Saturday, February 5, 2022

Saturday, February 5, 2021

William Parker, Mayan Space Station
  • Olivier Messiaen, Complete Organ Works (Olivier Latry, organ) (disc 3)
  • Flowertops, Mimosa
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 3 | Brazil
  • Ab Baars, Party at the Bimhuis
  • Horace Tapscott, The Giant Is Awakened
  • William Parker, Mayan Space Station
  • Subterranean Modern (Ralph Records)
  • MX-80 Sound, O Type
  • MX-80 Sound, Hard Attack
  • MX-80 Sound, Big Hits
  • Arooj Aftab, Vulture Prince

Mayan Space Station is a terrific William Parker record and also an excellent showcase for electric guitarist Ava Mendoza. You can hear classic-rock gods like Jimi Hendrix or even Eddie Van Halen in her playing, and you wouldn’t necessarily expect that to blend with Parker’s aesthetic, but somehow in this trio (with Gerald Cleaver) it all sounds perfectly natural.

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