Window Spirits

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Window Spirits 1:02:43 $11.98
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1 Processional 4:55 $1.49 Buy
2 Helmut's Challenge 6:05 44.1/16 Album only
3 Emotions 11:00 44.1/16 Album only
4 Parenthetically 5:09 44.1/16 Album only
5 Chang Gang 7:43 44.1/16 Album only
6 Solo for Alto Clarinet 6:24 44.1/16 Album only
7 C80 7:22 44.1/16 Album only
8 Spearmanon 9:40 44.1/16 Album only
9 3 X Spearman 4:25 $1.49 Buy

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JD Parran: double wooden flute; bass saxophone; clarinet; alto flute and mbira

This solo album by JD Parran showcases his formidable talents as a wind instrumentalist. Recorded live at the Kampo Cultural Center at a celebration of Parran's 50 years of musc making, it features solo improvisations by Parran as well as compositions written for him by Anthony Davis and James Jabbo Ware. Both Davis and Ware have written for Parran in the past and often feature his instrumental voice in their music.

Not everyone is apt to record a solo album. The nakedness and fragility the musician feels when they step out on stage [or into the studio] is unnerving for most. JD Parran felt no remorse and had no qualms in putting down his music on tape in a solo format. Window Spirits runs the gamut and sees this talent tackle not only his work on bass sax, but also runs heavy in the flute and clarinet departments. 3 x Spearman [Parran's tribute to great horn-man Glenn Spearmann] even sees him recite an elongated poem that is accompanied by his lyrical work on the mbira. While his work on bass sax is stunning [check out the brisk beauty on Helmut's Challenge], it's Parran's clarinet and flute work that draws my attention. Listen to the way he masterfully runs through the challenges of Anthony Davis piece Parenthetically or the passion he exudes on alto flute throughout the austere Chang Gang. Each piece brings a world of surprise and drips with keen ear for detail. Window Spirits is a fine record shining attention to a talent that has rarely been brought to full spotlight.