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Painter's Spring

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Released  June 20, 2000
Release date  20 June 2000
Label  Thirsty Ear Recordings
Length  44:42
Producer  Matthew Shipp
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  April 2, 2000 Strobe-Light Studio, NYC
Painter's Spring (2000)  Piercing the Veil (2000)
Artists  William Parker, William Parker Trio
Similar  William Parker albums, Jazz albums

Painter's Spring is an album by American jazz bassist and composer William Parker's Trio, featuring saxophonist Daniel Carter and drummer Hamid Drake, which was recorded in 2000 and released on the Thirsty Ear label.



In her review for AllMusic, Paula Edelstein states " Painter's Spring by the William Parker Trio sustains the living bolt of energy infused in the free and avant-garde jazz genres ... this program pierces the veil of avant-garde and free jazz mystery" PopMatters' review noted "Painter’s Spring is more creative and interesting than what passes for new jazz on most major record labels, and is the product of a trio of gifted musicians who tackle sounds old and new with not only skill but also a dose of imagination". The All About Jazz review noted "The beauty of this record is that it bears obvious appeal to free jazz newbies, or listeners coming from more traditional contexts. Hopefully this vehicle will transport many listeners into the depth of musical expression that is William Parker. It's certainly among the greatest pieces of work he's put out". JazzTimes stated "the set has a decidedly cool aspect that is most inviting".

Track listing

All compositions by William Parker except as indicated

  1. "Foundation #1" - 7:47
  2. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 5:48
  3. "Blues for Percy" - 5:26
  4. "Flash" - 4:54
  5. "There Is a Balm in Gilead" (Traditional) - 3:36
  6. "Foundation #4" - 5:50
  7. "Foundation #2" - 9:26
  8. "Trilog" - 1:55


  • William Parker - bass
  • Daniel Carter - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Hamid Drake - drums
  • Songs

    1Foundation #17:47
    2Come Sunday5:48
    3Blues for Percy5:26


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