WILLIAM PARKER

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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. read more...
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Voices Fall From The SkyVoices Fall From The Sky
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For Those Who Are, Still (3xcd Box)For Those Who Are, Still (3xcd Box)
AUM FIDELITY 2016
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Double SunriseDouble Sunrise
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William Parker - Essence Of Ellington CD William Parker - Essence Of Ellington CD USD $15.23 Buy It Now 2 days
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Corn Meal Dance - William Parker Compact Disc Corn Meal Dance - William Parker Compact Disc USD $17.84 Buy It Now 4 days
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An Old Song Resung CD (1995) William Parker Sings Ives, Griffes, Farwell Cadman An Old Song Resung CD (1995) William Parker Sings Ives, Griffes, Farwell Cadman USD $1.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Arthur Williams -Forgiveness Suite- William Parker / Toshinori Kondo /Peter Kuhn Arthur Williams -Forgiveness Suite- William Parker / Toshinori Kondo /Peter Kuhn USD $23.50 Buy It Now 6 days
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Lifting the Sanctions by William Parker (Bass) (CD) Lifting the Sanctions by William Parker (Bass) (CD) USD $12.99 Buy It Now 9 days
William Parker & ICI Ensemble - Super Audio CD SACD Multichannel SEALED William Parker & ICI Ensemble - Super Audio CD SACD Multichannel SEALED USD $27.99 Buy It Now 9 days
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WILLIAM PARKER ORCHESTRA/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS) - ESSENCE OF ELLINGTON: LIVE IN M WILLIAM PARKER ORCHESTRA/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS) - ESSENCE OF ELLINGTON: LIVE IN M USD $24.84 Buy It Now 10 days
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WILLIAM PARKER DOUBLE QUARTET - ALPHAVILLE SUITE: MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE JEAN LUC WILLIAM PARKER DOUBLE QUARTET - ALPHAVILLE SUITE: MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE JEAN LUC USD $15.40 Buy It Now 10 days
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William Parker, William Parker Quartet - Sound Unity [New CD] William Parker, William Parker Quartet - Sound Unity [New CD] USD $14.31 Buy It Now 10 days
William Parker - Long Hidden: The Olmec Series [New CD] William Parker - Long Hidden: The Olmec Series [New CD] USD $14.28 Buy It Now 10 days
William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune [New CD] William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune [New CD] USD $13.66 Buy It Now 10 days
William Parker - Uncle Joes Spirit House [New CD] Digipack Packaging William Parker - Uncle Joes Spirit House [New CD] Digipack Packaging USD $13.69 Buy It Now 10 days
The Aids Quilt Songbook- Kurt Ollmann/William Parker/Ned Rorem CD (Songs HM) The Aids Quilt Songbook- Kurt Ollmann/William Parker/Ned Rorem CD (Songs HM) USD $2.44 Buy It Now 10 days
William Parker - Lucs Lantern [New CD] William Parker - Lucs Lantern [New CD] USD $16.12 Buy It Now 10 days
WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET - Sound Unity - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET - Sound Unity - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $25.95 Buy It Now 11 days
William Parker-Corn Meal Dance  CD NEW William Parker-Corn Meal Dance CD NEW USD $16.02 Buy It Now 11 days
William Parker Dalton Baldwin LP Nine Songs by Charles Ives Gatefold NM William Parker Dalton Baldwin LP Nine Songs by Charles Ives Gatefold NM USD $4.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Joelle Leandre & William Parker - Live in Dunois (Leo Records CD 2009) Joelle Leandre & William Parker - Live in Dunois (Leo Records CD 2009) USD $13.09 Buy It Now 11 days
Corn Meal Dance - William Parker (CD Used Like New) Corn Meal Dance - William Parker (CD Used Like New) USD $12.50 Buy It Now 11 days
William Parker & ICI Ensemble-Composer in Dialogue  (UK IMPORT)  SACD NEW William Parker & ICI Ensemble-Composer in Dialogue (UK IMPORT) SACD NEW USD $16.32 Buy It Now 11 days
COOPER MOORE/LISA SOKOLOV/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS) - STAN'S HAT FLAPPING IN THE WIN COOPER MOORE/LISA SOKOLOV/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS) - STAN'S HAT FLAPPING IN THE WIN USD $14.01 Buy It Now 12 days
RASHIED ALI (DRUMS)/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS)/CHARLES GAYLE - TOUCHIN' ON TRANE [SLI RASHIED ALI (DRUMS)/WILLIAM PARKER (BASS)/CHARLES GAYLE - TOUCHIN' ON TRANE [SLI USD $13.75 Buy It Now 12 days
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William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune (AUM Fidelity CD 2008) William Parker - Double Sunrise Over Neptune (AUM Fidelity CD 2008) USD $13.09 Buy It Now 12 days
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WILLIAM PARKER - Through Acceptance Of Mystery Peace - CD WILLIAM PARKER - Through Acceptance Of Mystery Peace - CD USD $41.49 Buy It Now 13 days
WILLIAM PARKER & LITTLE HUEY - For Percy Heath - CD - **Excellent Condition** WILLIAM PARKER & LITTLE HUEY - For Percy Heath - CD - **Excellent Condition** USD $53.95 Buy It Now 13 days
WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE - Summer Snow - CD - **Mint Condition** WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE - Summer Snow - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $26.75 Buy It Now 13 days
William Parker Quartet Sound Unity CD AUM034 William Parker Quartet Sound Unity CD AUM034 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13 days
William Parker Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind CD CENTERING 1012 William Parker Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind CD CENTERING 1012 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13 days
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Crumbling in the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake [3x CD] William Parker Crumbling in the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake [3x CD] William Parker USD $39.99 Buy It Now 13 days
The Eighth by Cecil Taylor (CD 2006 hatology) Jimmy Lyons William Parker The Eighth by Cecil Taylor (CD 2006 hatology) Jimmy Lyons William Parker USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13 days
William Parker and Stefano Scodanibbio - Bass Duo [CD] William Parker and Stefano Scodanibbio - Bass Duo [CD] USD $16.14 Buy It Now 13 days
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William Parker-For Those Who Are Still  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW William Parker-For Those Who Are Still (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $27.48 Buy It Now 14 days
Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Beans Hprizm ‎– Knives From Heaven (2012)  CD NEW Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Beans Hprizm ‎– Knives From Heaven (2012) CD NEW USD $7.80 Buy It Now 14 days
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WILLIAM PARKER Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
WILLIAM PARKER Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WILLIAM PARKER Lifting the Sanctions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lifting the Sanctions
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
WILLIAM PARKER Painter's Spring album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Painter's Spring
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
WILLIAM PARKER Song Cycle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song Cycle
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Quartet - O'Neals Porch album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
William Parker Quartet - O'Neals Porch
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
WILLIAM PARKER Piercing The Veil (with Hamid Drake) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piercing The Veil (with Hamid Drake)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Clarinet Trio ‎: Bob's Pink Cadillac album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Clarinet Trio ‎: Bob's Pink Cadillac
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Quartet Featuring Leena Conquest ‎: Raining On The Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Quartet Featuring Leena Conquest ‎: Raining On The Moon
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Trio ‎: ... And William Danced album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Trio ‎: ... And William Danced
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
WILLIAM PARKER Eloping With The Sun (with Joe Morris, Hamid Drake) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eloping With The Sun (with Joe Morris, Hamid Drake)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
WILLIAM PARKER Scrapbook album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Scrapbook
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker, Ad Peijnenburg : Brooklyn Calling album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker, Ad Peijnenburg : Brooklyn Calling
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
WILLIAM PARKER Luc's Lantern album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Luc's Lantern
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WILLIAM PARKER Long Hidden: The Olmec Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Long Hidden: The Olmec Series
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
WILLIAM PARKER For Percy Heath album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Percy Heath
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Double Quartet ‎: Alphaville Suite, Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Double Quartet ‎: Alphaville Suite, Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker / Raining On The Moon : Corn Meal Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker / Raining On The Moon : Corn Meal Dance
Vocal Jazz 2007
WILLIAM PARKER Summer Snow : Volume 2 (with Hamid Drake) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summer Snow : Volume 2 (with Hamid Drake)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Quartet - Petit Oiseau album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
William Parker Quartet - Petit Oiseau
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker, Giorgio Dini ‎: Temporary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker, Giorgio Dini ‎: Temporary
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Organ Quartet ‎: Uncle Joe's Spirit House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Organ Quartet ‎: Uncle Joe's Spirit House
Soul Jazz 2010
WILLIAM PARKER Solo Bass: Crumbling In The Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Bass: Crumbling In The Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
WILLIAM PARKER Conversations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Conversations
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
WILLIAM PARKER Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
WILLIAM PARKER Conversations II Dialogues & Monologues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Conversations II Dialogues & Monologues
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker / Raining On The Moon : Great Spirit album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
William Parker / Raining On The Moon : Great Spirit
Vocal Jazz 2015
WILLIAM PARKER Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind
Vocal Jazz 2016
WILLIAM PARKER Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees And Birds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees And Birds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
WILLIAM PARKER Meditation / Resurrection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meditation / Resurrection
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker & David Budbill ‎: What I Saw This Morning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker & David Budbill ‎: What I Saw This Morning
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
WILLIAM PARKER Voices Fall From The Sky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voices Fall From The Sky
Vocal Jazz 2018
WILLIAM PARKER Lake Of Light : Compositions For AquaSonics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lake Of Light : Compositions For AquaSonics
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018

WILLIAM PARKER EPs & splits

WILLIAM PARKER live albums

WILLIAM PARKER Flowers Grow in My Room album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flowers Grow in My Room
Progressive Big Band 1994
WILLIAM PARKER In Order To Survive album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In Order To Survive
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
WILLIAM PARKER Testimony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Testimony
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WILLIAM PARKER Sunrise in the Tone World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunrise in the Tone World
Progressive Big Band 1997
WILLIAM PARKER The Peach Orchard album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
The Peach Orchard
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
WILLIAM PARKER Posium Pendasem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Posium Pendasem
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
WILLIAM PARKER Mayor of Punkville album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Mayor of Punkville
Progressive Big Band 2000
WILLIAM PARKER Raincoat In The River Vol.1 / ICA Concert album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Raincoat In The River Vol.1 / ICA Concert
Progressive Big Band 2001
WILLIAM PARKER Fractured Dimensions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fractured Dimensions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
WILLIAM PARKER Spontaneous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spontaneous
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
WILLIAM PARKER Mass for the Healing of the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mass for the Healing of the World
Progressive Big Band 2003
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Quartet - Sound Unity album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
William Parker Quartet - Sound Unity
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WILLIAM PARKER Requiem [William Parker Bass Quartet] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Requiem [William Parker Bass Quartet]
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
WILLIAM PARKER The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield: Live in Rome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield: Live in Rome
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WILLIAM PARKER Double Sunrise Over Neptune album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Double Sunrise Over Neptune
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
WILLIAM PARKER I Plan to Stay a Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
I Plan to Stay a Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield
Vocal Jazz 2010
WILLIAM PARKER At Somewhere There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Somewhere There
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
WILLIAM PARKER Parker, Lenoci, Curci, Magliocchi : Serving An Evolving Humanity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Parker, Lenoci, Curci, Magliocchi : Serving An Evolving Humanity
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
WILLIAM PARKER Winter Sun Crying album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winter Sun Crying
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Orchestra W/Special Guest Kidd Jordan ‎: Essence Of Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Orchestra W/Special Guest Kidd Jordan ‎: Essence Of Ellington
Progressive Big Band 2012
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker / Conny Bauer / Hamid Drake ‎: Tender Exploration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker / Conny Bauer / Hamid Drake ‎: Tender Exploration
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
WILLIAM PARKER Live In Wrotslove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Wrotslove
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
WILLIAM PARKER Anthology/Live 2006-2012 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology/Live 2006-2012
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
WILLIAM PARKER For Those Who Are, Still album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
For Those Who Are, Still
Third Stream 2015
WILLIAM PARKER William Parker Quartet ‎: Ao Vivo Jazz Na Fábrica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Parker Quartet ‎: Ao Vivo Jazz Na Fábrica
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
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WILLIAM PARKER For Those Who Are, Still

Live album · 2015 · Third Stream
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Bassist William Parker is a living legend who started his musical career in early 70s playing with Don Cherry and Cecil Taylor among many others. During last five years he released series of collection of previously unissued recordings, coming from different time periods, but "For Those Who Are ,Still" is most probably most unusual of them all. In fact this 3CD-set contains most unorthodox music recorded by Parker in new Millennium and it doesn't look all that strange none of it has been released before.

Opener "For Fannie Lou Hamer" is 28-minutes long composition,recorded live in 2000 (all other albums music has been recorded between 2011 and 2013). Ten-piece combo with strings plays chamber composition with Leena Conquest soprano vocals and some recitatives,which represents William Parker as composer (he doesn't play here at all). Rest of the CD 1 contains studio recordings of same vocalist but in support of Parker-led acoustic drumless trio (and recorded eleven years later). It still sound a bit chamber, but much freer and minimalist comparing with earlier orchestrated version.Leena's vocals recalls Swiss vocalist Irene Aebi singing,known from some Steve Lacy albums.

Second set's CD "Red Giraffe With Dreadlocks" is world music ecstatic mix containing two traditional Indian singers singing against avant-garde jazz sextet,playing drones and ritual chants seriously reworked in modern creative jazz manner. Even with such heavyweights as pianist Cooper-Moore and percussionist Hamid Drake (besides of Parker on bass)second CD often sounds more as contemporary experiments with Indian traditional music than as jazz.

Third and last CD contains "Ceremonies For Those Who Are Still" - ten-piece suite recorded live in Poland by Parker-led trio (with sax player Charles Gayle and drummer Mike Reed)with local symphonic orchestra and choir. This part sounds quite a lot as chamber music spiced by jazz trio's inserts here and there. As set's opener,all other compositions till this place are all Parkers's originals.

Set closes with 25-minutes long free jazz trio's improvisation (actually recorded by above mentioned Parker-Gayle-Reed trio right before above suite during same concert in Poland). In fact,"Escapade For Sonny"(set's closer title)is the only true jazz song on all release, and it sounds great but too predictable comparing with all what sounded right before.

"For Those Who Are, Still" is a long album, and music presented here is very different and as rule quite unorthodox even for William Parker fans. Still for those interested in modern searches rooted in advanced jazz and all open ears listeners this is a perfect release, one of the best among jazz and jazz related music albums,released this year.

WILLIAM PARKER Painter's Spring

Album · 2000 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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New York acoustic bassist William Parker started his musical career in jazz as far back as the early 70s, collaborating with Don Cherry and, more notably, Cecil Taylor. Still, it was already the 90s when he became one of the main figures in the down town avant-garde jazz scene, experiencing hard times once again - this time being deeply in the shade of fashionable-again mainstream jazz.

A prolific leader and collaborator, he became a real star (and probably the leading acoustic bassist on the avant-garde jazz scene) only in the first decade of the new century. Being very physical and muscular, his bass usually sounds tuneful and even lyrical, which is what often makes his music attractive for a wide audience.

With busy drummer Hamid Drake, William Parker played together in one of the most successful Peter Brotzmann projects from the 90s, Die Like a Dog (initially born as an Albert Ayler tribute project). Now, as a trio with the lesser known reedist Daniel Carter, they have recorded a collection of muscular but tuneful, almost catchy compositions, "Painter's Spring", quite straight (by William's standards). All but two of the songs are William's originals, and they all generally sound like a mosaic of paintings (it's a rare case where the album's title means a lot). There is no obvious leader and the music is a product of equal collaboration between all three musicians.

With all of its accessibility and beauty, this album is probably the best entrance to the usually more complex and quirky, but always colorful world of Parker's music.

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