Vision One: Vision Festival 1997 Compiled

Vision One: Vision Festival 1997 Compiled


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This limited-edition double-CD (sold for less than the price of a single disc) is a compendium of the second annual Vision Festival held in New York City. Many of the artists who performed also record for AUM Fidelity, but many here do not. Strictly speaking, a compilation such as this one should stand on its own merit, divorced entirely from its context. Volume one does so nicely, offering us a glimpse of artists caught in the heat of performance, offering us their finest work at that moment. Many of the acts on this disc were created just for this festival. Take for instance the Hurricane Trio comprised of bass god William Parker (who is all over these two CDs), tenorman Glen Spearman, and drummer Paul Murphy. They exist as a trio for this date only, their signature scrawled indelibly over the proceedings with their ribbons of sound approach, deep African witness and frightening vocal improvisation. There is also the Mark Dresser Quartet, playing its own brand of improvisational chamber music, which is a relief after the pyrotechnics of Hurricane. John Zorn and Susie Ibarra play a nothing less than astonishing duet of wild counterpoint and arpeggiated accents. Large ensembles are also present Butch Morris' big band, William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra and the Patricia Nicholson Ensemble. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore makes an appearance with Matthew Shipp, Rob Brown, Jon Voight, and Laurence Cook. It's a pounding screech fest, but there are solid moments when Moore connects with Shipp and Brown, spiraling into a new metalingual space. Mind-blowing are the David S. Ware Quartet with Shipp, Parker, and Ibarra, Rashied Ali's Prima Materia doing Coltrane's "Meditations," and Assif Tashar's band with very special guest altoist John Tchicai. Essentially, these discs are edited for diversity and power -- which is the right thing to do. The sequencing is impeccable, the sound is phenomenal, and, in sum total, Vol. 1 is a massive dose of textured, wildly varied free jazz and spontaneous composition. It's an excellent introduction to a truly great independent label, and a salivating taste of what being there might have been like.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Aum Fidelity
UPC: 0642623300725
catalogNumber: 7
Rank: 131761


Disc 1

  1. Trio Hurricane
  2. Bosnia
  3. [Untitled Track]
  4. Hoang
  5. Fuzz Against Junk
  6. Vision Statement 2
  7. Lockup '97
  8. We Remember You

Disc 2

  1. Coleus in Bloom/Paradox
  2. Song
  3. Meditation
  4. Seasoning the Greens
  5. Conduction, No. 72
  6. Event Horizon
  7. Dewey's Banquet

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Dresser   Bass
Lawrence "Butch" Morris   Track Performer
David S. Ware   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Borah Bergman   Piano,Track Performer
Matthew Shipp   Piano,Track Performer
William Parker   Bass,Leader
Denis Charles   Drums
Roy Campbell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Tiye Giraud   Vocals,gourd
Lewis Barnes   Trumpet
Louis Belogenis   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Smoky Babe Brown   Flute
Allan Chase   Alto Saxophone
Marco Eneidi   Alto Saxophone
Klaas Hekman   Bass Saxophone
Masahiko Kono   Trombone
Alex Lodico   Trombone
Thurston Moore   Guitar,Track Performer
Paul Murphy   Drums
David Sewelson   Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Spearman   Tenor Saxophone
John Tchicai   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
John Zorn   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Trio Hurricane   Track Performer
John Voigt   Bass,Track Performer
Prima Materia   Track Performer
Richard Keene   Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Norton   Drums
Rob Brown   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Denman Maroney   Piano
David S. Ware Quartet   Track Performer
Rashid Bakr   Drums
Susie Ibarra   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
Chris Jonas   Soprano Saxophone
Assif Tsahar   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Other Dimensions in Music   Track Performer
Richard Rodriguez   Trumpet
Daniel Carter   Flute,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Earl Howard   Saxophone
Wilber Morris   Bass
Greg Murphy   Piano
Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra   Track Performer
Cooper Moore   Piano
Matt Moran   Vibes
Joseph Daley   Tuba,Baritone Horn

Technical Credits

Mark Dresser   Composer
Ben Young   Compilation Assistant
Jeff Schlanger   Cover Art
Heinz Geisser   Composer
Steven Joerg   Producer
Alain Kirili   Sculpture
Guerino Mazzola   Composer

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