New World Pygmies vol. 2

New World Pygmies vol. 2 is a double album by American jazz saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and bassist William Parker, which was recorded live in 2000 and released on the Eremite label. The first disc documents a duo performance from Madison, while the second includes guest drummer Hamid Drake from a Chicago set at the Velvet Lounge.[1]

New World Pygmies vol. 2
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Live album by
RecordedCD 1: November 5, 2000
CD 2: November 4, 2000
VenueCD 1: Spotlight Room, Madison, Wisconsin
CD 2: Velvet Lounge, Chicago
ProducerMichael Ehlers
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New World Pygmies vol. 2
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Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [2]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "An intermittently powerful document which, as with so much in a obsessively documented area, sometimes feels like too much has been taken down."[2]

Track listingEdit

Disc One:

  1. "Spirit House" (Moondoc) - 11:43
  2. "O'Neal's Porch" (Parker) - 17:10
  3. "New World Pygmies" (Moondoc/Parker) - 27:01
  4. "You Let Me Into Your Life" (Moondoc) - 17:15

Disc Two:

  1. "New World Pygmies" (Moondoc/Parker) - 27:25
  2. "Blues for Katie Part I" (Moondoc) - 6:14
  3. "Blues for Katie Part II & III" (Moondoc) - 15:08
  4. "Three Clay Pots" (Parker) - 17:50



  1. ^ New World Pygmies vol. 2 at Eremite
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2004). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (7th ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 1161-1162. ISBN 0141014164.