Mayor of Punkville

Mayor of Punkville is a double live album by American jazz bassist William Parker and his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, which was recorded at Tonic in New York City in 1999 and released on the AUM Fidelity label.[1][2]

Mayor of Punkville
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Live album by
William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra
ReleasedJune 20, 2000
RecordedJuly 10, August 14, September 4 & November 27, 1999
Tonic, NYC
GenreJazz
Length140:40
LabelAUM Fidelity
AUM 015/16
ProducerWilliam Parker & Steven Joerg
William Parker chronology
Fractured Dimensions
(1999)
Mayor of Punkville
(2000)
Painter's Spring
(2000)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [4]

In her review for AllMusic, Jocelyn Layne states "It is a terrific proof of bassist William Parker's strength as a leader and is one of his most engaging releases to date".[3] The All About Jazz review noted "Parker's vision on Mayor of Punkville realizes itself over time through a living, breathing apparatus of free improvisation".[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by William Parker

Disc One:

  1. " Interlude #1 (The Next Phase)" - 4:00
  2. "James Baldwin to the Rescue" - 18:26
  3. "Oglala Eclipse" - 19:47
  4. "I Can't Believe I Am Here" - 28:50

Disc Two:

  1. "Interlude #7 (Huey's Blues)" - 5:23
  2. "3 Steps to Noh Mountain: Departure" - 5:08
  3. "3 Steps to Noh Mountain: Soft Wheel" - 5:22
  4. "3 Steps to Noh Mountain: Laughing Eyes and Dancing" - 3:45
  5. "The Mayor of Punkville" - 30:51
  6. "Interlude #8 (Holy Door)" - 6:01
  7. "Anthem" - 13:07
  • Recorded at Tonic in NYC on July 10 (Disc One, tracks 2 & 3), August 14 (Disc Two, tracks 2-4), September 4 (Disc One, track 4 & Disc Two tracks 5 & 7) & November 27 (Disc One, track 1 & Disc Two, tracks 1 & 6)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lopez, R., William Parker sessionography, accessed May 30, 2014
  2. ^ AUM Fidelity catalog, accessed May 30, 2014
  3. ^ a b Layne, Jocelyn. William Parker - Mayor of Punkville: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1129. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ AAJ Staff, All About Jazz Review, July 1, 2000