“Prism” is the result of the collaboration between upright bassist William Parker and Italian guitarist Ninni Morgia. William Parker needs no introduction; a master player of his instrument, Derek Bailey described him as “one of the few ones left who play pure Free Jazz”.
Ninni Morgia, after proving his talent and versatility on his previous works (Control Unit with Daniel Carter, The Right Moves, Quivers…) here reaches the top-level of avant guitar, his sounds ranging from Stockhausen’s tape experiments, to the saxophones of Anthony Braxton and Evan Parker. Such an alien guitar sound has rarely been heard, and still stays pure in its essence.
Parker also plays the slide whistle and a strange Spanish reed instrument called gralle. During the making of this recording, Parker asserted: “This is the music I have always had in my mind, the music I have been dreaming about. Music that inspires me with visions of colours, like the light reflecting through a prism”.