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William Parker

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: January 10, 1952    

William Parker

As Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe stated in July 2002, “William Parker has emerged as the most important leader of the current avant-garde scene in jazz.” He is working in many of the more important groups in this genre, some of the most prestigious being his own, i.e. The Curtis Mayfield Project, Little Huey Creative Orchestra, In Order to Survive, William Parker’s Quartet and other groups. Mr. Parker is one of the most important composers in our time period, he is also a poet whose words are beginning to be heard in various media: in print, in song and in his theatre piece, “Music and the Shadow People.”...
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    Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012

    AUM Fidelity
    2013
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    Tender Exploration

    Black Saint
    2013
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    Essence of Ellington

    Centering Music
    2012
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    William Parker: Centering - Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

    NoBusiness Records
    2012
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    Centering. Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

    Black Saint
    2012
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    Conversations

    Black Saint
    2011
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    Winter Sun Crying

    Black Saint
    2011
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Essence of Ellington

Centering Music (2012)

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