William Parker

Saturday, April 11, 2009. 8:30 pm


William Parker at Roulette 2009

William Parker

Saturday, April 11, 2009. 8:30 pm

Tonight, Parker presents electro-acoustic pieces w/ performances by Jim Staley (trombone), Joe Morris (guitar/bas), Billy Bang (violin), and more TBA.

“Six Mutes Dancing In The Fog” (William Parker taped electronic environment & live acoustic instruments; Jim Staley trombone; more TBA)

“The Politics Of 14 Strings” (William Parker bass/doson ngoni/flutes; Joe Morris guitar/bass;
Billy Bang violin)

Part one “eternal planet”
For Leroy Jenkins

Part two “Trio excursion”
For Fred Hopkins

Part three “As The Sun follows the dancing feet”
For “Sam Jones”

Part four ” Lyrical Light”
For Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitanada

William Parker is a free jazz double bassist, poet and composer active since the early 1970s as a vital musician in the New York City experimental jazz scene. Parker first came to public attention with pianist Cecil Taylor. He has long been a member of saxophonist David S. Ware’s quartet and in Peter Brötzmann’ s groups. He is a member of the cooperative Other Dimensions In Music. Together with his wife, dancer Patricia Nicholson, he organizes the annual Vision Festival in New York City. Parker has recorded and performed with many musicians, including Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake, Frank Lowe, Daniel Carter, Bill Dixon, Charles Gayle, Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris, Billy Bang, Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Rob Brown, Joe Morris, Rashied Ali, Paul Murphy, Sunny Murray, Perry Robinson, Barre Phillips, Henry Grimes, Peter Kowald, Spring Heel Jack, El-Producto, DJ Spooky, Susie Ibarra, Joel Futterman, John Zorn and Mat Maneri.