Josh Abrams
Jason Adasiewicz
Jeff Albert
Dee Alexander
Gordon Allen
Marshall Allen
Scott Amendola
Fred Anderson
an_ARCHE NewMusic Ensemble
David Arner
Jean-Jacques Avenel
Renée Baker
Jim Baker
Harrison Bankhead
Lewis Barnes
Matt Bauder
John Betsch
Jacques Bisceglia
Jeb Bishop
Mwata Bowden
David Boykin
Rob Brown
Thomas Buckner
Nils Bultmann
Taylor Ho Bynum
Jean-Luc Cappozzo
Daniel Carter
Gerald Cleaver
Martha Colby
Leena Conquest
Jacques Coursil
Marilyn Crispell
Connie Crothers
Kamau Daaood
Steve Dalachinsky
Lowell Davidson
Vincent Davis
Ernest Dawkins
Michael Dessen
Alex Dézé
Jacques Di Donato
Whit Dickey
Hamid Drake
Kevin Drumm
Michel Edelin
Warren Ellis
Marco Eneidi
Marcus Evans
Malachi Favors
Xu Fengxia
Alvin Fielder
Scott Fields
Denis Fournier
Lori Freedman
Satoko Fujii
Eddie Gale
Joe Giardullo
Malcolm Goldstein
Stéphane Gombert
Simon Goubert
Guilherme Granado
Luther Gray
Robert Griffin
Gymkhana
Ed Hazell
John Hébert
John Herndon
Rosie Hertlein
Anna Homler
François Houle
Nicolas Humbert
Raphaël Imbert
Kidd Jordan
Sylvain Kassap
Julia Kent
Peter Kowald
Joseph Kubera
Mike Ladd
Marguerite Ladd
Steve Lantner
Yusef Lateef
Denis Lavant
Joëlle Léandre
Peggy Lee
Steve Lehman
Thomas Lehn
Urs Leimgruber
Lorna Lentini
Didier Levallet
Daniel Levin
George Lewis
Damon Locks
Ramon Lopez
Matthew Lux
Napoleon Maddox
Maia
Vartan Manoogian
Miya Masaoka
Sabir Mateen
Rob Mazurek
Joe McPhee
Franck Médioni
Myra Melford
Brian Melick
Dom Minasi
Nicole Mitchell
Roscoe Mitchell
John Moloney
Jemeel Moondoc
Gene Moore
Thurston Moore
Joe Morris
Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris
David Murray
Bill Nace
Mankwe Ndosi
Larry Ochs
Marc Parisotto
William Parker
Jeff Parker
Evan Parker
Andrea Parkins
Jessica Pavone
Didier Petit
Laurence Petit-Jouvet
Barre Phillips
Alexandre Pierrepont
Oscar Pierrepont
Michel Portal
David Prentice
Hal Rammel
Lucia Recio
Mike Reed
Tomeka Reid
Matana Roberts
Donald Robinson
Christian Rollet
Frank Rosaly
Rich Rosenthal
Stephen Rush
Bernard Santacruz
Matthias Schubert
Jaribu Shahid
Matthew Shipp
Michael Snow
Hans Sturm
Steve Swell
Mazz Swift
Tani Tabbal
Craig Taborn
Mauricio Takara
Natsuki Tamura
Hanah Jon Taylor
Chad Taylor
Claude Tchamitchian
John Tchicai
Dylan van der Schyff
Nasheet Waits
Greg Ward
David Wessel
Joan Wildman
Corey Wilkes
William Winant
Shiau-Shu Yu
Michael Zerang

William Parker

http://www.williamparker.net/
Composer, band leader, double bass

WILLIAM PARKER

composer/bassist/improviser

William Parker is a master musician, improviser, and composer. He plays the bass, shakuhachi, double reeds, tuba, donso ngoni and gembri. He was born in 1952 in the Bronx, New York. He studied bass with Richard Davis, Art Davis, Milt Hinton, Wilber Ware, and Jimmy Garrison. He entered the music scene in 1971 playing at Studio We, Studio Rivbea, Hilly’s on The Bowery and The Baby Grand, playing with many musicians on the avant-garde school Bill Dixon, Sunny Murray, Charles Tyler, Billy Higgins, Charles Brackeem, Alan Silva, Frank Wright, Frank Lowe, Rashid Ali, Donald Ayler, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Milford Graves and with traditionalists like Walter Bishop, Sr. and Maxine Sullivan. Early projects with dancer and choreographer Patricia Nicholson created a huge repertoire of composed music for multiple ensembles ranging from solo works to big band projects. Parker played in the Cecil Taylor unit from 1980 through 1991. He also developed a strong relationship with the European Improvised Music scene playing with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Tony Oxley, Derek Bailey, Louis Sclavis, and Louis Moholo. He began recording in 1994 and leading his own bands on a regular basis founding two ensembles, In Order To Survive, and The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra. In 2001, Parker released O’Neal’s Porch, which marked a turn toward a more universal sound working with drummer Hamid Drake. The Raining on the Moon Quintet followed, adding vocalist Leena Conquest and the Quartet from O’Neal’s Porch. Most notable among many recent projects is the Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield. He has taught at Bennington College, NYU, The New England Conservatory of Music, Cal Arts, New School University and Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. He has also taught music workshops throughout the world including Paris, Berlin and Tokyo and the Lower East Side. Parker is also a theorist and author of several books including the Sound Journal, Document Humanum, Music and the Shadow People and The Mayor of Punkville.


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Albums

SALUTE TO 100001 STARS - A TRIBUTE TO JEAN GENET
SWIMMING IN A GALAXY OF GOODWILL AND SORROW
ALPHAVILLE SUITE
OFF THE ROAD
BLISSFUL
MAISON HANTEE
CONVERSATIONS