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William Parker Quartet - Petit Oiseau
William Parker Quartet - Petit Oiseau
Performer: William Parker Quartet
Title: Petit Oiseau
Label: Shortwave Records, AUM Fidelity
Country: US
Released: 28 Oct 2008
Style: Free Jazz
Cat: SHW004, AUM050
Rating: 4.7/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2846 mb | MP3 size: 1765 mb | WMA size: 1304 mb
Genre: Jazz

1Daughters Joy
2Four For Tommy
3Dust From A Mountain
Balafon, Frame Drum – Hamid DrakeClarinet [B-flat] – Rob Brown Flute [Cedar] – William Parker
4The Golden Bell
5Malachi's Mode
6Groove Sweet
7Petit Oiseau
8Groove #7
9Talaps Theme
10Shorter For Alan
11Hamid's Groove


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AUM050William Parker Quartet Petit Oiseau ‎(CD, Album)AUM FidelityAUM050US2008


  • Alto SaxophoneRob Brown (tracks: A1 to C2, D2)
  • Artwork By [Vinyl Design] – Guy Trampy (tracks: A1 to C2, D2)
  • Bass, Composed ByWilliam Parker
  • DrumsHamid Drake (tracks: A1 to C2, D2)
  • Mastered ByRoger Seibel
  • ProducerSteven Joerg, William Parker
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByMichael Marciano
  • TrumpetLewis Barnes


Recorded and mixed at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, December 2007
Mastered at SAE Mastering
Hand printed at: MadTown Printing

Limited edition vinyl version of William Parker Quartet - Petit Oiseau, catalogue no. AUM050CD.

Catalog number etched on run out groove is SHW004 / AUM050 - LP

This Limited Edition Double LP Exclusively Licensed to Shortwave Records by AUM Fidelity.

The following poem is etched on the run out grooves across the four LP sides:

"From the top of the sky one can see dust
blowing off of a mountain, some say it is snow,
others believe it is rosin powder from
large basses bowed by forest creatures - WP"



Recorded in late 2007 and released the following year, Petit Oiseau should be regarded as a triumphant achievement by one of the early 21st century's strongest and most rewarding quartets. The time-tempered chemistry that exists between Parker and drummer Hamid Drake is both sustaining nourishment and potent nerve tonic for the listener's soul. Album 2008 8 Songs. Lending his assertive bass playing to any of a number of ensembles, William Parker has kept the spirit of free jazz alive for decades. The New York-based musician frequently collaborated with Cecil Taylor in the 1970s and by the end of that decade he had released his first album as a leader. Since then he has established himself as a busy band leader and composer. Parker wrote all the material here. Ornette Coleman-style free jazz is now such an inescapable part of the vernacular of American music that bassist Parker's excellent band seems entirely unforced, able to incorporate elements from reggae and high life quite naturally. Rob Brown on alto sax and Lewis Barnes on trumpet supply the essential ColemanCherry axis, but the real pleasure comes from hearing Parker and drummer Hamid Drake swing freely in any metre they choose. Bassist and composer William Parker has been leading this quartet for eight years now and this is the group's third release overall. That information is more than usually pertinent in this case as it brings home precisely why this music is so cogently executed. Groove Sweet: Groove 7Hamid's GrooveDaughters Joy Talaps Theme Petit Oiseau The Golden Bell Four For Tommy Malachi's Mode Dust From A Mountain Shorter For Alan. William Parker: bass and cedar flute Lewis Barnes: trumpet Rob Brown: alto saxophone and B-flat clarinet Hamid Drake: drums, balafon and frame drum. Album information. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. William Parker Quartet. Petit Oiseau, 2008. Talaps Theme, 05:33. Petit oiseau, 09:34. The Golden Bell, 06:26. Four for Tommy, 04:07. Listen free to William Parker Quartet Petit Oiseau Groove Sweet, Talaps Theme and more. 8 tracks 70:21. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. This album is for the lovers of avant-garde missing hard-bop sound. William Parker Quartet revitalize 60's hard-bop sound with an avant-garde touch. Very powerful and groove basslines from William Parker, great solos from Rob Brown alto sax and Lewis Brown trumpet, the best drumming of 2000's from Hamid Drake. Petit Oiseau is the groovy way to explore. Petit Oiseau is a music album by William Parker Quartet released in 2008. CD ONLY ARTWORKDIGIPAK MISSING William Quartet Parker: Petit Oiseau Condition: Acceptable. Time left: 9d 23h 42m 6s Ships to: Worldwide. Completa la tua Collezione su William Parker Quartet. Daughters Joy. Talaps Theme. Petit Oiseau. The Golden Bell. Four For Tommy. Malachi's Mode. Dust From A Mountain. Shorter For Alan. Versioni 2. Groove Sweet Groove 7, Hamid's Groove, Daughters Joy 17:56 2. Talaps Theme 5:29 3. Petit Oiseau 9:33 4. The Golden Bell 6:23 5. Four For Tommy 4:04 6. Malachi's Mode 8:04 7. Dust From A Mountain 5:52 8. Shorter For Alan 12:37