Bio

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.”  

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker’s current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan’s Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore.  Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others. 

 

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Tour

09/15 - Amherst, MA - Music Recital Hall, Hampshire College

7:30pm - Steve Swell Quintet

09/16 - Hartford, CT - Real Art Ways

Steve Swell Quintet

09/18 - New York, NY - Trans-Pecos

9:00pm - William Parker / Hamid Drake Duo

09/30 - Toulouse, FR - Théâtre Garonne

8:30pm - William Parker / Oliver Lake Duo

10/01 - TOULOUSE, FR - THÉÂTRE GARONNE

7pm - William Parker Solo

10/08 - Baltimore, MD - An Die Musik

8pm / 9:30pm - William Parker / Eri Yamamoto Duo

10/09 - New York, NY - First St. Green Art Park

4:45pm - Fay Victor Trio

10/12 - New York, NY - El Taller Latino Americano

William Parker, Hamid Drake, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

10/14 - New York, NY - Trans-Pecos

William Parker / Hamid Drake Duo

10/28 - Ann Arbor, MI - Edgefest

William Parker Quartet

11/03 - vienna, austria - Martinschlössl

William Parker / John Dikeman / Hamid Drake

11/09 - heidelberg, germany - enjoy jazz festival

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

11/01 - Brussels, belgium - les ateliers claus

William Parker / John Dikeman

11/04 - Villach, austria - venue tba

William Parker / John Dikeman

 
 

11/10 - Schwäbisch Hall, Germany - Jazzclub Schwäbisch Hall

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

11/11 - Darmstadt, Germany - The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

11/12 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Venue TBA

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

 

11/13 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Venue TBA

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

 

11/16 - Ghent, Belgium - Venue TBA

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

 

11/17 - Berlin, Germany - Exploratorium Berlin

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

11/19 - Cologne, Germany - Venue TBA

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

 

11/20 - COLOGNE, GERMANY - VENUE TBA

William Parker / Sebastian Gramss Duo

 

11/24-11/25 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

Tony Malaby / William Parker / JT Bates

11/26 - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - Bahia Blanca Jazz Festival

Tony Malaby / William Parker / JT Bates

 

11/27 - Cordoba, Argentina - Cordoba Jazz Festival

Tony Malaby / William Parker / JT Bates

12/4 - New York, NY - Roulette

8pm - Steve Swell's Kende Dreams

12/09 - NEW YORK, NY - TRANS-PECOS

William Parker / Hamid Drake Duo

1/13-1/14 - New York, NY - Roulette

Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, an Evening of Vocal Music

 
 

Music

As Leader

As Co-Leader

 
 

Books & DVDs

Scrapbook: Notes and Blueprints

William Parker - 206 pages

Available at

AUM Fidelity

The William Parker Sessionography

Rick Lopez - 482 pages

Available at

AUM Fidelity

Chile-New York-AfghanIRAQ

Jeff Schlanger & William Parker - DVD

Available at

AUM Fidelity

Who Owns Music?

William Parker - 148 pages

Available at

buddy's knife jazzedition

Conversations

William Parker - 445 pages

Available at

RogueArt

Conversations II

William Parker - 500 pages

Available at

RogueArt

Voices in the First Person

William Parker - 199 pages

Available at

Amazon

Giving Birth to Sound

William Parker & Renate Da Rin - 297 pages

Available at

buddy's knife jazzedition

 

Sound Journal

William Parker - 75 pages

Out of print

Music and the Shadow People

William Parker

Out of print

 

For booking and inquiries please email

info@williamparker.net