Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The album 'To Roy' dedicated to trumpeter Roy Campbell, who died in 2014, is the first collaboration between saxophonist Oliver Lake and double bass player William Parker - two important pioneers of contemporary jazz, two great musicians of the USA and two masters of composition and improvisation. After playing a concert in "The Stone" in New York, part of Intakt's festival in January 2012, Lake and Parker took up the label's invitation to record their first album together in Pater Karl's studio in Brooklyn. Both musicians contributed compositions of rare beauty. Shaped by their long experience, their intimacy created spaces for interaction and exciting improvisations. The instruments of these two mature players mingled to create a single unique sound.
Personnel: Oliver Lake (saxophone).
Audio Mixers: Patrik Landolt; Oliver Lake; Peter Karl.
Liner Note Author: K. Curtis Lyle.
Recording information: Peterkarlstudios, Brooklyn, NY (01/14/2014).
Photographer: Patrik Landolt.