- Tiny Mix Tapes, Video Premier: “Make Way for the Mane of Spit and Nails”“Inundating you with a cozy dose of soft sci-fi futurism is Free World Music by Brooklyn’s Rick Parker and Dali’s Li Daiguo, a randomly collided pair of quantum radicals sitting at a similar alt-world-classical tilt.”
- The Wire, August 2016 “Bites: Pipa Dreams”
[Li has] found his own voice on the instrument, pushing its sonic capabilities beyond anything that’s been previously attempted on it”
- All About Jazz “Entertaining, different and expertly played, it is yet another new direction for creative music.”- Karl Ackerman
- The Observer: July’s Best Avant-Garde Concerts (2016)“Free World Music, a daring set of free-improv noisescapes fitting of its title”
- WKCR New Constructions 89.9FM, NYC Hour long in studio performance and interview
- Secret Decoder premiers track from Free World Music
“On “A Steady Heartbeat is the Sound of Death,” the duo draws from jazz, krautrock, and science fiction. A strangely motorik bassline makes way for a caterwauling trombone before Parker’s synthesizer begins its coy, technosirenic ascent to the sonic forefront. The first synthesizer notes are electrifying – pun fucking intended – and make for an especially riveting album closer.”
- West Meets East In Rick Parker, Li Daiguo’s ‘Free World Music’ Improv Interview in Hartford Courant, July 2016
- Live Beijing Music: Dali-based experimental artist Li Daiguo returns in glorious fashion with his latest – a collaboration with Brooklyn-based jazz fusionist Rick Parker entitled Free World Music.
- Performance at Philadelphia’s First Banana selected as a Top 10 Gig of 2014!
“Exciting new sounds off China- based Daiguo’s cello merged brilliantly with Parker’s trombone and electronic effects. Hard to fathom this was only their second gig.” – Ken Weiss, Cadence Magazine
- Interview with The Key WXPN Philadelphia
Rick Parker and Li Daiguo Bring Global Jazz to the First Banana
“The sounds that the two create together are uncategorizable, a fluid blend of past and future, traditional and modern. They move from the ambient to the abstract, with folk-like acoustics colliding strangely with sci-fi electronics.” by Shaun Brady
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