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

 

3/23 Lugano, Italy - RSI Studio

9:30pm  w/ Organ Quartet

3/26 san vito al tagliamento, italy - Auditorium Comunale

 9pm - Hamid Drake, James Brandon Lewis, Cooper-Moore

4/5 Medford, MA - tufts University

 7:30pm - concert/symposium w/ Matthew Shipp, Daniel Carter

4/29 Lima, peru - Festival del cajon

 

5/20 Newburgh, ny - Jazz at Atlas - Atlas industres

8pm - w/ Cooper-Moore, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell

6/2 New York, ny - vision festival - judson Memorial Church

9:30pm - w/ Dave Burrell, Kidd Jordan, William Hooker

6/11 brooklyn, ny - Red HOok Jazz festival  

w/ Cooper-Moore

3/25 Bergamo, italy - Teatro Donizetti Bergamo

 9pm - Hamid Drake, James Brandon Lewis, Cooper-Moore

3/28 paris, france - Banlieus Bleues

 8:30pm - Hamid Drake, James Brandon Lewis,

Cooper-Moore

4/27 Lima, peru - maggie Black's jazz rub

 Festival del Cajon - Hamid Drake, Zhenya Strigalev

 

4/30 Lima, peru - Gran teatro nacional

Festival  del Cajon

 

5/29 New York, ny - vision festival - judson Memorial Church

10pm - w/ Cooper-Moore, Rob Brown, Hamid Drake

5/31 New York, NY - vision festival - judson Memorial Church

10pm - w/ Charles Gayle, Michael TA Thompson

6/3 New York, ny - vision festival - judson Memorial Church

10:30pm - w/ Songs for a Free World Orchestra

 
 

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