ALL PLAYED OUT - words: Bob Avakian - Music: William Parker

Words by Bob Avakian, Music by William Parker
Yoni Kretzmer, tenor sax...Ben Syverson, trumpet...Zhenya Strigalev, alto sax...Drum track by Brian Forbes...William Parker, bass
Music and arrangements by William Parker

From William Parker on "All Played Out"
All Played Out is a cathartic message by Bob Avakian who like all political strategists is a mover and thinker who is trying to shed some light on this fog of ignorance and gullibility, that is the backbone of our existence here in America. He is telling us that since 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed in Hispaniola and killed the first Tainos Indians things have gone down hill from there. The founding fathers were all gangsters, thieves and liars. He is telling us that we are not free and we have never been free there were never any good old days. Racism, sexism, extreme capitalism has been the word for the last five hundred years and continues to be present at the core of America today. All Played Out is a 12-minute rap with a message to America and anyone else that is listening to Wake Up! Revolution Now!

Music is political because it inspires us to think to see beyond the horizon so it was my intent to give Avakian’s message some lift but also to become the words to bring them to life in another way too. A word is sound, a sound is a word.

William Parker
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