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When we were preparing for the session, Chris told stories about playing with Kidd in New Orleans and creating tunes on the spot. One person starts playing and the rest of the band plays the tune as if they already know it. We did a few pieces sort of like this on this session. C Melody started with no plan. Just Chris setting up a melodic motif. The melody becomes an ostinato, repeated in variation throughout while the rest of the group improvises around it. Chris and Kidd frequently play together as one, loosely connected instrument. Kidd’s ear is remarkable as always. For a totally free piece, it’s surprisingly hummable on subsequent listenings. We wanted to make accessible, beautiful free music in this session. C Melody embodies this. Enjoy the rock and roll ending. It’s almost corny.


from Garden Party, released November 22, 2019
Chris Parker, Alvin Fielder, Kidd Jordan, Chad Fowler & William Parker


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William Parker, Alvin Fielder, Kidd Jordan, Christopher Parker, Kelley Hurt, and Chad Fowler


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