William Parker "Double Sunrise Over Neptune"
Aum Fidelity (Vision Festival 2007)

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Lewis Barnes - trumpet, Rob Brown - alto sax, Bill Cole - double reeds, Sabir Mateen - tenor sax, clarinet, Dave Sewelson - baritone sax, Jason Kao Hwang - violin, Mazz Swift - violin, Jessica Pavone - viola, Shiau-Shu Yu - cello, Joe Morris - guitar, banjo, Brahim Frigbane - oud, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - voice, Shayna Dulberger - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums, Hamid Drake - drums, William Parker - double reeds, doson’ngoni, conductor

The specially commissioned world premiere of Double Sunrise Over Neptune took place on June 19, 2007, the opening night of Vision Festival XII.  It was a great performance, though there were technical difficulties in the live mix that affected the recording. The call was made (and fortuitously it was possible) for all of the musicians to reconvene at the Orensanz Art Center the following afternoon to perform and record the piece a second time. I was there as well; it was blissful. The entirety of that afternoon performance is presented here, followed by the second half (live mix glitches ironed out by then) of the premiere performance. Go deep into this on long drives my friends, whether it involves the road or not. - SJ