Jazz at the Atlas: William Parker Double Quartet: Alphaville Suite

Transparent Productions and Atlas Presents

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

One of the world’s most renowned bassists reinterprets the work of leading French filmmaker Jean Luc Godard.

The U.S. Premiere of “Alphaville Suite”

Re-scored music inspired by and performed with the Jean Luc Godard Film ‘Alphaville’

8PM Show

7PM Pre-Show Interview

The U.S. premiere of the William Parker Double Quartet’s “Alphaville Suite” project, inspired by iconic filmmaker Jean Luc Godard’s classic 1960′s film.  The world-renowned double bassist has re-scored the film for double quartet and voice.  One quartet is made up of strings (violins, viola, and cello), and the other is bass, trumpet, saxophone, and piano, augmented by the voice of singer Leena Conquest.  In re-scoring the film, Parker’s goal was to “…swing from the stars and write poems from the sky”.

Rob Brown-alto sax / Lewis “Flip” Barnes-trumpet

Cooper Moore-piano / William Parker-bass

Leena Conquest-voice / Jason Hwang-violin

Jean Cook-violin / Alex Waterman-cello / Jessica Pavone-viola

Tickets: $25

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