosing of spidery cascades of crinkled and crenelated tones. Pitch and timbre differentials are a big part of the interplay with instruments juxtaposed in bursts of activity.
released May 20, 2022
Tomeka Reid - cello
Kyoko Kitamura - voice
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet
Joe Morris - guitar
supported by 30 fans who also own “Geometry of Trees”
So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.
supported by 28 fans who also own “Geometry of Trees”
After being introduced to William Parker's work through the monumental "Migration of Silence" release, I was really excited to hear more, and I'm pleased to report that his latest offering "Mayan Space Station" continues to impress and inspire.
Parker plays with a lush and vibrant style that fully engages his audience, offering great moments of excitement and energy, along with some unexpected and inspired musical turns.
Incredible work from an artist who has fast become a personal favorite! rikm