William Parker

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Birthday
10, 1952
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
New York

About

Known for his work in the free jazz music genre, this New York-born double bassist, songwriter, and poet became a member of the 1980s group Other Dimensions in Music and also performed with the David S. Ware Quartet and the Peter Brötzmann jazz ensemble.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he performed with the notable free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor.

Trivia

His 2007 publication, Who Owns Music?, includes his poems and musicological and political essays.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. He and his wife later founded an annual New York experimental music event called the Vision Festival.

Associated With

He and pianist Paul Bley were both influential members of the free jazz movement.