Photo: Peter Gannushkin
William Parker - bass / Cooper-Moore - piano / Hamid Drake - drums
Rob Brown - alto saxophone
The music of 'In Order To Survive' is deeply rooted in the concept of vision. In this music I hear the history, the mystery and the now. All existing and vanishing at the same time. Everything is kept together by the undertow of this luminous lyricism that is ever present.
The main force in playing this music is having the ability to feel the pain of all who suffer. To feel it as if it were happening to us; not resting until it ceases to be. Feeling for others and believing that the only way to survive is through love of God (Self) . Making sure that each sound that comes from your instrument is directed and filled with the strongest truth that exists. - William Parker