The new double-album from master bassist-composer-improviser-bandleader William Parker, recorded live with one of his core flagship groups & presenting all-new compositions including the five-part suite "Eternal Is The Voice Of Love", along with a new iteration of the band's elemental theme. Featuring pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Rob Brown and drummer Hamid Drake, In Order To Survive is one of the great jazz groups of the past quarter century.
Launched in 1993, In Order To Survive was Parker's first dedicated small group. It has always featured Cooper-Moore & Rob Brown, together with a series of drummers (including Denis Charles & Susie Ibarra) and occasional additional brass/reeds. A top live draw in New York during that heady decade, their initial phase culminated on record with the double-album, The Peach Orchard, an era-defining work released in 1998. The dawn of this century saw the launch of a new William Parker Quartet, featuring Brown, trumpeter Lewis Barnes & drummer Hamid Drake. The impeccable albums O'Neal's Porch, Sound Unity, Corn Meal Dance and Petit Oiseau were all created during that first decade.
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