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William Parker

William Parker is a musician, improviser, composer, educator, and author. He plays the bass, shakuhachi, double reeds, tuba, donso ngoni and gembri. Born in 1952 in the Bronx, New York, he studied bass with Richard Davis, Art Davis, Milt Hinton, Wilber Ware, Jimmy Garrison, and Paul West. During Parker’s prolific career, he has recorded over 150 albums, had countless celebrated stage appearances, and helped shaped the jazz scene for both his peers and the youth. In 2013, Parker received the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in recognition of his influence and impact on the creative jazz scene over the last 40 years.

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Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

Lake of Light:...

Gotta Let It Out
2018

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Meditation / Resurrection

Meditation /...

AUM Fidelity
2017

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Bass Duo

Bass Duo

Centering Records
2017

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Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind

Stan's Hat Flapping...

Centering Records
2016

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For Those Who Are, Still

For Those Who Are,...

AUM Fidelity
2015

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