Spontaneous (album)

Spontaneous is a live album by bassist and composer William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, which was recorded at the Vision Festival in New York in 2002 and released on the Italian Splasc(H) label.[1]

Spontaneous
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Live album by
William Parker & the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra
Released2003
RecordedMay 29, 2002
CBGB's, NYC
GenreJazz
Length61:45
LabelSplasc(H)
CDH 855.2
ProducerGiorgio Mortarino
William Parker chronology
Scrapbook
(2002)
Spontaneous
(2003)
Luc's Lantern
(2004)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Those who enjoy big-band abstractions immersed in wild, loud, and abrasive surroundings – 1960s style – should appreciate the freestyle energy emanating from the orchestra... the uninitiated will likely find this all overwhelmingly imposing, but the rewards are numerous for the disciplined listener who takes the time to listen closely".[2] Jazz Review noted "Parker leads his band-mates through torrid swing vamps and variable pulses, yet the music is a study in perpetual motion guided by the soloists’ blaring lines. A high-octane effort for sure, although there’s a noticeable bonding process that occurs, which is a trait that has become a staple of this unit’s line of attack".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by William Parker

  1. "Spontaneous Flowers" - 28:55
  2. "Spontaneous Mingus" - 32:50

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lopez, R., William Parker sessionography, accessed June 4, 2014
  2. ^ a b Loewy, S., Allmusic listing, accessed June 4, 2014
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1129. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Astarita, G., Jazz Review review, May 21, 2003