William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio

Bass Duo

Marketing Highlights

The historic & only performance meeting of these two renowned and innovative bass masters, each representing distinct musical traditions. Recorded at the Udin&Jazz 2008 Festival in Udine, Italy.

Both William Parker and Stefano Scodanibbio are bassists, composers and improvisers possessing a deep sense of musical poetry, organic inventiveness, and personal style. It is evident on this recording that both were fully committed to the summit at hand.

William Parker (b. 1952) was heralded by the Village Voice as “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time” and Time Out New York named him one of the “50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time.” Parker has been a key figure in the New York and European creative music scenes since the 1970s. He has been perpetually presenting his own far-ranging and highly acclaimed work as a leader since the mid-90s.

During his too short lifetime, Stefano Scodanibbio (b. 1956 / d. 2012) was renowned as an interpreter & collaborator with many of the major composers writing for the contrabass (Bussotti, Donatoni, Estrada, Ferneyhough, Frith, Globokar, Xenakis). The Los Angeles Times acclaimed his “dazzling, disciplined virtuosity." John Cage, on hearing his work Ryoanji performed by Scodanibbio, stated “his performance was absolutely magic. I was just amazed!”

Tracklist

1. I (10:47)

2. II (13:48)

3. III (14:50)

4. IV (17:39)

5. V (5:24)

Album Details

Artist

William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio

Album Title

Bass Duo

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Genre

Jazz

Label

Aum Fidelity

Parent Label

Virtual Label Group

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

642623101322

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

AUMCTS1013