An absolute "near-masterpiece", and finally presenting the first [technically, second] full length release of Disney Classics, on soprano saxophone 'WALT DISNEY' [the "Donald Duck" release], and for those who had the pleasant opportunity to attend the SLEEPING BEAUTY tour, and purchased the "MICKEY MOUSE" edition of this release, are NOW offered the opportunity to "trade in" that release for this particular one; consider "MICKEY MOUSE" a redemption album, one you can keep, or trade it in for a recording very much more reminiscent of the performances you witnessed while on tour. Patient, relaxed, balanced, and an album that may induce a few tears along the way.
One long improvisation [42:07], consisting of 11 songs, each completely defined with full use of balanced and controlled extended techniques: no abrasiveness, shrillness, or "murdering the horn/reed", instead lovingly dedicated in honor of Walter Elias Disney. Complete with 12 full pages of liner notes, and a SPECIAL HIDDEN "PREGAP" TRACK [8:33]. Recorded live at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, May 25th 2015.
"I dare anyone to say that the world of Disney hasn’t played a monumental role in determining their current life’s outcome, or even suggesting they [he, Walt Disney] didn’t have the slightest amount of impact and circumstantial influence in determining who you became; that shit is everywhere, and there is no way to avoid that amount of media, no matter how hard you try. I mean, I have actually seen fully licensed Disney products being sold at Dollar Stores, stores that sell products that are on the bottom rung of the purchasing ladder, shelving Disney coloring books, school supplies, and holiday decorations next to knock off bottles of Beyonce and Calvin Klein perfumes; that ultimately means the Disney corporation has found a way to produce, distribute, and sell their products at such an immeasurably low cost, that even when you are having to resort to purchasing products from a store where nothing is priced over one hundred cents, you still have the opportunity to buy their products without guilt of leaving your family starving and under nourished, because you can now also afford to stock the house with every variety of miscellaneous artifact from Disney’s newest titanic feature, Frozen (I’m not exaggerating when I say I have seen that film’s merchandise being hocked everywhere, and on everything: from bottled water to aspirin). What’s incredible is that has this been happening your entire life …incredibly. I don’t personally mind how overly saturated their marketing tactics are, and don’t have an agenda plotted against what they are doing, because that is America, and they have a purpose, a plan, and a goal: they want everyone to immediately and involuntarily react to newly released products, and with an insatiable urge, purchase every last drop of Mickey Mouse’s blood, sweat, and urine that they happen to squeeze out of that lovable little rodent, regardless of what product they happened to have their remarkably family friendly logo grafted upon, or the indirect consequence of their blanketed influence."
released May 26, 2015
Jamison Williams (soprano saxophone)
Recorded, May 25th 2015
at Karpeles Manuscript Museum