All posts tagged: William Parker

Playlist for the Week of June 22, 2015

Satoko Fujii – Tobira (Libra, 2015) Transit – Quadrologues (Clean Feed, 2009) Transit – self-titled (Clean Feed, 2005) Dynamite Club – It’s Deeper than Most People Actually Think . . . (Funhole, 2004) Nate Wooley – [9] Syllables (Mnoad, 2014) Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin – Ichigo Ichie (Libra, 2015) Max Johnson Trio – Something Familiar

Playlist for the Week of June 15, 2015

Robert Dick – Third Stone from the Sun (New World, 1993) Eric Mingus & Catherine Sikora – Clockwork Mercury (Clockwork Mercury, n.d.) Nate Wooley – Wrong Shape to Be a Story Teller (Creative Sources, 2005) Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone – Prairies (Lucky Kitchen, 2005) Farmers by Nature – Out of This World’s Distortions (AUM

Playlist for the Week of May 18, 2015

Billy Bang & Denis Charles – Bangception (Hat Hut, 1983) [vinyl] Dietrich Eichmann & Jeff Arnal – The Temperature Dropped Again (Leo, 2004) William Parker’s In Order to Survive – Peach Orchard (Aum Fidelity, 1998) Pharoah Sanders – Live at the East (Impulse, 1972) [vinyl] Ben Stapp & the Zosimos – Myrrha’s Red Book: Act I

Playlist for the Week of April 6, 2015

Commitment (Will Connell, Jason Kao Hwang, William Parker, Zen Matsuura – The Complete Recordings 1981/1983 (No Business, 2010) Mikko Innanen with William Parker, Andrew Cyrille – Song for a New Decade (TUM, 2014) Harris Eisenstadt – Golden State II (Songlines, 2015) Kaze – Uminari (Circum-Libra, 2015) Billy Lester – Unabridged (Jujikaan, 2015) Simon Frick –

Playlist for the Week of March 30, 2015

Nate Wooley/Ken Vandermark – East by Northwest (Pleasure of the Text, 2014) Tim Daisy Trio – A Fine Day in Berlin (Relay, 2014) Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky, Josh Sinton – Anomic Aphasia (SLAM Productions, 2015) Mike Pride Solo – Listening Party (Akord Records, 2015) Ted Byrnes/Michael Foster – Astringent (self-released, c. 2013) Pascal

Playlist for the Week of March 16, 2015

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – Jeremiah (Hot Cup, 2014) William Parker – At Somewhere There (Barnyard, 2010) Michel Doneda – Everybody Digs Michel Doneda (Relative Pitch, 2014) Jake Henry’s Sweet Talk – Glitterbomb (Prom Night) Hypercolor – self-titled (Tzadik, 2014) Thomas Borgmann, Peter Brotzmann, Borah Bergman – Blue Zoo (Konnex, 1997) Michael Foster

New This Week on Jazz Right Now / January 26, 2015

January Artist Feature Interview with Yoni Kretzmer Videos Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley Live at Conundrum Music Hall Ken Vandermark Solo Live at Conundrum Music Hall Nate Wooley Solo Live at Conundrum Music Hall Nate Wooley Solo “For Kenneth Gaburo” at Avant Media Ava Mendoza Solo Live in Red Hook Frank Gratkowski Solo Live at

Playlist for the Week of January 5, 2015

Raoul Bjorkenheim, William Parker, Hamid Drake – DMG @ the Stone: December 26, 2006, vol. 2 (Downtown Music Gallery, 2008) William Parker Double Quartet – Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc-Godard Film (Rogue Art, 2008) Andrew Drury – The Drum (Soup and Sound, 2015) Michelle Arcila and Eivind Opsvik – A Thousand Ancestors

Music as a Healing Force: The Musical Philosophy of William Parker

On November 17, 2014, legendary bassist William Parker invited me to his apartment on the Lower East Side to talk about his musical philosophy. I had approached him about an interview after a gig he did in Brooklyn the previous month, introducing myself as a writer who focuses on “young and emerging artists.” He had

Playlist for the Week of December 22, 2014

Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker – Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity, 2006) Mat Maneri – Acceptance (Hat Hut, 1998) Kris Davis – Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed, 2013) Book of Three – Continuum (2012) (Relative Pitch, 2013)