Tracking The Odds: Susie Ibarra & William Parker Duo (Audio)
Recorded in concert on May 2, 1997, Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion and William Parker on bass and percussion utilize bells, strings, wood, bows, skins, gongs, sticks and brass in a rare meeting of two major players from the downtown New York scene. Ibarra has performed with luminaries such as Pauline Oliveros, NEA heritage artist Danongan Kalanduyan, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Tania Léon, Ikue Mori, Yusef Komunyakaa, Yuka Honda, Sylvie Courvoisier, Trisha Brown, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, Jennifer Choi, Craig Taborn, Mali singer songwriter Mamadou Kelley and Hamdcha Sufi Group of Fez, Morocco. Here DreamTime Ensemble has a new release on Decibel Collective. William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, activist, and educator from New York City. In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists. His current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan’s Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others.
This program features a bonus track by Val Jeanty, great grand niece of Haitian composer, pianist & music director fr:Occide Jeanty, granddaughter of a Mambo (Vodou priestess). The drummer, turntablist, and sound engineer has created a distinctive style of music called Vodou electronica which she also refers to as Afro Electronica.