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At a certain point during the preparation of the BOOK, I was forced to abandon the web document below because of the impossible deadlines I was facing. As such, The Sessionography on-line does not include about three months worth of discoveries, corrections, and added info, and it is also missing a great number of images and documents. I'll be working over the next several months to correct this, so please check the UPDATES page whenever you visit.
—RL



William Parker

The
William Parker
Sessionography





A work in progress,
by Rick Lopez.



Document begun April 29, 1999

UPDATES

July 13, 2014


Photo © Susan O'Connor.
Reproduced with permission.





The Deep Digging; The Incantations;
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The Inspirations; All These Words...


Tour and concert info at AUM Fidelity.

The companion David S. Ware Sessionography.
The Susie Ibarra & Matthew Shipp Discographies.

The A.R. Penck LP Discography.

Peter Gershon interviews William Parker

Thank You to those who've helped.
A brief list posted many years ago during the documents beginnings.
Subsequent credits are listed in individual session entries.



" ‘...what was played, in what order,’ as William said once,
‘it all is like the same concert, it is constantly transforming into itself,
an ongoing endless One Gig.’ "



1970

1980

1990

The 21st Century...

2010


Session List :::

All sessions linked below are to detailed entries for recorded media.
AR = Private or Audience Recording / BR = Broadcast Recording
AVR = Private or Audience Video / BVR = Broadcast Video / SB = Soundboard Recording
All Archival Recordings are AUDIO, unless stated otherwise.

Also listed in chronological order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
I would appreciate notice of any club dates, concert dates, festival dates, etcetera, that are not listed here.
Please include reference information (i.e. periodical name, issue date, page number), along with any and all relevant details.



  • 73.03.00 / Frank Lowe: Black Beings (ESP)
  • 73.03.00 / Frank Lowe: The Loweski (ESP-Disk)
    • (V/A) Faith & Power, An ESP-Disk Sampler (The WIRE Magazine)
  • 73.07.01 / Sunny Murray and the Byard Lancaster Quintet [AR] New York
  • 73.08.12 / Black Kraut [BR] NYC
  • 73.10.05 / Frank Lowe Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 73.11.29 / Harold Smith Trio [BR] NYC
  • 74.02.26 (1) / William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (Eremite)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.01.21
  • 74.03.12 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [AR] New York
  • 74.04.24 / The Music Ensemble: The Music Ensemble (Roaratorio Records)
      + 75.02.15
  • 74.06.10 / Raphé Malik Quartet & Guest [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 74.07.03 / Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Roger Baird [BR] NYC
  • 74.07.21 / Ensemble Muntu [BR] NYC
  • 74.07.23 / Charles Brackeen Trio [BR] NYC
  • 74.08.01 / William Parker Group [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 74.08.02 / Raphé Malik Trio [BR] NYC
  • 74.10.06 / Raphé Malik Quartet + 1 [AR] NYC
  • 74.10.15 / Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet (NoBusiness Records)
    • Melodic Art-Tette [BR] New York
  • 74.10.31 / The Music Ensemble [BR] NYC
  • 75.02.15 / The Music Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording] New York
    • The Music Ensemble: The Music Ensemble (Roaratorio Records)
      + 74.04.24
    • The Music Ensemble [BR]
  • 75.02.18 / Earl Freeman: The Universal Jazz Symphonette Presents Soundcraft 75 (Anima)
  • 75.00.00 ERROR LISTING / Don Cherry: Brown Rice [Anecdotal misinformation implies Parker is on the title track]
  • 75.04.12 / William Parker Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording]
    • William Parker Ensemble [BR] New York
  • 75.04.20 / MUNTU Recordings (NoBusiness)
      + 77.04.17, 79.03.30
    • Jemeel Moondoc Trio [BR] New York
  • 75.05.28 / Jemeel Moondoc Trio [BR] NYC
  • 75.06.00 (1) / Don Cherry Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 75.06.07 / Don Cherry Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 75.07.06 / Kabballah [AR] NYC
  • 75.08.11 / Kazutoki "Kappo" Umezu: Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai (Sky)
  • 76.02.05 / Ensemble Muntu [BR] NYC
  • 76.02.29 / Ensemble Muntu [BR] NYC
  • 76.05.19 / Billy Bang Poetry Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 76.06.13 / Henry Warner Trio [AR] NYC
  • 76.06.14 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 76.08.20 (1) / Billy Bang Trio + 2 [AR] NYC
  • 76.08.20 (2) / The Music Ensemble + Guests [AR] NYC
  • 76.10.07 / Ensemble Muntu [BR] NYC
  • 76.10.16 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 76.10.24 / William Parker: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03
    • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (Eremite)
      + 74.02.26 (1); 77.08.28; 79.01.21
    • William Parker Reads, with Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen [BR] NYC
  • 76.12.21 / William Parker Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 76.12.31 / Ensemble Muntu [AVR] NYC
  • 77.04.03 / William Parker Quintet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 77.04.17 / Ensemble Muntu: First Feeding (Muntu)
  • 77.05.29 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage (NoBusiness Records)
      + 78.05.16
    • 77.05.29 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues (NoBusiness Records)
  • 77.05.30 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [BR] NYC
  • 77.08.28 / William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording] New York
    • William Parker Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03
    • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (Eremite)
      + 74.02.26 (1); 76.10.24; 79.01.21
  • 78.00.00 / William Parker: Corn Meal Suite [BR & Film] NYC
  • 78.02.26 / Raphé Malik Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 78.03.09 / Ensemble Muntu [AR] NYC
  • 78.03.15 / The Juice Quartet [Juma Sultan Archival Recording] NYC
  • 78.03.19 / Ensemble Muntu [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 78.04.11 (2) • Raphé Malik Quartet [WKCR Archival Broadcast Recording] NYC
  • 78.04.20 / Ensemble Muntu [AR] NYC
  • 78.05.16 / Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: New York Collage (Anima)
    • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage (NoBusiness Records)
      + 77.05.29
    • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—68:14]
  • 78.05.09 / Ensemble Muntu [BR] NYC
  • IMAGE: An early Muntu line-up
  • 78.11.27 / Todd Capp & The Improvising Orchestra: Volume I: Quintessence (Lucky Tiger)
  • 78.12.19 (1) / Peter Kuhn: Living Right (Big City)
  • 79.01.21 / The Music of William Parker [Centering Archival Recording]
    • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (Eremite)
      + 74.02.26 (1); 76.10.24; 77.08.28
  • 79.03.04 / Raphé Malik Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 79.03.30 / Ensemble Muntu: The Evening of the Blue Men (Muntu)
    • MUNTU Recordings (NoBusiness)
      + 75.04.20, 77.04.17
  • 79.05.04 / William Parker's Big Moon Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03
    • William Parker's Big Moon Double Quartet [AR & BR] NYC
  • 79.05.15 / Commitment Ensemble [BR] NYC
  • 79.09.22 / William Parker Quartet & Guests [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 79.11.10 / Raphé Malik Quartet [Centering Archival Recording] Unna
  • 79.12.08 / Peter Kuhn: Ghost of a Trance (hat Hut)
  • 80.00.00 (1) / William Parker's Big Moon Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03
  • 80.00.00 (2) / William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble + Voices: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03
  • 80.02.02 (1) / Peter Kuhn Quintet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 80.02.02 (2) / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 80.02.25 / Ensemble Muntu [AR] NYC
  • 80.02.29 / Commitment Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 80.05.00 / Wayne Horvitz: Simple Facts (TFYM)
  • 80.05.09 / William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 84.06.25; 87.07.03
    • David S. Ware, William Parker, & Denis Charles Trio [BR] NYC
  • 80.05.14 / Raphé Malik Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 80.06.28 / Billy Bang: Changing Seasons (Bellows)
  • 80.10.13 / Commitment: The Complete Recordings—1981/1983 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 80.10.14, 83.05.20
    • Commitment Ensemble: Commitment
  • 80.10.14 / Commitment: The Complete Recordings—1981/1983 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 80.10.13, 83.05.20
    • Commitment Ensemble: Commitment
  • 80.10.13 / Commitment Ensemble: Commitment (Flying Panda)
      + 80.10.14
  • 80.10.14 / Commitment Ensemble: Commitment (Flying Panda)
  • 80.10.24 / Jemeel Moondoc: New York Live (Cadence)
      + 81.04.02
  • 80.11.00 (3) / Amy Sheffer: Where's Your Home? (I Am Shee)
    • + 83.03.00
  • 80.12.17 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Washington DC
  • 80.12.20 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Washington DC
  • 81.01.12 / Peter Kuhn Quartet: The Kill (Soul Note)
      + 81.12.20
  • 81.04.02 / Jemeel Moondoc: New York Live (Cadence)
      + 80.10.24
  • 81.04.14 / Ensemble Muntu: The Intrepid Live in Poland (Poljazz)
  • 81.04.25 / Lewis McMillan Trio [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 81.05.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 81.08.07 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 81.10.22 / Marilyn Crispell Quintet + 2 [AR] NYC
  • 81.10.24 / Jemeel Moondoc Sextet: Konstanze's Delight (Soul Note)
  • 81.11.06 / Cecil Taylor Unit [BR] Paris
  • 81.11.07 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & BR] Zürich
  • 81.11.08 / Cecil Taylor: The Eighth (hat ART)
  • 81.11.09 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & BR] Mailand
  • 81.11.14 / The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] London
  • 81.12.20 / Peter Kuhn Quartet: The Kill (Soul Note)
      + 81.01.12
  • 81.12.26 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 81.12.00 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.00.00 / William Parker Quintet [BR] NYC
  • 82.01.05 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.01.06 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.01.07 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.01.08 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.01.09 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.02.06 / Wayne Horvitz—Butch Morris—William Parker: Some Order, Long Understood (Black Saint)
    • Wayne Horvitz—Butch Morris—William Parker [SBR] New York
  • 82.03.01 / ERROR LISTING! Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [See 82.03.21]
  • 82.03.05 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.03.06 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.03.08 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.03.09 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.03.21 / Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.04.11 / Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.04.12 / ERROR LISTING! Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [See 82.04.11]
  • 82.04.18 / Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.04.23 / Commitment [BR] NYC
  • 82.05.01 / Khan Jamal [AR] NYC
  • 82.05.28 / Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.06.00 / William Parker's "A Thousand Cranes": Rehearsal [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 82.07.03 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.08.01 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 82.08.15 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Lewiston
  • 82.09.02 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] Chicago
  • 82.09.19 / William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 83.03.00 / Amy Sheffer: Where's Your Home? (I Am Shee)
    • + 81.11.00 (3)
  • 83.03.12-13 / Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [BVR] Rome
  • 83.03.15 / Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [BVR] Cagliari
  • 83.03.19 / Cecil Taylor & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [AR] Camden
  • 83.05.20 / Commitment: The Complete Recordings—1981/1983 (NoBusiness Records)
      +80.10.13, 80.10.14
    • Commitment: Live in Germany, 1983
    • Commitment [AR]
  • 83.08.27 / Cecil Taylor: Nicaragua: No Parasan / Live in Willisau '83 (Nica)
  • 83.09.04 / Cecil Taylor Unit [SBR] Saalfelden
  • 83.09.26 / Jimmy Lyons: Wee Sneezawee (Black Saint)
      + 83.09.27
  • 83.09.27 (1) / Jimmy Lyons: Wee Sneezawee (Black Saint)
  • 83.09.27 (2) / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.09.28 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.09.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.09.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.10.01 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.10.02 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.09.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR] NYC
  • 83.10.18 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Nancy
  • 83.10.26 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Saragossa
  • 83.10.27 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & BR] Madrid
  • 83.10.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [BR] Orleans
  • 83.10.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [BR & BVR] Berlin
  • 83.11.03 / Cecil Taylor Unit + Dancers [SBR] Mannheim
  • 83.11.08 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Dornbirn
  • 83.11.10 / Cecil Taylor Unit [hat HUT Recording Session] Black Forest
  • 83.11.11 / Cecil Taylor Unit [hat HUT Recording Session] Black Forest
  • 83.11.16 / Cecil Taylor Unit with Diane McIntyre and Sounds in Motion [AR] Basel
  • 84.03.05 / Wayne Horvitz [BR] NYC
  • 84.05.30 / IMAGE: Sound Unity Festival Schedule
  • 84.06.01 / William and Patsy Parker Ensemble: A Thousand Cranes [Centering Archival Recording]
    • (V/A) William and Patsy Parker Ensemble: Rising Tones Cross a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn (Film Pals)
      + 84.06.02 (2); 84.06.03 (2)
  • 84.06.02 (2) / (V/A) Peter Brötzmann Ensemble: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn (Film Pals)
  • 84.06.03 (1) / (V/A) Jemeel Moondoc Sextet: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn (Film Pals)
  • 84.06.03 (2) / Commitment [AR] NYC
  • 84.06.07 / Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 84.06.15 / Bill Dixon Quartet [AR] Bennington
  • 84.06.00 / A. R. Penck: Going Through (no label)
  • 84.06.25 / William Parker's Centering Big Band: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 87.07.03
  • 84.06.28 / Ellen Christi w/ Menage: Live at Irving Plaza (Soul Note)
  • 84.07.21 / Jackson Krall: Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society (Stork)
  • 84.09.13 / Raphé Malik Quartet: Last Set: Live at The 1369 Jazz Club (Boxholder Records)
  • 84.09.19 / Billy Bang Sextet: Fire from Within (Soul Note)
      + 84.09.29
  • 84.09.29 (1) / Billy Bang Sextet: Fire from Within (Soul Note)
  • 84.10.15 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [AR] Cologne
  • 84.10.18 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BVR] Prague
  • 84.10.20 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BR] Rubigen
  • 84.10.21 / Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents): Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) (Soul Note)
      + 84.10.22; 84.10.23; 84.10.24
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 84.10.22 / Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents): Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) (Soul Note)
    • (V/A) Black Saint / Soul Note Critics' Pick Sampler Vol. 3 (Black Saint - Soul Note)
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 84.10.23 / Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents): Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) (Soul Note)
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 84.10.24 / Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents): Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) (Soul Note)
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 84.10.26 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BVR] Warsaw
  • 84.10.27 / Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [AR] Belfort
  • 84.11.01 / Cecil Taylor Orchestra of Two Continents [BR & BVR] Paris
  • 84.11.04 / Peter Brötzmann Clarinet Project: Berlin Djungle (FMP)
  • 84.11.05 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AVR] Milan
  • 84.12.00 (1) / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 84.12.00 (2) / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 84.12.17 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AVR] Long Island
  • 85.12.30 / Billy Bang's The Fire Within [AR] NYC
  • 85.00.00 / William Parker: Community Dig Soundtrack [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 85.01.07 / Billy Bang Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 85.01.31 / John Carter Trio [BR] NYC
  • 85.02.06 / Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR] NYC
  • 85.02.12 / Jimmy Lyons Quartet: The Box Set (Ayler Records)
  • 85.02.13 / Jemeel Moondoc Quartet [AR] Medford
  • 85.02.21 / Roy Campbell Jr. Trio [AR] NYC
  • 85.04.24 / Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR] Berlin
  • 85.04.26 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [AR & BR] Berlin
  • 85.04.29 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [BR] East Berlin
  • 85.05.01 / Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [AR] Wuppertal
  • 85.05.09 / Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 85.05.16 / Bill Dixon: Thoughts (Soul Note)
    • Bill Dixon Septet [AVR]
    • IMAGE: Thoughts CD cover
    • Bill Dixon: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 85.06.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [BR] Montreal
  • 85.07.11 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] San Francisco
  • 85.07.12 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] San Francisco
  • 85.00.00 (3) / William Parker Orchestra [BR]
  • 85.10.19 / Jemeel Moondoc Quintet [AR] Cambridge
  • 85.11.16 / Cecil Taylor Unit & Ballet [SBR] Paris
  • 85.11.24 / Jemeel Moondoc Quintet: Nostalgia in Times Square (Soul Note)
  • 85.12.27 / Amy Sheffer: We 'Um (I Am Shee)
      + 86.06.18
  • 86.01.18 / Billy Bang Sextet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 86.01.30 / Steve Cohn: The Beggar and The Robot in Diamonds (ITM-Media Pacific)
  • 86.02.01 / Jimmy Lyons Benefit [AR] NYC
  • 86.04.10 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Berlin
  • 86.04.11 / Cecil Taylor: Olu Iwa (Soul Note)
      + 86.04.12
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
    • Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Berlin
  • 86.04.12 / Cecil Taylor: Olu Iwa (Soul Note)
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
    • Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Berlin
  • 86.04.13 / Cecil Taylor Big Band [AR] Berlin
  • 86.05.00 / Marco Eneidi: Vermont, Spring, 1986 (Botticelli)
  • 86.05.28 / MEMORIAL SERVICE for JIMMY LYONS [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 86.06.18 / Amy Sheffer: We 'Um (I Am Shee)
      + 85.12.27
  • 86.08.25 / Trio Hurricane: Suite of Winds (Black Saint)
  • 86.09.20 (1) / Ellen Christi: Star of Destiny (NYCAC)
  • 86.09.20 (2) / Billy Bang Quintet [AR] Cambridge
  • 86.10.22 / Bill Dixon Quartet [AVR] Middlebury
  • 86.10.25 / Bill Dixon Quartet [AVR] Middlebury
  • 86.11.01 / Billy Bang Quintet [AR & AVR] Leverkusen
  • 86.11.07 / Billy Bang Quintet [AR] Zürich
  • 86.11.23 / Billy Bang Sextet: Live at Carlos 1 (Soul Note)
  • 86.12.05 / Bill Dixon in Concert [AR] Bennington
  • 87.02.00 / Jerome Cooper Quintet: Outer and Interactions (About Time)
  • 87.03.00 / William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 87.03.04 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 87.03.25 / William Parker & Paul Murphy Duo [BR] Waltham
  • 87.03.29 / William Parker Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 87.04.23 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 87.05.03 / Brötzmann/Breuker Quartet [AR] Lübeck
  • 87.06.27 / William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 87.07.03 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness Records)
      + 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25
    • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR]
  • 87.07.09 / Takashi Tazamaki: Live in New York, 1987 (Omba)
  • 87.10.16 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Oakland
  • 87.10.17 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Oakland
  • 87.10.27 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Berlin
  • 87.10.31 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Brussels
  • 87.11.03 / The Cecil Taylor Unit: Live in Bologna (Leo)
  • 87.11.07 / The Cecil Taylor Unit: Live in Vienna (Leo)
  • 87.11.09 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Salzburg
  • 87.11.13 / Cecil Taylor: Tzotzil Mummers Tzotzil (Leo)
  • 87.12.00 / William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 88.01.18 / Commitment Ensemble [BR] NYC
  • 88.02.06 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 88.02.15 / William Parker Solo [BR] NYC
  • 88.04.04 / David S. Ware: A Passage To Music (Silkheart)
      + 88.04.05
  • 88.04.05 / David S. Ware: A Passage To Music (Silkheart)
  • 88.04.15 / (V/A) Peter Brötzmann Trio: Mouthful of Sweat / Chemical Imbalance Video Compilation #1 (Chemical Imbalance)
    • Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR] New York
  • 88.04.17 / Bill Dixon Ensemble, "Sound Unity Orchestra" [AR] NYC
  • 88.04.00 / William Parker Quintet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 88.04.25 / Roy Campbell Jr. Quintet [BR] NYC
  • 88.04.29 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 88.04.30 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 88.06.19 / Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] NYC
  • 88.07.01 / Cecil Taylor European Orchestra Workshop [AR] Berlin
  • 88.07.02 / Cecil Taylor European Orchestra: Alms / Tiergarten (Spree) (FMP)
    • Cecil Taylor: In Berlin '88 (FMP)
    • Cecil Taylor European Orchestra [AVR] Berlin
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete (Musica Jazz Magazine)
      + 89.11.02; 89.11.03; 90.07.08
    • IMAGE: Concrete LP cover
    • Cecil Taylor European Orchestra [AVR]
  • 88.08.06 / William Hooker Quartet: Lifeline (Silkheart)
  • 88.09.02 / Khan Jamal: Speak Easy (Gazelle)
  • 88.10.21 / The Feel Trio [AR & BR] Leverkusen
  • 88.10.22 / The Feel Trio [AR] Nancy
  • 88.10.23 / The Feel Trio [AR] Freiberg
  • 88.11.05 / The Feel Trio [AR] Hollywood
  • 88.11.17 / The Feel Trio [AR] Fort Worth
  • 88.11.18 / The Feel Trio [AR] Fort Worth
  • 88.11.19 / The Feel Trio [AR] Fort Worth
  • 88.00.00 (2) / Bern Nix Trio [AR] NYC
  • 88.12.10 (1) / Bern Nix Trio [AR] Groningen
  • 88.12.10 (2) / Roy Campbell Trio [AR] Groningen
  • 88.12.00 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] Amsterdam
  • 89.00.00 / William Parker & Tom Tedesco: Painters Autumn (Centering)
    • (V/A) William Parker Solo: Halana Magazine
    • William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
      + 93.00.00 (1); 93.00.00 (2); 97.01.26
  • 89.01.25 / The Feel Trio [AR] Washington DC
  • 89.01.28 / David S. Ware Trio [AR] Philadelphia * Error listing, not a Parker session.
  • 89.01.28 / Billy Bang Quartet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 89.02.03 / The Feel Trio [AR] NYC
  • 89.02.04 / The Feel Trio [AR] NYC
  • 89.04.16 / Karen Borca - Irene Schweizer Quartet [AR] Basel
  • 89.04.24 / Other Dimensions In Music: Other Dimensions In Music (Silkheart)
      + 89.04.25
  • 89.04.25 / Other Dimensions In Music: Other Dimensions In Music (Silkheart)
  • 89.04.28 / Rob Brown: Breath Rhyme (Silkheart)
      + 89.04.29
  • 89.04.29 / Rob Brown: Breath Rhyme (Silkheart)
  • 89.06.08 / Cecil Taylor: In Florescence (A&M)
  • 89.07.12 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 89.07.13 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 89.07.20 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 89.09.15 / Zorn John's Alto Madness [AR] NYC
  • 89.10.07 / Cecil Taylor Unit [BR] Quebec
  • 89.11.02 / (Cecil Taylor) The Feel Trio: Looking (Berlin Version) (FMP)
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete (Musica Jazz Magazine + FMP)
      + 88.07.02; 89.11.03; 90.07.08
    • Cecil Taylor The Feel Trio [AR] Berlin
  • 89.11.03 / Cecil Taylor: Looking (Berlin Version) Corona (FMP)
      + 89.11.04
    • Cecil Taylor [AR] Berlin
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete (Musica Jazz Magazine + FMP)
      + 88.07.02; 89.11.02; 90.07.08
  • 89.11.04 / Cecil Taylor: Looking (Berlin Version) Corona (FMP)
    • Cecil Taylor [AR] Berlin
  • 89.12.17 / The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR] Cambridge
  • 89.12.22 / Cecil Taylor and Corona [AR] NYC
  • 89.12.23 / Cecil Taylor and Corona [AR] New York
  • 90.01.08 / David S. Ware: Great Bliss Volumes 1 & 2 (Silkheart)
      + 90.01.09; 90.01.10
  • 90.01.09 / David S. Ware: Great Bliss Volumes 1 & 2 (Silkheart)
  • 90.01.10 / David S. Ware: Great Bliss Volumes 1 & 2 (Silkheart)
  • 90.01.14 / Matthew Shipp: Points (Silkheart)
      + 90.03.18
  • 90.02.26 / Ellen Christi: Instant Reality (NYCAC)
  • 90.03.05 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau [BR] NYC
  • 90.03.09 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy (Flying Note)
      + 92.06.19; 92.08.10; 92.08.11
  • 90.03.18 / Matthew Shipp: Points (Silkheart)
      + 90.01.14
  • 90.04.14 / Tom Bruno Trio [AR] NYC
  • 90.05.00 / Michael Marcus: Under the Wire (ENJA)
      + 90.11.00
  • 90.00.00 / Quartet Concepts [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 90.06.28 / Joelle Leandre & William Parker Duo [AR] Berlin
  • 90.06.29 / (Cecil Taylor) The Feel Trio: Celebrated Blazons (FMP)
    • (Cecil Taylor) The Feel Trio [AR] Berlin
  • 90.07.08 / Cecil Taylor: CT: The Dance Project (FMP)
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete (Musica Jazz Magazine + FMP)
      + 88.07.02; 89.11.02; 89.11.03
    • Cecil Taylor Dance Project [AR] Berlin
  • 90.07.21 (2) / The Feel Trio [AR] Nickelsdorf
  • 90.08.10 / Cecil Taylor Quintet [AR] Amsterdam
  • 90.08.12 / The Feel Trio [AR] Amsterdam
  • 90.08.27 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
      + 90.08.28; 90.08.29; 90.08.30; 90.08.31; 90.09.01
  • 90.08.28 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
  • 90.08.29 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
  • 90.08.30 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
  • 90.08.31 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
  • 90.09.01 / The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T (Codanza)
  • 90.10.08-13 / Cecil Taylor Trio [AVR] Tokyo
  • 90.10.16 / Matthew Shipp: Circular Temple (Quinton; Infinite Zero)
  • 90.11.00 (1) / Cecil Taylor: Burning Poles (Mystic Fire)
  • 90.11.00 (2) / Michael Marcus: Under the Wire (ENJA)
      + 90.05.00
  • 90.11.14 / William Parker & Joe Gallant Duo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 90.11.20 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BVR] Barcelona
  • 91.00.00 (2) / William Parker Solo Bass + Tape [BR] NYC
  • 91.01.08 / Cecil Taylor Trio [AR] NYC
  • 91.01.23 / Ivo Perelman Trio [AR] Brooklyn
  • 91.03.10 / Marcus Dance Theatre 1989-1992 [BVR] (Character Generators/Video)
    • The Sirovich Group/Marcus Dance Theater [BVR] (Character Generators/Video)
  • 91.03.26 / Peter Brötzmann Tentet [BR] Hamburg
  • 91.04.00 / Philip Wilson: The Philip Wilson Project (Jazzdoor)
    • The Philip Wilson Project: Steel And Breath (NewEdition)
  • 91.05.09 / Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR, AVR, & BVR] NYC
  • 91.05.10 / Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR, AVR, & BVR] NYC
  • 91.05.11 / Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR, AVR, & BVR] NYC
  • 91.07.20 / Peter Brötzmann's März Combo + Butch Morris [AR] Nickelsdorf
  • 91.09.12 / Marco Eneidi: The Marco Eneidi Coalition (Botticelli)
      + 91.09.13
  • 91.09.13 / Marco Eneidi: The Marco Eneidi Coalition (Botticelli)
  • 91.10.06 / Roy Campbell: New Kingdom (Delmark)
      + 91.10.07; 91.10.08
  • 91.10.07 / Roy Campbell: New Kingdom (Delmark)
  • 91.10.08 / Roy Campbell: New Kingdom (Delmark)
  • 91.10.10 / William Parker: Song Cycle (Boxholder Records)
  • 91.10.27 / The Associated Big Band: The Associated Big Band (Stork)
  • 91.10.31 / Charles Gayle, William Parker & Rashied Ali: Touchin' On Trane (FMP)
      + 91.11.01
  • 91.11.01 / Charles Gayle, William Parker & Rashied Ali: Touchin' On Trane (FMP)
  • 91.11.02 / Peter Brötzmann [AR] Berlin
  • 91.12.10 / David S. Ware: Flight of I (DIW, Columbia Records)
      + 91.12.11
  • 91.12.11 / David S. Ware: Flight of I (DIW, Columbia Records)
  • 91.12.31 / Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe (Flying Note Records)
      + 92.01.03; 92.01.04
  • 92.01.03 / Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe (Flying Note Records)
  • 92.01.04 / Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe (Flying Note Records)
  • 92.02.18 / Peter Brötzmann: The Marz Combo (FMP)
  • 92.02.19 / Peter Brötzmann's März Combo [AR] München
  • 92.03.26 / Cecil Taylor Trio [BR] NYC
  • 92.03.27 / Cecil Taylor Trio [AR] NYC
  • 92.03.28 / Cecil Taylor Trio [BR] NYC
  • 92.04.10 / William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 92.04.11 / Joelle Leandre Trio [AR] NYC
  • 92.05.00 / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR] NYC
  • 92.05.15 / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR] NYC
  • 92.05.16 / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR] NYC
  • 92.05.18 / Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory: This Dance is for Steve McCall (Black Saint)
    • Roscoe Mitchell (& the Note Factory): The Jazz Masters, 100 anos de Swing (Folio Collection)
  • 92.06.01 / (V/A) Matthew Shipp Trio: Why We Came Together / A Yakuza Compilation (Yakuza #8 Magazine-CD)
  • 92.06.19 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy (Flying Note)
      + 90.03.09; 92.08.10; 92.08.11
  • 92.06.00 / Glenn Spearman & William Parker Duo [BR] Upper Marlboro
  • 92.06.30 / Steve Cohn Trio [AR] NYC
  • 92.08.02 / Collective 4tet: Dreamcatcher (Stork)
  • 92.08.10 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy (Flying Note)
      + 90.03.09; 92.06.19; 92.08.11
  • 92.08.11 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy (Flying Note)
      + 90.03.09; 92.06.19; 92.08.10
  • 92.08.28 / Cecil Taylor Tentet [BR & SBR] Saalfelden
  • 92.09.23 / Takashi Kazamaki: Floating Flames (ECD)
  • 92.10.14 / David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation (DIW)
      + 92.10.15
  • 92.10.15 / David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation (DIW)
  • 92.10.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 92.11.13 / Sacred Scrape: Secret Response - Live in the U.S. 1992 (Rastacan)
      + 92.11.20
  • 92.11.20 / Sacred Scrape: Secret Response - Live in the U.S. 1992 (Rastacan)
  • 92.11.21 / Zane Massey Trio: Brass Knuckles (Delmark)
    • (V/A) (Delmark) 40th Anniversary Jazz (Delmark)
  • 92.12.13 / Centering Dance Music Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 93.00.00 (1) / The Olmec Group: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
      + 89.00.00; 93.00.00 (2); 97.01.26
  • 93.00.00 (2) / William Parker Solo: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
      + 89.00.00; 93.00.00 (1); 97.01.26
  • 93.01.21 / Charles Gayle Quartet: Vol. 1 (Translation) & vol. 2 (Raining Fire) (Silkheart)
      + 93.01.22
    • Charles Gayle Quartet: Blue Shadows (Silkheart)
      + 93.01.22
  • 93.01.22 / Charles Gayle Quartet: Vol. 1 (Translation) & vol. 2 (Raining Fire) (Silkheart)
    • Charles Gayle Quartet: Blue Shadows (Silkheart)
  • 93.02.01 / Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live (Knitting Factory)
      + 93.02.15; 93.02.22
  • 93.02.12 / Michael Marcus Trio: Ithem (Ayler Records)
      + 93.06.28 (1)
  • 93.02.15 / Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live (Knitting Factory)
      + 93.02.01; 93.02.22
  • 93.02.21 / Collective 4tet: Bindu (Stork)
  • 93.02.22 / Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live (Knitting Factory)
      + 93.02.01; 93.02.15
  • 93.03.26 / Matthew Shipp: Prism (Brinkman)
  • 93.04.10 / Other Dimensions In Music [BR & BVR] NYC
  • 93.04.11 / William Parker: In Order To Survive (Black Saint)
      + 93.06.28 (2)
  • 93.04.12 / William Parker Interview [BR] NYC
  • 93.04.13 / Tribute to Ayler & Trane [BR] NYC
  • 93.04.16 / Charles Gayle: Consecration (Black Saint)
      + 93.04.17
  • 93.04.17 / Charles Gayle: Consecration (Black Saint)
  • 93.04.00 / Tribute to Ayler & Trane [AR] London
  • 93.04.30 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Ulrichberg
  • 93.05.00 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker: Zo (Rise Records; 2.13.61)
    • (V/A) 213CD 1996 Part One (2.13.61)
    • Yakuza #6 (Yakuza Magazine & 7"EP)
  • 93.06.00 / Prima Materia: Peace on Earth (music of John Coltrane) (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A) Howard Mandel: Future Jazz (Knitting Factory)
      + 94.06.08
  • 93.06.28 (1) / Michael Marcus Trio: Ithem (Ayler Records)
      + 93.02.12
  • 93.06.28 (2) / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording]
    • William Parker: In Order To Survive (Black Saint)
    • + 93.04.11
  • 93.06.29 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 93.07.22 / Rob Brown: Highwire (Soul Note)
  • 93.08.02 / Bill Dixon: Vade Mecum I & II (Soul Note)
      + 93.08.03; 93.08.04
  • 93.08.03 / Bill Dixon: Vade Mecum I & II (Soul Note)
    • Bill Dixon: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 93.08.04 / Bill Dixon: Vade Mecum I & II (Soul Note)
    • Bill Dixon: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 93.08.19 / Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog (FMP)
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings (Jazzwerkstatt)
      + 97.11.07 & 97.11.08 (1); 97.11.08 (2) & 97.11.09; 99.11.03
  • 93.09.07 / Michael Marcus: Here At! (Soul Note)
      + 93.09.08; 93.09.12
  • 93.09.08 / Michael Marcus: Here At! (Soul Note)
  • 93.09.12 / Michael Marcus: Here At! (Soul Note)
  • 93.09.29 / Marco Eneidi Quintet: Final Disconnect Notice (Botticelli)
  • 93.11.09 / Joe Morris & Rob Brown Quartet: Illuminate (Leo Lab)
  • 93.11.11 / Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Conduction #38, #39 & #40 (New World Records)
      + 93.11.12
    • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Testament: A Conduction Collection (New World Records) + 93.11.12
  • 93.11.12 / Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Conduction #38, #39 & #40 (New World Records)
    • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Testament: A Conduction Collection (New World Records)
  • 93.11.14 / William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 93.11.27 / Other Dimensions In Music [WKCR-FM Archival Recording] NYC
  • 93.11.28 / Charles Gayle Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 94.01.00 (1) / William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.01.15 / Other Dimensions in Music [BR] NYC
  • 94.02.01 / By Any Means Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 94.02.00 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Flowers Grow In My Room (Centering Records)
  • 94.02.03 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 94.02.11 / William Parker Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.03.02 / Improvisors Collective [BR] NYC
  • 94.03.09 / Improvisors Collective [BR] NYC
  • IMAGE: Stork Music Festival Program.
  • 94.04.20 / Gregg Bendian Project [AR] Cleveland
  • 94.04.22 / Gregg Bendian Project [AR] Madison
  • 94.04.24 / Gregg Bendian Project [AR] NYC
  • 94.05.02 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.05.04 / David S. Ware: Earthquation (DIW)
      + 94.05.05
  • 94.05.05 / David S. Ware: Earthquation (DIW)
  • 94.05.06 / William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.05.16 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Munich
  • 94.05.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Konstanz
  • 94.05.19 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 94.05.23 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.06.08 / Charles Gayle with Sunny Murray & William Parker: Kingdom Come (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A) Howard Mandel: Future Jazz (Knitting Factory)
      + 93.00.00 (3)
  • 94.06.00 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.06.15 / Blaise Siwula: The Low Blow (Self-produced CD-R)
  • 94.06.27 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 94.07.03 / Paul Murphy's Phoenix Band [AVR] Washington DC
  • 94.07.15 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Nickelsdorf
  • 94.08.19 / Arthur Doyle Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 94.08.28 / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR & SBR] Saalfelden
  • 94.09.00 / (V/A) Now Hear This (P-Form)
  • 94.09.10 / Carlos Ward: Live at the Bug & Other Sweets (Peull Music)
  • 94.09.13 / Roy Campbell Pyramid: Communion (Silkheart)
      + 94.09.14
  • 94.09.14 / Roy Campbell Pyramid: Communion (Silkheart)
  • 94.09.16 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 94.09.19 / Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker: Harras (Avant)
      + 94.09.20
    • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker [AR] New York
  • 94.09.20 / Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker: Harras (Avant)
    • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker [AR] New York
  • 94.09.23 / Matthew Shipp: Critical Mass (2.13.61)
  • 94.10.06 / William Parker Trio [AR] NYC
  • 94.10.10 / Christoph Gallio: À Gertrude Stein (Percaso Productions)
      + 94.10.11
  • 94.10.11 / Christoph Gallio: À Gertrude Stein (Percaso Productions)
  • 94.10.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 94.11.10 / Bill Dixon Quartet [AR] Villeurbanne
  • 94.11.14 / Collective 4tet: Ropedancer (Leo Lab)
      + 94.11.15
  • 94.11.15 / Collective 4tet: Ropedancer (Leo Lab)
  • 94.11.16 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Close Up (FMP)
  • 94.11.00 / William Parker Interviews [BR] NYC
  • 94.12.02 / David S. Ware: Cryptology (Homestead)
  • 94.12.28 / William Parker: Testimony (Zero In)
    • William Parker: Crumbling In the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake (Centering Records)
  • 94.12.29 / William Parker & Improvisers Collective Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.01.00 (1) / Trio Hurricane + 1 [AR]
    • (V/A) Trio Hurricane + 1: Wiretapper 6 Special Edition (WIRE Magazine)
  • 95.01.00 (2) / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Sensual Hearing (Flying Note)
      + 95.02.00
  • 95.01.21 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.01.26 / William Parker's Improvisors Collective Orchestra [SBR] NYC
  • 95.01.29 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Sunrise in the Tone World (AUM Fidelity)
      + 95.02.19; 95.02.26
  • 95.02.00 / Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Sensual Hearing (Flying Note)
      + 95.01.00
  • 95.02.19 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Sunrise in the Tone World (AUM Fidelity)
      + 95.01.29; 95.02.26
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc, January 2000 Limited Edition (Jazziz Magazine)
  • 95.02.26 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Sunrise in the Tone World (AUM Fidelity)
      + 95.01.29; 95.02.19
  • 95.03.08 / Daniel Carter Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 95.03.24 / Prima Materia [BVR] Burghausen
  • 95.05.14 / Matthew Shipp: The Flow of X (2.13.61)
  • 95.05.24 / Assif Tsahar Quartet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.05.26 (1) / Assif Tsahar Quartet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.05.26 (2) / Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.05.27 / Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.06.01 / Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 95.06.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 95.06.27 / Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio [AR] NYC
  • 95.07.04 (1) / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Lyon
  • 95.07.04 (2) / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Vienne
  • 95.08.26 / David S. Ware Quintet [SBR] Saalfelden
  • 95.09.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR & BR] Willisau
  • 95.09.15 / Intermission: Song of Low Songs (Bvhaast)
  • 95.09.19 / Rob Brown Trio [AR] NYC
  • 95.09.27 / David S. Ware: Oblations and Blessings (Silkheart)
      + 95.09.28
  • 95.09.28 / David S. Ware: Oblations and Blessings (Silkheart)
  • 95.09.29 / David S. Ware: DAO (Homestead)
  • 95.10.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] Nancy
  • 95.10.25 / Charles Gayle: Daily Bread (Black Saint)
      + 95.10.26; 95.10.28
  • 95.10.26 / Charles Gayle: Daily Bread (Black Saint)
  • 95.10.28 / Charles Gayle: Daily Bread (Black Saint)
  • 95.11.05 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AVR] Berlin
  • 95.11.14 / Werner Ludi: Ki (Intakt)
  • 95.12.18 / William Parker's In Order To Survive: Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy (Homestead)
  • 96.01.14 / William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 96.02.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Paris
  • 96.02.26 / Joe Morris: Elsewhere (Homestead)
  • 96.03.02 / Rashid Bakr—Frode Gjerstad—William Parker: Seeing New York From The Ear (Cadence)
  • 96.03.11 / William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 96.03.23 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Pittsburgh
  • 96.03.28 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Lyon
  • 96.03.30 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Lyon
  • 96.03.31 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Lyon
  • 96.04.03 / Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio [AR] Paris
  • 96.04.23 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] NYC
  • 96.05.02 / David S. Ware: Godspelized (DIW)
      + 96.05.03
  • 96.05.03 / David S. Ware: Godspelized (DIW)
  • 96.05.31 / Christopher Cauley: FINland (Eremite)
  • 96.06.01 / Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 96.06.06 (1) / Ivo Perelman: Cama de Terra (Homestead)
  • 96.06.08 (1) / Charles Gayle Trio [AR] NYC
  • 96.06.08 (2) / Karen Borca Group [AR] NYC
  • 96.06.09 / Patricia Nicholson-Parker Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 96.06.18 / Ivo Perelman: Sad Life (Leo)
  • 96.06.19 / Ivo Perelman, William Parker, Rashied Ali: LIVE (Zero In)
  • 96.06.19 / (V/A) David S. Ware Quartet: Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1996 (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A) The Heineken Jazz Groove 1996
  • 96.06.24 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 96.06.30 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR & SBR] Toronto
  • 96.07.01 / Chris Jonas Sextet [BR] NYC
  • 36.02.15 / Dorgon + William Parker: 9 (Jumbo)
  • 49.03.03 / Dorgon + William Parker: Broken/Circle (Jumbo)
  • 96.07.13 / John Zorn Improv [AR] NYC
  • 96.07.19 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Ottawa
  • 96.07.27 / Assif Tsahar: Shekhina (Eremite)
  • 96.08.02 / John Zorn's COBRA [AR] NYC
  • 96.08.05 / Matthew Shipp: By the Law of Music (hat HUT)
  • 96.08.00 / Sprawl: Sprawl (spro:l) (TROST)
  • 96.08.31 / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [BR] Willisau
  • 96.09.23 / Hamiet Bluiett & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 96.10.00 (1) / Ivo Perelman: En Adir (Music & Arts)
  • 96.10.00 (2) / Ivo Perelman: Sound Heirarchy (Music & Arts)
  • 96.10.15 / Collective 4tet: Orca (Leo Lab)
  • 96.10.16 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 96.10.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Minneapolis
  • 96.12.02 / David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty (AUM Fidelity)
      + 96.12.03
  • 96.12.03 / David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty (AUM Fidelity)
  • 96.12.12 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Toronto
  • 97.01.10 / Joe Morris—William Parker: Invisible Weave (No More)
  • 97.01.16 / Assif Tsahar: Ein Sof (Silkheart)
      + 97.01.17
  • 97.01.17 / Assif Tsahar: Ein Sof (Silkheart)
  • 97.01.21 / Borgmann—Brötzmann—Parker—Bakr: The Cooler Suite (GROB)
  • 97.01.25 / Marco Eneidi, Glenn Spearman, William Parker & Jackson Krall: Live at Radio Valencia (Botticelli)
  • 97.01.26 (2) / (V/A) William Parker Solo: IAMAPHOTOGRAPHER. (Plain Recordings)
    • William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
      + 93.00.00 (1); 93.00.00 (2); 93.00.00 (3)
  • 97.01.31 / David Budbill: Cells of Sound Equal Word - Moving Pictures Smile (no label)
  • 97.02.00 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 97.02.05 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 97.02.06 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Boston
  • 97.02.07 / William Parker's In Order To Survive: The Peach Orchard (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.07.02; 98.03.20; 98.03.21
  • 97.02.14 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Dearborn
  • 97.02.23 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR & BVR] Los Angeles
  • 97.03.19 / Other Dimensions In Music: Now! (AUM Fidelity)
  • 97.04.12 / Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 97.05.00 / Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory: Nine To Get Ready (ECM)
    • (V/A) ECM Selected Recordings, I-VIII
  • 97.05.15 / Collective 4tet: Live at Crescent (Leo Lab)
  • 97.05.17 / In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 97.05.28 / Glenn Spearman's Trio Hurricane [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
    • (V/A) Trio Hurricane: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.29; 97.05.30; 97.05.31; 97.06.01 (1); 97.06.01 (2)
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 97.05.29 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] New York
    • (V/A) William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.28; 97.05.30; 97.06.01 (1); 97.06.01 (2)
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR]
  • 97.05.30 / David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
    • (V/A) Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.28; 97.05.29; 97.05.31; 97.06.01 (1); 97.06.01 (2)
  • 97.05.31 / (V/A) Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.28; 97.05.29; 97.05.30; 97.06.01 (1); 97.06.01 (2)
  • 97.06.01 (1) / (V/A) Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.28; 97.05.29; 97.05.30; 97.05.31; 97.06.01 (2)
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 97.06.01 (2) / (V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.05.28; 97.05.29; 97.05.30; 97.05.31; 97.06.01 (1)
    • Other Dimensions in Music [AR]
  • 97.06.16 (1) / William Parker Trio [BR] NYC
  • 97.06.16 (2) / Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AR] NYC
  • 97.06.21 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 97.06.24 / William Parker's In Order to Survive [AR] Toronto
  • 97.07.02 / William Parker's In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording] New York
    • William Parker's In Order To Survive: The Peach Orchard (AUM Fidelity)
        + 97.02.07; 98.03.20; 98.03.21
    • (V/A) The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live at The Knitting Factory (Knitting Factory)
  • 97.07.17 / Matthew Shipp: The Multiplication Table (hat HUT)
  • 97.07.26 (1) / Trio Hurricane: Live at Fire in the Valley (Eremite)
  • 97.07.26 (2) / Raphé Malik: ConSequences (Eremite)
  • 97.08.19 / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 97.08.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 97.09.28 / (V/A) Blue!: Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 97.09.29 / Kalaparush-Maurice McIntyre Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 97.10.07 / Frode Gjerstad Trio: Ultima (Cadence)
  • 97.10.08 / Frode Gjerstad: Remember To Forget (Circulasione Totale)
  • 97.10.00 / New York 3—Fischer—Parker—Charles: Give (Extraplatte)
  • 97.10.23 / William Parker Quartet [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 97.11.07 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 1 (FMP)
      + 97.11.08 (1)
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings Jazzwerkstatt
      + 93.08.19; 97.11.08; 97.11.09; 99.11.03
  • 97.11.08 (1) / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 1 (FMP)
      + 97.11.07
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings (Jazzwerkstatt)
      + 93.08.19; 97.11.07; 97.11.09; 99.11.03
  • 97.11.08 (2) / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 2 (FMP)
      + 97.11.09
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings (Jazzwerkstatt)
      + 93.08.19; 97.11.07; 97.11.09; 99.11.03
  • 97.11.09 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 2 (FMP)
      + 97.11.08 (2)
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings (Jazzwerkstatt)
      + 93.08.19; 97.11.07; 97.11.08; 99.11.03
  • 97.11.29 / William Parker: Lifting The Sanctions (No More)
  • 97.12.02 / Other Dimensions in Music Special Quintet w/ Matthew Shipp: Time Is Of The Essence; The Essence Is Beyond Time (AUM Fidelity)
  • 97.12.11 / David S. Ware: Go See The World (Columbia/Sony)
      + 97.12.12
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc (Jazziz Magazine)
  • 97.12.12 / David S. Ware: Go See The World (Columbia/Sony)
  • 97.12.14 / Matthew Shipp: Strata (hat HUT)
  • 98.01.09 / Joelle Leandre & William Parker: Contrabasses (Leo)
  • 98.02.07 / William Parker's In Order to Survive [AR] Dearborn
  • 98.02.11 / John Blum Astrogeny Quartet: Astrogeny Quartet (Eremite)
  • 98.02.12 / Pyramid Trio: Ancestral Homeland (No More)
  • 98.02.21 / Organic Trio [Centering Archival Recording] Brooklyn
  • 98.02.26 / (V/A) Daniel Carter, Leena Conquest, William Parker: Alain Kirili Musée Grenoble (Le Musée de Grenoble)
  • 98.03.06 (1) / Alan Silva & William Parker: A Hero's Welcome— Pieces for Rare Occasions, vol. I of the silva/parker duos (Eremite)
  • 98.03.06 (2) / (V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.20; 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 98.03.20 / William Parker's In Order To Survive: The Peach Orchard (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.02.07; 98.07.02; 98.03.21
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 98.03.21 / William Parker's In Order To Survive: The Peach Orchard (AUM Fidelity)
      + 97.02.07; 98.07.02; 98.03.20
  • 98.03.26 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AVR] Basel
  • 98.03.27 / Matthew Shipp Trio [BR] Zürich
  • 98.04.02 / Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions (BVHaast)
      + 98.04.03; 98.04.05
  • 98.04.03 / Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions (BVHaast)
  • 98.04.05 / Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions (BVHaast)
  • 98.04.09 / William Parker's In Order To Survive: Posium Pendasem (FMP)
  • 98.05.18 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Victoriaville
  • 98.05.19 / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.20 / Jemeel Moondoc Quintet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.23 (1) / Milford Graves Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 98.05.23 (2) / Other Dimensions in Music [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.08.21; 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 98.05.24 (1) / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [WKCR-FM Archival DAT] NYC
  • 98.05.24 (2) / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.24 (3) / Assif Tsahar Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.25 (1) / Karen Borca Trio & Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.25 (2) / Raphé Malik Quartet: Companions (Eremite)
  • 98.05.27 / Klas Heckman's Intermission [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]
  • 98.05.31 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mass for the Healing of the World (Black Saint)
  • 98.06.26 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Chicago
  • 98.06.27 / Kali Fasteau: VIVID (Flying Note)
  • 98.07.16 / Agustí Fernández Trio: One Night at the Joan Miró Foundation (Synergy Records)
  • 98.07.24 / Bobby Zankel Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 98.07.25 (1) / Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker: New World Pygmies (Eremite)
  • 98.07.25 (2) / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: From Valley to Valley (Eremite)
  • 98.08.21 / (V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.10.21; 99.03.00
  • 98.08.02 / Ye Ren Trio: Another Shining Path (Drimala)
    • (V/A) Radical Grace, Vol. 1 / the best of Drimala Records 1998-2003
  • 98.09.04 / Other Dimensions In Music [AR] Philadelphia
  • 98.09.20 / Marco Eneidi—William Parker—Donald Robinson: Cherry Box (Eremite)
  • 98.10.16 / David Budbill & William Parker: Zen Mountains Zen Streets (Boxholder Records)
      + 98.10.17; 98.10.18
  • 98.10.17 / David Budbill & William Parker: Zen Mountains Zen Streets (Boxholder Records)
  • 98.10.18 / David Budbill & William Parker: Zen Mountains Zen Streets (Boxholder Records)
  • 98.10.21 / (V/A) In Order To Survive: Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 99.03.00
  • 98.10.24 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Minneapolis
  • 98.11.09 / Joel Futterman, William Parker, Jimmy Williams: Authenticity (Kali Records)
  • 98.11.14 / Joe Morris & William Parker [AR] Boston
  • 98.11.18 / Steve Dalachinsky: Incomplete Directions (Knitting Factory)
  • 98.12.11 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Thirsty Ear)
      + 03.03.27; 03.06.22
    • David S. Ware Quartet [Radio Broadcast] Chiasso
  • 99.01.06 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker: DNA (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Alternative Distribution Alliance May '99 Sampler
    • (V/A) Wish You Were Here / Love Songs for New York (Village Voice Records)
  • 99.01.26 / Matthew Shipp, Rob Brown, William Parker : Magnetism (Bleu Regard)
  • 99.02.27 or 28 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 99.03.00 / (V/A) Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo: Inside Out in the Open (Asymmetric Pictures)
      + 97.05.28; 97.06.01 (1); 97.09.28; 98.03.06 (2); 98.03.20; 98.05.23 (2); 98.08.21; 98.10.21
  • 99.03.20 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Burghausen
  • 99.03.23 (1) Jemeel Moondoc All-Stars: Live in Paris (Cadence)
  • 99.03.23 (2) / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] Paris
  • 99.03.24 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] Lyons
  • 99.03.25 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Nimes
  • 99.03.31 / David S. Ware Quartet: Balladware (Thirsty Ear)
    • David S. Ware Quartet [BR] NYC
    • (V/A) Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.00; 05.00.00; 06.00.00
  • 99.04.01 / Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, William Parker: 2 days in april (Eremite)
      + 99.04.02
  • 99.04.02 / Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, William Parker: 2 days in april (Eremite)
  • 99.05.02 / Kidd Jordan Quartet: New Orleans Festival Suite (Silkheart)
  • 99.05.14 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 99.05.16 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet + 1 [AR] Chicago
  • 99.05.23 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet: Stone/Water (Okkadisk)
    • Peter Brötzmann's Tentet [AR] Victoriaville
  • 99.05.27 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 99.05.28 / Anderson—Drake—Parker [AR] NYC
  • 99.05.29 / Silva—Jordan—Parker: Emancipation Suite #1 (Boxholder Records)
  • 99.06.10 / David S. Ware Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 99.06.11 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 99.06.12 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 99.07.01 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 99.07.06 / Ellery Eskelin & William Parker [AR] NYC
  • 99.07.10 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mayor of Punkville (AUM Fidelity)
      + 99.08.14; 99.09.04; 99.11.27
  • 99.08.14 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mayor of Punkville (AUM Fidelity)
      + 99.07.10; 99.09.04; 99.11.27
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 99.08.22 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 99.08.29 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] Saalfelden
  • 99.09.04 (1) / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mayor of Punkville (AUM Fidelity)
      + 99.07.10; 99.08.14; 99.11.27
  • 99.09.10 / Fred Anderson Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 99.09.11 /(V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: New Communities of Sound (IntrepidEar)
      + 99.09.12
    • Other Dimensions in Music [AR] Guelph
  • 99.09.12 / (V/A) William Parker Solo: New Communities of Sound (IntrepidEar)
    • William Parker Solo [AR] Guelph
  • 99.10.00 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.10.20 / David S. Ware Quartet: Surrendered (Columbia)
      + 99.10.21
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.00; 99.10.21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.10.21 / David S. Ware Quartet: Surrendered (Columbia)
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.00; 99.10.20; 99.11.05; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.03 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Aoyama Crows (FMP)
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings (Jazzwerkstatt)
      + 93.08.19; 97.11.07; 97.11.08; 97.11.09
    • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [BR]
  • 99.11.05 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.06; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.06 / Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.09
  • 99.11.07 / Other Dimensions in Music: Fractured Dimensions (FMP)
    • Other Dimensions in Music [AR & BR] Berlin
  • 99.11.09 / Muzzik Presents Jazz: David S. Ware Quartet In Concert
    • Documentary: David S. Ware, un Film de Arthur Cemin et Romain Wentzo (Circeto Film)
      + 99.10.00; 99.10.20-21; 99.11.05; 99.11.06
    • David S. Ware Quartet [BR & BVR] Poitiers
  • 99.11.18 / Matthew Shipp String Trio: Expansion, Power, Release (hat HUT)
  • 99.11.20 / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Live in Greenfield, Massachusetts, November 20, 1999 (Boxholder Records)
  • 99.11.21 / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Duets & Solos Volume I (Boxholder Records)
    • Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Duets & Solos Volume II (Boxholder Records)
  • 99.11.13 or 99.11.27 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
  • 99.11.27 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording] NYC
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mayor of Punkville (AUM Fidelity)
      + 99.07.10; 99.08.14; 99.09.04
  • 00.01.06 / Matthew Shipp Quartet: Pastoral Composure (Thirsty Ear)
    • Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
  • 00.01.15 / Gjerstad—Parker—Drake [AR] Chicago
  • 00.01.16 / Gjerstad—Parker—Drake [AR] Minneapolis
  • 00.01.19 / Gjerstad—Parker—Drake [AR] Chicago
  • 00.01.20 / Frode Gjerstad Trio: In Chicago – The Other Side (Ayler Records)
  • 00.02.22 / William Parker Orchestra [BR] Stockholm
  • 00.02.29 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Le Blanc Mesnil
  • 00.03.17 / Kowald—Parker—Jacquemyn: Deep Music (Free Elephant)
    • Peter Kowald: Off The Road, a film by Laurence Petit-Jouvet (RogueArt)
  • 00.04.01 / William Parker & Hamid Drake: First Communion + Piercing the Veil (AUM Fidelity)
      + 00.04.03
  • 00.04.02 / William Parker Trio: Painter's Spring (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc, August 2000 (Jazziz)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24-25
  • 00.04.03 / William Parker & Hamid Drake: Piercing the Veil (AUM Fidelity)
    • Organic Grooves: Black Cherry (AUM Fidelity)
    • Organic Grooves: STOPSMILING 16 (Magazine & 7")
    • William Parker & Hamid Drake: First Communion + Piercing the Veil (AUM Fidelity)
      + 00.04.01
  • 00.04.17 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 00.04.20 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Pittsburgh
  • 00.04.22 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 00.04.24 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] St. Paul
  • 00.05.01 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Le Mans
  • 00.05.03 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Cologne
  • 00.05.13 / William Parker Encounters Thurston Moore, Rob Brown, Alan Silva [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.14 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 00.05.23 (1) / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.23 (2) / Silva—Allen—Parker [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.25 / Billy Bang Trio [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.26 / William Parker Quartet: O'Neal's Porch (Centering)
  • 00.05.26 (1) / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.26 (2) / David Budbill with Jordan, Campbell, Parker, Drake [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.26 (3) / Other Dimensions in Music with Matthew Shipp [AR] NYC
  • 00.05.28 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 00.06.04 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 00.06.08 / Matthew Shipp String Trio [BR] NYC
  • 00.06.10 / Mat Maneri Quartet: Blue Decco (Thirsty Ear)
  • 00.06.17 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet + 2 [AR] NYC
  • 00.06.21 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet + 2 [AR] Portland
  • 00.07.03-04 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet Plus 2: Broken English (Okka Disk)
  • 00.07.03-04 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet Plus 2: Short Visit to Nowhere (Okka Disk)
  • 00.07.14 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Den Haag
  • 00.08.10 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR] Lisbon
  • 00.09.02 / Matthew Shipp Trio & Guests [AR & BR] Chicago
  • 00.09.14 / Matthew Shipp: Matthew Shipp's New Orbit (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24-25
    • Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
  • 00.09.15 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] NYC
  • 00.10.07 / The Quagmire Trio [BR & BVR] Grand Rapids
  • 00.10.11 / Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: Ethnic Stew and Brew (Delmark)
      + 00.10.12
  • 00.10.12 / Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: Ethnic Stew and Brew (Delmark)
  • 00.10.28 (2) / Between The Traditions: The Sound of Language/The Language of Sound [AR] NYC
  • 00.11.04 / Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker with Hamid Drake: New World Pygmies vol. 2 (Eremite)
      + 00.11.05
  • 00.11.05 / Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker with Hamid Drake: New World Pygmies vol. 2 (Eremite)
  • 00.11.06 / Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker Duo [AR] Minneapolis
  • 00.11.09 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 00.11.13 / Agustí Fernández & William Parker: Second Set (Radical Records)
  • 00.11.15 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Sevilla
  • 00.12.01 / Allen—Drake—Jordan—Parker—Silva: the all-star game (Eremite)
    • Allen—Drake—Jordan—Parker—Silva [AR] Boston
  • 01.01.00 / William Parker Clarinet Trio: Bob's Pink Cadillac (Eremite)
      + 01.08.01
  • 01.01.14 / Spring Heel Jack: The Blue Series Continuum—Masses (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Spring Heel Jack & The Blue Series Continuum: The WIRE 20 1982-2002: Audio Issue (Mute Records Ltd.)
  • 01.02.03 / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 01.02.20 / The Cosmosamatics: The Cosmosamatics (Boxholder Records)
  • 01.02.23 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Raincoat in the River, Vol. 1 / ICA Concert (Eremite)
  • 01.02.26 / David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.02.27
  • 01.02.27 / David S. Ware Quartet: Corridors & Parallels (AUM Fidelity)
  • 01.03.12 / Peter Brötzmann Tentet + William Parker [AR] Paris
  • 01.03.13 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 02.04.03; 07.02.10; 08.06.15; 08.10.25; 08.10.29
    • William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [AR / UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE]
  • 01.03.31 / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Seasoning the Greens (Boxholder Records)
    • Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Proverbs For Sam Boxholder Records
      + 01.06.01 (2)
  • 01.04.07 / Peter Brötzmann & William Parker Duo [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 01.04.10 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio: Never Too Late But Always Too Early (Dedicated to Peter Kowald) (Eremite)
  • 01.04.11 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Montreal
  • 01.04.13 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio with special guest Joe Mcphee [AR] Boston
  • 01.04.17 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Bloomington
  • 01.04.19 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio + Fred Anderson [AR] Chicago
  • 01.04.23 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Austin
  • 01.04.24 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Houston
  • 01.04.25 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] New Orleans
  • 01.05.01 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Wien
  • 01.05.04 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Huesca
  • 01.05.22 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Roulette TV Vol 11 (RouletteTV)
    • (V/A) New York, New Sounds, News Spaces, 2002 (No label)
  • 01.05.26 / William Parker's Music and the Shadow People [AR] Lago di Poschiavo
  • 01.05.28 / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] NYC
  • IMAGE: Parker & Drake Duo: poster for 3DC Vision Festival, 01.05.29.
  • 01.05.30 (1) / Rob Brown Trio: Round The Bend (Bleu Regard)
  • 01.05.30 (2) / Christi—Parker—Drake [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 01.05.31 (1) / Oliver Lake & String Trio [AR] NYC
  • 01.05.31 (2) / Fred Anderson Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 01.06.01 (1) / Brötzmann Parker Wertmüller: NOTHUNG (In Tone Music)
    • Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR & AVR] New York
  • 01.06.01 (2) / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Proverbs For Sam Boxholder Records
      + 01.03.31
    • Bill Cole Untempered Ensemble [AR] New York
  • 01.06.07 (2) / William Parker Sextet [AR] NYC
  • 01.06.08 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 01.06.00 / William Parker Quartet [Centering Archival Recording] Burlington
  • 01.06.20 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [BR] London
  • 01.06.21 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [Centering Archival Recording] London
  • 01.06.23 / Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR] Montreal
  • 01.07.08 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] Tivoli
  • 01.07.29 / Peter Brötzmann Quartet [BR] Clusone
  • 01.08.01 / William Parker Clarinet Trio: Bob's Pink Cadillac (Eremite)
      + 01.01.00
  • 01.08.09 (1) / Matthew Shipp: nu bop (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24-25
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
    • Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
  • 01.08.09 (2) / DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
    • DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09
  • 01.08.14 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] Oakland
  • 01.08.17 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Seattle
  • 01.08.26 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet [BR] Saalfelden
  • 01.09.22 / Gillian Levine Memorial [AR] Boston
  • 01.09.29 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] Boston
  • 01.10.02 / William Parker Quartet featuring Leena Conquest: Raining on the Moon (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24-25
    • Gilles Peterson: Southport Weekender (Susu Records)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
  • 01.10.06 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Ann Arbor
  • 01.10.19 (1) / Other Dimensions In Music [AR] NYC
  • 01.10.29 / Fred Anderson Trio [AR] Seattle
  • 01.10.30 / Fred Anderson Trio [AR] Seattle
  • 01.11.11 / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 01.12.10 / Jemeel Moondoc Quintet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 01.12.12 (1) / William Parker—Joe Morris—Hamid Drake: Eloping with the Sun (Riti Records)
  • 01.12.14 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 01.12.15 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Boston
  • 02.02.02 / William Parker Clarinet Trio [Centering Archival Recording] Amherst
  • 02.02.09 / Awake the Spark! [AR] NYC
  • 02.02.10 / Freedomland: Amusement Park (Rent Control)
  • 02.02.11 / Mike Pride: Mike Pride's Scrambler (Not Two)
  • 02.02.12 (2) / Antipop Consortium: Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.10.01; 02.11.01
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24-25
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
  • 02.03.04 / Dave Burrell—William Parker Duo [AR] Philadelphia
  • 02.03.06 / DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid: Optometry (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.06.24-25
    • DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09
    • DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid: Dubtometry = Optometry Remixed (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.05.00; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix—The Blue Series Mastermix (Thirsty Ear)
  • 02.03.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Emilia-Romagna
  • 02.03.29 / Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR] NYC
  • 02.04.02 / William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [AR] Boston
  • 02.04.03 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.03.13; 07.02.10; 08.06.15; 08.10.25; 08.10.29
  • 02.04.15 / Anders Gahnold Trio: ... and William Danced (Ayler Records)
  • 02.05.00 / William Parker Violin Trio: Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • (V/A) Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (Thirsty Ear)
      + 99.03.31; 05.00.00; 06.00.00
    • (V/A) Respekt! (Universal Jazz Germany)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 03.01.09; 03.04.28
  • 02.05.19 / Peter Kowald & William Parker: The Victoriaville Tape (VICTO)
    • Peter Kowald & William Parker [AR]
  • 02.05.24 / Jemeel Moondoc Quartet [AR] New York
    • (V/A) visionfest visionlive (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.26 (1); 02.05.26 (2); 02.05.26 (3); 02.05.30 (2)
  • 02.05.25 / Milford Graves Trio [AR] NYC
  • 02.05.26 (1) / Ellen Christi Quartet [AR] New York
    • (V/A) visionfest visionlive (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.24; 02.05.26 (2); 02.05.26 (3); 02.05.30 (2)
  • 02.05.26 (2) / Matthew Shipp String Trio [AR] New York
    • (V/A) visionfest visionlive (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.24; 02.05.26 (1); 02.05.26 (3); 02.05.30 (2)
  • 02.05.26 (3) / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] New York
    • (V/A) visionfest visionlive (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.24; 02.05.26 (1); 02.05.26 (2); 02.05.30 (2)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
  • 02.05.27 / Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio [AR] NYC
  • 02.05.28 (1) / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 02.05.28 (2) / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 02.05.29 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Spontaneous (Splasc(H) Records)
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] New York
  • 02.05.30 (1) / David Budbill & William Parker [AR] NYC
  • 02.05.30 (2) / Douglas Ewart & Inventions [AR] New York
    • (V/A) visionfest visionlive (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.05.24; 02.05.26 (1); 02.05.26 (2); 02.05.26 (3)
  • 02.05.31 / William Parker Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.01 / Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.02 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.06 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Burlington
  • 02.06.08 / William Parker & David Budbill Duo [AR] Montreal
  • 02.06.15 / Ras Moshe & The Umoja Unit [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.20 / Cecil Taylor and the Sound Vision Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.21 / Cecil Taylor and the Sound Vision Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 02.06.24 / Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee: Sustain (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.06.25
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.25
  • 02.06.25 / Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee: Sustain (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24
  • 02.06.26 / Matthew Shipp: Equilibrium (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
  • 02.07.13 / David S. Ware Quartet: Freedom Suite (AUM Fidelity)
  • 02.07.28 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Clusone
  • 02.08.07 / William Parker Solo [AR] Cambridge
  • 02.09.02 / Awaken The Spark! [AR] NYC
  • 02.09.06 / William Parker's Music and the Shadow People [AR] Guelph
  • 02.09.07 / Kidd Jordan, Fred Anderson, William Parker, Hamid Drake (Sanctuary) [AR] Guelph
  • 02.09.08 / William Parker & Hamid Drake [AR] Guelph
  • 02.09.14 (2) / William Parker's Clarinet Trio [AR] Boston
  • 02.09.17 / Budbill—Drake—Parker: Songs for a Suffering World (Boxholder Records)
      + 03.01.07
  • 02.09.19 / Roy Campbell Quartet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 02.09.21 / Roy Campbell Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 02.10.01 / Antipop Consortium: Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.02.12 (2); 02.11.01
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2) or 02.11.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
  • 02.10.02 / Improvisational Encounters in Music & Dance—Stories Remembering Peter Kowald [AR] NYC
  • 02.10.12 / Roy Campbell/Joe Mcphee Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 02.10.20 / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 02.10.21 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio [AR & BR] Philadelphia
  • 02.11.01 / Antipop Consortium: Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp (Thirsty Ear)
      + 02.02.12 (2); 02.10.01
    • (V/A) Blue Series Essentials (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.04.02; 00.09.14; 01.08.09 (1); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 or 02.10.01; 02.03.06 (1); 02.06.24
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
  • 02.11.09 / Peter Brötzmann Quintet [AR] Wels
  • 02.11.16 (1) / William Parker Solo [BR] London
  • 02.11.16 (2) / Matthew Shipp Trio [BR] London
  • 02.11.16 (3) / Collaboration [BR] London
  • 02.11.21 / Collective 4tet: Synopsis (Leo)
  • 02.11.21 / Collective 4tet: Moving Along (Leo)
  • 02.11.30 / Other Dimensions In Music & Yo La Tengo [AR] Hoboken
  • 02.12.12 / Other Dimensions In Music Meets Joe Morris Trio [AR] Boston
  • 02.12.14 / William Parker's Organic Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 02.12.17 / Yo La Tengo: Summer Sun (Matador Records)
    • Yo La Tengo: Today is the Day! (Matador Records)
  • 02.12.27 / Bang Billy Quartet + Bob Holman [AVR & SBR] NYC
  • 02.12.28 / Bang Billy Quartet + Bob Holman [AVR & SBR] NYC
  • 03.01.02 / Marco Eneidi Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 03.00.00 / The Blue Series Continuum: GoodandEvil Sessions (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.01.09; 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
  • 03.01.07 / Budbill—Drake—Parker: Songs for a Suffering World (Boxholder Records)
      + 02.09.17
  • 03.01.09 / The Blue Series Continuum featuring the Music of Matthew Shipp: The Sorcerer Sessions (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.04.28; 04.00.00 (1)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.04.28
  • 03.01.16 / Rob Brown Quartet: The Big Picture (Futura Marge Records)
  • 03.01.17 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] Le Kremlin Bicetre
  • 03.01.18 / William Parker's Raining on the Mooon Quintet [SBR] Coimbra
  • 03.01.22 / Spring Heel Jack with... : Live (Thirsty Ear)
      + 03.01.25
    • Notorious Sparks—Spring Heel Jack [AR] Bath
  • 03.01.25 / Spring Heel Jack with... : Live (Thirsty Ear)
      + 03.01.22
  • 03.02.13 / Bang Billy Quartet + Bob Holman [AVR] New York
  • 03.02.15 / Joe McPhee, William Parker, Harold Smith Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 03.02.16 / Other Dimensions In Music [AR] NYC
  • 03.02.18 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 03.02.27 / Alan Silva & His Celestrial Communication Orchestra [AR] Northampton
  • 03.03.07 (2) / Spirit Catcher For Four Musicians And Tape [AR] San Francisco
  • 03.03.15 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Hasselt
  • 03.03.19 / FREEDOM NOW! Collection: DJ Spooky & Matthew Shipp Trio (La Huit)
  • 03.03.26 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Rome
  • 03.03.27 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Thirsty Ear)
      + 98.12.11; 03.06.22
  • IMAGE: The David S. Ware Quartet at "Encontros De Jazz De Coimbra," 03.03.29.
  • 03.04.06 (2) / William Parker's Other Dimensions In Music [AR] NYC
  • 03.04.10 / William Parker's Other Dimensions In Music [AR] Branford
  • 03.04.13 (1) / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 03.04.13 (2) / Eddie Gale Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 03.04.19 / Shipp—Parker—Brown: The Trio Plays Ware (Splasc(H) Records)
  • 03.04.20 / Matt Lavelle's NY Trumpet Nemesis [AR] NYC
  • 03.04.28 / David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 04.00.00 (1)
    • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix (Thirsty Ear)
      + 00.01.06; 01.08.09 (1); 01.08.09 (2); 01.10.02; 02.02.12 (2); 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 03.01.09
  • 03.05.02 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 03.05.03 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] NYC
  • 03.05.10 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Austin
  • 03.05.11 (2) / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Houston
  • 03.05.18 / Phillips, Leandré, Parker, Saitoh: After You Gone (VICTO)
    • Joélle Leandré, William Parker, Tetsu Saitoh, and Barre Phillips Bass Quartet [AR] Victoriaville
    • IMAGE: FIMAV 2003 poster.
  • 03.05.19 / Evan Parker Trio & Peter Brötzmann Trio: The Bishop's Move (Victo)
    • Evan Parker Trio & Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR]
  • 03.05.22 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 03.05.23 (1) / Roy Campbell/Joe McPhee [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
      + 03.05.23 (2); 03.05.24 (2); 03.05.24 (3); 03.05.25; 03.05.26
  • 03.05.23 (2) / Andrew Cyrille—Kidd Jordan—William Parker [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
  • 03.05.24 (2) / Rob Brown's Resonance [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
  • 03.05.24 (3) / Jin Hi Kim Trio [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
  • 03.05.25 / Matthew Shipp Quartet featuring Daniel Carter [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
  • 03.05.26 / William Parker's Jeanne Lee Project [AR] New York
    • (V/A) VISION Vol. 3 (Arts for Art)
  • 03.06.01 / Henry Grimes & William Parker Duo [BR] NYC
  • 03.06.07 / William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Duo [AR] Montréal
  • 03.06.08 / William Parker—Patricia Nicholson—Jean Derome—Joane Hétu [AR] Montréal
  • 03.06.22 / David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (Arts for Art)
      + 98.12.11; 03.03.27
  • 03.06.27 / William Parker Trio + Patricia Nicholson [AR] Boston
  • 03.07.05 (2) / (V/A) William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Irving Stone Memorial Concert (Tzadik)
  • 03.07.06 (1) / Freedomland: Yia's Song (Arts for Art)
  • 03.07.09 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 03.07.12 / Matthew Shipp Trio: STOPSMILING 16 (Mag & 7")
  • 03.07.22 / The Free Zen Society: Free Zen Society (Thirsty Ear)
  • 03.08.16 / Other Dimensions In Music [AR] NYC
  • 03.09.01 / DJ Spooky / Optometry [BR] Cagliari
  • 03.09.02 / Hugh Ragin: Revelation (Justin Time)
  • 03.09.05 / Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 03.10.03 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Minneapolis
  • 03.10.04 / Other Dimensions In Music [AR] Branford
  • 03.11.01 / William Parker's Healing Song [BR] Tampere
  • 03.11.08 / Matthew Shipp Trio + DJ Spooky [BR] Berlin
  • 03.11.24 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio [AR] Buffalo
  • 03.11.26 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 03.12.01 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 03.12.00 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio: Expansion (High Two Recordings)
  • 04.00.00 (1) / El-P, featuring The Blue Series Continuum: High Water (Thirsty Ear)
    • El-P, featuring The Blue Series Continuum: Sunrise Over Brooklyn (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) The Blue Series Sampler—The Shape of Jazz to Come (Thirsty Ear)
      + 01.08.09 (2); 02.02.12 (2) or 02.10.01 or 02.11.01; 02.03.06; 02.05.00; 02.05.26 (3); 02.06.26; 03.00.00 (1); 03.01.09; 03.04.28
  • 04.00.00 (2) / William Parker: Luc's Lantern (Thirsty Ear)
  • 04.01.14 / William Parker—Ad Peijnenburg: Brooklyn Calling (Dino)
      + 04.01.15
  • 04.01.15 / William Parker—Ad Peijnenburg: Brooklyn Calling (Dino)
  • 04.02.07 (1) / Other Dimensions In Music + Matthew Shipp [AR] Paris
  • 04.02.07 (2) / Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Andrew Cyrille Trio [AR] Paris
  • 04.02.16 / Henry Grimes and William Parker, "Duets for Malachi Favors Maghostut" [AR] Philadelphia
  • 04.02.20 / Matthew Shipp: Harmony and Abyss (Thirsty Ear)
      + 04.02.21
    • Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
  • 04.02.21 (1) / Matthew Shipp: Harmony and Abyss (Thirsty Ear)
  • 04.02.28 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 04.03.04 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] NYC
  • 04.03.08 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Buffalo
  • 04.03.25 / Sainkho Namtchylak Trio: with William Parker & Hamid Drake (La Huit)
    • (V/A) Jungle Blue (La Huit)
    • Sainkho Namtchylak Trio [BR] Paris
  • 04.03.30 / William Parker's Raining On The Moon [AR] Barcelona
  • 04.04.01 / Bill Cole & William Parker: Two Masters: Live At The Prism (Boxholder Records)
  • 04.04.04 (1) / Shipp—Parker—Brown "The Trio Plays The Music Of David S. Ware" [BR] Rome
  • 04.04.04 (2) / William Parker Quartet featuring Leena Conquest [BR] Rome
  • 04.04.05 / Matthew Shipp: Nu Bop Live (RAI Trade)
    • Matthew Shipp's Nu Bop [BR] Rome
  • 04.04.06 / William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [BR] Rome
  • 04.04.09 / William Parker Quartet [AR] San Francisco
  • 04.04.16 / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] Boston
  • 04.04.18 / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] Buffalo
  • 04.04.25 / William Parker Quartet + Leena Conquest [AR] Györ
  • 04.05.01 (1) / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.01 (2) / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.22 / Gayle—Grimes—Parker [AR] Victoriaville
  • 04.05.27 (2) / Whit Dickey Trio [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.28 (1) / William Parker Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.28 (2) / Kidd Jordan New Orleans Band [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.29 / Milford Graves with guest William Parker [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.30 (2) / Dave Burrell Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 04.05.31 / William Parker Bass Quartet featuring Charles Gayle: Requiem (Splasc(h) Records)
    • William Parker Bass Quartet featuring Charles Gayle [AR] New York
  • 04.06.05 / Other Dimensions In Music + Alan Silva [AR] NYC
  • 04.06.27 / William Parker Quartet: Sound Unity (AUM Fidelity)
      + 04.07.02
  • 04.07.02 / William Parker Quartet: Sound Unity (AUM Fidelity)
  • 04.07.10 / David S. Ware Quartet [AR] Netherlands
  • 04.08.27 / DJ Spooky Trio [AR] Willisau
  • 04.09.01 / David S. Ware Quartet [BR] Cagliari
  • 04.09.02 / Black Cherry [AR & AVR] Cagliari
  • 04.09.03 / William Parker Quartet [AR & AVR] Cagliari
  • 04.09.04 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AR] Cagliari
  • 04.09.10 / Sainkho Namtchylak Trio [AR] Guelph
  • 04.09.22 / Fire Into Music [AR] Chicago
  • 04.10.02 / Steve Swell's Fire Into Music [AR] Houston
  • 04.10.04 / Steve Swell's Fire Into Music [AR] Albuquerque
  • 04.10.08 / Fire Into Music: Fire Into Music (Ballroom)
    • Steve Swell's Fire Into Music [AR] Marfa
  • 04.10.10 / Steve Swell's Fire Into Music [AR] Seattle
  • 04.10.00 / Scotty Hard: Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (Thirsty Ear)
      + 99.03.31; 02.05.00; 05.00.00
  • 04.11.21 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Toulouse
  • 04.11.26 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Dachau
  • 04.11.28 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AVR] Venice
  • 04.11.29 / Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Trio [AR] Wien
  • 04.12.08 / Steve Swell Sextet [AR] Boston
  • 04.12.12 / Anderson, Parker & Drake: Blue Winter (Eremite)
  • 04.12.19 (1) / Declared Enemy: Salute to 100001 Stars—A Tribute to Jean Genet (Rogue Art)
  • 05.02.05 / Rob Brown's Resonance [AR] Paris
  • 05.02.21 / Milford Graves & William Parker [AR] NYC
  • 05.02.27 / Albert Beger: Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (Earsay's Jazz)
  • 05.02.27 / Albert Beger: Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (Earsay's Jazz)
  • 05.04.08 / William Parker & Oluyemi Thomas with Lisa Sokolov + Joe McPhee: Spiritworld (Straw2Gold)
  • 05.04.12 / William Parker Quartet [BR] Vasteras
  • 05.04.18 / Tiziano Tononi & Daniele Cavallanti: Spirits Up Above (Splasc(h) Records)
  • 05.04.29 / Joelle Leandre: Europa Dgaz: At The Le Mans Jazz Festival (Leo)
  • 05.05.16 / Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio [BR] NYC
  • 05.05.22 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: For Percy Heath (Victo)
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Victoriaville
  • 05.06.03 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [AR] Portonovo
  • 05.06.06 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [AR] Bolzano
  • 05.06.09 (2) / William Parker Quartet featuring Leena Conquest [BR] Norrkoping
  • 05.06.14 / Ellen Christi Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.15 (1) / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.15 (2) / Wayne Horvitz' Some Order Long Understood [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.16 / Fred Anderson & Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR & BR] NYC
  • 05.06.17 (1) / Other Dimensions In Music meets Sound Vision Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.17 (2) / David Budbill: Poetry + William Parker + Hamid Drake [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.17 (3) / Joe Morris' Eloping With The Sun [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.18 (1) / The Eddie Gale Now Band: Vision Festival X, NYC (no label)
    • Eddie Gale: Trumpet & Water, Up Close And Personal (Creative View)
  • 05.06.18 (2) / Patricia Nicholson & PaNic [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.19 (1) / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra featuring JUICE [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.19 (2) / Matthew Shipp with Mateen, Parker, & Bennink [AR] NYC
  • 05.07.12 / Carter, Parker, Ughi: The Dream (577 Records)
  • 05.08.09 / Victor Gama: Folk Songs For The Five Points Project (Tenement Museum)
  • 05.08.24 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [BR] Sardinia
  • 05.08.25 / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [Centering Archival Recording] Sardinia
    • Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] NYC
  • 05.08.26 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Sardinia
  • 05.08.27 / Matthew Shipp Trio + DJ Spooky [BR] Willisau
  • 05.08.31 / Braxton, Parker & Cyrille Trio [AR & AVR] Sardinia
  • 05.09.08 / Steve Swell's Fire Into Music [AR] Guelph
  • 05.09.21 / William Parker & Hamid Drake: Summer Snow (AUM Fidelity)
  • 05.09.23 / Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker: Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity)
  • 05.10.09 / Jerome Cooper & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 05.12.03 / Kidd Jordan Trio [AR] Houston
  • 05.00.00 / Beans: Only (Thirsty Ear)
    • (V/A) Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (Thirsty Ear)
      + 99.03.31; 02.05.00; 06.00.00
  • 06.01.24 (1) / Frode Gjerstad with William Parker & Hamid Drake: On Reade Street (FMR)
  • 06.01.24 (2) / William Parker Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.25 / William Parker's Painter's Spring [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.26 (1) / Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.26 (2) / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.27 (1) / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.28 (1) / Budbill—Parker—Drake—While We Still Have Feet [AR] NYC
  • 06.01.28 (2) / Joe Morris' Eloping With The Sun [AR] NYC
  • 06.03.04 / William Parker & Hamid Drake Duo [AR] Minneapolis
  • 06.04.09 / Joe McPhee, Lewis Barnes, & William Parker: Raphé Malik Memorial Tribute [AR] NYC
  • 06.04.12 / Songs for Life [Centering Archival Recording] Johnson
  • 06.05.16 / Dave Burrell Full Blown Trio [AR] Vicenza
  • 06.05.24 / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 Quartet (AUM Fidelity)
      + 07.01.03; 07.04.06; 09.06.15 (2); 11.04.06; 12.06.09 (2); 12.06.12 (2)
    • (V/A) William Parker Quartet: KFJC 89.7 FM—Live from the Devil's Triangle, Volume IX (KFJC)
  • 06.05.28 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet: American Landscapes 1 (Okka Disk)
  • 06.05.28 / Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet: American Landscapes 2 (Okka Disk)
  • 06.06.13 (2) / Sabir Mateen "Raphé Malik Tribute Band" [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.13 (3) / Borah Bergman Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.15 / Steve Swell's Fire Into Music: Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow (Rogue Art)
  • 06.06.16 / Rob Brown Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.17 / Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.18 (1) / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.18 (2) / Patricia Nicholson Group [AR] NYC
  • 06.06.18 (3) / David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation (AUM Fidelity)
    • David S. Ware Quartet [AR & BR] New York
  • 06.06.19 / Fire Into Music [BR] Montreal
  • 06.06.23 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [AVR] Udine
  • 06.06.24 / Fred Anderson Trio [AR] Warsaw
  • 06.06.25 / TEST [AR] Warsaw
  • 06.06.26 / Echoes Quintet: Echoes (Terre Sommerse)
  • 06.08.19 / Eddie Gale's All-Star Band: Tribute To Coltrane (Creative View)
  • 06.08.24 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Sextet [AR] Roccella Jonica
  • 06.09.07 / William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [AR] Paris
  • 06.09.16 / Symphony for Improvisors Double Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 06.10.12 (1) / Other Dimensions in Music [BR] London
  • 06.10.16 / Paul Dunmall: Blown Away (Duns)
  • 06.10.19 / Other Dimensions in Music: Live at the Sunset (Marge Records)
      + 06.10.20
  • 06.10.20 / Other Dimensions in Music: Live at the Sunset (Marge Records)
  • 06.12.26 / Raoul Bjorkenheim—William Parker—Hamid Drake: DMG @ The Stone Vol 2: December 26 2006 (DMG)
  • 06.10.27 / William Parker Quartet [AR & BR] Lausanne
  • 06.11.25 / Henry Warner Quartet [Henry Warner Archival Recording] NYC
  • 07.01.03 / William Parker's Raining On the Moon: Corn Meal Dance (AUM Fidelity)
    • William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.04.06; 09.06.15 (2); 11.04.06; 12.06.09 (2); 12.06.12 (2)
  • 07.01.04 / William Parker Double Quartet: Alphaville Suite, Music Inspired by Jean Luc Godard's Film (Rogue Art)
  • 07.02.07 / William Parker Italian Trio [AR] Mestre
  • 07.02.10 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.03.13; 02.04.03; 08.06.15; 08.10.25; 08.10.29
    • William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [BR] Chiasso
  • 07.02.15 / Rob Brown Ensemble: Crown Trunk Root Funk (AUM Fidelity)
  • 07.03.11 / William Parker Quartet [AR] Bergamo
  • 07.03.16 / Braxton—Graves—Parker [AR] Rome
  • 07.03.24 / David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius (No Business)
  • 07.04.04 / William Parker Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 07.04.06 / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 Quartet (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.01.03; 09.06.15 (2); 11.04.06; 12.06.09 (2); 12.06.12 (2)
    • William Parker Quartet [AR] Houston
  • 07.04.19 / William Parker Quartet [BR] Lugano
  • 07.04.22 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [SBR] Terme
  • 07.04.27 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [Centering Archival Recording] Amsterdam
  • 07.05.15 (1) / William Parker's The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield [AR & AVR] Vicenza
  • 07.05.15 (2) / Anthony Braxton & William Parker Duo [AR] Vicenza
  • 07.06.01 / Rob Brown Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 07.06.02 / Rob Brown Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 07.06.05 / Rob Brown Trio [AR] Montreal
  • 07.06.06 (2) / William Parker & Hamid Drake Duo [AR] Montreal
  • 07.06.13 / Tony Malaby: Tamarindo (Clean Feed)
  • 07.06.19 (2) / William Parker: "Double Sunrise Over Neptune" World Premiere [AR] NYC
  • 07.06.20 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Double Sunrise Over Neptune (AUM Fidelity)
  • 07.06.22 (1) / Alexandre Pierrepont & Mike Ladd: Maison Hantee (Rogue Art)
  • 07.06.23 / Eddie Gale All Star Band [AR] NYC
  • 07.06.24 / Louis Moholo Quartet [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 07.06.28 / Matthew Shipp Trio [AVR] Ljubljana
  • 07.07.06 / William Parker Italian Quartet [AR] Soliera
  • 07.07.08 / Cecil Taylor Trio + Anthony Braxton [AR, AVR, & BR] London
  • 07.07.12 / Hamid Drake & Bindu: Blissful (Rogue Art 11)
  • 07.07.13 / Hamid Drake & Bindu: Blissful (Rogue Art 11)
  • 07.08.29 / Louis Moholo & Friends [AR] Sant'Anna Arresi
  • 07.09.07 / William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [AR] Guelph
  • 07.09.09 / Patricia Nicholson's Celestial Moonbeam Funk [AR] NYC
  • 07.09.11 / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 07.09.21 / Charles Gayle Trio [BR] London
  • 07.09.30 (2) / Commitment [AR] New York
  • 07.10.12 / Cecil Taylor Trio [AR] Bologna
  • 07.10.19 / By All Means Necessary Trio: Live at Crescendo (Ayler Records)
    • By All Means Necessary Trio [SBR] Norrkoping
  • 07.10.27 / Matthew Shipp's Nu Bop Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 07.11.03 / Matthew Shipp Trio [BR & BVR] Tampere
  • 07.11.09 / David S. Ware Trio [AR] Gütersloh
  • 07.11.25 / Billy Bang & William Parker Duo [BVR] Bydgoscz
  • 07.11.26 / Amiri Baraka Speech Quartet [BR] Parma
  • 07.12.07 / Fred Anderson & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 07.12.00 / William Parker Quartet: Petit O¡seau (AUM Fidelity)
  • 08.01.10 (1) / Eri Yamamoto: Duologue (AUM Fidelity)
  • 08.01.10 (3) / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Sextet [AR] NYC
  • 08.01.12 / William Parker Quartet [AR] Brattleboro
  • 08.01.22 / William Parker Quartet [AR] Moscow
  • 08.02.17 / Milford Graves Trio [AR] Bonneuil-sur-Marne
  • 08.02.22 / Collective 4tet: In Transition (Leo Records)
  • 08.02.24 / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 08.02.28 / William Parker, Roy Campbell Jr., and Joe Morris [AR] Boston
  • 08.02.29 / Other Dimensions in Music [AR] NYC
  • 08.03.29 / Tony Malaby Trio [AR] NYC
  • 08.04.09 / Tony Malaby Trio [BR] Paris
  • 08.05.09 / David S. Ware: Shakti (AUM Fidelity)
  • 08.05.11 / Braxton—Graves—Parker: Beyond Quantum (Tzadik)
  • 08.05.14 / John Blum with Sunny Murray & William Parker: In The Shade Of Sun (Ecstatic Peace)
  • 08.05.30 / William Parker's Raining on the Moon Quintet [BR] Novara
  • 08.06.11 (1) / Bang—Jordan—Parker—Drake [AR] NYC
  • 08.06.11 (3) / Anderson—Jordan—Parker—Drake [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 08.06.15 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.03.13; 02.04.03; 07.02.10; 08.10.25; 08.10.29
  • 08.06.19 / Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, and Craig Taborn: Farmers By Nature (AUM Fidelity)
  • 08.07.01 / Sophia Domancich: Washed Away (Marge)
  • 08.07.02 / Sophia Domancich: Washed Away (Marge)
  • 08.07.11 / David S. Ware ‘New Quartet’ [AR] Rotterdam
  • 08.07.26 / William Parker: At Somewhere There (Barnyard Records)
    • William Parker SOLO [BR] Toronto
  • 08.07.28 / William Parker Quintet [AR] Hartford
  • 08.08.10 / Eddie Gale with Kidd Jordan, Dick Griffin, et al: Bach Dancing And Dynamite Society Presents (Creative View)
  • 08.09.04 / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee Tribute To Albert Ayler [AR & BR] Sant'Anna Arresi
  • 08.09.06 / Roy Campbell Quartet plays Albert Ayler [AR] Antwerpen
  • 08.09.20 / Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 08.09.22 / Tony Malaby's Tamarindo [AR] NYC
  • 08.10.25 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.03.13; 02.04.03; 07.02.10; 08.06.15; 08.10.29
  • 08.10.27 / Amiri Baraka Quartet [AR] Botticino
  • 08.10.28 / Sabir Mateen Quartet [AR] Botticino
  • 08.10.29 / William Parker: I Plan To Stay A Believer—The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
      + 01.03.13; 02.04.03; 07.02.10; 08.06.15; 08.10.25
    • William Parker's The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [AR] Botticino
  • 08.11.02 / Pasquale Innarella: Live In The Ghetto (Terre Sommerse)
  • 08.11.06 / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee, Tribute To Albert Ayler [AR] Weikersheim
  • IMAGE: Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee, Tribute To Albert Ayler. Program cover and group page 08.11.07, Wels
  • 08.11.09 / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee, Tribute To Albert Ayler [AVR] Venice
  • 08.11.12 / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee Tribute To Albert Ayler [BR] Nevers
  • 08.11.21 / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee Tribute To Albert Ayler: Live at the Dynamo (2008) (Marge)
  • 08.11.25 (1) / William Parker & The Southern Satellites [AR] NYC
  • 08.12.06 / Intermission [BR] Amsterdam
  • 08.12.09 / Intermission [AR] Köln
  • 09.01.16 / Craig Taborn Trio [AR] NYC
  • 09.01.25 (1) / Kidd Jordan Quartet [AR] Paris
  • 09.01.25 (2) / Bluiett's Bio-Electric [AR] Paris
  • 09.01.26 / Joelle Leandre & William Parker: Live At Dunois (Leo Records)
  • 09.02.26 (2) / Kidd Jordan Trio [AR] Amherst
  • 09.03.07 / William Parker Chamber Trio: The Book Of Sound [AVR & BR] Pordenone
  • 09.04.11 / Jim Staley with William Parker & Joey Baron: Scattered Thoughts—Duets at Roulette (Einstein)
    • William Parker Quartet [AR] New York
  • 09.04.14 / Rob Brown Quartet [AR] New York
  • 09.04.24 / William Parker Quartet [BR] Paris
  • 09.04.26 (1) / Grimes, Dresser, Dunn, Horner, Parker... : Deep Tones for Peace (Kadima Triptych)
  • 09.05.08 / Billy Bang & William Parker Duo [AR] NYC
  • 09.05.19 (1) / William Parker Solo [AVR] NYC
  • 09.06.06 / Dave Burrell Trio [AR] Montreal
  • 09.06.09 / Opening Invocation [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.10 / Marshall Allen Quintet—A Lifetime Of Achievement [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.11 / David Budbill, William Parker, & Hamid Drake [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.12 (2) / Roy Campbell & Joe McPhee, Tribute To Albert Ayler [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.13 / Milford Graves Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.14 / Fred Anderson Trio [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 09.06.15 (1) / Patricia Nicholson: Dance And Music [AR] NYC
  • 09.06.15 (2) / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 Septet (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.01.03; 07.04.06; 11.04.06; 12.06.09 (2); 12.06.12 (2)
    • William Parker Quartet + Three Guests [AR & AVR]
  • 09.06.27 / William Parker & Hamid Drake Duo [BR] Besançon
  • 09.07.03 / William Parker—Giorgio Dini: Temporary (Silta Records)
  • 09.07.04 / Parker—Lenoci—Curci—Magliocchi: Serving an Evolving Humanity (Silta Records)
  • 09.07.19 / Freedomland [AR] NYC
  • 09.08.26 / Zimology Quartet [BR] Willisau
  • 09.10.10 / Evan Parker—Matthew Shipp—William Parker Trio [AR] NYC
  • 09.10.15 / William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR, AVR] NYC
  • 09.11.01 / Raoul Björkenheim Trio [BR] Tampere
  • 09.11.00 / Ninni Morgia & William Parker: Prism (Ultramarine Records)
    • (V/A) The Wire Tapper 24 (The Wire Magazine)
  • 09.12.02 / David S. Ware Trio: Onecept (AUM Fidelity)
  • 09.12.20 / William Parker + ICI Ensemble: Winter Sun Crying (Neos Jazz)
    • William Parker + ICI Ensemble [AR] München
  • 10.01.22 / William Parker Organ Quartet: Uncle Joe's Spirit House (Centering Music)
  • 10.02.06 / Gianni Lenoci 4tet featuring William Parker: Secret Garden (Silta Records)
  • 10.02.10 / Hocus Pocus Lab Orchestra with William Parker: What Shall We Do (Without You) (Silta Records)
  • 10.02.25 / William Parker, Konrad Bauer, and Hamid Drake [AR] Amherst
  • 10.02.26 / William Parker, Konrad Bauer, Hamid Drake: Tender Exploration (Jazzwerkstatt)
  • 10.02.28 / William Parker, Konrad Bauer, and Hamid Drake [AR] Philadelphia
  • 10.03.02 (1) / William Parker SOLO [BR] Toronto
  • 10.03.02 (2) / The Element Choir & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park (Barnyard Records)
    • Christine Duncan Conducts The Element Choir [BR] Toronto
  • 10.03.06 / Art Ensemble of Chicago [AR] Philadelphia
  • 10.03.25 / William Parker's Raining On the Moon [AR] Amherst
  • 10.04.15 / William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Evan Parker [AR] Amherst
  • 10.05.08 / Sophia Domancich Trio [BR] London
  • 10.06.04 / Tony Malaby's Tamarindo + Leo Smith [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.05 (2) / Tony Malaby's Tamarindo: Tamarindo Live (Clean Feed)
  • 10.06.10 / Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, and William Parker Trio [AR] Montreal
  • 10.06.21 (1) / William Parker Little Huey's Sextet + Kids [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.21 (2) / Roy Campbell Trio [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.22 / Celestial Funk Band [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.23 (1) / Opening Ceremony [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.23 (2) / The Blues Escaped [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.24 / Farmers By Nature: Out of This World's Distortions (AUM Fidelity)
  • 10.06.27 (1) / David S. Ware Trio [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.27 (2) / Dave Burrell's Peace Out Trio [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.29 / Charles Gayle's By Any Means [AR] NYC
  • 10.08.12 / William Parker: Crumbling In the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake (Centering Records)
  • 10.09.08 / Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor: Kaiso Stories (Silkheart Records)
  • 10.10.02 / William Parker & Cooper-Moore Duo [SBR] Worcester
  • 10.11.23 / David S. Ware • Cooper-Moore • William Parker • Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown (AUM Fidelity)
  • 10.12.19 / Carter—Parker—Ughi: The Dream [BR] Forli
  • 11.01.09 / Ken Aldcroft—William Parker: One Sunday (Trio Records)
  • 11.03.06 / William Parker: Conversations (RogueArt)
  • 11.03.00 / Matthew Shipp—William Parker—Beans—HPrizm: Knives From Heaven (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
  • 11.04.06 / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 Creation Ensemble (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.01.03; 07.04.06; 09.06.15 (2); 12.06.09 (2); 12.06.12 (2)
    • William Parker Creation Ensemble [AR] Geneva
  • 11.06.00 / Morley: Undivided (Creative Collective)
  • 11.06.03 / Taylor Ho Bynum—Wadada Leo Smith—Stanton Davis—Stephen Haynes: A Tribute To Bill Dixon [AR] NYC
  • 11.06.10 (1) / Borah Bergman, Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Michael Wimberly: vita brevis (SomeRealMusic)
  • 11.06.17 / Joe Morris—William Parker—Gerald Cleaver: Altitude (AUM Fidelity)
  • 11.06.18 (1) / William Parker Solo [AR] NYC
  • 11.06.24 / Farmers by Nature [AR] Amsterdam
  • 11.08.27 / David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown: Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 (AUM Fidelity)
    • David S. Ware's Planetary Unknown [BR] Saalfelden
  • 11.09.11 (1) / William Parker Solo [AR] Guelph
  • 11.09.11 (2) / Creative Collective: Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival 2011 (Creative Collective)
  • 11.09.28 / Tony Malaby Trio [AR] Paris
  • 11.10.28 / William Parker—Lois Eby—David Budbill: On Being Native ( AUM Fidelity)
  • 11.11.22 / James Brandon Lewis: Divine Travels (Masterworks/Okeh Records)
  • 11.11.00 / Perelman, Shipp, Parker, Cleaver: Serendipity (Leo Records)
  • 11.12.04 / William Parker Organ Quintet [AR] Washington, DC
  • 12.01.03 / Thollem—Parker—Cline: The Gowanus Session (Porter Records)
  • 12.01.17 (1) / William Parker & Jeff Schlanger: CHILE º NEW YORK º AfghanIRAQ (Witnissimo)
      + 12.01.17 (2); 12.05.28 (1); 12.05.28 (2)
  • 12.01.17 (2) / William Parker & Jeff Schlanger: CHILE º NEW YORK º AfghanIRAQ (Witnissimo)
      + 12.01.17 (1); 12.05.28 (1); 12.05.28 (2)
  • 12.01.17 (3) / Sonny Simmons 25th Century Orchestra: No Title (Zing Magazine)
  • 12.01.26 / William Parker Quartet [AR] Rüsselsheim
  • 12.01.28 / William Parker Universal Tonality Septet [BVR] Paris
  • 12.02.05 / William Parker Orchestra—Essence of Ellington with special guest Kidd Jordan: Live in Milano (Centering Records)
    • William Parker Orchestra—Essence of Ellington [SBR]
  • 12.05.28 (1) / William Parker & Jeff Schlanger: CHILE º NEW YORK º AfghanIRAQ (Witnissimo)
      + 12.01.17 (1); 12.01.17 (2); 12.05.28 (2)
  • 12.05.28 (2) / William Parker & Jeff Schlanger: CHILE º NEW YORK º AfghanIRAQ (Witnissimo)
      + 12.01.17 (1); 12.01.17 (2); 12.05.28 (1)
  • 12.06.23 (2) / William Parker Quartet: Live in Wroclove (For Tune)
  • 12.06.26 / K. Curtis Lyle: Drums & Rumors (unknown)
  • 12.06.09 (2) / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 Raining On The Moon Sextet (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.01.03; 07.04.06; 09.06.15 (2); 11.04.06; 12.06.12 (2)
  • 12.06.12 (2) / William Parker: Wood Flute Songs—Anthology/Live 2006-2012 In Order To Survive (AUM Fidelity)
      + 06.05.24; 07.01.03; 07.04.06; 09.06.15 (2); 11.04.06; 12.06.09 (2)
  • 12.02.03 / Henrik Walsdorff Trio: Henrik Walsdorff Trio (Jazzwerkstatt)
  • 12.12.04 (1) / Gayle—Bluiett—Parker Sextet [AVR] NYC
  • 12.12.04 (2) / Lovano—Silvano—Parker—Martin [AVR] NYC
  • 13.01.24 (2) • Morris, Parker, Cleaver [AVR] NYC
  • 13.01.30 / Stephen Haynes & Pomegranate: New Music for Bill Dixon [AR] NYC
  • 13.02.14 (1) / William Parker "Alphaville Suite" [AR] NYC
  • 13.02.19 / Kidd Jordan Quintet [AR] Saint-Mande
  • 13.03.14 / Lotte Anker with Tim Berne, Gerald Cleaver, and William Parker [AR] Brooklyn
  • 13.03.15 / Pomegranate: New Music for Bill Dixon [Unissued Recording] New Haven
  • 13.03.16 / Pomegranate: New Music for Bill Dixon [Unissued Studio Recording] New Haven
  • 13.05.25 / Improvisations [AR] Hartford
  • 13.06.19 / French-American Peace Ensemble [AR] Chicago
  • 13.07.31 / Tony Malaby's Tamarindo [AR] NYC
  • 13.08.31 / Kidd Jordan Afterfest Jam [AR] Chicago
  • 13.10.08 (1) / William Parker's Refugee Songs [AR] NYC
  • 13.10.08 (2) / William Parker's Painters' Autumn [AR] NYC
  • 13.10.22 / Kenn Thomas & William Parker Duo [AVR] Ann Arbor
  • 13.10.29 / William Parker [BR] NYC
  • 13.11.07 / William Parker [Web Interview] NYC
  • 14.01.11 (2) / Tony Malaby's Tamarindo [AR] NYC
  • 14.01.25 / William Parker and Daniel Carter [AR] Holyoke
  • 14.02.02 / Milford Graves Quartet [AR] Paris
  • 14.03.03 / Ingrid Laubrock & William Parker Duo [AVR] NYC
  • 14.03.08 / Celebrating Cecil Taylor [AR] Philadelphia


1970

1980

1990

The 21st Century...

2010


    "I met the drummer Billy Higgins at the Firehouse on 11th Street between Avenues B & C. It was a cultural center and the home of the saxophone player and composer Alan Glover AKA ‘Juice’. I was playing a duet on bass drum with Alan's son young Omo. In the middle of the whole thing I heard this other drum sound—it was Billy Higgins who had taken over the drum chair. Billy and I played duet for about an hour. I also met Andrew Hill that same day."
    —William Parker 14.03.30

    "I was a kid playing the drums and Billy was the son of another musician. He used to invite me over to his house, which was in Brooklyn on St. Mark's Avenue. I would go out there a couple of times a week and we would play duets and dance with the time."
    —William Parker [www.birdsofwinter.com/william-parker]

    "I did a lot of work with comedians, with poets, with folk bands. I played with a Cuban folkloric band where I was the youngest member; most of the people in the band were 60 and over. I played with anybody, anything I could play to learn how to play bass. I eventually funneled down to the music I wanted to play, but in order to play it I had to have a foundation in some other things."
    —William Parker [Interview/article by Steve Holtje WIRE #152 October 1996 p.24]

    "..the early '70s. ...the Third World Cultural Center [NYC] that Sun Ra played at and we used to do jam sessions there on Sundays.
    That's where I met Billy Bang actually..."
    —William Parker [Interview by Bob Rusch Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.5]

    "There was a place on 11th Street and Avenue C called The Firehouse and Andrew Hill would come by, and Billy Higgins, and Billy Higgins invited me to his house on St. Mark's Avenue in Brooklyn. Wilbur Ware was staying there, and Clifford Jordan would come by. So I went out there whenever I could, and we would just play. ... Everyone that came through there, I played with. ...I studied with [John Coltrane's bassist] Jimmy Garrison a bit. It was 24 hours of music during this period from about '71 up till about '75."
    —William Parker [Interview/article by Steve Holtje WIRE #152 October 1996 p.24]


1972 : : :


  • 72.08.04 - Nia Ensemble: Lester Fortes (fl, cl), Ray Rivera (ts, cga), Reynold Scott (bar), David Butler (p, poetry), Juanita Campbell and Chinyere Thomas (dance, poetry), William Parker and Gene Cooper (b), Charles Brannon, Arnold Hayes, and Sonny Bonilla (cga), Nasana Abadey (dr) / Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

  • "...early '70s, they had the beginning of the New York Musician's Organization, with Noah Howard and Juma Sultan ...Dave Burrell was on there, Wilbur Ware, Archie Shepp, Karl Berger. It was way before the Creative Music Studio... spanned a whole building, six floors. ...from there we eventually moved over to playing at Studio We in the daytime... and Sam Rivers' Studio RivBEA for the night-time activity. ...about '73 was when he had his full schedule going, he had music seven nights a week."
    —William Parker [ibid]

    1972... "...Parker started his first big band, the Aumic Orchestra..." [MAGNET #34 May/June 1998 p.41]

    "...From 1972 on, I had a large orchestra in the Bronx, called the Aumic Orchestra, which was like a 22-piece orchestra. We played at a place called the Third World Cultural Center [73.03.25]. We had three drummers, four bassists—it was very large. I had been doing my own music all along this time period, from the '70s into the '80s. So I continually wrote and performed."
    —William Parker [Interview, Opprobrium Magazine, unknown issue and date]

    "I remember speaking to Charlie Haden about this before I actually bought the bass. He was doing one of his Liberation Music Orchestra records, it had just come out. He was telling me to practice along with records, because I had told him I wanted to know how to jump into it. Eventually I got a bass and I began going to the Jazzmobile School of Music, which was a free school in Harlem, on 131st street. That was a program that took place every Saturday, and the teaching staff was people like—the trumpet teachers were Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham and Joe Newman. Jimmy Heath taught saxophone. Richard Davis was the bass teacher, as well as Art Davis and Milt Hinton. There were a lot of well-known musicians who taught there. Tony Williams, Freddie Waits, Bennie Powell. They had big band ensembles, they had small groups. They did Oliver Nelson arrangements and Benny Golson arrangements. It was a very good program. I would try to talk about Albert Ayler and things like that, and they weren't really into that, but it was a very good program for learning your instrument. So I stayed there for a while and then I went downtown to the East Village, where I began to actually play with different groups. ... Then I began studying with Jimmy Garrison, and I also studied with Wilbur Ware. But most of my training was what I would call on-the-job training. I did all types of gigs. I played with poets, folk singers, comedians, ventriloquists. Any place I could play, I would. I tried to stay on the bass 20 hours a day if I could.

    In 1972-3, I was playing down at Studio Rivbea [Sam Rivers' NY Studio] a lot, ...at 24 Bond Street. I was one of the house bass players there, meaning that I would play with three or four different groups. During the day I was rehearsing with Cecil Taylor—he had a large ensemble and we were preparing for a concert at Carnegie Hall. We did that for a year. And then Charles Tyler and Sunny Murray returned around that time, and I played with each of them. I played with Ray Anderson, with Frank Lowe, with Ensemble Muntu, Jemeel Moondoc's band. That was my first regular band that actually stayed together for more than one gig. Then I eventually became a member of this place on Eldridge Street called Studio We. At this time the government was giving a decent amount of money to arts organizations. Studio We was run by James Dubois, and a lot of musicians were there—Wilbur Ware, Archie Shepp, Dave Burrell, Milford Graves. I worked there with the Aboriginal Music Society, a band put together by Juma Sultan, who played bass with Sonny Simmons, and with Jimi Hendrix. I also worked at a place on 11th Street off Avenue B called The Firehouse, I worked there with a very good group called the Juice Quartet."
    —William Parker Interview [Interview, Opprobrium Magazine, unknown issue and date]


1973 : : :


  • 73.01.10 - The Universal Lamps "Ensemble Fate": Hassan Dawkins (ts, bcl),
    Trent Powell (as, cl, fl), Bill Lowe (tb), William Parker (b), Tony Frazer (dr) /
    8:00pm, The Third World, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.26]
  • 73.01.17 - The Universal Lamps: personnel as above /
    8:00pm, The Third World, NYC [ibid]
  • 73.01.24 - The Universal Lamps: personnel as above /
    8:00pm, The Third World, NYC [ibid]
  • 73.01.31 - The Universal Lamps: personnel as above /
    8:00pm, The Third World, NYC [ibid]
  • 73.02.22 through 73.02.25 - Melodic Art-tet: Charles Brackeen (reeds), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), William Parker (b), Roger Blank (dr) / Hilly's, NYC [New York Magazine February 26, 1973 p.16]

    "First time I played with Jemeel [Moondoc] and Charles Brackeen at Studio RivBEA, with Sunny Murray, Frank Lowe. So I used to play down there maybe 3 or 4 times a week. House bass player kind of, but I was independently contracted with different groups."
    —William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.6]
Third World
    "Cadence: Your first recording was with Frank Lowe ...one of the last ESP dates?
    WP: Yeah, I think there's another one of those, but I guess it's not going to come out."
    —William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.10]

    "William [Parker] I'd been playing with on and off since the mid-70s, since before my stint with Cecil Taylor, I met him back then."
    —David S. Ware, interview/article by David Keenan [WIRE #180 February 1999 p.37]

73.03.00
• Frank Lowe: Black Beings

ESP Records ESP 3013 (LP) 1973; ESP-Disk/XYZ ESP 3013-2 (CD) GER; Base issue# ? (LP) IT; ESP 3013/Abraxas (CD) 2003 Italy

• Frank Lowe: The Loweski

ESP-Disk ESP 4066 (CD) 2012 Italy
  • (V/A) Faith & Power, An ESP-Disk Sampler
    The WIRE Magazine Issue 221, July 2002 / ESPW1 (magazine & CD) UK
March, 1973 / "...a live concert at Ornette Coleman's place on Prince Street," New York City
—William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.10]
Black Beings:
1. In Trane's Name (Lowe) [25:00]
2. Brother Joseph (Lowe) [4:35]
3. Thulani (Jarman) [15:55]
The Loweski:
4. The Loweski Pt. 1 [6:19] (Lowe solo)
5. The Loweski Pt. 2 [11:54]
6. The Loweski Pt. 3 [4:38]
7. The Loweski Pt. 4 [5:20]
8. The Loweski Pt. 5 [9:39]
Faith & Power has track 2.
—Audience recording exists of this complete concert. [Anonymous 04.03.02]

Frank Lowe (ts), Joseph Jarman (ss, as), The Wizard * (vn), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr)

* "We briefly wondered if The Wizard was a nome-de-session for Billy Bang. The style is similar if a touch less percussive.
No exact information on who he might be, so any clues welcome."
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 4th edition, Richard Cook & Brian Morton
* "...violinist Leroy Jenkins (operating under the pseudonym of 'The Wizard' but quite recognizable)..."
Scott Yanow
* "The Wizard was not Leroy Jenkins, it is Raymond Lee Cheng."
William Parker

{ESP 3013-2; session venue from George Scala's Frank Lowe Discography; Tom Fuller; Richard Ahmad Bates; Mr. William Parker}


  • 73.03.25 - William Parker and The Aumic Orchestra: Hassan Dawkins (ts, cbcl), Kwame Lucumi (ts, as), Linton Gayle (ts, fl),
    Charles Harris (ts, cl), Mike Clark (as), Danny Carter (ss, fl), Trent Powell (cl, fl), Tony Joseph and Rick Murian (fl),
    Robert Williams and Tom Bron (tp), Bill Lowe (tb), Ron Libscombe (ce), William Parker, Joe Mato, and Herb Kuan (b),
    Darry Barnes (mba), Roger Baird and Fred J. Williams (dr), Wade Barnes (dr, perc) / Third World Cultural Center, Bronx, NY
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0113.08—lists full personnel]
  • 73.03.29 - Bill Lowe Ensemble: Hasaan Dawkins (ts, cbsx, cl), Mike Clark (as), Lowe (tb), William Parker and Herb Kahn (b),
    Wade Barnes (dr) / Muse, Brooklyn, NY [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

    "William has mentioned other tapes of him with Lowe, including a session where they played all Monk tunes." [Ed Hazell 05.12.15]


73.07.01 • Sunny Murray and the Byard Lancaster Quintet [AR—46:15]

Shelf no.RGA 2843-RGA 2844 - 2 digital sound cassettes (polyester)
Genre(s) Live sound recordings / Jazz
Recording Laboratory, William L. Ewell, Jr. Collection

July 1, 1973 / Studio We, New York City
1. unknown titles [46:15]
Byard Lancaster (as, fl), Khan Jamal (vib), Hassan Dawkins (ts), William Parker (b), Roger Baird and Sunny Murray (dr)

{Library of Congress Database}


  • 73.07.02 - Juice Quartet: Alan "Juice" Glover aka "Juice Akinjorin Omolade" (ts, ss), Kasa Allah (p), William Parker (b), Juma Sultan (perc) /
    New York Musicians Jazz Festival, Colonial Park, NYC [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Documents F0019.01, 108.16]
  • 73.07.07 and 73.07.08 - Juice Quartet: personnel as above / Firehouse Theater, NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0006.06]

73.08.12 • Black Kraut [BR]

August 12, 1973 / Live at WKCR-FM Radio, New York City
1. The Prayer
2. The Vampire
3. The Hill
4. Birds And Things
—This may be the original name for The Music Ensemble.

Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Malik Baraka (tp)—given as "Malachi Baracha", Hassan Dawkins (ts), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr)

{Anonymous 05.12.31}


73.10.05 • Frank Lowe Quintet [AR—97:36]

October 5, 1973 / Artist's House, New York City
1. unknown title [36:52]
2. unknown title [17:30]
 announcement [0:47]
3. unknown title [6:17]
4. unknown title [35:18]
 announcement [1:02]
Frank Lowe (reeds), Joseph Jarman (as, fl, voc), Raymond Lee Cheng (vn), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr, balafon)

{Anonymous correspondence}


  • 73.10.06 - Frank Lowe Quintet: Lowe and Joseph Jarman (reeds), Raymond "The Wizard" Lee Cheng (vn), William Parker (b),
    Rashid Sinan (dr) / Artist's House, NYC [anonymous source]
  • 73.11.15 - Bill Lowe Ensemble: Hasaan Dawkins (ts, cbsx, cl), Mike Clark (as), Lowe (tb), William Parker and Herb Kahn (b),
    Wade Barnes (dr) / Muse, Brooklyn, NY [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

73.11.29 • Harold Smith Trio [BR—106:24]

November 29, 1973 / Live at WKCR-FM, Studio 3, New York City
First Set
1. unknown title [61:10]
2. unknown title [45:14]
—"‘Flight to Sanity’ was the name of one of the tunes we played, written By Art Bennett.

Harold Smith (dr, perc, p), Art Bennett (ss, fl, p), William Parker (b)

{Ed Hazell 14.01.06; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; William Parker 14.03.30}


  • 73.12.02 - Mudon Slaughter Peace Excursion: Mudon Slaughter (as, fl), Mel Smith (g), William Parker and "Sagicorn" (b), Stephen Reid (dr) / Studio RivBEA, NYC
    [RivBEA Schedule]
  • 73.12.03 - Flight to Sanity: Art Bennett (ss, fl, possibly piano), William Parker (b), Harold Smith (dr) / Studio RivBEA, NYC [RivBEA Schedule]
  • 73.12.06 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr) / Studio RivBEA, NYC /
    "Ensemble Muntu made our first appearance at Studio RivBEA,
    opposite Sam Rivers in December 1973." —Jemeel Moondoc
    [Interview, CODA August 1980 #174 p.7; Parker's Sound Journal]
  • 73.12.09 - Mudon Slaughter Peace Excursion: (See 73.12.02)
  • 73.12.10 - Flight to Sanity: (See 73.12.03)
  • 73.12.13 - Ensemble Muntu: (See 73.12.06)
  • 73.12.16 - Mudon Slaughter Peace Excursion: (See 73.12.02)
  • 73.12.17 - Flight to Sanity: (See 73.12.03)
  • 73.12.20 - Ensemble Muntu: (See 73.12.06)
  • 73.12.23 - Mudon Slaughter Peace Excursion: (See 73.12.02)
  • 73.12.24 - Flight to Sanity: (See 73.12.03)
  • 73.12.27 - Ensemble Muntu: (See 73.12.06)
  • RivBEA Schedule


    RivBEA Schedule, December 1973.

1974 : : :


    74.01.19 - Unit Core Ensemble / Ferris Booth Hall, New York City
    WKCR-FM Archive and very various very anonymous sources, who wish to remain so, have Parker on this session with Hassan Abdullah and Craig Purpura (ts), Jimmy Lyons and Bobby Zankel (as), Carla Poole (fl), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik and "unidentified" (tp), unidentified (tb), unidentified (g), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr, perc), Andrew Cyrille (dr, tmp, perc), and unidentified (perc).
    "I was not on this concert." —William Parker 14.03.30

  • 74.02.01 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Radio broadcast; station unidentified. Urban Scene may be the name of a radio program." / Urban Scene, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

74.02.26 (1) • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace

Centering Records 1001 (LP / Ltd. 500 copies) 1981; Eremite Records MTE012 (CD) 1998, 2003
—1st Session: See also 76.10.24, 77.08.28, 79.01.21
  • William Parker Ensemble [BR—84:29]
February 26, 1974 / WKCR-FM Radio, New York City
Broadcast Recording:
1. Prana [36:07]
2. Rattles and Bells and the Light of the Sun—ATMIC Patterns—Rayi [49:26] (continuous, split track at 43:50)
Through Acceptance of... has an excerpt of 12:12 which begins at 13:48 in.

"The only thing I own is sincerity. If you do not trust me: then I have died...."
Mystery Peace

Charles Brackeen (ts), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Henry Warner (cl), Arthur Williams (tp), Billy Bang (vn),
William Parker (b, voc and lyrics, Comp), Roger Baird (perc)

{MTE012; 2CD-R; track titles and date WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; original issue release date Down Beat January '81;
venue Ras Moshe; track detailing Ed Hazell 14.01.08}


  • 74.02.26 (2) - Charles Tyler Quartet: Tyler (as, bar), Earl Cross (cor, tp, flg) William Parker (b), Steve Reid (dr, perc) / Studio Rivbea, NYC [anonymous 03.12.13]
  • "...I did a big band thing with Cecil at Carnegie Hall. ...and that was opposite the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
    That's the first time I played with Cecil..."
    —William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.6]

    "...David S. Ware was in that band, and Raphé Malik, Andrew Cyrille, Sunny Murray, Rashid Bakr, Sirone, Earl Henderson,
    Marvin Hannibal Peterson. Quite a number of good players in that ensemble, although we only did one concert."
    —William Parker Interview [Opprobrium, unknown issue and date]

74.03.12 • The Cecil Taylor Unit Core Ensemble [AR—80:19]

March 12, 1974 / Carnegie Hall, New York City
1. Suite: TRIBE [80:19] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, split track at 45:01, split track at 57:29)
 Voices—To Night—Being Body—Black Node—Suns—Weight Fall—Tribe
There is a shorter version circulating at 58:33—missing the final 23:00+ end-section.

"...It's unlikely there was an unidentified tenor saxophonist [since deleted]. Frank Lowe was supposed to have been there, but was absent. A Kevin Fitzpatrick never existed as part of this orchestra. The correct name of the trumpeter was and is Kevin Powell. Luther Thomas was said to have been there. With Joseph Bowie there, a fellow member of the Black Artists Group, this was quite possible. The unidentified soprano saxophonist may have been Jemeel Moondoc. The unidentified trombonist may have been Craig Harris."
—Anonymous source who attended concert, email to Jason Hook (CTResearch, www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor)

"I was one of the drummers in that show. Fellow Free Jazz Drummer, Rashid Bakr was also there playing traps. As per Cecil's instructions, we each took turns playing conga and a variety of other instruments that were on the far side of the stage during the concert. Andrew Cyrille did not play traps. He played timpani and small percussive instruments. Dave Saphra was in the bass section along with William Parker, Sirone, and Earl Henderson. Frank Lowe did make some of the rehearsals, but he didn't play with the band at Carnegie Hall. About a month before we actually did the performance, there was a large influx of new musicians that joined the already large ensemble. Since our names were not printed in the program, it's tough to recall many of the fine musicians that were on the stage that night. My apologies to those that I'm unable to remember."
—Marc Edwards

"[Guitarist] Bud and I were recruited to join Cecil's ensemble from an ensemble that he had put together while teaching a series of classes at what was at the time known as Glassboro State Teacher's College. ...there were upwards of twenty or so people taking the class—none of whom had either enrolled in the school or paid for the class. My friend Bud and I had the pleasure of picking CT up from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia twice a week and driving him (about 45 minutes) to the school in South Jersey, and thus got to spend a lot of extra time talking about numerous subjects. There was also a ‘class’ concert at Glassboro in May of that year, but it was a bit of a mess, I reckon... I remember hearing a bit of a tape from that night at a guy's loft, whose name escapes me. He was Cecil's manager at the time and a couple of us were staying with him during this period. Somewhere on Greenwich St. in lower Manhattan, I believe. We would come up twice a week for rehearsals with CT and sleep on the guy's floor. The ensemble rehearsals were on Chambers Street, also in lower Manhattan..."
—David First

"...my memories from that period with CT would make a chapter in a book, but I can't remember how the music sounded. Carnegie Hall was an excellent band (in spite of my youth) and there was a decent amount of rehearsal—a balance between people accustomed to Cecil's system/language and New York pros. My strongest memory was coming back to my music stand after playing a too-long solo, and being met by Jimmy Lyons' smile and a pat on the back from him and Charles Tyler..."
—Bobby Zankel

CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12 CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12
The Cecil Taylor Big Band at Carnegie Hall in New York City, March 12, 1974.
Photos courtesy David First, reproduced with permission.

CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12, with names CT Big Band / NYC 74.03.12, with names
Same photos with some names.
Detailed by Anonymous.

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons, Bobby Zankel, and Luther Thomas? (as), David S. Ware, Hassan Abdullah, Craig Purpura, and Elliot Levin (ts), Ken Simon and unidentified, possibly Jemeel Moondoc (ss), Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Arthur Williams, and Kevin Powell (identified elsewhere as "Fitzpatrick") (tp), Joe Bowie and unidentified, possibly Craig Harris? (tb), Sharon Freeman (frh), Carla Poole (fl), David First, Bud Neuber, and 3rd unidentified (g), Sirone, William Parker, Dave Saphra, and Earl Henderson (b), Rashid Bakr,
Sunny Murray, and Marc Edwards (dr, perc), Andrew Cyrille (tmp, perc), unidentified (perc)

{2CD-R; Anonymous; Marc Edwards; David First; Bobby Zankel 03.07.11}


  • 74.03.17 - William Parker & Patricia Nicholson: Parker (b), Nicholson (dance) / "Excerpts from ‘The Ghosts Garden’" /
    451 Broom Street, NYC [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

74.04.24 • The Music Ensemble: The Music Ensemble

Roaratorio Records roar 03 (CD) 2001
—1st Session [See also 75.02.15]
  • The Music Ensemble [BR—22:00]
    WKCR-FM, New York / Loft Jazz Festival
April 24, 1974 / Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, New York
1. Stance Dance (Courage) [31:47]
Broadcast Recording has an excerpt.

"The first documentation of this important free improvising group... Existing during the heyday of NYC's Loft Scene, their name has often been cited as a crucial stage in the development of its members—the seeds of such current ensembles as Other Dimensions In Music and Test can be found here—but their singular music has gone largely unheard, save by those who were present at their concerts. This CD has been compiled from archival tapes recorded by Roger Baird; one complete performance from Brooklyn's Kingsborough College, on 24 April 1974, and excerpts from a concert at the Holy Name School Auditorium, on 15 February 1975. Packaged in a mini-LP gatefold sleeve, with liner notes by Parker, Bang, Baird, and Carter, paintings by Marilyn Sontag, and a reproduction of the poster for one of the shows, this is the recording debut of one of jazz's greatest 'lost' groups."
—James Lindbloom

Daniel Carter (ts, as, fl, dr, perc), Malik Baraka (tp), Billy Bang (vn, perc), William Parker and Herb Kahn (b), Roger Baird (dr, perc, tabla, fl)

{roar 03; James Lindbloom; Broadcast Recording}


  • 74.04.25 - Music Ensemble: (personnel as above) / "Maybe a day later..." / Stony Brook, New York
    [Music Ensemble Interview, WKCR-FM 94.11.00]

74.06.10 • Raphé Malik Quartet & Guest [Centering Archival Recording—30:29]

June 10, 1974 / The Open Mind Bookstore, New York City
1. unknown titles [30:29]
Raphé Malik (tp), "Guest" Daniel Carter (as), Hassan Abdullah (ts, ss), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.06; Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, from MUNTU Recordings}


  • 74.06.14 through 74.06.16 - The Music Ensemble: Malik Baraka (cor, p-tpt), Dewey Johnson (tp),
    Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Earl Freeman (el-b),
    Roger Baird (dr, perc) / 9:00 & 11:00pm, Anita Weschler Studio, NYC
    [Signal to Noise Issue #58, Summer 2010 p.25; www.50milesofelbowroom.com]
  • 74.06.17 - We Music House: Jimmy Vass (reeds), James DuBoise (tp), Gia Williams (voc),
    Dexter Gordon and Jewel Sterling (p), Wilbur Ware (b, musical director),
    William Parker and Jean Cooper (b), Benny Thomas (perc), Eugene Jackson (dr) /
    Studio We (Café We), NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Documents F16.11 and 84.1]
  • 74.06.21 - Frank Lowe & Daniel Carter Quartet: Frank Lowe and Daniel Carter (reeds),
    William Parker (b), Jerome Cooper (dr) / Studio We's Bicentennial Park Series
    (possibly at Studio We/Café We), NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0155.6]
  • 74.06.22 - The Music Ensemble: Daniel Carter (reeds), Malik Baraka and Dewey Johnson (tp),
    William Parker and Earl Freeman (b), Roger Baird (dr) / Studio We's Bicentennial Park Series
    (possibly at Studio We/Café We), NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0155.6]
  • 74.07.01 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / RivBEA Summer Festival, RivBEA Studio, NYC
    [CODA p.32, tear-sheet of festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info]
  • 85.06.14flier

74.07.03 • Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Roger Baird [BR—45:00]

July 3, 1974 / WKCR-FM, New York City
1. unknown titles [45:00]
Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr)

{Anonymous 02.05.18; WKCR-FM Archive}


74.07.21 • Ensemble Muntu [BR—56:55]

July 21, 1974 / Washington Square Church, New York City
1. Flight from the Yellow Dog [20:03]
2. unknown title [36:52]  (split track at 22:28)
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Ed Hazell 14.01.06; Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, from MUNTU Recordings}


74.07.23 • Charles Brackeen Trio [BR—60:22]

July 23, 1974 / Live at WKCR-FM, New York City
1. unknown title [22:55]
2. unknown title [5:39]
3. unknown title [7:19]
4. unknown title [6:16]
5. unknown title [4:21]
6. unknown title [13:52]
Charles Brackeen (ss-1,2,4,5; ts-3,6), William Parker (b 1,2,4,5; wdfl-3,6), Roger Baird (dr)

{Ed Hazell 14.01.06; WKCR-FM Archive}


74.08.01 • William Parker Group [Centering Archival Recording—11:05]

August 1, 1974 / WNYU-FM, New York University, New York City
1. Mass for the Lakota Sioux [11:05]
William Parker on piano. This is a live performance followed by an interview with Carter and Parker
on "The Anthology of Black Classical Music", a program hosted by trombonist Bill Lowe.

Daniel Carter (as), William Parker and Mark Hennen (p), Sinan (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10}


74.08.02 • Raphé Malik Trio [BR—58:00]

August 2, 1974 / Live at WKCR-FM, New York City
1. unknown titles [58:00]
Another source has this at 105:00.

Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), unidentified (dr)

{Anonymous correspondence 02.05.18; WKCR-FM Archive}


74.10.06 • Raphé Malik Quartet + 1 [AR—102:28]

October 6, 1974 / The Open Mind, New York City
1. unknown title [32:16]
2. unknown title [25:16]
3. unknown title [25:29]
4. unknown title [19:31]
Raphé Malik (tp), Hassan Abdullah (ts, ss, wdfl), + Daniel Carter (as, wdfl), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr, perc)

{Anonymous correspondence 02.07.02, 03.12.13; WKCR-FM Archive}


74.10.15 • Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet

NoBusiness Records NBLP 62/63 (2LP) Limited edition of 400 records; NBCD 56 (CD) 2013
  • Melodic Art-Tet [BR—86:10]
October 15, 1974 / "Live Music Show", WKCR-FM, New York City
Melodic Art-Tet:
1. Before Heaven and Earth and the World—Face of the Deep [17:03]
2. Above the Cross My Divine [20:01]
3. Time and Money—Yamaca—Open—Pit Chena—In the Chapel—With Cheer [30:31]
4. Redemption—Consecration [12:07]
Broadcast Recording:
1. Part I [36:58]
2. Part II [49:12]
Broadcast source had "Live At Studio We, New York City".

Charles Brackeen (fl, ss, ts), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), William Parker (b),
Tony Waters, aka Ramadan Mumeen (perc), Roger Blank (dr)
—All compositions by Brackeen, except "Time and Money" by Abdullah.

Another source has additional personnel listed incorrectly to include: Ronnie Boykins (b), L. Evans (tp), Billy Bang (vn), and Tony Williams (dr).

{nobusinessrecords.com; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Dan Serro 05.12.31; Tom Hull 13.05.21; John Chacona 13.05.21}


74.10.26 • Music Ensemble [BR—62:17]

October 26, 1974 / unknown venue, New York City
1. Creations [62:17]
"...[Carter] remembered William Parker, Roger Baird, Dewey Johnson, Arthur Williams, Rashid Bakr, Hassan Dawkins and two others I can't recall." —Ras Moshe

Daniel Carter and Hassan Abdullah (reeds), Hassan Dawkins (ts), Dewey Johnson and Arthur Williams (tp),
unknown (p), unknown (voc), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Roger Baird and Rashid Bakr (dr, perc)

{CD-R; Ras Moshe 03.06.15; composition title and additional personnel anonymous correspondence 05.12.31}


74.10.31 • Music Ensemble [BR—22:10]

October 31, 1974 / John's, Soho, New York City
WKCR-FM, New York / Loft Jazz Festival
1. unknown title [21:10] (incomplete, fades in, fades out)
 radio announcement [1:00]
Hassan Dawkins (ts), Kazutoki Umezu (as), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker and Herb Kahn (b), Roger Baird (dr)
—"plus 2 unidentified members"

{CD-R}


  • 74.11.22 and 74.11.23 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Joe Daley (bar-hn), Ronnie Boykins (b),
    Doug Hammond (dr) / Studio RivBEA, NYC [Sam Rivers Interview on WKCR-FM, October 5, 1974]
    —Rivers runs down the schedule at RivBEA for the month.
    These dates are not included in Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, from the MUNTU Recordings booklet.

1975 : : :


75.02.15 • The Music Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording—92:45]

  • The Music Ensemble: The Music Ensemble
    Roaratorio Records roar 03 (CD) 2001
    —2nd Session [See also 74.04.24]
  • The Music Ensemble [BR—18:10]
    WKCR-FM, New York / Loft Jazz Festival
February 15, 1975 / Holy Name School Auditorium, New York City
Centering Archival Recording:
1. unknown titles [92:45]
The Music Ensemble:
1. Arithmetical Mystic [18:10]
2. Echoes Wind Transpire [8:47]
3. Radiatory Fineness [9:56]
Broadcast Recording only has "Arithmetical Mystic".

Daniel Carter (ts, as, fl, dr, perc), Malik Baraka (tp), Billy Bang (vn, perc), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr, perc, tabla, fl)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.06; roar 03; James Lindbloom}


75.02.18 • Earl Freeman: The Universal Jazz Symphonette Presents Soundcraft '75 / Fantasy for Orchestra

Anima Record Co. AN 1001 (LP) 1975

February 18, 1975 / Washington Square Methodist Church, New York City
1. Nemesis [23:20]
2. Oreo—Alpha [22:52]
Earl Freeman (Comp and Dir), Zane Massey, Kazutoki Umezu, and Ernest Washington (ts) —Liner notes have "Kazutoki Umega",
Daniel Carter (ts, atp), Henry Warner (cl), Nancy Ancrum, Art Bennett, and Andrew Strasmech (fl), Raphé Malik, John Marshall, and Malik Baraka (tp),
John Mingione (flg), Richard Dunbar (frh), Michael Keith (tb), Robert Sardo (grand organ), James Emery, Mel Smith, and Tyrone Nickens (el-g),
Billy Bang and Charles Burnham (vn) —Liner notes have "Charles Burnnan", William Parker and Dave Wertman (b), Paul Chambers Jr. (el-b),
Wade Barnes and Roger Baird (perc), Abe Yeme (cga), Julio Cesar (tabla), Barbra Blick and Patsy Wilkins (readings)

{AN 1001; M. Ehlers & B. Coley Wm. Parker Discography from the "Fire in the Valley '98" program; Heinrich Smejkal}


  • 75.03.02 (1) - Frank Lowe Ensemble: Frank Lowe (ts), probably William Parker (b), others / WKCR-FM, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]
  • 75.03.02 (2) - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Probable personnel.
    Billed as Jemeel Moondoc Quartet." / Ali's Alley, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 75.03.30 - Kabbalah: Bobby Zankel (as), Joseph Locandro (p), William Parker and David Wertman (b), Rashid Bakr (dr, perc) /
    501 Canal Street, NYC [Anonymous 03.12.13]
  • 75.04.06 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    4:00-7:00pm, Ali's Alley, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
    "Probable personnel, possibly the same trio that recorded on 75.04.20." —Hazell
    "Jemeel Moondoc Quartet" —New York Magazine listing.

75.04.12 • William Parker Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—93:12]

  • William Parker Orchestra [BR—45:00]
    WKCR-FM, Broadcast in 1994 during the "Loft Festival"
April 12, 1975 / Holy Name Auditorium, New York City
Centering Archival Recording:
1. Nascent: A Peace for Dance and Music
—Part 1 [37:23]
—Part 2 [9:16]
—Part 3 [46:33]
Broadcast Recording:
1. Nascent [45:00]
Alan Braufman (as, fl), Michael Clark and Kappo Umezu (as), Art Bennet (ss), Mary Drivers (ob), Nancy Ancrum (fl), Jeffery Nussbaum (tp),
Malik Baraka (cor), John Marshall (p-tpt), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker and Frank Clayton (b), Roger Baird (perc), unidentified (voc),
Patsy Wilkins, Gudrun Keith, and Alexandra Strauss (dance)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.06; WKCR-FM Archive}


  • 75.04.13 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    "Probable personnel, possibly the same trio that recorded on 75.04.20." / 4:00-7:00pm, Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

75.04.20 • MUNTU Recordings

NoBusiness Records NBCD7-8-9 (3-CD Box Set) 2009 Lithuania / CD 3—MUNTU: Live At Ali's Alley
"The digipack contains a 115-page book with three essays written by Ed Hazell and Jemeel Moondoc about the Jazz Lofts Era in New York City, the Black Artists Movement and musical environment, many beautiful photos, original posters, a complete Muntu sessionography, etc."
—1st Session [See also 77.04.17, 79.03.30]
  • Jemeel Moondoc Trio [BR]
    WKCR-FM, New York
April 20, 1975, 4:00-7:00pm / Ali's Alley (Studio 77), New York City
MUNTU Recordings:
1. Theme For Milford—Mr. Body and Soul (Moondoc) [36:35]
Broadcast Recording:
1. Pegasus  —May be "Theme For Milford" mis-titled.
Jemeel Moondoc (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD7-8-9.php; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}

MUNTU

  • 75.04.27 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    "Probable personnel, possibly the same trio that recorded on 75.04.20." / 4:00-7:00pm, Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

  • 75.05.03 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / 10:00 & 12:00pm,
    Studio RivBEA, NYC [ibid; RivBEA flyer]

  • 75.05.13 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / "This might be misdated, possibly session 75.05.03 above." / Studio RivBEA, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

75.05.28 • Jemeel Moondoc Trio [BR—40:00]

May 28, 1975 / Studio 77, New York City "(at 77 Greene Street, later Ali's Alley)"
Broadcast later on WKCR-FM in that era—may be the Broadcast date of the 75.04.20 session above.
1. unknown titles [40:00]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Anonymous 02.10.28; WKCR-FM Archive}


    Anecdotal misinformation has Parker contributing to the title track on Don Cherry's Brown Rice, a 1976 release on Horizon.
    Parker has stated in a recent interview with Brian Carpenter that this is not true.


    "I spoke with William tonight. You should take "Brown Rice" off of the sessionography... he did not play on that session... He played at the Five Spot with Don Cherry with Frank Lowe, Hakim Jami, [the "unknown" other bassist... on Brown Rice... according to William.'], Roger Blank, Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Denis Charles... and they played for a week. And they played some of that material. But he thinks the record had already been recorded before their week at the Five Spot."
    —Brian Carpenter, WZBC-FM 02.04.27.

    "In 1975 I played with Don Cherry at the Five Spot. At the same time I was in the Bronx playing in the singer Maxine Sullivan's band. She would sing and play pocket trumpet, and do standards. But the spirit of what she was doing was very free. She was older and had been through it all. It was a very interesting period."
    —William Parker Interview [Opprobrium, unknown issue and date]

75.06.00 (1) • Don Cherry Quintet [AR—33:17]

June, 1975 / The Five Spot, New York City

—The Cherry Quintet was at the Five Spot from the 3rd through the 8th. No exact date on this, but it does not match 75.06.07.
1. unknown title [33:17] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, out at end)
"Just heard snippet of ‘Butterfly Friend,’ one of my favorite songs..." —Steven Joerg

"Frank Lowe said it was Sandy Bull in an interview he did at WKCR-FM [during] a Don Cherry festival..." —Ras Moshe

"...I met Don Cherry. He invited me to play at the Five Spot with him in '75 for a week, my first gig at a major jazz club."
—William Parker interview/article by Steve Holtje, WIRE #152 October 1996 p.24

Don Cherry (tp, el-p, voc), Frank Lowe (ts), Sandy Bull (g, oud?, perc?), William Parker (b), Roger Blank (dr)

{CD-R; New York Magazine June 9, 1975 p.25; Steven Joerg 03.08.28; Ras Moshe 03.02.04}


75.06.07 • Don Cherry Quintet [AR—92:00]

June 7, 1975 / The Five Spot, New York City

Untangling the Circulating Recordings:

Long Version / Total 92:00
74:27 Total / Short Version
Comments
1.
unknown calypso [4:10]
unknown pentatonic tune [5:11]
unknown [3:39]
probably Afro Blue [8:35]

Naima * [2:16]
Butterfly Friend * [1:51] (cuts at ending)

[25:43]
1.


unknown titles
(incomplete, fades out at end)




[18:51]
"track 1 ... goes on a little longer..."


Accounted for by the fade out...
(8:35 segment a mash-up of what sounds
like Afro Blue/Scarborough Fair)

...and a few additional short pieces.


2.

Degi-Degi * (Cherry) [2:30] (fades in)


introductions [3:26]
unknown [9:59]
Chenrezig (Cherry) [7:45]
unknown [7:08]
Jabulani/Easter Joy [1:52]
unknown [2:02] (announcement 1:00 in)

[36:43]
2.




unknown title [26:03]
(incomplete, fades out at end)
Chenrezig [12:29]

Jabulani/Easter Joy [5:37]
(brief announcement at 4:51 in)

[44:06]
"track 2 ... starts a little earlier."

Accounted for by
an additional short piece.

introductions first 1:15 of short version.



(Abdullah Ibrahim composition)


Totals nearly align at 62:26/62:57
3.
Tutti
(aka The Good Life,
or Theme from a Symphony)

March of the Hobbits (Cherry)

[10:48]
3.
Tutti



March of the Hobbits (Cherry)

[10:48]

(Ornette Coleman composition)






4.
unknown [8:10]
Malkauns * (Cherry) [6:48]
unknown * [3:47]
[18:55]
  This track is the difference between versions. Other discrepancies result from labeling,
identification of compositions, and interpretation
of segues and between-theme wanderings.

Yet another version of titles noted: 1. Don's Five Spot; 2. Cherry Suite, Part 1; 3. Cherry Suite, Part 2; 4. Tintiyana (Dollar Brand)

Track 3... the Ornette Coleman composition, ‘Tutti’, from Skies of America, also known as ‘The Good Life’;
‘School Work’ on Science Fiction and Broken Shadows; and ‘Theme for a Symphony’ on Dancing in Your Head.

"Roger Blank and William Parker—of the fine Melodic Art-tet—also sat in..." —Down Beat Vol.42 No.15 September 11, 1975.

Don Cherry (tp, el-p, voc), Frank Lowe (ts, bsx, ss, fl), Sandy Bull (g, oud?, perc?),
Selena Fung (ching), William Parker and Hakim Jami (b), Ed Blackwell and Roger Blank (dr)

{2CD-R of long version; Roy Morris 04.03.02; Jack Lefton 04.06.22; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


  • 75.06.00 (2) - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Probable personnel. This may be same date as [75.07.28]." / Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

  • 75.06.23 - Melodic Art-tet: Charles Brackeen (reeds), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), William Parker (b), Roger Blank (dr) / 9:00pm, What Is, Jersey City, NJ [www.50milesofelbowroom.com/articles/wparkerinterview.html]

  • 75.06.29 - Melodic Art-tet: Charles Brackeen (reeds), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), William Parker (b), Roger Blank (dr) / 5:00pm, EAST, Brooklyn, NY [ibid]


75.07.06 • Kabballah [AR—114:27]

July 6, 1975 / Sunrise Studio, New York City
1. Questioning the Mysteries
—Part 1 [26:53]
—Part 2 [27:50]
—Part 3 [8:57]
—Part 4 [21:59]
—Part 5 [28.43]
Bobby Zankel (as, bells, voc), Arthur Williams (tp), Joseph Locandro (p), Rashana Bakr, Ellen Christi, and Genie Sherman (voc)
William Parker (ce), David Wertman (b), Rashid Bakr (dr, perc), Dave Easter (cga, bells)

{Anonymous 02.07.02, 03.12.13; WKCR-FM Archive}


  • 75.07.18 and 75.07.19 - Peace Excursion: Mudon Slaughter (as), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Wade Barnes (dr) / Theater of Joy, NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0069.12]
  • 75.07.20 (1) - Kappo Umezu (reeds), Yori Harada (p), William Parker (b), Rashied Sinan (dr) / Theater of Joy, NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0102.11]
  • 75.07.20 (2) - Peace Excursion: Mudon Slaughter (as), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Wade Barnes (dr) / Sunrise Studios, NYC
    [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0069.12]
  • 75.07.28 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Damrosch Park Bandshell, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]
  • 75.08.02 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Sunrise Studio, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 75.08.09 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Sunrise Studio, NYC [ibid]

75.08.11 • Kazutoki "Kappo" Umezu: Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai

SKI NO. 1 (LP) 1975

August 11, 1975 / Studio We, New York City
1. Stravizauls (Harada) [21:54]
2. Kim (Umezu) [23:05]
3. Not So Long Don (Umezu) [1:59]
Kazutoki "Kappo" Umezu (as), Yoriyuki Harada (p, bcl), Ahmed Abdullah (tp),
William Parker (b), Rashid Shinan (dr)

{SKI NO. 1}





  • 75.08.16 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Sunrise Studio, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

  • 75.08.23 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Sunrise Studio, NYC [ibid]

  • 75.08.30 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Sunrise Studio, NYC [ibid]

  • 75.10.31 - Planet Zero: Kiko Kamacho (kalimba, synths, kena), Billy Bang (vn, cga),
    William Parker (b, ce), Diane Thorner (reeds, fl), Roger Baird and T. Nakamura (perc) /
    "Night of Wizards", 8:00pm, Cami Hall, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

  • 75.11.28 - Billy Bang & William Parker: Bang (vn, Mexican vn), Parker (ce, b) /
    "A Concert of Celestial Musik—Cathedral of Light" / Someplace Nice, NYC
    [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]
Centering

1976 : : :


76.02.05 • Ensemble Muntu [BR—51:26]

February 5, 1976 / Live at WNYU-FM, New York City
Originally Broadcast on 76.02.10
1. Theme For Milford... Mr. Body And Soul [51:26]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Anonymous 05.12.31; Hazell 06.01.01; WNYU Archive}


  • 76.02.26 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr) /
    "Probable personnel." / Environ, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

76.02.29 • Ensemble Muntu [BR—83:24]

February 29, 1976 / Loft Jazz Festival, Live at WKCR-FM, New York City
 broadcast announcement [0:50]
1. Flight from the Yellow Dog [24:15]
 broadcast announcement [2:40]
2. Document Humanum
 Part 1 [20:20]
 Part 2 [7:56]
 Part 3: Phase One [24:32]
 Part 4: Evening Piece [2:51]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr)

{CD-R; Ed Hazell 14.01.06}


  • 76.03.12 - Kabbalah + 5: Bobby Zankel (as, bells, voc), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Joseph Locandro (p), Genie Sherman (voc), William Parker and David Wertman (b),
    Rashid Bakr (dr, perc), + Keshavan Maslak (ts), Ken Simon (ss), Carla Poole (fl),
    Malik Baraka (cor), Toshiyuki Tshuchitori (dr, perc) / Sunrise Studio, NYC
    [Anonymous 03.12.13]
  • 76.04.25 - Henry Warner (cl), William Parker (b), Juma Sultan (perc),
    and Philip Spigner (dr) / Someplace Nice, NYC [Michael Heller 14.03.31, The Juma Sultan Archive]
  • 76.05.02 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr) / Sunrise Studio, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

76.05.19 • Billy Bang Poetry Ensemble [AR—32:18]

May 19, 1976 / Queens College, New York City
1. Echoes of a Bitter St. [7:37]
2. Prayer to John Coltrane [5:52]
3. The New Music Is [8:32]
4. Thunderbird Terror [10:17]
Billy Bang (poetry), Afiba ? (p), William Parker (b), Ade Yeme (cga), Khuwana Fuller (dr)

{Ed Hazell 11.06.21}


  • 76.06.10 and 76.06.11 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, NYC [ibid]

76.06.13 • Henry Warner Trio [AR—57:34]

June 13, 1976 / Environ, New York City
First Set
1. unknown title [12:18]
2. unknown title [16:21]
3. unknown title [5:28] (split track at 2:09)
4. Valse Hot [9:03]
5. A Night in Tunisia [8:30]
6. unknown title [5:54]
Henry Warner (cl), William Parker (b), Ade Yeme (cga)

{Ed Hazell 10.06.26}


76.06.14 • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [AR—22:46]

June 14, 1976 / unknown location, New York City
1. Tapestry [12:14] (split track at 1:55)
2. Colors [10:32] (split track at 7:50)
Billy Bang (vn), Bilal Abdur Rahman, Henry Warner (reeds), William Parker (b), Khuwana Fuller (dr)

{Ed Hazell 11.06.21, 11.06.24; WKCR-FM Tape Archive}


  • 76.06.16 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Environ, NYC [ibid]
  • 76.06.27 - Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Bang (vn), Bilal Abdur Rahman (as), William Parker (b), Khuwana Fuller (dr) / Sunrise Studio, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]
  • 76.06.30 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Environ, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
soprano piano flute flute

tuba
Photos by Tom Marcello
Dated "July, 1976"


tuba

  • 76.07.04 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    "Sam Rivers Quartet and David Murray Quartet were also on the bill." /
    Studio RivBEA, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]

  • 76.07.10 - William Parker & Billy Bang Duo: Bang (vn), Parker (b) /
    "Celestial Music" / Someplace Nice, NYC [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

  • 76.07.16 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

  • 76.07.17 - William Parker & Billy Bang Duo: Bang (vn), Parker (b) /
    "Celestial Music" / Someplace Nice, NYC
    [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09; William Parker 14.03.30]
76.07.16Muntu

76.08.20 (1) • Billy Bang Trio + 2 [AR—113:17]

August 20, 1976 / Some Place Nice (on St. Mark's Place), New York City
1. unknown title [22:16]
2. unknown title [19:04]
3. unknown title [17:51]
4. unknown title [12:53]
5. unknown title [5:34]
6. unknown title [11:32]
7. unknown title [7:17]
8. unknown title [16:53]
Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Khuwana Fuller (dr) + Henry Warner (as), Ramsey Ameen (vn)

{Anonymous 02.07.02; WKCR-FM Archive}


76.08.20 (2) • The Music Ensemble + Guests [AR—24:53]

August 20, 1976 / Some Place Nice, New York City
1. improvisation [24:53]
Daniel Carter (ts, fl, tp), Malik Baraka, Dewey Johnson (tp), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr)
+ Arnie Nelms (as), Richard Keefe (tb), Massa Musa (dr, perc)

{Ed Hazell 11.06.21}


  • 76.08.27 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Environ, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 76.10.05 and 76.10.06 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "This may be a quartet date without Arthur Williams." / Ali's Alley, NYC [ibid]

76.10.07 • Ensemble Muntu [BR—42:32]

October 7, 1976 / Ali's Alley, New York City
WKCR-FM / Loft Jazz Festival
 broadcast announcement [0:22]
1. unknown title [41:45] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
 broadcast announcement [0:25]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


76.10.16 • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [AR—14:49]

October 16, 1976 / Queens College, New York City
1. Song for Ghazal [14:49]
Billy Bang (vn), Bilal Abdur Rahman and Henry Warner (reeds), William Parker (b), Massa Musa and Calvin ? (cga)

{Ed Hazell 11.06.21}


76.10.24 • Centering Dance Music Ensemble 1976 (Dawn Voice): Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—1st Session [See also 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03]
  • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace
    Centering Records 1001 (LP) 1981; Eremite Records MTE012 (CD) 1998
    —2nd Session [See also 74.02.26 (1); 77.08.28; 79.01.21]
  • William Parker Reads, with Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen [BR]
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
October 24, 1976 / Washington Square Church, New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC SIX)
1. Illuminese/Voice [34:07]
2. Falling Shadows [13:06]
3. Dawn/Face Still, Hands Folded [30:52]
Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace:
1. Face Still Hands Folded [8:03]
Broadcast Recording:
1. unknown titles

Rozanne Levine (cl-1,3), Malik Baraka and John Mingione (tp-1,3), Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen (vn), William Parker (b, recitation),
Ellen Christi (voc-1,3), Patricia Nicholson (choreography, dance), Susan Kuhn, Leslie Levinson, and Kenna Lile (dance)

"A dance section called 'Prelude' preceded the music." "Dawn Voice—Music and Dance," listed in Parker's Sound Journal, also included
Malik Baraka (cor), Ellen Christi (voc), Rozanne Levine (cl), and Susan Kunn, Leslie Levinson, Kenna Lile, John Mingione, and Patsy Parker (dance).

{MTE012; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12; William Parker's Sound Journal; Ed Hazell 10.04.30, 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php}


  • 76.10.30 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Environ, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 76.10.31 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Jazzmania, NYC [ibid]
  • 76.11.19 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Environ, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings; New York Magazine November 22, 1976 p.39]
  • 76.11.20 - The Nascent Big Band: Michael Clark and Kappo Umezu (as), Alan Braufmann (as, fl), Art Bennent (ss), Mary Drivers (ob),
    Nancy Ancrum (fl), Malik Baraka (tp and cor), John Marshall and Jeffery [last name obscured] (tp), Billy Bang (vn),
    William Parker and Frank Clayton (b), Roger Baird (perc), Patsy Parker, Leslie Levinson, Patsy Wilkins, and two others [names obscured] (dance) / "Rainbow Light," music by Parker, Ancrum, and Baraka; Dance by Parker and Levinson / Saint Mark's Church, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.30]
  • 76.12.17 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "A notice in the Village Voice announced a quartet featuring Bakr. Many gigs at this time featured the quartet without Arthur Williams, so this is the probable personnel." / Ladies' Fort, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

76.12.21 • William Parker Ensemble [AR—55:42]

December 21, 1976 / St. Mark's Church, New York City
Document Humanum:
1. Part 1 [20:20]
2. Part 2 [7:56]
3. Part 3 [24:32]
4. Part 4 [2:51]
John Hagen (ts, ss, bsn), Rozanne Levine (cl, voc), Malik Baraka (flg, voc), William Parker (b, ce, g, rec),
Toshiyuki Tsuchitori (dr, perc), Patsy Parker and Leslie Levinson (dance)

{Anonymous correspondence 02.07.02; WKCR-FM Archive; William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.30}


76.12.31 • Ensemble Muntu [AVR]

December 31, 1976 / Piano Magic, New York City
1. unknown titles
This performance was videotaped as part of a projected documentary.

Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings}


1977 : : :


  • 77.01.16 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Environ, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 77.01.30 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / The Brook, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.03.05 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Jet Studio, Washington, DC [ibid]
  • 77.03.11 - William Parker Solo / St. Mark's Church, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]
  • 77.03.18 - Cathedral of Light (Pieces for Bassviolin and Dance):
    William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (dance) / 8:00pm, St. Mark's in the Bowery, NYC
     1. Voice—Lake of Light
     2. Dedications—A Wedding Painting
     3. Mountain Song
     4. Honey Drips from Bee's Nest
     —intermission
     5. Cathedral of Light
     6. Swan Knitting a Rainbow
     7. For All Life
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.26]
  • 77.03.19 - Billy Bang (vn), Balil Abdur Rahman (as), William Parker / Noho Gallery, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]
  • 77.03.20 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr) / Jazzmania, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
Third World

77.03.27 • Ensemble Muntu [BR]

March 27, 1977 / Live at WKCR-FM Radio, New York City
WKCR-FM, Broadcast 77.03.28
1. Theme for Milford (Mr. Body and Soul)—One Up One Down
Another anonymous source notes two tracks: 1. Moondoc Theme; 2. Mr. Body And Soul

Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Sinan (dr)

{WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Anonymous 05.12.31}


77.04.03 • William Parker Quintet [Centering Archival Recording—83:05]

April 3, 1977 / Environ, New York City
1. Liberation Folk Suite
 Part 1 [35:58]
 Part 2 [47:07]
Clyde Cotton (ts, as, ss), John Hagen (ts), Rozanne Levine (cl), William Parker (b), Toshiyuki Tsuchitori (dr),
Leslie Levinson, Patsy Parker, and Teddy Sprages (dance)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.06}


77.04.17 • Ensemble Muntu: First Feeding

Muntu Records 1001 (LP) 1977
  • MUNTU Recordings
    NoBusiness Records NBCD7-8-9 (3-CD Box Set) 2009 Lithuania / CD 1—First Feeding
    "The digipack contains a 115-page book with three essays written by Ed Hazell and Jemeel Moondoc
    about the Jazz Lofts Era in New York City, the Black Artists Movement and musical environment,
    many beautiful photos, original posters, a complete Muntu sessionography, etc."
    —2nd Session [See also 75.04.20 and 79.03.30]
April 17, 1977 / Bob Blank Studios, New York City
1. First Feeding [5:26]
2. Flight (From the Yellow Dog) [14:01]
3. Theme for Milford (Mr. Body & Soul) [20:23]
Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings has this misdated as 77.05.17.

"First Feeding is dedicated to: CECIL TAYLOR, SAM RIVERS, JIMMY LYONS,
ANDREW CYRILLE, MILFORD GRAVES, BILL DIXON, and RASHIED ALI..."

Jemeel Moondoc (as, Comp), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr)
MUNTU

{Muntu Records 1001; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD7-8-9.php}


  • 77.04.19 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / 1977 NYC Loft Jazz Festival, Ladies' Fort, Bond Street, NYC / "I found my 1977 NYC Loft Jazz Festival poster... Jemeel Moondoc and Ensemble Muntu are listed on April 19th. That would be two days after the album recording session." —Graham Connah 03.03.10 [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 77.05.21 - Ensemble Muntu: "Probable personnel." as above / Changes, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

77.05.29 • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues

NoBusiness Records NBLP38 (LP);
  • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues/New York Collage
    NBCD30-31 (2-CD) 2011 Lithuania
    —1st Session [See also 78.05.16]
May 29, 1977 / A Day in Solidarity with Soweto: A Fund Raiser, Harlem Fight-Back, New York City
 Spoken introduction [1:07]
1. Albert Ayler—Know Your Enemy (Bang/Rahman) [19:27]
2. Ganges—Enchantment—Tapestry (William Parker) [30:47]
3. Black Man Blues—Theme for the Masters (Rahman) [36:54]
4. Hiroshima (William Parker ?) [17:31]
Black Man's Blues has the introduction, track 2, and the opening 18:27 of "Black Man's Blues".
Black Man's Blues/New York Collage has the introduction, tracks 1 and 2, and the opening 18:27 of "Black Man's Blues".

Track 4 remains unissued. "Bang authorized the release of only the material on the NoBusiness discs." —Ed Hazell.

Billy Bang (vn, perc, recitation), Bilal Abdur Rahman (ts, as, recitation, perc), William Parker (b, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{nobusinessrecords.com; Ed Hazell 11.06.21}


77.05.30 • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [BR]

May 30, 1977 / Live At WKCR-FM, New York City
1. Albert Ayler
2. Going Away Again
3. Hewing The Strings
4. International
5. Swish Now
6. The Fifth Tone
7. Better Than Two
"...not sure of titles..." —Anonymous
—Another source has this misdated as "77.05.03."
—Also noted is a partial Broadcast Recording at "10:00".

Billy Bang (vn), Balil Abdur Rahman (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Anonymous 05.12.31}


  • 77.06.16 and 77.06.17 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 77.06.19 - William Parker Ensemble: Bilal Abdur Rahman, John Hagen, and James Lott (reeds), Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen (vn),
    Arthur Williams, Jalalu K. Nelson, and Malik Baraka (brass), Tobi Kasavan and unknown [name obscured] (p), Ellen Christi, Carol Hendricks, Emily Collins, and Leslie Levinson (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), Leslie Levinson, Patsy Parker, Emily Collins, Beth Launa,
    and Pam Reed (dance) / "Sun Garden" / Environ, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.30]

    —77.07.23 (date uncertain, no personnel details) possibly the 77.06.19 gig above. / Environ, NYC [Anonymous correspondence]

August, 1977—Someplace Nice—Music Festival

"Flyer for one of, if not the, first festivals William Parker helped organize. An historic moment."
    "No personnel listed for the various dates, but it's highly likely that William is on many of them." —Indicated in bold dates below.

    77.08.03 - Spiritual: Booker T. Williams (reeds), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Someplace Nice, NYC
    [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]
  • 77.08.06 - Survival: probably Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble, with Bang (vn), Bilal Abdur Rahman (ts, as, perc),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.07 - John Hagen: Hagen (reeds), probably Parker (b), others... / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.12 - Jalalu Kalvert Nelson: Nelson (tp), others... / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
    77.08.13 - Jalalu Kalvert Nelson: as above / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.14 - Bilal Abdur Rahman Trio: Rahman (ts, as), probably William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.20 - Billy Bang: Bang (vn), others? / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
    77.08.21 - Dancers/Drummers: Akousa, Curtis Fields (as) / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.26 - Clyde Cotton & Folks: Cotton (ts, as, ss), probably William Parker (b), others... / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.08.27 - Will Connell's The Adamantine Vehicle: Connell (as, fl), others... / Someplace Nice, NYC [ibid]

77.08.28 • William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording—94:51]

  • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace
    Centering Records 1001 (LP) 1981; Eremite Records MTE012 (CD) 1998
    —3rd Session [See also 74.02.26 (1); 76.10.24; 79.01.21]
  • William Parker & Daniel Carter Duo: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987
    NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
    —4th Session [See also 76.10.24; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03]
August 28, 1977 / Someplace Nice, New York City
Centering Archival Recording:
First Set
1. bass solo [15:42]
2. bass solo [6:10]
3. unknown trio composition [22:03]
Second Set
4. Commitment (Parker) [22:18]
5. unknown title (Parker, unidentified stringed-instrument solo) [12:27]
 (sped-up tape glitch) [3:00]
6. unknown title [8:01]
7. unknown title [5:10]
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (Disc 1) has track 4.
Through Acceptance has an excerpt of 18:36 from track 4.


John Hagen (ts-3,4,6,7), Arthur Williams (tp-3,4,6,7), Patsy Parker (dance),
William Parker (b-1,2,3,4, unidentified stringed instrument-5, tu-6, recitation-7)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 12.06.20, 14.01.07, 14.01.09 (date from Festival flyer); nobusinessrecords.com; MTE012}


  • 77.10.05 through 77.10.07 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b),
    Rashid Bakr (dr) / Ali's Alley, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 77.11.11 - Billy Bang Ensemble: Billy Bang (vn, Comp), Polly Bradfield (vn), James Emory (g), Joel Freedman (ce),
    William Parker and John Lindberg (b), Khuwana Fuller (cga), C. Lee Parker (perc), Rashid Bakr and Stanley Crouch (dr) /
    Um Home—Song of Praise—With strings and drums / St. Mark's Church, The Bowery, NYC [Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]
  • 77.11.12 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Piano Magic, NYC [ibid]
  • 77.11.18 - Patsy Parker (dance) and William Parker (b, g) / "An Evening of Music, Dance, and Poetry" / 8:00pm, Saint Mark's Church, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]
  • 77.12.31 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Piano Magic, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

1978 : : :


78.00.00 • William Parker: Corn Meal Suite [BR & Film]

unknown date, 1978 / unknown venue, New York City
WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
1. Corn Meal Suite

"Film of the performance..." Screened between sets during David S. Ware, William Parker, & Denis Charles Trio, 80.05.09.

Additionally: "Soundtrack for Cornmeal Suite film, I played cello, overdubbing 4x." —William Parker

The date given in the interview from 93.04.12 (fifteen years removed from the event) was "1976", but the flier from 78.04.10
says that the piece was developed between June of '77 and early '78. —RL


William Parker (b, Comp), Bilal Abdur Rahman (ts), James Lott (as), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl), Jay Oliver (b),
Takeshi Zen Matsuura "or perhaps Rashid Bakr" (dr), Patricia Nicholson (dance, Choreography), other dancers?

{William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12; Ed Hazell 10.01.06; William Parker 14.03.30}


    Theatre for the Forgotten

    "‘Piece of the Apple’, A New York Miniature presented by TFTF's company of fifty artists in song and dance, including music created by Juice, poetry by Arnold Mayer, and directed by HM Koutoukas. This surrealist event will premiere in Grand Central Station, Lower Level West...
    Each of the other four boroughs will receive premiere performances of this production."

  • 78.02.01 - Piece of the Apple: Alan "Juice" Glover (ts, ss), William Parker (b, tu), others /
    2:00pm, Grand Central Station, Lower Level West, NYC [Alan Glover 14.04.04, event flyer]
  • 78.02.03 - Piece of the Apple: as above / 1:30pm, New York Public Library, West New Brighton Branch, Staten Island, NY [ibid]

  • 78.02.04 and 78.02.05 - William Parker Ensemble: Will Connell and John Hagen (reeds), Rozanne Levine (cl), Ryuichi Homma (tp),
    Richard Schatzberg (frh), Billy Bang and Jason Hwang (vn), Parker (bass) / "Kiva", a Parker composition for dance. / unknown venue, NYC
    [NBLP 14/15 liner notes—83.05.20; Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.09]

  • 78.02.07 - Piece of the Apple: Alan "Juice" Glover (ts, ss), William Parker (b, tu), others / 1:30pm, Junior High School #36, Bronx, NY [Alan Glover 14.04.04, event flyer]
  • 78.02.08 - Piece of the Apple: as above / 1:00pm, Italian Senior Citizens Center, Elmhurst, Queens, NY [ibid]
  • 78.02.10 - Piece of the Apple: as above / 1:30pm, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY [ibid]

78.02.26 • Raphé Malik Quartet [AR]

February 26, 1978 / The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, New York City
1. unknown title
2. unknown title
"This is the first date of Raphé's that ever got reviewed. Also one of the first ever reviews of William Parker.
A Jimmy Lyons group was on the bill, too." —Ed Hazell

Raphé Malik (tp), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b, perc), Steve McCall (dr, perc)

{Anonymous 05.12.31; Ed Hazell 06.01.01}


78.03.09 • Ensemble Muntu [AR—42:14]

March 9, 1978 / unknown venue, New York City
1. unknown title [42:14] (incomplete, cuts in)
This session is not included in the Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings.
No references for this date other than the circulating CD-R.

Arthur Williams (tp), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R}


  • 78.03.15 - The Juice Quartet: Alan "Juice" Glover aka "Juice Akinjorin Omolade" (ts, ss), Kasa Allah (p), William Parker (b), Juma Sultan (perc), Ali K. Abuwi (dr) / 2:00pm, Columbia Presbyterian Amphitheatre, Long Island City, NY
    —Sultan Archive has this dated simply as "1978" with the program titled "Fables".
    [RivBEA Schedule, from William Parker's Sound Journal; Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

"They called him "Juice". It stuck and his group became known as the Juice Quartet. When I met him, the quartet was manned by pianist Kasa Allah, bassist William Parker, and drummer [Ali K. Abuwi]. This band held together for a number of years and it was with them that Juice developed his approach to music. The Quartet worked out its sound at Juice's loft; the Firehouse Theater on 11th Street and Ave. B in that creative cultural mecca, the East Village of New York City."
Alan Glover website.

"Well, in the early '70s, you had a lot of musicians coming to New York... So people were finding storefronts, lofts, and creating and producing their own concerts because the established clubs were not that receptive to hiring them. You had all of these musicians who instead of staying at home, came out and created work for themselves, performing and recording their music. So it was very lively at that time. And there was a lot of energy in the air ... it was a nice fever-pitch happening. Rashied Ali had a club, Ornette Coleman had a place, Sam Rivers had a place, Joe Lee Wilson had a place, there was Studio We run by James Dubois and Juma Sultan, and then John Fischer had a place. ...so you've got six to ten places that are run by musicians where musicians can play. Which is a big difference from what's happening now. Mind you, the real estate is way up now, but in those times musicians were running their own places. ...at Rashied Ali's, you could play for a whole week!

I had been going down to Studio Rivbea. I think I first started playing down there with Jemeel Moondoc. And a lot of the musicians lived on the Lower East Side on 11th Street between B and C.
I used to rehearse with a group called The Juice Quartet down the block on 11th Street, where Wilbur Ware lived and Charles Brackeen lived around the corner. Andrew Hill lived down the
block, and Rashied Sinan lived in the neighborhood. So you saw a lot of musicians down there
and you'd just meet people."

William Parker, interview by Brian Carpenter, WZBC, Boston College
  • 78.03.18 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Ali's Alley, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

78.03.19 • Ensemble Muntu [Centering Archival Recording—89:16]

March 19, 1978 / Ali's Alley, New York City
1. unknown titles [89:16] (split track at 46:16)
Arthur Williams (tp), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.07}


  • 78.03.20 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 78.04.01 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Piano Magic, NYC [ibid]
  • 78.04.08 - Billy Bang's Survival Quintet: (no personnel details)
    —possibly Bang (vn), Bilal Abdur Rahman and Henry Warner (reeds), William Parker (b),
    Khuwana Fuller and Rashid Bakr (dr)—minus one. / Piano Magic, Washington, DC
    [CODA #161 June 1, 1978 p.34]
  • 78.04.10 and 78.04.11 (1) - Centering: James Lott (as), Arthur Williams (tp),
    William Parker and Jay Oliver (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), Suchi Branfman,
    Leslie Levinson, Patsy Parker, Pan Read, and Juli Tozer (dance) /
    "The Corn Meal Suite" Music by William Parker, Choreography by Patsy Parker /
    Danspace, St. Mark's on The Bowery, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

78.04.11 (2) • Raphé Malik Quartet [WKCR Archival Broadcast Recording—55:00]

April 11, 1978 / WKCR-FM, New York City
1. unknown titles [55:00]
Raphé Malik (tp), unknown (?), William Parker (b), unknown (dr)
—Possibly Billy Bang (vn) and Steve McCall (dr)

{Anonymous correspondence}


  • 78.04.18 and 78.04.19 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Ali's Alley, NYC [Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, MUNTU Recordings; New York Magazine April 24, 1978 p.24]

78.04.20 • Ensemble Muntu [AR—88:12]

April 20, 1978 / Ali's Alley, New York City
First Set
1. Elijah (title uncertain) [20:45] (incomplete, cuts in)
 announcement [1:11]
Second Set
2. unknown title [55:02] (split track at 23:22)
3. unknown title [9:30]
 announcement [1:20]
Arthur Williams (tp), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; Anonymous 04.12.01; New York Magazine April 24, 1978 p.24}


  • 78.04.21 and 78.04.22 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings; New York Magazine April 24, 1978 p.24]
  • 78.05.00 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "The place didn't have a piano. We hit as a quartet." —Jemeel Moondoc / Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC [Moondoc interview, CODA August 1980 #174 p.7]
    —Possible mistaken date (See 78.06.25).
  • 78.05.02 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Piano Magic, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

78.05.09 • Ensemble Muntu [BR—40:00]

May 9, 1978 / WKCR-FM, New York City
1. unknown titles [40:00]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CODA #161 June 1, 1978 p.34; Anonymous 02.10.28; WKCR-FM Archive}


78.05.16 • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: New York Collage

Anima Records A.N. 1002 (LP) 1978
  • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues / New York Collage
    NoBusiness Records NBCD30-31 (2-CD) 2011 Lithuania
    —2nd Session [See also 77.05.29]
  • Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—68:14]
May 16, 1978 / WKCR-FM Radio, Columbia University, New York City
A.N. 1002 & NBCD31:
1. Nobody Hear the Music the Same Way (Dedicated to John Coltrane) (Bang) [12:17]
2. For Josie Part II (Bang) [10:28]
3. Illustration (poetry by Bang, music by Bilal A. Rahman) [8:22]
4. Subhanallah (Bilal A. Rahman) [14:35]
WKCR-FM Archival Recording:
1. Nobody Hear the Music the Same Way (Dedicated to John Coltrane) (Bang) [12:17]
2. For Josie Part II (Bang) [14:59]
3. Illustration (poetry by Bang, music by Bilal A. Rahman) [19:53]
4. Subhanallah (Bilal A. Rahman) [14:35]
5. unknown title [6:30]
"The unidentified title is a free-bop tune, closer in spirit and form to what Bang would do in the 1980s and beyond. Bang insisted that no previously unissued material from this session be included on the NoBusiness reissue, and of course his wishes were honored." —Ed Hazell.

Billy Bang (vn, poetry, bells, shaker, perc), Bilal Abdur Rahman (ts, ss, bull horn, perc), Henry Warner (as, bells, shaker, perc),
William Parker (b), Khuwana Fuller (cga), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{A.N. 1002; Ed Hazell 11.06.21}


  • 78.05.21 - Arthur Williams & Complicity: Arthur Williams (tp), John Hagen (ts), Peter Kuhn (as, bcl), Baird Hersey (g), William Parker (b),
    Todd Capp (dr) / Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive, flyer, 14.03.30]
  • 78.05.26 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Piano Magic, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 78.06.10 through 78.08.25 - "A Jazz Salute to New York": Alan Glover (Juice, Akinjorin Omolade) (ts, ss), Ali K. Abuwi (dr),
    Kasa Allah (p), William Parker (b), Rainy Jones and Margaret Bynum (voc), Bill Segun Edelen (coordinator), Cedric Rose (stage manager),
    Tara Ryan and William Waithe (sets and costumes) / CETA program of Theater for the Forgotten, "Various locations", NYC and environs
    [Michael Heller 14.04.02, The Juma Sultan Archive Document F0212.1; Alan Glover 14.04.04]
    "I can't find the specific info but it was definitely 1978. I found some of my hand-written notes that says
    we performed for more than 30,000 people during ‘A Jazz Salute to New York’ series." —Alan Glover
  • 78.06.25 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Arthur Williams (tp), William Parker (b, ce), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "There was no piano at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club and the band hit as a quartet." —Ed Hazell 05.01.12 [CODA #162 August 1, 1978 p.32]

    "Hennen left [Ensemble Muntu] in late '78 or early '79, some time after Muntu's European tour with Billy Bang in October"
    —Ed Hazell 05.01.12

  • 78.09.07 - Commitment (Pre-Parker): Jason Hwang (vn), Will Connell Jr. (reeds), Jay Oliver (b) / Ladies' Fort, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's NBLP 14/15 liner notes—83.05.20]
    First appearance by this group. Parker's first session with Commitment takes place 79.05.15.


  • Ensemble Muntu / European tour [CODA August 1980 #174 p.6]

    "The photo is from a tour of the Netherlands that Muntu did in October 1978..." —Ed Hazell 05.09.19

    William Parker, Anthony Brown, Jemeel Moondoc, Billy Bang, photo by Anko C. Wieringa
    Muntu

  • 78.10.01 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Anthony Brown (dr) /
    WIM Festival, Nijmegen, Holland [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 78.10.06 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / de Stadsschouwburg, Tilberg, Holland [ibid]
  • 78.10.07 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Vera, Groningen, Holland [ibid]
  • 78.10.13 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Saddik Abdul Sahib (dr) /
    Delft, Holland [ibid]
  • 78.10.20 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Rotterdam, Holland [ibid]
  • 78.10.23 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / de Kooeg, Amsterdam, Holland [ibid]
  • 78.11.03 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Brussels, Belgium [ibid]
  • 78.11.04 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Paris, France [ibid]

78.11.27 • Todd Capp & The Improvising Orchestra: Volume I: Quintessence

Lucky Tiger LT 10013 (CD) 1999 / Ltd. Edition of 1,000

November 27, 1978 / Bragr Times-Tanglewood Gallery, New York City
 You're One, Too
1. intro & trombone trio—[7:37]
2. trumpet trio—[5:56]
3. alto sax and guitar—[7:50]
4. — (no Parker) [3:51]
5. — (no Parker) [2:30]
6. — (no Parker) [5:00]
7. solo bass—[6:16]
8. Scuffle Shuffle Blues [15:25]
9. Mother & Child [3:57]
On this obscure session, released two decades after the fact:
"Although I attended dozens of loft jazz gigs throughout the second half of the '70s, there were so many new players coming to town all the time,
that I did miss a few gigs and musicians. Drummer and organizer Todd Capp was one such name that I can't recall. Todd lived in and ran a loft
on Reade St. and formed an improv ensemble in the fall of '78. This historic cd/session comes from one such gig in November of that year at the BragrTimes-Tanglewood Gallery downtown. Half of the players here are ones whose names I now know..., yet the other amazing players include
names I don't recognize—Arthur Williams on trumpet, James Lott on alto sax, Kim Starner on electric guitar, and Augustus Goertz on percussion.
...It is the free-spirited music of this long-lost gem that really will still blow some minds. ... In many ways, this music is timeless, this sounds like
it could've been from any decade from the '60s onwards. The unknown players are especially a revelation ... all play immense, startling, and intense solos. ... Much of this reminds me of the 'Wildflower Sessions' 5-LP set, recorded at Sam Rivers' loft—Studio RivBEA, most of which I attended.
This is a cosmic slice of history..." —Downtown Music Gallery in New York City.

James Lott (as), Arthur Williams (tp), Ray Anderson (tb), Kim Starner (el-g)
William Parker (b), Augustus Goertz (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr), Todd Capp (dr, Comp)

{LT10013; Michael Heller 14.03.31, flyer from Stone Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University}


  • 78.12.18 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

78.12.19 (1) • Peter Kuhn: Living Right

Big City Records LPK 225 (LP) 1979

December 19, 1978 / WKCR-FM Radio, Columbia University, New York City
1. Red Tape [12:04]
2. Long Gone [3:25]
3. Monteca [6:18]
4. Chi [3:30]
5. Axistential [18:00]
Peter Kuhn (b-flat bcl, bcl, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp and ahn—L speaker), Arthur Williams (tp—R speaker)
William Parker (b, bells), Denis Charles (dr)

{LPK 225}


  • 78.12.19 (2) through 78.12.22 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Ali's Alley, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

1979 : : :


  • 79.01.19 - An Evening of Music and Poetry: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp),
    William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / 8:00pm, Someplace Nice, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

  • 79.01.20 - William Parker & Jay Oliver Duo: Parker and Oliver (b) /
    8:00pm, Someplace Nice, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]
  • Someplace Nice

79.01.21 • The Music of William Parker [Centering Archival Recording—59:18]

  • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace
    Centering Records 1001 (LP) 1980; Eremite Records MTE012 (CD) 1998
    —4th Session [See also 74.02.26 (1); 76.10.24; 77.08.28]
January 21, 1979 / Someplace Nice, New York City  —Original obscure references had WKCR-FM as the venue.

"All the music ... was recorded on a Sunday at Someplace Nice. I remember it was Super Bowl Sunday, because Billy Bang
was supposed to play in the string quartet but decided to watch the game, so Will Connell replaced him."
—William Parker
Centering Archival Recording:
1. Segments [21:33]
2. Ascension [8:20]
3. Desert Flower [19:42]
4. Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace [9:43]
Through Acceptance... MTE012 has tracks 3 and 4.
Through Acceptance... Centering Records 1001 contains an excerpt of track 4.

Music of... "I can tell you that William Parker was hugely influenced
by Patchen, and the Mystery Peace album is dedicated to him.
I asked William about Patchen as soon as I read some of his (William's)
poetry because it has the same tone and, while a little taken aback,
he said that he had discovered Patchen in the public library as a young
person and that it had had a powerful effect on his development."
—Sarah Hreha, correspondence w/ Steve Petermeier

        You,—
The meaning is in the wonder.
...
Through acceptance of the mystery, peace.
And only through peace can come acceptance of the mystery.
We are not open. The glory cannot come in. How soon after our best things
         is the taste bitter again.
As of this earth and what I am on this earth — I fiercely wish to protect the 
           things I love.
They fill my eyes with tears — the things I love.
Suppose they are nothing — They are all I have.

— Excerpted from "Panel Three" in PANELS FOR THE WALLS OF HEAVEN 
© 1946, 1972 by Kenneth Patchen

Daniel Carter (ts, as, fl, and tp-2,3), Will Connell Jr. (as-2,3, fl-4), Peter Kuhn (bcl-1,2,3), Rozanne Levine (cl-2,3),
Arthur Williams (tp-1,2,3), Toshinori Kondo (ahn-2,3), Polly Bradfield and Jason Kao Hwang (vn-4), Tristan Honsinger (ce-4),
Ellen Christi (voc-1), William Parker (b-1,2,3, Comp), Denis Charles (dr-2,3), Patricia Parker (dance-1)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Centering Records 1001; MTE012; Ed Hazell 14.01.08; William Parker 14.01.08; Ed Hazell 14.01.07;
release date clarity from Down Beat January 1981 p.12; Patchen excerpt from Steve Petermeier.}


  • 79.02.09 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Sha Sha House, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

79.03.04 • Raphé Malik Quartet [BR—15:00]

March 4, 1979 / WKCR-FM Studio, Columbia University, NYC
1. unknown title [15:00]
"I have a tape that I made at Columbia with a drummer who's never been recorded, with William Parker and Glenn [Spearman] in their first performance together in the 70s." —Interview "Raphé Malik: Home on the Range," by Nils Jacobson, rasmiguel.tripod.com

Raphé Malik (tp), Glen Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Kiwana John Fuller (perc)

{CODA #166 April 1979 p.37; Heinrich Smejkal 02.12.18}


  • 79.03.05 - Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Patsy Parker (dance), Ellen Christi and Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Encounters" / Bragr Times-Tanglewood Gallery, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

79.03.30 • Jemeel Moondoc & Muntu: The Evening of the Blue Men

Muntu Records 1002 (LP) 1979
  • MUNTU Recordings
    NoBusiness Records NBCD7-8-9 (3-CD Box Set) 2009 Lithuania / CD 2—Ensemble Muntu: The Evening Of The Blue Men
    "The digipack contains a 115-page book with three essays written by Ed Hazell and Jemeel Moondoc about the Jazz Lofts Era in New York City, the Black Artists Movement and musical environment, many beautiful photos, original posters, a complete Muntu sessionography, etc."
    —3rd Session [See also 75.04.20; 77.04.17]
March 30, 1979 / St. Mark's Church, New York City
1. The Evening of the Blue Men, Part 3 (Double Expo) [20:52]
2. Theme for Diane [19:46]
"The Evening Of The Blue Men is dedicated to Diane Moondoc."

Blue Men
Blue Men LP cover.


MUNTU Recordings 3-CD Box.

MUNTU

Jemeel Moondoc (as, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)
—Billy Bang (vn) joined the band for the second set, which is not included on recordings.

{Session date from Moondoc Archive and Ed Hazell 09.08.09; Tom Lord Jazz Discography [M9656]; M. Ehlers & B. Coley's William Parker discography from the "Fire in the Valley '98" program; Heinrich Smejkal; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD7-8-9.php}


  • 79.04.29 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Part of the Last Tuesday series at Millennium Film Workshop. Poets Ted Greenwald, Michael Gottlieb, and Hannah Weiner read. In addition, the films Trio A by Yvonne Rainer, Perisphere (silent version) by Joel Singer, and Ornamentals by Abigail Child were shown. John Zorn played a solo set on alto and soprano saxophones, and b-flat clarinet." / Millennium Film Workshop, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

79.05.04 • William Parker's Big Moon Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—3rd Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03]
  • William Parker's Big Moon Ensemble [AR—117:04 & BR—161:40]
    WKCR-FM, New York / Loft Jazz Festival
May 4, 1979 / Saint Mark's Church (Peace Church), New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC FOUR)
1. Dedication to Kenneth Patchen [24:59]
2. Hiroshima, Part One [16:30]
3. Hiroshima, Part Two [28:44]
Audience Recording:
1. Dedicated To Kenneth Patchen [49:55] (split track at 46:18)
 announcement [2:22]
2. Hiroshima, Part One & Two [63:42]
Broadcast Recording:
1. Dedicated To Kenneth Patchen [48:49] (split track at 46:18)
 announcement [2:22]
2. unknown titles [98:10] (split track at 40:42, fades out and back in)
3. unknown title [16:51]
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 has "Dedication to Kenneth Patchen", an excerpt from end of original track; "Hiroshima, Part One", an excerpt from beginning of original track; and "Hiroshima, Part Two", an excerpt from end of original track.

Jemeel Moondoc (as), Daniel Carter (as, ts, tp, cor), Arthur Williams and Roy Campbell Jr. (tp),
William Parker (b, recitation), Jay Oliver (b), Rashid Bakr and Denis Charles (dr)

{Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; 2CD-R; James Lindbloom; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


79.05.15 • Commitment Ensemble [BR—75:25]

May 15, 1979 / Live On WKCR-FM Radio, New York City
1. Rainbow In A Dish Of Hot Silver [12:03]
2. Three Generations [14:09]
3. Kamel [31:55] (split track at 3:00)
4. Medley: Grassy Hills, the Sun—Tien Hsiawei Kurg [17:18]
—Titles from WKCR-FM Archive.
 Originally received with tracks 1 and 2 as above, track 3 as "Camille,"
 and track 4 as "Cold Water."

Will Connell Jr. (fl-2,4, as-1,3,4), Jason Hwang (vn),
William Parker (b, tp-2), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)
"William plays trumpet! (his first instrument)" —Ed Hazell

{WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; anonymous 05.12.31; track detailing Ed Hazell 08.04.19}


  • 79.05.18 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Studio W.I.S., NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 79.06.07 - William Parker Concepts Trio: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / 8:00pm, Daphne's Hibiscus Jamaican Restaurant, NYC [www.50milesofelbowroom.com/articles/wparkerinterview.html;
    Ed Hazell 10.01.26]
  • 79.06.14 - William Parker Concepts Trio: personnel as above /
    8:00pm, Daphne's Hibiscus Jamaican Restaurant, NYC [ibid]
  • 79.06.16 and 79.06.17 - "Light Slices My Heart—An Opera":
    Bilal Adbur Rahman (reeds), Nancy Ancrum (fl), William Parker (b),
    Lisa Sokolov, Ellen Christi, and Brenda Bakr (voc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
    Patsy Parker, Leslie Levinson, and four others [names obscured] (dance) /
    Environ, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.30]
  • 79.06.21 - William Parker Concepts Trio: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / 8:00pm, Daphne's Hibiscus Jamaican Restaurant, NYC [www.50milesofelbowroom.com/articles/wparkerinterview.html;
    Ed Hazell 10.01.26]
  • 79.08.02 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), "Billy Bang (vn) sat in during
    the second set." / Tin Palace, NYC [CODA October 1979 #169 p.37;
    Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 79.08.12 - Patsy Parker (dance) and William Parker (b) /
    "An Afternoon of Music and Dance" / 4:00pm, Environ, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]
  • Parker Trio

    SOUNDSCAPE ::: "September '79 was like the official opening." —Verna Gillis
    [www.furious.com/perfect/soundscape.html]

  • 79.09.21 - Raphé Malik Quartet: Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (ts), Parker (b), John Fuller aka Kuwama (dr, perc) / Environ, NYC
    ["Arts and Leisure Guide" The New York Times September 16, 1979 p.D37; New York Magazine September 24, 1979 p.30]

79.09.22 • William Parker Quartet & Guests [Centering Archival Recording—91:30]

September 22, 1979 / Holy Name Auditorium, New York City
First Set
1. unknown title [10:41]
2. unknown title [8:52]
3. unknown title [22:41]
4. unknown title [3:48]
Second Set
5. unknown title [16:05]
6. unknown title [23:11]
 (between tune chatter) [1:19]
7. Red Man (Arthur Williams) [4:53]
Arthur Williams (tp), Jason Hwang (vn), Brenda Bakr and Ellen Christi (guest vocalists), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.07}


    Eastern Canada "Ear It Live Tour":

  • 79.10.04 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Musee des Beaux-arts
    de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [Moondoc interview, August 1980 #174 p.6; Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, MUNTU Recordings;
    CODA October 1979 #169 p.32; December 1979 #170 pp.29-30]
  • 79.10.05 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [ibid]
  • 79.10.06 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / "Double-bill with the Bill Smith Trio...
    On the final set, all seven musicians played together." with Smith (ss), David Lee (b),
    and David Prentice (vn) / Kingston Artists Association, Kingston, Ontario, Canada [ibid]
  • 79.10.07 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada [ibid]
  • 79.10.11 - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [ibid]

    —Hazell notes that a tour poster has confirmed that the CODA citation had the locales jumbled,
     and included invalid dates 79.10.12 through 79.10.14.

  • 79.10.13 - "October Harvest": Alan Juice Glover (ts, ss), William Parker (b), others? / Symphony Space Theatre, NYC [Alan Glover 14.04.04]
  • 79.10.19 - Peter Kuhn Quintet: Kuhn (reeds), Wayne Horvitz (p, elec),
    William Parker (b, tu), Huss Charles (perc), Denis Charles (dr) /
    8:30pm, Top of the Park, Loeb Student Center, New York University, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]
  • 79.10.26 - Raphé Malik Quartet: Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (reeds), William Parker (b),
    Kuwama John Fuller (dr, perc) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam [Sander Piek 06.10.15; www.bimhuis.nl]
  • Peter Kuhn Quintet

79.11.10 • Raphé Malik Quartet [Centering Archival Recording—68:44]

November 10, 1979 / unknown venue, Unna, Germany
1. unknown title [30:36]
2. unknown title [28:26]
3. unknown title [9:42]
Raphé Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Kuwama John Fuller (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.07}


  • 79.11.11 - Raphé Malik Quartet: Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Kuwama John Fuller (dr, perc) /
    Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01; Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, The 20th Anniversary Album]

79.12.08 • Peter Kuhn: Ghost of a Trance

hat Hut Records hat Hut Nine (IR09) (LP) 1981 SWZ

December 8, 1979, 8:00pm / Alternative Center for International Arts, New York City
1. Where the Magic Is [19:00]
Peter Kuhn (as, bcl, Comp), William Parker (tu), Philip Wilson (balafon, cymbals, perc)

{hat Hut Nine IR09; The New Yorker Dec 10 1979 p.10}


  • 79.12.17 - Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Patsy Parker (dance), Ellen Christi and Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "On Fire" / Children's Dance Theater, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]



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80.00.00 (1) • William Parker & Daniel Carter Duo: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—4th Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03]
  • William Parker & Daniel Carter Duo [Studio Recording—94:06]
unknown date, 1980 / Donny Fury's Studio, New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC ONE)
1. Thulin [28:23]
2. Time and Period [25:51]
Original studio recording:
1. unknown title [3:30]
2. unknown title [7:30]
3. Thulin [28:23]
4. unknown title [6:45]
5. Time and Period [28:51]
6. unknown title [19:07]
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 has "Time and Period" excerpted from beginning of original track.


Daniel Carter (as, tp), William Parker (b)

{Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php}


80.00.00 (2) • William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—5th Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.05.09; 84.06.25; 87.07.03]

unknown date, 1980 / Studio Henry, New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC THREE)
1. Angel Dance [5:50]
2. Sincerity [6:39]
3. In the Thicket [1:22]
Ellen Christi, Brenda Bakr, and Lisa Sokolov (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Ed Hazell 12.06.20 and 12.07.06; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; William Parker 14.04.30}


80.02.02 (1) • Peter Kuhn Quintet [Centering Archival Recording—103:28]

February 2, 1980 / Studio Henry, New York City
 1. S' Cruz [8:05]
 2. Boo Blues [6:34]
 3. Here and Now [4:38]
 4. Samsara [3:39]
 5. Candy [2:43]
 6. Where There's Smoke [10:18]
 7. Being Human [4:50]
 8. Sunny Night [6:24]
 9. Monkey Mind [6:36]
10. S' Cruz [10:24]  (take 2)
11. Here and Now [5:08]  (take 2)
Peter Kuhn (cl, ts), Billy Bang (v), Wayne Horvitz (p), William Parker (b), Philip Wilson (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.04.02}


80.02.02 (2) • David S. Ware Quartet [BR]

February 2, 1980 / Soundscape, New York City
WKCR-FM, Live Broadcast
1. unknown title
2. unknown title
3. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis)
4. Theme
5. Somewhere Time
6. Eleanor Rigby (McCartney/Lennon)
David S. Ware (ts), Gene Y. Ashton aka Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Cadence Vol.6 No.2 February 1980 p.2; Anonymous 05.12.31; Even more anonymous correspondence}

Soundscape

  • 80.02.22 - Tribute to Al Hajj Abdul-Malek Shabazz Malcolm X: Brenda Conner Bey and Zakee Nadir (poetry), Art Bennett (reeds),
    Kamal Abdul-Aleem (tp), Ramona Bhuya (voc), William Parker (b), Ali K. Abuwi (dr) / 136 Cambridge Place, NYC
    [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

80.02.25 • Ensemble Muntu [AR—39:32]

February 25, 1980 / Millennium Film Workshop, NYC
1. unknown title [13:56]
2. unknown title [11:01]
3. unknown title [14:35]
—This session is also circulating as "Demo Recording, 1980 or 1981".

"A double-bill with Arthur Rhames-Saheb Sarbib-Rashied Ali Trio. A short film of Cecil Taylor shot by D.A. Pennebaker was screened between bands. Concert produced by filmmaker Henry Hills. An 8mm film shot by Hills during the concert was later incorporated into his film, Radio Adios." The film can be watched at www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Hills.html:
Radio Adios (1982) is a monologue in 12 plaited strands; an extremely precise, condensed and intensely rhythmic Busby-Berkeleyish spectacle of an examination of conversational and literary language over a fair range of vocal timbre, microphones, volume settings, and single-system sync peculiarities and its dissolution into music to the accompaniment of simultaneous Manhattan ambiances punctuated by fragments of jazz, personalized handheld camera movement, movement from cut to cut—juxtapositions of scale, pulsating changes in light intensity, a varying palette of various film stocks, generations, etc., at an appropriately furious pace and in strict one-track sync, offering simultaneously several levels of apprehension or interpretation to encourage multiple viewings.

Brakhage says it's real.

Starring Hannah Weiner, Diane Ward, Sally Silvers, Ensemble Muntu, Aline Mayer, Jackson MacLow, Abigail Child, Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, and Rashied Ali on drums, with George Kuchar as a Maoist revolutionary.

—Text published in O.ARS/3: TRANSLATIONS (Cambridge, 1983).
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings; Norbert Kreutzer 06.10.30}


80.02.29 • Commitment Ensemble [AR—62:41]

February 29, 1980 / Live at Soundscape, New York City
1. Commitment [11:08]
2. Somewhat High [11:00]
3. Ti Zoie Ori [12:41]
4. Diary Of One At Night [20:51]
5. Charges [4:59]
6. Atone The Hour [1:23]
 band introduction [0:39]
Will Connell Jr. (fl-2,3,4; wdfl-4, as-1,4,6), Jason Hwang (vn, recitation-5), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{Anonymous 05.12.31; track detailing Ed Hazell 08.04.30; Soundscape Schedule—see 80.02.02}


  • 80.03.21 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Top of the Park, Loeb Student Center (5th floor), New York University, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

  • 80.04.11 - The Big Moon Ensemble in Double Quartet: Jemeel Moondoc (as),
    Danny Carter (reeds), Arthur Williams and Roy Campbell Jr. (tp),
    William Parker and Jay Oliver (b), Denis Charles and Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    M.U.U. Presents... 8:00pm, Third Street Music School, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25]

    This session is misdated as 86.04.11 in "The Art of Noise",
    Signal to Noise Issue #58, Summer 2010 p.25.

  • Big Moon

80.05.00 • Wayne Horvitz: Simple Facts

Theater for your Mother TFYM 004 (LP) 1980

May, 1980 / Zeami Studios, New York City
1. Simple Facts (Horvitz) [9:00]
2. What Can I Say (Horvitz) [5:15]
3. Adagio (Holcomb) [5:30]
4. Globus Hystericus (Horvitz) [6:50]
Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), David Sewelson (as, bar), Wayne Horvitz (p), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{TFYM 004}


80.05.09 • William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—6th Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 84.06.25; 87.07.03]
  • David S. Ware, William Parker, & Denis Charles Trio [BR—5:18]
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
May 9, 1980 / Kiva, New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC TWO)
1. Facing the Sun, One is Never the Same [24:18]
2. One Day Understanding (Variation on a theme by Albert Ayler) [22:28]
3. Bass Interlude [1:55]
4. Tapestry [16:28]
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC THREE)
5. Rainbow Light [26:56]
Broadcast Recording:
1. Facing the Sun One is Never the Same [5:18] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, fades out at end)
Two Sets, with a filmed performance of Parker's "Corn Meal Suite" (78.00.00) shown during intermission.

Archive notes have Program as:
1) How Does It Feel?, 2. Sincerity, [Dance Film by Robert Herman], Facing the Sun One is Never the Same, One Day Understanding.

David S. Ware (ts), William Parker (b, Comp), Denis Charles (dr), Patricia Nicholson-Parker (dance)

{Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; CD-R; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


    P.Arkhaeology ::: Deep Digging

    "Parker produced numerous additional sessions for centering, even printing album covers for two of them, before the scene's harsh economic conditions slowed him down. Parker: ‘When my father died I didn't have $1.50 to go to the Bronx. I had to take these BYG records and sell them to get money for carfare...’ What would have been his first solo bass record, Soliloquy, is presumed lost forever."
    —Michael Ehlers, eremite.com
Unissued Centering LPs.

"William doesn't have the tape for Soliloquy any more, not sure of the year. The trio cover is for the David S. Ware, Denis Charles, WP session that's issued on the Centering box set [80.05.09 above]. A linoleum block print. Handprinted. The outlines of David, Denis, and William are based on photographs that were to appear on the back cover of the album. The photos are reprinted in the Centering box. William said he filled the apartment with the covers to dry, but then couldn't afford to press the LPs." —Ed Hazell
[William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.03.16]

  • 80.05.10 and 80.05.11 - William Parker's Centering Dance Music Ensemble: William Parker (b, tu, Comp), David Sewelson (as, bar),
    Arthur Williams (tp), Patricia Nicholson-Parker (dance, Choreography), Christine Jones and Atsuko (dance), Lisa Sokolov, Brenda Bakr,
    and Anand Niralo (voc), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Kiva, NYC [Ed Hazell 12.06.20]
    Program: Night Skies— I. twilight, II. sunset, III. storm, IV. shout the breeze [Dance Film by Robert Herman]
    The Peaceable Kingdom— I. innocence, II. introspection, III. wisdom, IV. illumination; Commitment

80.05.14 • Raphé Malik Quartet [BR]

May 14, 1980 / Soundscape, New York City
WKCR-FM Broadcast, 10.09.08
1. unknown titles
Raphé Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Ed Hazell 10.09.08}


  • 80.06.19 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Ali's Alley, NYC
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

80.06.28 • Billy Bang: Changing Seasons

Bellows 004 (LP) 1981

June 28, 1980 / Studio Henry, New York City
1. Summer Night (with Crickets) [12:45]
2. Aduwa In Autumn [10:15]
3. Winter Rains [14:20]
Billy Bang (vn, Comp), William Parker (b), Toshi Tsuchitori (perc, auto-harp)

{Bellows 004}


  • 80.07.05 - Commitment: Will Connell Jr. (reeds), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
    3:00pm, Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine July 7, 1980 p.107]
  • 80.07.10 and 80.07.11 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Studio Henry, NYC [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

80.10.13 and 80.10.14 • Commitment: The Complete Recordings—1981/1983

NoBusiness Records NBCD 14/15 (2CD, Ltd. Edition of 1,000) 2010 Lithuania
—1st Session [See also 83.05.20]
  • Commitment Ensemble: Commitment
    Flying Panda Records C1001 (LP) 1981
October 13 & 14, 1980 / WBAI-FM, New York City
1. Mountain Song (Connell) [3:31]
2. The Web of Forces (Connell) [6:33]
3. Famine (Parker) [5:07]
4. Grassy Hills, the Sun (Hwang) [10:03]
5. No Name (Hwang) [11:00]
—Ed Hazell, "...from an interview I did with Jason Hwang in Cadence a few years ago...":
JH: We had a trio called Commitment. Commitment began as Will, Jay Oliver, and myself. We started playing the lofts as much as we could.
Later Jay started working with Steve Lacy and we started using William Parker. And Denis Charles joined us, but, well, we weren't making
any money (laughs) and he started playing with James Newton at that time, so Takeshi Zen Matsuura played drums. The scene had a lot of the lofts,
Lady's Fort, Environ, different galleries that are no longer around. Soundscape. Verna Gillis started to help us and we got into all her events
within the Kool Jazz Festival. Eventually, after our record, we went to Moers and Groningen. That was our first time in Europe. We were around
for the last of the loft scene. By '83, a lot of the lofts were being lost because of the high rents and the real estate conversions. Major Koch
started to make Manhattan more upper-class, basically.
EH: The Commitment album came out in 1980, right?
JH: Yes, 1980, and we were together for two or three more years after that.
EH: I remember seeing the band at the Sound Unity Festival in the summer of 1984.
JH: Really. Then we must have broken up in 1984 (laughs). I can't remember. We did record again, but we weren't happy with it and it was never released. I listened to it recently, and it's okay, but it didn't have the spark that I would want in a recording.

Will Connell Jr. (fl-1,4; as-2,5; bcl-3), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD14-15.php; C1001; venue info Jason Hwang 14.01.13}


80.10.24 • Ensemble Muntu: New York Live

Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1006 (LP) 1981
—1st Session [See also 81.04.02]

October 24, 1980 / Public Theatre, New York City
1. Salt Peanuts (D. Gillespie/Kenny Clarke) [19:41]
2. Thanks to the Creator (Campbell) [7:44]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CJR 1006}


  • 80.11.08 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "One stop on a European tour that also included Zurich and Amsterdam. Other dates are unknown." / De Sieghel, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]
  • 80.11.00 (1) - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Zurich, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 80.11.00 (2) - Ensemble Muntu: personnel as above / Amsterdam, Netherlands [ibid]

80.11.00 (3) • Amy Sheffer: Where's Your Home?

(Private Issue) AS0084 (LP) 1984
—1st Session [See also 83.03.00]

November, 1980 / Cannings Recording Studios, New York City
1. Where's Your Home [10:26]
2. Amerasia [7:45]
3. Unnumb [8:09]
4. Body Life [7:33]
5. Where's Your Home [5:19]
Amy Sheffer (voc, p-4, Comp), John Disselt (reeds-1,5, el-p-2), Butch Johnson (p-1,5), David Durrah (p-3), Lou Grassi (el-p-3,4),
William Parker (b), Chacaq Johnson (dr-1,5)
—Tom Lord Jazz Discography [S5193] has personnel as above, and adds Kenny Gill (p-3), Billy Bang (vn-4),
Lois Schlessinger (vla-1), Steve Tintweiss (b-3), and Billy Mintz (dr-3), none of whom are present.

{AS0084; www.jamescanning.com}


    "In [November] 1980, I joined the Cecil Taylor Unit with Jimmy Lyons and Rashid Bakr. And I continued to do projects with Cecil throughout the '80s. I also began to go to Europe more, and I became a part of the FMP family of musicians. Meeting Peter Kowald, and Peter Brötzmann. I played with a lot of European improvisors; Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey, Enrico Rava from Italy, Tomász Stanko from Poland.
    Doing that I began to actually make money as a musician, so the '80s was the beginning of the period where I could make a living with music."
    —William Parker Interview [Archive opprobrium/html/print5/ints/p5_parker.html]

  • 80.11.18 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Art Annex, University of Houston,
    Houston, TX / "On a bill with Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ntozake Shange,
    and the Houston Free Music Orchestra. It was in a warehouse housing an art show."
    [Kevin Meath (who attended the show) 04.12.08 correspondence to Jason Hook,
    Cecil Taylor Sessionography; www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor/1980.html]

  • 80.12.14 - Commitment: Will Connell Jr. (reeds), Jason Hwang (vn),
    William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Soundscape, NYC
    [Cadence Vol.6 No.11 November 1980 back cover; Down Beat January 1981 p.70]

80.12.17 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—86:58]

December 17, 1980 / Blues Alley, Washington, DC
1. unknown title [86:58] (split track at 45:34 / incomplete, fades out at end.)
"I got a call in December 1980 to do a gig with [Cecil]. ...I simply got a call from his manager, and he made the engagement at the Blues Alley in DC. And I've done, I guess, every gig with the group since then."
—William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.10]

"Jimmy Lyons and I were getting ready to do a concert in Washington, DC; we had contracted two other people and they were not available. While I was preparing for the concert, Jimmy got sick and was not able to attend any of the rehearsals, but of course he knew the music... And I remember after the first set, when he played for the first time with Rashid Bakr and William, I went up to the dressing room and I said to him, 'Look, you know, J., I'm sorry about...' and Jimmy looked at me and said, 'Well fuck those cats, who are these cats?'"
—Cecil Taylor, interviewed by Brian Priestly [WIRE #82/3 New Year 1991 p.26]

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal; span of Blues Alley session dates CODA #177 p.33}


  • 80.12.18 and 80.12.19 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
    Blues Alley, Washington, DC [CODA #177 p.33]

80.12.20 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—139:17]

December 20, 1980 / Blues Alley, Washington, DC
1. unknown title [81:12] (split track, fades out and back in at 46:19)
2. unknown title [58:05]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{3CD-R; CODA #177 p.33}


1981 : : :


81.01.12 • Peter Kuhn Quartet: The Kill

Soul Note SN 1043 (LP); 121043-1 (LP) IT; 121043-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121043-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010;
CAM Jazz Soul Note 121043-1 (LP) 2010 IT
—1st Session [See also 81.12.20]

January 12, 1981 / Morton Street, New York City
1. You [7:19]
"‘You’ was from the earlier session, and ‘Skeeter’, ‘The Kill'’, and ‘Being Human’ were from the later date at Studio Henry." —Peter Kuhn

Peter Kuhn (b-flat cl, bcl, Comp), Wayne Horvitz (p, synth), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr, voc)

{121043-2; Peter Kuhn 14.01.11; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


  • 81.01.24 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / 8:00pm, Third Street Music School Settlement, NYC "...following their highly successful European Tour."
    [CODA February 1981 #177 p.35; New York Magazine January 26, 1981 p.68]
  • 81.03.07 - Solos/Duets: William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (dance) / Aleitheia House, NYC [Jeff Schlanger musicWitness® Archive 14.04.21]
  • 81.03.27 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Butch Morris (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Soundscape, NYC
    [Down Beat April 1981 p.70; Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings]

81.04.02 • Ensemble Muntu: New York Live

Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1006 (LP) 1981
—2nd Session [See also 80.10.24]

April 2, 1981 / Studio Henry, New York City
1. High Rise [25:15]
"A bon-voyage party for Muntu's trip to Poland..."

Jemeel Moondoc (as, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (tu), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CJR 1006; Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings}


81.04.14 • Ensemble Muntu: The Intrepid Live in Poland

Poljazz PSJ-106 (LP) 1981 POL

April 14, 1981 / 18th Jazz on the ODRA River Festival, Filharmonia Wroclawskaf, Wroclaw, Poland
1. Blues for Katie [16:58]
2. First Feeding [14:30]
3. The Intrepid [7:40]
—LP was released in a limited club edition by POLJAZZ, purchased by subscription.

Jemeel Moondoc (as, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{PSJ-106; "...the Wroclaw gig with 2 pictures of Moondoc and Roy Campbell in Jazz Forum (Polish Edition) nr 71 (3/1981)"
—Sergiusz Lipnicki 02.12.14}


    "A few days later (maybe the very next day—I can't remember) there was a second concert of Muntu... I saw this gig—so this information comes from the ‘first hand.’ It could have been 15-17 April..." —Sergiusz Lipnicki

  • 81.04.15, 16, or 17 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Riviera Club, Warszawa, Poland [Sergiusz Lipnicki 02.12.14]

81.04.25 • Lewis McMillan Trio [Centering Archival Recording]

April 25, 1981 / unknown venue, New York City
1. unknown title
2. Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man
3. unknown title
4. How High the Moon—Ornithology
5. Now's the Time
6. Sweet Georgia Brown
7. Georgia on my Mind
"I played with Walter Bishop Sr., Walter Bishop's father. He was a composer and played everything in the key of C. We used to do weddings in the Hamptons. He was a gentleman. I mean, he'd pull out a lady's seat—a gentleman from the old, old school. Beautiful guy.

He had this drummer, Lewis McMillan, who was Lionel Hampton's manager. He put out a magazine called the Jazz Gazette. He wrote up a big article about me. I took out an ad to advertise my LP, Dawn Voice, that never came out, but I advertised it. He was really old fashioned, but he never knew I played this other music. Or he didn't care. He just wouldn't recognize it.

He was also a ventriloquist. And we used to do gigs in Well's Waffle House up in Harlem. And he had a white dummy. He'd come out and say, 'Yes, folks, we're the only integrated act in show business. This is my dummy.' But he was so bad that he'd make sure the light did not shine on his mouth. He'd actually have the lights off and the spotlight on the dummy. He'd play the drums, I'd play the bass, and he'd tell some jokes. They were the corniest jokes. He was like a black Henny Youngman. So through that, from working with Walter, I began to work with Lewis and his dummy. That was interesting." —William Parker, interviewed by Ed Hazell, 2008

Art LaBrawn (p), William Parker (b), Lewis McMillan (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


  • 81.05.28 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "The group played a 75-minute set on the 28th..." / Public Theatre, New York City [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography]

81.05.29 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—122:19]

May 29, 1981, 10:30pm / Public Theatre, New York City
1. unknown title [74:18]
2. unknown title [48:06]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; John Rockwell, "Cecil Taylor and Newest Unit Perform at Public," The New York Times May 31, 1981}


  • 81.05.30 (1) - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Khan Jamal (vib), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b),
    Rashid Bakr (dr) / 8:00 & 9:30pm, Green Space, NYC "...returned recently from a successful tour of Poland..."
    [CODA June 1981 #179 p.36; New York Magazine June 1, 1981 p.75]
    —Session missing in Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography in MUNTU Recordings.
  • 81.05.30 (2) - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / 10:30pm, Public Theatre, NYC
    [John Rockwell, "Cecil Taylor and Newest Unit Perform at Public," The New York Times May 31, 1981]
  • 81.06.29 - Commitment Ensemble: Will Connell Jr. (fl, as, bcl), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
    Double-bill with Errol Parker Experience / Soundscape, NYC [Down Beat July 1981 p.14]
  • 81.07.02 - Ensemble Muntu: Will Connell Jr. (reeds), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
    Double-bill with Marilyn Crispell / 11:30pm, Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine July 6-13, 1981 p.119]

81.08.07 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—84:22]

August 7, 1981 / Fat Tuesday's, New York City
1. unknown title [47:45] (incomplete, fades out)
2. unknown title [38:59]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; Anonymous correspondence; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


81.10.22 • Marilyn Crispell Quintet + 2 [AR]

October 22, 1981 / Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
1. Poems
2. Burundi
3. Chant
4. Songs
5. Invention
6. Yemaya
7. Spirit Music
Marilyn Crispell (p), Billy Bang (vn), Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (reeds),
Jeanne Lee and Ingrid Berger (voc), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{Anonymous 05.12.31}


81.10.24 • Jemeel Moondoc Sextet: Konstanze's Delight

Soul Note SN 1041 (LP) 1983 IT; 121041-1 (LP); 121041-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121041-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010

October 24, 1981 / 3rd Street Music School, New York City
1. Konstanze's Delight [29:46]
2. Chasing the Moon [13:17]
3. High Rise [2:21]
Jemeel Moondoc (as, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Ellen Christi (voc), Khan Jamal (vib), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{121041-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


  • 81.10.31 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / "Afternoon concerts at Herbst Theatre
    will feature the Cecil Taylor Unit...." / S.F. International KJAZ Jazz Festival, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA
    [CODA #181 December 1981 p.34; Down Beat October 1981 p.13; Cadence November 1981 p.74; "personal recollection by David Gitin,
    who attended concert..." Jason Hook 03.04.04]

81.11.06 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BR—93:29]

November 6, 1981 / Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
French Radio Broadcast
1. Ahide [93:29] (incomplete, fades to low level at 43:58 for announcement, split track at 44:15)
—Also circulating at "[58:00]"

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


81.11.07 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—61:36 & BR—19:55]

November 7, 1981 / International Jazz Festival Zürich, Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Broadcast Recording:
 announcement [0:05]
1. Ahide [19:50] (incomplete, fades at end)
Audience Recording:
1. Ahide [61:36] (incomplete, cuts in, cuts out at end)
"Another recording of the 81.11.07 concert has been found... This concert is known so far from two incomplete radio broadcasts: Broadcast 1 starts
with a short radio announcement introducing the musicians as well as announcing the composition AHIDE, then reproducing the beginning
of the concert, fading out at 20:14. Broadcast 2 is the same recording, missing the radio announcement, fading out at 13:46.

The now discovered recording obviously is from a private audience recording of the same concert. The sound is quite different from the radio broadcast, obviously the PA mix plus room acoustics were not as brilliant as the radio microphony. Also the private operator must have been a lazy cat:
this recording starts 0:17 late compared to the broadcast, and it cuts off at 61:36, thus missing the end. Incomplete, alas, this is a much longer
recording of the performance. The composition AHIDE is known from another concert performance, 81.11.06 at Salle Pleyel, Paris,
but the recording (44:15) is incomplete as well..."
—Lukas Lindenmaier, CTResearch 07.10.27

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


81.11.08 • Cecil Taylor: Calling it the Eighth (edited)

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November 8, 1981 / 2nd Freiburger Jazztage, Freiburg, West Germany
1. Calling it the 8th [57:40]
2. Calling it the 9th [10:51]
Calling it the Eighth is a heavily edited cut-and-paste version that does not include track 2.

Cecil Taylor (Bösendorfer piano, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{hat ART CD 6036}


81.11.09 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—88:57 & BR—39:43]

November 9, 1981 / Teatro CIAK, Milano, Italy
Audience Recording:
1. First Set [45:24]
2. Second Set and encore [43:33]
Broadcast Recording:
1. unknown title [39:43] (music level down for Italian voice-overs extending from 4:59 to 8:32, and 23:23 to 27:10)
Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal: "...a ‘soundtrack’ from an Italian TV production."; John Chacona 09.02.08}


81.11.14 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR]

November 14, 1981 / The Roundhouse, London, England
1. unknown titles
"Recording exists according to Mike Hames."

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography}


81.12.20 • Peter Kuhn Quartet: The Kill

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—2nd Session [See also 81.01.12]

December 20, 1981 / Studio Henry, New York City
1. Skeeter [8:23]
2. Being Human [5:52]
3. The Kill [22:59]
—Also circulating as "Demo Recording" with these tracks. —RL

Peter Kuhn (b-flat cl, bcl, Comp), Wayne Horvitz (p, synth), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr, voc)

{121043-2; Split Session info from Peter Kuhn 14.01.11; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    "Lush Life, where the quartet is appearing, opened December 26th..." —Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24.

81.12.26 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—55:18]

December 26, 1981 / Lush Life Cafe, New York City
1. unknown title [55:18] (continuous set, split track at 43:52)
This session is listed in multiple sources dated 81.12.19, while Lush Life did not open until Saturday the 26th.
Let's assume for now that the day is correct—and that it's been misdated by a week. —RL

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography}


81.12.00 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—62:27]

December ?, 1981 / Lush Life Cafe, New York City
1. unknown title [62:27] (incomplete, fades out and back at 40:09, split track at 45:52, fades at end)
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography; André Martinez Archive}


1982 : : :


82.00.00 • William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording—91:28]

unknown date, 1982 / unknown venue, New York City
WKCR-FM "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
1. Suite for Four Trumpets [91:28] (split track at 45:30)
Roy Campbell Jr., Daniel Carter, Ryoichi Homma, and Milton Martinez (tp), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura and Rashid Bakr (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10}


82.01.05 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—67:55]

January 5, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [49:25] (split track at 43:40)
2. unknown title [18:30]
Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24}


82.01.06 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—106:51]

January 6, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [63:06] (split track at 19:06)
2. unknown title [43:45] (incomplete)
Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{2CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24}


82.01.07 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—78:50]

January 7, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [78:50] (split track at 43:30, part 2 over-recorded!)
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24}


82.01.08 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—62:49]

January 8, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [62:49]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Anonymous correspondence; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24}


82.01.09 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—31:30]

January 9, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown titles [31:30] (incomplete, cuts in)
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24}


  • 82.01.10 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYC
    [Anonymous correspondence; Robert Palmer, The New York Times January 8, 1982 C24]

82.02.06 • Wayne Horvitz—Butch Morris—William Parker: Some Order, Long Understood

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  • Wayne Horvitz—Butch Morris—William Parker [SBR—63:41]
February 6, 1982 / Studio Henry, New York City
—The Black Saint Recordings are incorrectly dated 82.02.05.
Some Order, Long Understood:
1. Psalm [21:08]
2. Some Order, Long Understood [21:20]
Soundboard Recording:
1. Psalm [36:54]
2. Some Order, Long Understood [26:07] (incomplete, split track at 7:30)
LP releases have excerpts from beginnings of the original tracks.

120059-2 7"-Vinyl has an excerpt from "Psalm" of [5:36],
and an excerpt from "Some Order, Long Understood" of [6:16].
1 Morton

Wayne Horvitz (p, Comp), Butch Morris (cor), William Parker (b)

{Black Saint 120059-2; BSR 0059; CD-R; William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.26; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


82.03.05 or 82.03.06 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR]

March 5 or 6, (or 8 or 9), 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Jan Ström 03.05.03}


    "[Cecil Taylor] recalled ...his own glory time when he took an eight-person Unit into the New York club Lush Life for eight weeks..."
    [Roy Durfee "Cecil Taylor in Santa Fe" CODA #220 June 1988 p.11]

    "Cecil Taylor, the pianist, will lead a big band, which has been named the Expanded Unit, in a series of engagements at Lush Life...
    Mr. Taylor said his band would use new material. ‘I have been waiting years to form this band,’ he said, ‘and the book will be all fresh works.’
    The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit will perform March 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 9:30 and 11:30pm and 1:15am."
    [The New York Times February 18, 1982]

  • 82.03.07 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons and Ken Simon (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Karen Borca (bsn),
    Raphé Malik, Butch Morris, and Danny Carter (tp), James Newton (fl), Craig Harris (tb), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b),
    Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYC [New York Magazine March 3, 1982 p.111]
  • 82.03.08 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Possible recording exists, see 82.03.05 and 82.03.06 / Lush Life, NYC [Jan Ström 03.05.03]
  • 82.03.09 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / Possible recording exists, see 82.03.05 and 82.03.06 / Lush Life, NYC [ibid]
  • 82.03.14 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit: Taylor (p), Glenn Spearman (ts), David Murray (reeds), Ken Simon (as), Charles Tyler (bar),
    Karen Borca (bsn), James Newton (fl), Raphé Malik, Butch Morris, and Danny Carter (tp), Craig Harris (tb), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYCS
    "...residency on Sundays through a recent two-month stretch." [More than the four March dates noted above.]
    "...on this second Sunday, Lyons replaced by Murray ... more than 90-minute set..." [Lee Jeske, Down Beat June 1982 p.59]

82.03.21 • The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR—76:29]

March 21, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [53:42] (fades in, split track with fade out and in at 37:08, ends with applause)
2. unknown title [22:15] (fades in, incomplete, cuts out at end)
—This session has been circulating with an incorrect date of 82.03.01. This could have been a misprinting of 03.07 or 03.21.
 (Lyons was not present for the 82.03.14 session). —RL

"for the last few Sundays..." —Stanley Crouch "Cecil Taylor: Pitfalls of a Primitive" Village Voice March 30, 1982 p.59

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons, Daniel Carter, and Ken Simon (as), Glen Spearman (ts), Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn),
Raphé Malik and Butch Morris (tp), Craig Harris (tb), James Newton (fl), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography; Heinrich Smejkal}


  • 82.03.28 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons, Daniel Carter, and Ken Simon (as), Glen Spearman (ts),
    Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik and Butch Morris (tp), Craig Harris (tb), James Newton (fl), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce),
    William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), André Martinez / Lush Life, NYC
    [New York Magazine March 29, 1982 p.118; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography]
    "...all hell broke loose ...because of the article that came out the week before, which was an attack on Cecil and the Unit. He was very upset
    with [Stanley Crouch], who then reappeared at the club and was escorted out before the maestro's show commenced..."
    —André Martinez 02.11.06
  • 82.04.04 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit: personnel likely similar to 82.03.28 above / Lush Life, NYC

    "...every Sunday I was a full-time member of the Band and spent many, many, many hours (and days and years) with the maestro from this point on until September '92. ...There were a lot of changes in the horn section from gig to gig. We rehearsed at the Bell Telephone Building in lower Manhattan across the street from the Odeon Cafe, which is still there. We would go there on many occasions to eat after rehearsals. ...it was at ESP Records [recording studio], Bernard Stollman's place (as confirmed by Karen Borca) and I would see Jerome Cooper there. I missed two of the weekends at Lush Life because I was under contract with Dee Dee Sharp to do some concerts for her and Gamble & Huff Productions in Philadelphia. Which was cool with Cecil, as he was always curious about their operations and show productions. ...extensive conversations I had with Cecil... led to a lot of the new concepts for his upcoming shows... From this point on Cecil's shows began to change and become more like productions [with] intros, poetry, dance, chanting... Pieces were scored as sections where moments of inspiration and melodic romantic-type melodies took place, encores were shortened, but the power and creative fury and freedom remained. It was about show and production, layout and format: intro and dance; followed by chant; then entrance and set theme; followed by a more intense piece; then a few solos; then a medium piece; followed by an all-out piece—then bring it down, then up and out. Then do a small encore, leave, and let them come again for more the next time—Show biz. And it worked very well for Cecil, the great entertainer and musician. Some of the other horn players were Steve Coleman, James Newton, and David Murray..." [André Martinez Archive 02.10.18-19, 02.10.24]

82.04.11 • The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR—79:33]

April 11, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [31:45]
2. unknown title [46:51] (incomplete)
—Also circulating misdated as 82.04.12. The Expanded Unit only played Lush Life on Sundays.

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons, Daniel Carter, and Ken Simon (as), Glen Spearman (ts), Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn),
Raphé Malik and Butch Morris (tp), Craig Harris (tb), James Newton (fl), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography; New York Magazine April 12, 1982 p.98}


82.04.18 • The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit [AR—45:00]

April 18, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [45:00]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons, Daniel Carter, and Ken Simon (as), Glen Spearman (ts), Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn),
Raphé Malik and Butch Morris (tp), Craig Harris (tb), James Newton (fl), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography}


82.04.23 • Commitment [BR—100:54]

April 23, 1982 / Live at Soundscape, NYC
WKCR-FM, Live Broadcast
First Set
1. unknown title (Hwang) [10:31]
2. Aboriginal Lore (Parker) [4:36]
3. Euridice (Connell) [12:42]
 band intro [1:08]
Second Set
4. Sky Sing Light (Hwang) [15:45]
5. A Poem for Charlie Parker (Parker?) [20:28] (split track at 18:12)
6. Blues for Mirage [15:49]
Third Set
7. Ocean [13:56]
8. Aboriginal Song (Parker) [5:59]
Jason Hwang (vn, vla), Will Connell Jr. (as, ss, fl, bcl, bsn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)
—With Orchestra: Henry Warner (cl), Susan Feiner (fl), Lisa Sokolov (voc), Wendy Kerner (string harp),
 Shela Shanks (vn), Lois Schlessinger (vn, vla), Moutha Seigel (ce), Billy Johnson (b)

{WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; track detailing Ed Hazell 08.05.02}


  • 82.04.24 - Commitment: Jason Hwang (vn, vla), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl, bcl), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Inroads, NYC /
    (Mentioned in Broadcast recording from 82.04.23.) [Ed Hazell 08.05.02]
  • 82.04.25 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit: Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons, Daniel Carter, and Ken Simon (as), Glen Spearman (ts), Charles Tyler (bar), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik and Butch Morris (tp), Craig Harris (tb), James Newton (fl), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYC [New York Magazine April 26, 1982 p.136]
  • 82.04.27 and 82.04.29 - Commitment: Jason Hwang (vn, vla), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl, bcl), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr),
    with dancer Theodora Yoshikami and poets Mae Mae Bursenberg and Fay Chiang / St. Mark's Church, NYC
    "two gigs Jason mentions in the announcements at the end of the night..." (Broadcast Recording from 82.04.23) [Ed Hazell 08.05.02]

82.05.01 • Khan Jamal [AR]

May 1, 1982 / Live at Soundscape, New York City
1. The Huckster Man
2. Sunny's Back
3. Ocaline
4. Slow Poke
5. Testing
6. Oh Yeah
Khan Jamal (vib), Grachan Moncur III (tb), William Parker (b), Sunny Murray (dr)

{Anonymous correspondence}


  • 82.05.27 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit (Segments): personnel as below / Judson Memorial Church, NYC (see 82.05.28)

82.05.28 • The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit (Segments) [AR—59:42]

May 28, 1982 / Judson Memorial Church, New York City
 The Eye of the Crocodile
1. Part 1 [13:18]
2. Part 2 [17:12]
3. Part 3 [9:24]
4. Part 4 [19:03]
"The music was composed specifically for a dance by Diane McIntyre." —Jan Ström

—This piece was performed at this venue on May 27th through the 30th as stated in André Martinez' printed programs from these sessions.

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik (tp), Craig S. Harris (tb), Muneer Adbul Fataah (ce),
Brenda Bakr and Eve Smith (voc), Don Pate and William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)
Diane McIntyre and Sounds in Motion:
Cheryl Banks, Mickey Davidson, Diane McIntyre, Warren Spears, Kevin Wynn (dancers)

{CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography p.60; André Martinez Archive 02.05.27}


  • 82.05.29 and 82.05.30 - The Cecil Taylor Expanded Unit (Segments): personnel as above / Judson Memorial Church, NYC (see 82.05.28)

82.06.00 • William Parker's "A Thousand Cranes": Rehearsal [Centering Archival Recording]

June, 1982 / unknown venue, New York City
1. Ashes—Rag Doll Filled with Sun Light
2. City of Death—Recitation—Song of the Cranes
3. Rag Doll Filled with Sun Light
Kerry Brown (ts, fl), Will Connell Jr. (as, bcl, fl, bsn), Marco Eneidi (as), Susan Feiner (fl), David Sewelson (as, bar), Malik Baraka (tp),
Wayne Horvitz (synth), Brenda Bakr, Lisa Sokolov, Jeanne Lee, Ellen Christi, Noah Shapiro, and Eugenia Sherman (voc),
Jason Hwang and David Sulzer (vn), Eiko Ono (koto), Wendy Kerner (harp), Peter Doolowicz, Dave Hofstra, Shey Lumetsky,
and William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (dance, Choreography), Anyez Ihara, Rrata Christine Jones, and Atsuko Yuma (dance)
Rashid Bakr and Denis Charles (dr, perc)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10; William Parker 14.04.30}


  • 82.06.07 - William Parker: A Thousand Cranes: personnel as above / "A Thousand Cranes, for orchestra, dance, and a 1,000 school-children choir, performed at the opening of the UN Special Session on Disarmament in June, 1982" / UN Building, NYC
    [Ed Hazell 14.01.10; Liners, RouletteTV 11 (DVD); www.atomicbombmuseum.org/5_timetable.shtml]
  • 82.06.00 - Jemeel Moondoc Trio: Jemeel Moondoc (as), William Parker (b), unknown (dr) / "During the summer of '82, from around late May to the end of August, I went and stayed in Brooklyn with a friend. I hung out on the jazz scene all around town... One evening while walking the streets, I chanced upon a club that had a billboard in front with Sun Ra Big Band on weekends. ‘Tonight: Jemeel Moondoc’.
    I went in and there was Jemeel with a trio of Parker and a drummer whose name I've forgotten." / unknown venue, Brooklyn, NY
    [Lofton A. Emenari III 02.04.16]
  • 82.06.29 and 82.06.30 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp),
    William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYC
    [Lush Life schedule, Hot House Vol.1 No.5 July 1982; CODA #185 August 1982 pp.25-6; New York Magazine July 5, 1982 p.144]
    "Lester Bowie sat in on one of the gigs." (06.29 to 07.02) —André Martinez 02.10.18.
  • 82.07.01 (1) - Commitment: Jason Hwang (vn, vla), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl, bcl), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
    6:30pm, Soundscape, NYC [Soundscape Schedule June/July 1982]
  • 82.07.01 (2) and 82.07.02 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp),
    William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Lush Life, NYC
    [Lush Life schedule, Hot House Vol.1 No.5 July 1982; CODA #185 August 1982 pp.25-6; New York Magazine July 5, 1982 p.144]
    —André Martinez 02.10.18. Confirms all dates (CODA only mentions 06.29 and 06.30).

82.07.03 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—74:44]

July 3, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [74:44] (fades out)
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; André Martinez Archive}


  • 82.07.17 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b),
    André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr) / North Sea Jazz Festival '82, 21:45-23:30, Dakterras (Roof Terrace), Rotterdam, Netherlands [www.northseajazz.com/en/program/1982]
    CODA #184, April 1982 p.36 gives no specific date (Festival duration 82.07.16-18), and has the venue as Congresgebouw, The Hague.
    The Northsea Archive has no such engagement.

82.08.01 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—62:49]

August 1, 1982 / Lush Life, New York City
1. unknown title [62:49]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R}


82.08.15 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—79:53]

August 15, 1982, 2:00pm / 6th Annual Artpark Jazz Festival, Lewiston, New York
1. unknown title [45:11]
2. unknown title [5:17]
3. unknown title [4:12] (incomplete, fades in)
4. unknown title [7:55]
5. unknown title [5:26]
6. unknown title [11:24]
"Artpark was a wonderful experience... I do remember going to see Niagara Falls with Rashid, Brenda, and William."
—André Martinez Archive 02.10.23

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as-1,4,6), Brenda Bakr (voc-1,3,6)
William Parker (b-1,2,6), André Martinez (perc-1,6), Rashid Bakr (dr-1,3,6)

{CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; CODA #184, April 1982 p.37; André Martinez 12.12.14}


  • 82.08.18 through 82.08.20 - Jemeel Moondoc Trio: Moondoc (as, fl, Comp), Stephanie Stone (p), William Parker (b),
    "with dance and visuals..." / Blaise Cendrars' "Prose of the Transiberian and of Little Jeanne of France" / 9:00pm, 256 West 23rd St., NYC
    [New York Magazine August 23, 1982 p.114]
    —This piece was reprised on a grander scale on 01.04.05-22.
  • 82.08.22 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)
    Rashid Bakr (dr), / Lush Life, NYC [New York Magazine August 23, 1982 p.118]

82.09.02 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR]

September 2, 1982 / Chicago Jazz Festival, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{André Martinez Archive; festival date from Chicago Sun-Times September 3, 1982 S-3 p.3}


    [The 82.09.19 Archival Recording below] "...was the final night of a three-night series at the Healing Arts Center. The music was originally scored to include two vibraphone players: Khan Jamal, and another [unknown]. The whole band performed the first night. Only one vibes player, Jamal, showed up the second night. William planned to record the third night, anticipating the band would be well rehearsed, but no vibes players showed up on that night. The music was recorded anyway by Kazunori Sugiyama. However, because the performance was not as William envisioned the piece, he has never released it." —Ed Hazell 14.01.10

    "The second vibe player was Karl Berger." —William Parker


  • 82.09.17 - William Parker Septet: Daniel Carter (as), Khan Jamal and Karl Berger (vib), Marilyn Crispell (p), Ellen Christie (voc),
    William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Healing Arts Center, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10; William Parker 14.04.30]
  • 82.09.18 - William Parker Sextet: Daniel Carter (as), Khan Jamal (vib), Marilyn Crispell (p), Ellen Christie (voc), William Parker (b),
    Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Healing Arts Center, NYC [ibid]

82.09.19 • William Parker Quintet [Centering Archival Recording—88:32]

  • William Parker Quintet [BR—5:18]
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
September 19, 1982 / Healing Arts Center, New York City
—Originally dated simply "1982". Irving Stone was born on September 19, so...
Centering Archival Recording:
First Set
1. unknown title [39:43]
2. unknown title [6:05]
Second Set
3. unknown title [35:00]
4. unknown title [7:44]
 band introduction—band and audience sing "Happy Birthday" to Irving Stone
Broadcast Recording:
1. Facing the Sun One is Never the Same [5:18] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, fades out at end)
Daniel Carter (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Ellen Christie (voc), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{CD-R; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


  • 82.11.05 - Commitment: Jason Hwang (vn), Will Connell Jr. (reeds), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Soundscape, NYC
    [Jon Pareles review, The New York Times November 8, 1982]

1983 : : :


  • 83.01.23 - Wayne Horvitz Quartet: Horvitz (p), Lesli Dalaba (tp), Lisa Sokolov (voc), William Parker (b) / 3:00pm, Manhattan Healing Arts Center, NYC [New York Magazine January 24, 1983 p.90]

83.03.00 • Amy Sheffer: Where's Your Home?

(Private Issue) AS0084 (LP) 1984
—2nd Session [See also 80.11.00 (3)]

March, 1983 / Cannings Recording Studios, New York City
 track titles—See session 80.11.00 (3) (No split-session info available.)
—Tom Lord Jazz Discography [S5193] has personnel as below plus Kenny Gill (p-3), Billy Bang (vn-4),
 Lois Schlessinger (vla-1), Steve Tintweiss (b-3), and Billy Mintz (dr-3), none of whom are present.

Amy Sheffer (voc, p-4, Comp), John Disselt (reeds-1,5, el-p-2), Butch Johnson (p-1,5), David Durrah (p-3),
Lou Grassi (el-p-3,4), William Parker (b), Chacaq Johnson (dr-1,5)

{AS0084; www.jamescanning.com}


    "March '83, from the 8th to the 19th, ...marked my first European tour with Cecil. The pieces were titled ‘Children of the Air
    (first section)’, ‘Tunakapec’, and ‘Tutuzso’."
    —André Martinez

  • 83.03.08 - The Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc),
    William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr); Dancers—Diane McIntyre (Choreography), Cheryl Banks, Mickey Davidson,
    Edward Jordan, Kevin Wynn / "It was their main opera house. I remember taking photos in the balcony with William. It was red and gold..." /
    Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria [André Martinez Archive 02.10.16; www.wiener-staatsoper.at]

  • 83.03.09 through 83.03.11 - The Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company: personnel as above /
    "Children of The Air" / 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 18:30 the 5th and 7th; 15:30 to 18:30 the 8th, Palazzo Dei Congressi, Bologna, Italy
    [André Martinez Archive 02.10.14; Musica Jazz May 1983 pp.17-18]

83.03.12 and 83.03.13 • The Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [BVR]

March 12 & 13, 1983 / Rome, Italy
1. Children of the Air (1st section)
2. Tunakapec
3. Tutuzso
"While in Rome they treated us to a banquet dinner, and I remember all [of us] being interviewed at the restaurant the night before taping by a TV crew... We went shopping for leather jackets in downtown Rome." —André Martinez 02.11.06

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)
Dancers: Diane McIntyre (Choreography), Cheryl Banks, Mickey Davidson, Edward Jordan, Kevin Wynn

{André Martinez Archive}


83.03.15 • The Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [BVR—48:20]

March 15, 1983 / Jazz '83, "Palazzo dei Congressi," Fiera di Cagliari, Sardania, Italy
 television introduction [4:20]
1. unknown title (excerpt) [44:00]
"Before the show we had lunch with Scavolo, a famous sculptor, who gave Cecil a piece that day. Concert was in a beautiful part of town—you could look across the waters and see Africa. There were lots of merchants in the streets selling all kinds of exotic birds, very beautiful ones... I was translator for the band when necessary since I understand and speak Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and some French. And many times when boarding and unboarding planes I was greeted as though I was from their country... Which the guys found amusing."
—André Martinez 02.10.16; 02.11.06

"The name of the Sardinian Sculptor is Pinuccio Sciola: as Martinez says, the lunch was in the garden of Sciola. ...I had the opportunity to print
the photos of Isio Saba taken that afternoon.... The festival ‘Jazz '83’ a few months later took the name ‘Jazz in Sardegna’."
— Jazz Photographer Agostino Mela, 04.10.06

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)
Dancers: Diane McIntyre (Choreography), Cheryl Banks, Mickey Davidson, Edward Jordan, Kevin Wynn

{Video; date from André Martinez Archive}


  • 83.03.16 - The Cecil Taylor Unit & Sounds in Motion Dance Company: personnel as above. / "This was a beautiful city, but the water was pure sulfur—strange odor. This was the first concert I recall Cecil ever asking if it was recorded, since he does not like hearing things back once they are done." —André Martinez / 21:00, Al Teatro Franschini, Pavla, Italy
    [André Martinez Archive 02.10.16, 02.11.05; Cadence Vol.9 No.5 May 1983 p.92]

83.03.19 • Cecil Taylor & Sounds in Motion Dance Company [AR—85:37]

March 19, 1983 / Camden Jazz Week, The Roundhouse, Camden, England
 The Eye of the Crocodile
1. Part 1 [41:14]
2. Part 2 [44:23] (incomplete, fades out)
"Recorded on dictaphone so it is not good quality, but excellent music..."

"The final concert at this great concert hall which closed after this... It was a week-long event which featured The Gil Evans Big Band,
Ronald Shannon Jackson, Lester Bowie, and Freddie Hubbard." —André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, drums, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)
Dancers: Diane McIntyre (Choreography), Cheryl Banks, Mickey Davidson, Warren Spears, Kevin Wynn

{2CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.10.13, 02.11.27}


  • 83.03.31 through 83.04.01 - "Solos and spontaneous combinations, from duo to big band, with following musicians": Konrad Bauer,
    Alan Tomlinson, and Hannes Bauer (tb), Heinz Becker (p, flg), Peter Brötzmann, Louis Sclavis, and Vladimir Chekasin (reeds),
    Larry Stabbins (ts, ss), Hugh Davies (elec), Diamanda Galas (voc), Vyacheslav Ganelin (p), Toshinori Kondo (tp),
    William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Tony Oxley and Vladimir Tarasov (dr) / Berlin, Germany
    [Bjorn Dirlak 05.08.01; www.freemusicproduction.de/freemusicproduction/projekte/p_wfm_1983.html]
  • 83.04-05.00 - Peter Brötzmann Trio: Brötzmann (reeds), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Three concerts, "late April or early May",
    (no venue listed), NYC [CODA #192 October 1983 p.36]
  • 83.05.06 - Khan Jamal Quartet: Jamal and Karl Berger (vib), William Parker (b), Sunny Murray (dr) /
    Double-bill with Peter Brötzmann & Andrew Cyrille Duo / Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine May 9, 1983 p.112]

83.05.20 • Commitment: The Complete Recordings—1981/1983

NoBusiness Records NBCD 14/15 (2CD, Ltd. Edition of 1,000) 2010 Lithuania
—2nd Session [See also 80.10.13-14]
  • Commitment: Live in Germany, 1983
    NoBusiness Records NBLP 14/15 (2LP, Ltd. Edition of 300) 2010 Lithuania
  • Commitment [AR—87:38]
May 20, 1983 / New Jazz Festival, Moers Eissportshalle, Moers, West Germany
The Complete Recordings—1981/1983:
1. Ocean (Hwang) [10:38]
2. The Pathway [6:25]
3. Diary for One at Night (Hwang) [21:58]
4. Continuous (Parker) [22:33]
5. Grassy Hills, the Sun [16:16]
6. Whole Grain (Parker) [9:48]
"‘Pathway’ is an improvisation, titled after the fact." —Ed Hazell

Audience Recording is complete as above, but circulating with incorrect track timings.

Will Connell Jr. (fl, as, bcl, wdfl), Jason Hwang (vn, vla, bird calls), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{NBLP 14/15; 2CD-R; nobusinessrecords.com; Ed Hazell 10.01.27; Norbert Kreutzer 06.10.30; www.jazzmexx.com/00_main/history/1983.php;
CODA #189 April 1983 p.38; Jakob Blumenthal 07.09.03}


  • 83.05.21 - Commitment: Will Connell Jr. (reeds, fl), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Groningen Jazz Marathon, Groningen, Germany [Ed Hazell 10.01.27]
  • 83.07.01 - Commitment: Will Connell Jr. (reeds, fl), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Kool Jazz Festival, Soundscape Series, NYC ["Kool Jazz Festival" The New York Times June 24, 1983; NBLP 14/15 liner notes—83.05.20]
  • 83.07.03 - Jimmy Lyons Quartet: Lyons (as), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr) / Kool Jazz Festival, Soundscape Series, NYC ["Kool Jazz Festival" The New York Times June 24, 1983; CODA #192 October 1983 p.37; Down Beat July 1983 p.12]

83.08.03 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR]

August 3, 1983 / Akademia Theatre, Vienna, Austria
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{André Martinez Archive 02.11.27}


  • 83.08.16 - Sunny Murray Quintet: Steve Coleman (as), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Curtis Clark (p), William Parker (b), Murray (dr) /
    "...a Thelonious Monk tune and some original material..." / Lush Life, NYC
    [Jon Pareles, "Murray At Lush Life" The New York Times August 18, 1983]

83.08.27 • The Cecil Taylor Unit: Nicaragua: No Parasan / Willisau '83 Live

Nica (no issue #) (2LP) 1984 SWZ

August 27, 1983, 14:30 / Willisau Jazz Festival, Festhalle, Willisau, Switzerland
1. F = Seite 1 [21:05]
2. S = Seite 2 [21:50]
3. L = Seite 3 [22:20]
4. N = Seite 4 [13:00]
"Cleaning shelves I found this reel-tape with a private audience recording of the CT Unit performance at Willisau Jazz Festival, 83.08.27.
This tape is a first-generation copy from the original cassette recording, probably an almost complete version of 77:40 plus 6:05 (encore).
There is a slightly audible (cut and glue) edit at 45:44, when the recording cassette had to be flipped/changed, thus missing a few seconds
at this moment in the performance. Otherwise there is no audible gap in this tape. A recording of this same performance has been available
in a bootleg 2LP vinyl pressing on so-called Nica Records... After rehearsing the tape versus the vinyls, there are some obvious divergences:
  1. The material as on vinyl is not from an Audience Recording, rather from a soundboard recording, or microphones
    had been set up on stage especially for the recording; the sound is quite different from the (audience) sound as on the tape.
  2. The vinyl F(1) does not include the initial 2:50 of the performance, which is a section of percussion, handclapping,
    plus the voices of Cecil Taylor and Brenda Bakr.
  3. There are most probably no gaps at the flips of parts F(1) to S(2) as well as from parts L(3) to N(4) on the vinyl,
    but there is an obvious gap of some 2:50 between parts S(2) and L(3), missing an ensemble transition leading into
    the alto-sax statement (the actual beginning of part L(3) on the vinyl.
So far to those who care—Other point of interest: The same Unit (Jimmy Lyons, Brenda Bakr, CT, William Parker, Rashid Bakr,
André Martinez) played a quite different version of exactly the same material/composition(s) at the Jazz Festival
Saalfelden (Austria), a few days later 83.09.04."
—Lukas Lindenmaier, CTResearch Group 07.01.26

"Cecil Taylor's music originated in the sixties as an expression of African Americans' revolt against the domination of U.S. imperialists
in the black ghettoes and Vietnam. Today, there is a threat of Central America's becoming a second Vietnam. The American invasion
in free Nicaragua has been under way for several months.

So far, the creme of the black avant-garde jazz musicians play their serenades at the White House in front of the President.

Taylor, too.

However, the Willisau Concert was an anthem of colonized African Americans for the volcanic uprising of the Third World,
for freedom and peace.

We are producing this record for you and against the mafia of the music business. We dedicate it to the revolutionary people
of Nicaragua, especially to the black Sandinistas of the Atlantic coast. The net proceeds, approximately 7,000 franks,
go for the support of a music cooperative in Nicaragua."
—From the Liner Notes / Translation by Igor Danilishen


"My mother was born in Managua, Nicaragua. Nicaragua No Parasan, a film by David Bradbury, an Australian filmmaker,
was shown at the Film Forum2 in NYC in November 1984."
—André Martinez 02.11.06

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{CD-R; R. Shapiro's Cecil Taylor Sessionography; Free Jazz vol.2 p.280, by T. Kamimura; Heinrich Smejkal; Lukas Lindenmaier 07.01.26}


  • 83.08.31 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / FABRIK Mid-Summer Jazz, Hamburg, Germany [André Martinez Archive]
    "This was a strange hit, perhaps the strangest we ever did... First of all this place was a bomb factory during the war and had a very strange vibe. When we got there it was filled with hardcore raver-punk types with Mohican haircuts—not our usual crowd. Anyway we played the first set and played our butts off, and the response from the crowd was lukewarm. Cecil and crew went to dressing room for a break, Cecil in amazement said ‘what the hell is going on here, this crowd is strange or very demanding’. He then suggested that Rashid and I, followed by William and Jimmy, then the Maestro, do a whole percussion intro batucada-style to start the second set. The crowd flipped, they danced on tables and then started chanting, just going wild. We then played the set and they were hooked, as the standing ovations and encores proved..."
    —André Martinez
  • 83.09.02 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / Arena della Libertad, Messina, Sicily [ibid]
    "...We did a concert TV show in Messina, Sicily, titled ‘6 Messina Jazz Meeting’... It was a trip because the guards in the place
    were equipped with machine guns." —André Martinez

83.09.04 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [SBR—86:35]

September 4, 1983 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Tage Jazz 3, Saalfelden, Austria
1. unknown title [64:19]
2. unknown title [18:35]
3. unknown title [3:41]
"a quite different version of exactly the same material/compositions" [as on 83.08.27]
—Lukas Lindenmaier, CTResearch Group 07.01.26

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr and André Martinez (dr, perc)

{2CD-R; Lukas Lindenmaier 07.01.26}


83.09.26 and 83.09.27 (1) • Jimmy Lyons: Wee Sneezawee

Black Saint BSR 0067 (LP) 1984 IT; 120067-1 (LP); 120067-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Black Saint 120067-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

September 26 & 27, 1983 / Vanguard Studios, New York City
1. Wee Sneezawee [7:26]
2. Gossip [7:29]
3. Remembrance [6:56]
4. Shackinback [9:10]
5. Driads [11:44]
Jimmy Lyons (as, Comp), Raphé Malik (tp), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

{120067-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


83.09.27 (2) through 83.10.02 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & SBR]

September 27 through October 2, 1983 / Sweet Basil's, New York City
1. Sahumieros "T"
"There is a story about the Bösendorfer they brought for Cecil and held an extra day for Abdullah Ibrahim October 3rd in CODA #193 1983 P.32,
article by Kazunori Sugiyama." —André Martinez Archive 02.10.18

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

{André Martinez Archive; The Villager September 29, 1983 p.10; Steve Israel "Cecil Taylor's Jazz: A Club event of the year" The Villager
September 29, 1983 p.11; Jon Pareles The New York Times September 28, 1983 in reference to "Sahumieros T" debut; New York Magazine
September 26, 1983 p.144, and October 3, 1983 p.128}


83.10.18 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—73:06]

October 18, 1983 / Programme Du 6th Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France
1. unknown title [71:36] (split track at 46:36)
2. encore [1:33]
"Sun Ra opened the show, 4,000 people attended... we opened with poetry and Bata drums." —André Martinez

"Diane McIntyre was the first tour [83.03.08 through 83.03.19] with Sounds in Motion. The second tour [83.10.18 through 83.11.16]
was Mickey Davidson and her troupe." —André Martinez 14.01.15

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)
—Most sources have Davidson, Tagnelie, and Phillip Band (or "Bond") on this tour (10.18 to 11.16) with Leon Brown mentioned
 only sporadically, but Mickey Davidson confirms that Leon Brown was also present, and that Band did not make the tour
 and was replaced by Ron McKay.

{CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Norbert Kreutzer; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


83.10.26 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR]

October 26, 1983 / Festival Internacional Jazz de Zaragoza, Coliseo Equitiva, Zaragoza, Spain
1. unknown titles
"I remember walking the streets looking at the stores and at tools with William. I learned a lot about my heritage on this trip...
Definitely an uplifting experience, the people were wonderful, and the food was great... I have a huge poster of event autographed to me
from Max Roach who writes ‘Fly Strong Andre!!’" —André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{André Martinez Archive 02.10.19, 02.10.21, and 02.11.03; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


83.10.27 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR & BR]

October 27, 1983 / IV Festival de Jazz de Madrid, Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Spain
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{André Martinez Archive 02.05.25; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


    "Then we took a 13-hour train ride to Paris..." —André Martinez

83.10.29 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BR—30:04]

October 29, 1983 / Orléans Théatre Carré St. Vincent, Orleans, France
Recorded by SIMLO for Radio France
 announcement [0:13]
1. unknown title [12:39] (incomplete, fades in)
2. unknown title [16:30]
 announcement [0:41]
"Our driver, Gunnar Pfabe, a very beautiful and fun guy, and a scary-great driver—especially around mountains and curves. ...takes us to Berlin."
—André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


83.10.30 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BR—34:13 & BVR—61:06]

October 30, 1983 / Total Music Meeting '83, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin, Germany
Broadcast Recording:
1. unknown title [34:13] (excerpt, cuts in at beginning, fades at end)
Broadcast Video Recording:
1. unknown title [61:06] (continuous set, incomplete, cuts in at beginning, out at end)
—Also noted: "Audience Recording, composition titled ‘Shining Shirt’, 90:00"

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{CD-R; Video Recording; CODA #194 February 1984 p.22; André Martinez Archive; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


83.11.03 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [SBR—108:15]

November 3, 1983 / Capitol Theater, Mannheim, West Germany
1. unknown title [93:36] (split track at 47:10, fades out and back in)
2. unknown title [14:29]
Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, cga), Rashid Bakr (dr, cga), André Martinez (dr, cga, perc),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{2CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Norbert Kreutzer; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


  • 83.11.05 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, perc), Rashid Bakr (dr, perc),
    André Martinez (dr, perc), Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance) / Cine Teatro Ciak,
    Milano, Italy [Musica Jazz, December 1983 pp.16-18; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21]

83.11.08 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—109:21]

November 8, 1983 / Dornbirn, Austria
1. unknown title [96:36] (split track at 45:18, fades out and back in)
2. encore [2:58] (Taylor solo)
3. encore [9:44] (incomplete, fades in)
Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, perc), Rashid Bakr and André Martinez (dr, perc),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{André Martinez Archive; H. Smejkal; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


83.11.10 and 83.11.11 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [hat HUT Recording session]

November 10 & 11, 1983 / Black Forest, Germany
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, perc), Rashid Bakr and André Martinez (dr, perc),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{André Martinez Archive 02.05.20; dates from Tanz Anzeiger February 1984 p.37; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


  • 83.11.14 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / Munich, Germany [André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21]
  • 83.11.15 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / Neon, Geneva, Switzerland [ibid]

83.11.16 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—111:30]

November 16, 1983 / Stadttheater, Foyer, Basel, Switzerland
1. unknown title [87:12] (split track at 71:08, incomplete, fades out)
2. encore [10:17]
3. encore [3:19] (Taylor solo)
4. encore [10:42]
Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, perc), Rashid Bakr and André Martinez (dr, perc),
Mickey Davidson (dance, voc), Pauline Tagnelie, Leon Brown, and Ron McKay (dance)

{Jakob Blumenthal 08.02.06; Mickey Davidson 14.02.21}


1984 : : :


  • 84.01.29 - Jemeel Moondoc Sextet: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Rahn Burton (p), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b),
    Ed Blackwell (dr) / Sweet Basil, NYC [CODA #195 April 1984 p.34]
  • 84.02.04 - Commitment: Jason Hwang (vn), Will Connell Jr. (reeds), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Soundscape, NYC
    [The New York Times February 24, 1984; NBLP 14/15 liner notes—83.05.20]
  • 84.02.26 - Expirations II: Mabo Suzuki (as, acl), Takehisa Kosugi (vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
    Manhattan Healing Arts Center, NYC [ibid]

84.03.05 • Wayne Horvitz [BR—12:51]

March 5, 1984 / unknown venue, New York City
WKCR-FM, New York
1. unknown title [12:51]
—WKCR-FM Archival recording has complete performance (and adds Joe Gallant on bass, uncredited in circulating media).

Wayne Horvitz (p, casio organ, inside grand piano), Tom Cora (ce), Jason Hwang and Jim Katzin (vn), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b)

{CD-R; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


  • 84.03.17 - Wayne Horvitz: Horvitz (keys), Jason Hwang and Jim Katzin (vn), Tom Cora (ce), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b) + Guest Soloist Butch Morris (tp) /
    "New work for strings, organ, and piano..." / Roulette, NYC
    [www.roulette.org/events/event.php/HORVITZ84]
  • 84.04.01 - William Parker & Masahiko Kono Duo: Parker (b), Kono (tb) / Life Cafe, NYC
    [CODA #196 June 1984 p.38]
  • 84.05.06 - Raphé Malik Trio: Malik (tp), William Parker (b), Syd Smart (dr) /
    Curtis Hall, Tufts University, Somerville, MA [CODA #197 August 1984 p.35]
  • 84.05.15 - Peter Kowald Trio: Kowald and William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (dance) /
    Public School 1, NYC / "Kowald also set up five different trios, about one hour each
    and all involving himself... for the opening of ‘An Australian Accent’ exhibition."
    [CODA #196 June 1984 p.38]
  • 84.05.19 - William Parker's Centering Ensemble: David S. Ware (ts, ss), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Ricardo Strobert (as, fl), Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Masahiko Kono (tb), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (perc) /
    "Extending the Clues" / "...a prelude to the Sound Unity Festival", 9:30pm, Inroads, NYC
    [Ed Hazell 06.08.21; Cadence Vol.10 #5 May 1984 p.77; Sound Unity Festival schedule and review in Cadence Vol.10 #8 August 1984; CODA #197 August 1984 p.28]
    "I was cleaning out the attic and found a flyer for this concert. I wasn't there for it, I just had a habit of picking up flyers whenever I was in NYC and saving them. ...Admission was $5.00."
    —Ed Hazell


Signal to Noise Issue #58, Summer 2010

Sound Unity Festival Schedule / 84.05.30 through 84.06.03


84.06.01 • William and Patsy Parker Ensemble: A Thousand Cranes [Centering Archival Recording—36:19]

  • (V/A) Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn
    Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA; FilmPals DVD 01 (DVD) 2005 Germany
    [This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; Peter Kowald Quartet; Charles Tyler Quintet; Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; Jemeel Moondoc Sextet 84.06.03 (2); Schweizer/Carl Duo; Peter Brötzmann Ensemble 84.06.02 (2).]
June 1, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, CUANDO Community Center, New York City
Centering Archival Recording:
 1. A Thousand Cranes [36:19]
Rising Tones Cross:
 William Parker interview [0:50]
1. A Thousand Cranes Opera [1:05] (excerpt)
 William & Patsy Parker interview [4:45]
2. A Thousand Cranes Opera [5:40] (excerpt)
 William & Patsy Parker interview [2:10]
Rising Tones Cross contains the excerpts above beginning at 32:00 in.


Personnel below (from performance recording) differs from names listed on Sound Unity schedule above.

Ricardo Strobert (as, fl), Masahiko Kono (tb), Wayne Horvitz (p), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr),
Lisa Sokolov, Jeanne Lee, and Ellen Christi (voc)
"a children's choir" —Cecily Pontier, Miriam Parker, Aimee Pontier, Yi-Lo Yu, Ha-Chi Yu, Phoebe Ventouras, others... (voices)
Patsy Parker, Maria Mitchell, Carol Penn Muhammed, Frank Boyer, Keith Dames (dance)
A.R. Penck (dance, sets)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.06; Rising Tones Cross; The New York Times May 27, 1984;
image from Patricia Nicholson-Parker 11.02.02}


  • 84.06.02 (1) - Jimmy Lyons Quintet: Lyons (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr) /
    Sound Unity Festival, CUANDO Community Center, NYC [Cadence Vol.10 #8 August 1984 p.32]

84.06.02 (2) • (V/A) Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn

Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA; FilmPals DVD 01 (DVD) 2005 GER
[This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; William and Patsy Parker Ensemble 84.06.01; Charles Tyler Quintet;
Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; Jemeel Moondoc Sextet 84.06.03 (2); Schweizer/Carl Duo; and Peter Kowald Quartet.]

June 2, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, CUANDO Community Center, New York City
 milling around, setting up, announcement excerpts [2:05]
1. Alarm [5:15] (incomplete)
Rising Tones Cross contains a first excerpt [2:05] which appears at 1:31:30 in; and a second, blistering excerpt [5:15] which appears at 1:33:40.

This ensemble is not listed on the Sound Unity Festival poster shown above. Probably a late addition, as the group was scheduled
at Taller Latino-Americano on 84.06.07. —RL

Peter Brötzmann, Charles Gayle, David S. Ware, and Frank Wright (ts), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp),
Masahiko Kono (tb), Irene Schweizer (p), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{Rising Tones Cross}


84.06.03 (1) • (V/A) Jemeel Moondoc Sextet: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn

Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA; FilmPals DVD 01 (DVD) 2005 Germany
[This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; Peter Kowald Quartet; Charles Tyler Quintet; Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; William and Patsy Parker Ensemble 84.06.01; Schweizer/Carl Duo; Peter Brötzmann Ensemble 84.06.02 (2).]

June 3, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, CUANDO Community Center, New York City
1. In Walked Monk (excerpt) [6:10]
Rising Tones Cross contains the excerpt above beginning at 1:20:05 in.

Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Ellen Christi (voc), Rahn Burton (p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{Rising Tones Cross; Cadence Vol.10 #8 August 1984 p.72}


84.06.03 (2) • Commitment [AR—46:47]

June 3, 1984 / 1st Sound Unity Festival, CUANDO Community Center, NYC
1. unknown title [5:37]
2. unknown title [17:56]
3. unknown title [16:39]
4. unknown title [6:35] (incomplete)
Will Connell Jr. (as, fl), Jason Hwang (vn, vla), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{Anonymous 07.12.19; CODA #197 August 1984 p.29; Cadence Vol.10 #8 August 1984 p.32}


84.06.07 • Peter Brötzmann ALARM Ensemble [AR—90:15]

June 7, 1984 / Taller Latino-Americano, New York City
 tuning up, announcement [2:13]
1. unknown title [43:48] (incomplete, split track at 42:15, cuts out)
2. unknown title [1:49] (incomplete, cuts in, split track at 1:33, cuts out)
3. unknown title [41:54] (incomplete, cuts in)
 applause and announcement [1:48]

Peter Brötzmann, Charles Gayle, David S. Ware, and Frank Wright (ts),
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp) Masahiko Kono (tb),
Irene Schweizer (p), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{Anonymous 04.03.02; CODA #197 August 1984 p.29; Flyer from Ed Hazell archive}

ALARM

Plexus International opened the Shuttle Theatre on June 13, 1984.
"...activities started with a weekly cabaret program."

[www.scribd.com/doc/19410164/Plexus-Black-Box-Chapter-4]


Plexus Black Box Chapter 4

84.06.00 • A. R. Penck: Going Through

No label or issue# (LP) 198?

June, 1984 / Fred Hersch Recording Studio, New York City
—Likely within the first few weeks, since Penck was involved in the 1st Sound Unity Festival.
Going Through:
Side A—Part One [24:26]
Side B—Part Two [21:57]
"This is one of 19 titles privately issued by visual artist Penck, usually in company with Frank Wollny and Heinz Wollny."
—George Scala


Going Through LP cover.


The A.R. Penck LP Discography, a William Parker Sub-document.

A. R. Penck (p), Frank Lowe (ts), Billy Bang (vn), Jeanne Lee (voc), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{Going Through LP; George Scala; date from William Parker and Frank Wollny 10.12.02}


    June 13, 1984 - The Shuttle Theatre, Lower East Side, New York

    "In mid-February of 1984, at Plexus performance space, it was staged ‘Leap of Faith’, an epic theatre-cabaret, directed by Willem Brugman, featuring Nila Greco, Pooh Kaye, Max Blagg, and Sylvie Pomaret. It was the last show of Plexus performance space, because on March 1,
    without any notice in advance, the landlords Brambilla and Longo forced Sandro Dernini to stop Plexus activities. In that time, Sandro was living inside the Plexus gallery area. He walked out full of debts, with no money and no place to stay. Moving from one friend to an other,
    he met Brian Goodfellow, a painter as well as a model, who introduced him to Mrs. Sarah Farley. She was a charismatic leader of the homesteader community organization L.A.N.D. (Local Action for Neighbourhood Development) of the Lower East Side and an
    old friend of Billie Holliday.

    Mrs. Farley was running a thrift shop on the ground floor of a burned building, at 523 East 6th Street, between Avenues A and B. She allowed Sandro Dernini to live on the third floor, with no glasses in the windows, only a portion of the floor and of the ceiling. There was no water, no electricity, and with very tough people living in the other floors. it was very hard and cold to live there.

    In the Lower East Side there was a powerful gathering of artists from all over, cohabiting together with a very tough local neighborhood.
    Ms. Sarah Farley was like a big mama fighting all the time against the gentrification of the Lower East Side. Through her, Sandro discovered the meaning of being part of a community. He was connected with local artists and community activists.

    In those days, Giuseppe Sacchi, an Italian journalist as well as a friend, helped Sandro through this difficult time. Together they worked in the ruined basement of the building, totally filled of garbage, to build a new multi-arts community space: The Shuttle Theatre.

    In the Lower East Side in that time there was a really incredible gathering of artists from all over, together with a strong local community which was not present in the past Sandro's Chelsea experience with the Plexus performance space. Many community artists came in the basement, to see what was happening there, and there also Sandro discovered what meant to be in the community of the Lower East Side.
    He was lucky to have, as a big mama, Ms. Sarah Farley. She was a real community leader of the homesteaders in the Lower East Side where there was a large quantity land with burned buildings that the community people, for their survival, was trying to recover, always in big fights with the Mayor Koch. She always stated that land was belonging to the people, ‘People have the right to live’, she usually used to say. Through her, Sandro discovered the cultural identity of the Lower East Side Community and he became deeply connected with it culturally, understanding at the same time his Sardinian roots and what meant to defend own traditions. Lower East Side was not just a place for old
    or new immigrants. It was a very rich, maybe the richest, place culturally in New York.

    On June 13, The Shuttle Theatre opened the doors. It was made initially in partnership with Brian Goodfellow and Karl Berger, a musician director of the Creative Music Foundation in Woodstock, associated to the Zen Arts Center of United States. Willoughby Sharp acted as the artistic director and Julius Klein was the bartender.

    One dollar was charged to get in by Nolan, a giant doorman. Everybody had to pay. The Shuttle activities started with a weekly cabaret program, music, and art performances. It featured: Genevieve Waite with Robert Arron, Tony Love, Tigressa, Julius Klein, Ralston Farina, Trevor Stuart, Gary Goldberg, Arleen Schloss, Billy Bang, Jemeel Moondoc, Rashid Al-Akbar, Petra Plecko, Rrata Christin Jones,
    the Gamala Taki Band with Karl Berger, Babatunde Olatunji and Alfa Diallo."

    [www.plexusinternational.org/181/14/products/the_shuttle_theatre_lower_east_side_new_york.html]


84.06.15 • Bill Dixon Quartet [AR—62:05]

June 15, 1984 / Paul Robeson House, Bennington College, VT
1. evolves from [A440] tuning tone [29:06]
2. Dixon solo at head [10:52]
3. crashing start [1:30]
4. BD solo [1:54]
5. BD unaccompanied to start, then add Parker [5:28]
6. unknown [10:25]
7. WP arco at head [2:50]
"Original tapes are labeled (in unfamiliar handwriting, probably belonging to the recordist): ‘Demo TAPE ONE AND TWO’"

"Eneidi hitchhiked to Bennington to play with Dixon in the first part of 1984. He and William Parker were invited back in June of that year
for this session coincident with the campus graduation dinner. Eneidi stayed at Bennington for most of the ensuing year, playing in Dixon's
ensemble and acting as a teaching assistant in the Division."

Bill Dixon (tp), Marco Eneidi (as), William Parker (b), Laurence Cook (dr)

{Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R84-0615 p.270}


84.06.25 • William Parker's Centering Big Band: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
—7th Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 87.07.03]

June 25, 1984 / Kool Jazz Festival, Soundscape, Irving Plaza, New York City
Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC FIVE)
 Centering Big Band (Extending the Clues)
1. Ankti (Extending the Clues) [12:59]
2. Munyaovi (Cliff of the Porcupine) [14:46]
3. Palatala (Red Light of Sunrise) [4:35]
4. Lomahongva (Beautiful Clouds Arising) [29:10]
5. Tototo (Warrior Spirit Who Sings) [10:58]

David S. Ware (ts), Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, and Ricardo Strobert (as), Charles Tyler (bar), Raphé Malik and Roy Campbell Jr. (tp),
Alex Lodico and Masahiko Kono (tb), Lisa Sokolov and Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; CODA #197 August 1984 p.29}


84.06.28 • Ellen Christi w/ Menage: Live at Irving Plaza

Soul Note SN 1097 (LP) 1984 IT; 121097-1 (LP); 121097-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121097-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT;
CAM Jazz Soul Note 121097-1 (LP) IT

June 28, 1984 / Kool Jazz Festival, Irving Plaza, New York City
1. Awakening [10:10]
2. Frightened of Feeling [10:50]
3. Bird with a Broken Wing [18:22]
Ellen Christi (voc, Comp), Lisa Sokolov (voc), Rahn Burton (p), William Parker (b), Tom Bruno (dr)

{121097-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


  • 84.06.29 - Raphé Malik Trio: Malik (tp), William Parker (b), Syd Smart (dr) / Festival with "Billy Bang (solo violin),
    Lowell Davidson (solo, playing an acoustic aluminum bass, very weird!), ...Joe Morris Trio (Laurence Cook, Sebastian Steinberg)." /
    First Congregational Church, Cambridge, MA [Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
  • 84.06.30 - Raphé Malik Trio: Malik (tp), William Parker (b), Syd Smart (dr) / "...end of June" puts this on the 30th. / Jazz Coalition of Boston, The 1369 Club, Cambridge, MA [CODA #197 August 1984 p.34]


  • July through December, 1984 / Plexus International Forum

    A music program by Sound Unity coordinated by William Parker, featuring Billy Bang, Jemeel Moondoc, Rashid Al-Akbar, Petra Plecko,
    Rata Christin Jones, the Gamala Taki Band with Karl Berger, Babatunde Olatunji, Denis Charles, Peter Kowald, Charles Gayle, Rashied Ali,
    Roy Campbell Jr., Daniel Carter, Rashid Bakr, Karen Borca, Jackson Krall, Ellen Christi, Alex Lodico, Patsy Parker, John Hagen,
    Dicky Dworkin, Dave Hofstra, + / The Shuttle Theatre, NYC [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]


  • 84.07.10 - Karen Borca Trio: Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / "played in Karen Borca's trio... following a duo
    by Rashied Ali and Charles Gayle sometime before The Secret Music Society gig (84.07.21 below)..." / Shuttle Theatre, NYC
    [Jackson Krall 14.01.15, 14.01.28]
  • 84.07.14 - Jimmy Lyon's Quartet: Lyons (as), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Piano Magic, NYC
    [Jackson Krall 14.02.15] "I was playing with this quartet until my step-mother became ill and I had to leave for Detroit
    to help my father. Paul Murphy then stepped in and took over."

84.07.21 • Jackson Krall: Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society

Stork Music Stork1003 (CS) 1984

July 21, 1984 / Shuttle Theatre, New York City
1. Beyond the Yellow Line (Krall) [29:54]
2. Somewhere on Columbus Ave. (Krall) [25:30]
"I do recall that Gregg Bendian's group with John Zorn played first that night. ...in the basement. Entrance was a sidewalk cellar door." —Jackson Krall

Yaya Mohammed Majid (ts), Earl Cross (tp), Marco Eneidi (as), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

{CD-R; Jackson Krall 14.01.15, 14.01.28; K. Waxman; venue info from Marco Eneidi; Roy Morris 04.03.02; www.plexusinternational.org}


  • 84.08.24 - The Art World is a Jungle: "Featured in a crazy hour 60 performances of 60 seconds each, directly staged by all performers as producers of this happening. Through a very close collaboration with the bass player William Parker, the collective Sound Unity presented an intense community-based music program, featuring Dennis Charles, Peter Kowald, Charles Gayle, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Roy Campbell Jr., Daniel Carter, Rashied Bakr, Karen Borca, Jackson Krall, Ellen Christi, Alex Lodico, Patsy Parker, John Hagen, Dicky Dworkin, and Dave Hofstra."
    [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma, plexusforum.net]

  • 84.08.25 - In Order to Survive: "a community cultural block association street event...
    to stop the gentrification of the Lower East Side." performed by William Parker, Miguel Algarin, Karl Berger, Bruce Richard Nuggent, Roy Campbell Jr., Jemeel Moondoc, Arleen Schloss, David Street, Alfa Diallo, Sandro Dernini, Giuseppe Sacchi, James Oliver Jones Jr., Sara Farley, Denis Charles, Jackson Krall, and Nelson Oceundy /
    "William Parker performed In Order to Survive, a statement addressed to all artists...
    in the middle of East 6th Street, in front of..." The Shuttle Theatre, NYC
a PLEXUS document... William Parker's original "In Order to Survive: A Statement"

"We cannot separate the starving child from the starving musician, both things are caused by the same things, capitalism, racism, and the putting of military spending ahead of human rights. The situation of the artist is a reflection of America's whole attitude towards life and creativity. There was a period during the 1960's in which John Coltrane, Malcolm X, Duke Ellington, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon, Sun Ra, Martin Luther King, and Albert Ayler were all alive and active. Avant-garde jazz contemporary improvised music coming
out of the Afro-American was at a peak of creativity and motion.

ABC Impulse was recording Coltrane and Archie Shepp, ESP Disk was recording the music of Albert Ayler, Sunny Murray, Sonny Simmons, Giuseppi Logan, Noah Howard, Frank Wright, Marion Brown, Henry Grimes, Alan Silva, and many other exponents of the music. Blue Note and Prestige Records were recording Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy, Sam Rivers, Ornette Coleman, and Don Cherry among others. Radio stations such as WLIB, now called BLS, and WRVR, which now plays pop music, were both playing jazz 24 hours a day, including some of the new music of Coltrane, Shepp, Ayler, and Ornette Coleman. There was energy in the air as people marched and protested in the north and south demanding human rights, demanding that the senseless killing in Vietnam stop.

Simultaneously, like musicians before them, the avant-garde became aware of the necessity to break away from traditional business practices. Like musicians' lives being in the hand of producers and nightclub owners who only wish to make money and exploit the musician. The musicians began to produce their own concerts and put out their own records in order to gain more control over their lives. The Jazz Composers' Guild formed by Bill Dixon was one of the first musicians' organization in the '60s to deal with the self-determination of the artist. Other efforts had been made by Charles Mingus and Sun Ra as they both had produced their own concerts and records in the '50s. To follow was the A.A.C.M. (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) formed about a year after the Jazz Composers' Guild, and Milford Graves, Don Pullen, and the record company SRP (Self Reliance Program).

Musicians got together with poets to put out a magazine called The Crickett, and all the articles were written by poets and musicians themselves. It was edited by Imanu Baraka, Larry Neal, and A.B. Spellman; advisors on the magazine were Milford Graves, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. Contributors included Roger Riggins, Stanley Crouch, Albert Ayler, and Ishmael Reed. The motto was ‘Black Music in Evolution’.

Just as the music and the movement began to break ground establishing itself, several things happened: Malcolm X was assassinated, Martin Luther King was assassinated, John Coltrane died, and British rock-and-roll began to change the music industry. Not only could records be sold, they could sell posters, books, wigs, dolls, and thousands of electric guitars to the youth of America. They promoted and pushed rock music as the real thing, yet when these rock stars were interviewed they would always site jazz or blues as the origin of rock. Also at this time there was a sudden increase in the availability of drugs in the black community. Every apparent gain as a result of the civil-rights movement was not given up without fight. All gains were achieved because America had a gun to its head. To question, to speak of change, was never willingly allowed, but the '60s movement was so strong that it couldn't be denied. They could silence a few poets but they couldn't silence an entire nation.

The 1970s was a period of tranquilization. There was no mass movement to continue the motion set forth by the '60s, it was a ten-year period of systematically silencing and discouraging the truth. Poets were made to feel like criminals; people were going back in time because it seemed easier than going forward. Record companies began only to record safe music, musicians began to water down their music. The C.I.A. and F.B.I. had files on the music—they knew who was going along with the program, those who bought cars and played electric music—and those whose politics were considered a threat to the existing inertia. The neglect of the poor, the neglect of the arts is no accident, this country is sustained by killing off all that is beautiful, that deals with reality. They will go to any lengths to hold back the truth, to prevent the individual from hearing and seeing his or her own vision of life. Some people are controlled by neglect, while others are controlled
by making them stars.

As the '80s arrived this fire music that talked about revolution and healing had almost vanished—only a few musicians continued to play and develop it. The sleepiness of the '70s gave birth to a new electronic age of computers and video machines. Wherever human energy could be saved, it was popular music that lost what little identity it had. In listening to today's pop music it's hard to tell whether the group is male or female, black or white. Synthesizers have replaced living musicians. We have all been desensitized. People walk around in a daze sitting back while these blood-thirsty gangsters have free reign of the country and of the people's lives.

Our food sources, our housing sources, are owned and operated by power-hungry people who do not have our best interest in mind, they only wish to make a profit. All of this is not new knowledge, it has been said many times before, the message must be constantly repeated, intellectual knowledge of the problems is not enough, we must feel the blade piercing the hearts of all who are oppressed, jailed, starved, and murdered by these criminals who call themselves leaders who act in the name of peace and democracy.

Since we have little we must band together pooling all our little resources to form a base in which to work. We must learn from all the mistakes of the past, dropping any selfish notions in order for this movement to succeed, in order for it to take root and begin to grow. We must ask the questions: Why am I an artist? Why do I play music? What is the ultimate goal? Am I playing with the same spirit that I played with 10 years ago, or have I just become more technically proficient?

The idea is to cultivate an audience by performing as much as possible on a continuous basis, not waiting to be offered work, rather creating work. Uniting with all those who hear. Those who are willing to go all the way. We must put pressure on those with power to give some of it up (picketing, boycotts, petitions, what ever it takes), and finally we must define ourselves and not be defined by others. We must take control of our lives, building a solid foundation for the future."

—William Parker, New York, 1984



    "In Order to Survive was organized by Sound Unity, Plexus, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, L.A.N.D., The Shuttle Theatre and other community organizations. It was an open call to draw attention to the condition of the starving status of the artist as well as of the children in the community... The community event In Order to Survive was chaired by Ms. Farley together and Bruce Richard Nuggent, who was the last artist in life from FIRE !!, the historical black renaissance magazine published in Harlem in 1926. Few days after this community event, Don Cherry, who was performing at the Shuttle Theatre with Mickey Pinero, gave to Sandro Dernini a little metal statuette of a Buddha brought from Tibet as his contribution for the development of a fund-raising community event in support to the call In Order to Survive."
    [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma, plexusforum.net; www.plexusinternational.org; Jackson Krall Call 14.02.15]

  • 84.00.00 "probably Fall, 1984" - Bill Dixon Quartet: Bill Dixon (tp), Mario Pavone and "...could with equal likelihood have been [Jon] Voigt
    or William Parker..." (b), Lawrence Cook (dr) / "All info extrapolated from 1985 Compositions List, which may mean to attach these titles to R84-0615" (See 84.06.15 above) / Composition titles: 1) Velvet 2) Llaattiinnoo Suite 3) The Sirens / "While it is plausible that these titles apply to one of the 1984 concerts listed with a specific date on adjacent pages, there is no clear correspondence based on the number of pieces or the number of players." / Bennington College, Bennington, VT
    [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry 84-1095 p.271]
  • 84.09.04 - William Parker Voice Choir: Brenda Bakr, Ellen Christi, Mary Ann Driscoll, Tanya Matsuura, Clair Picher, Lisa Sokolov,
    Melissa Craig, Milene Bey, and Janet Restino (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Shuttle Theatre, NYC
    [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

84.09.13 • Raphé Malik Quartet: Last Set: Live at The 1369 Jazz Club

Boxholder Records BXH042 (CD) 2004

September 13, 1984 / The 1369 Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA
1. Sad C [15:02]
2. Companions #2 [29:56]
3. Chaser [10:16]
Raphé Malik (tp), Frank Wright (ts, voc), William Parker (b), Syd Smart (dr)

{BXH042}


84.09.19 • Billy Bang Sextet: Fire from Within

Soul Note SN 1086 (LP) 1985 IT; 121086-1 (LP); 121086-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121086-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT
—1st Session [See also 84.09.29 (1)]

September 19, 1984 / Vanguard Studios, New York City
1. The Glow of Awareness [5:38]
2. The Nagual Julian [5:46]
3. The Shift Below [6:24]
4. Petty Tyrants [5:32]
5. The New Seers [10:41]
6. The Mold of Man [7:34]
7. Inorganic Beings [5:29]
Billy Bang (vn, Comp), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b),
Thurman Barker (mba), John Betsch (dr, cowbells), Charles Bobo Shaw (cowbells-2)

{SN 1086; 121086-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    "In September [1984], at the Shuttle Theatre, renamed Shuttle Lab, I developed, with Jemeel Moondoc, Billy Bang, William Parker, and the Lower East Side Music Committee...
    the First Lower East Side Music Jazz Festival..." —Sandro Dernini
    [www.scribd.com/doc/19410164/Plexus-Black-Box-Chapter-4]

    84.09.27 through 84.09.30 - The Lower East Side Music, Poetry, and Arts Festival '84
    "Featuring Butch Morris, Gunter Hampel, Nelson Oceundy, Karl Berger, William Parker, Billy Bang,
    Miguel Algarin, Jemeel Moondoc, Brian Smith, Arleen Schloss, Robert Aaron, Ahvan Henry,
    Miguel Pinero, and Alfa Diallo. Art show installed by Alfa Diallo and Jean Cyriaqueque." /
    Presented by Sound Unity, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Artists International Communication,
    The Shuttle Lab, NYC [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]

  • 84.09.28 - William Parker Centering Big Band: Parker (b), others—likely lineup as in 84.06.25 /
    The Lower East Side Music, Poetry, and Arts Festival '84, 11:00pm, Shuttle Lab, NYC
    ["Jazz and Poetry Festival at Shuttle Lab" The New York Times, September 28, 1984]

84.09.29 (1) • Billy Bang Sextet: Fire from Within

Soul Note SN 1086 (LP) 1985 IT; 121086-1 (LP); 121086-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121086-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT
—2nd Session [See also 84.09.19]

September 29, 1984 / Vanguard Studios, New York City
 track titles—See session 84.09.19 (No split-session info available.)
Billy Bang (vn, Comp), Ahmed Abdullah (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b),
Thurman Barker (mba), John Betsch (dr, cowbells), Charles Bobo Shaw (cowbells-2)

{SN 1086; 121086-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


  • 84.09.29 (2) - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb),
    William Parker (b), others... / The Lower East Side Music, Poetry, and Arts Festival '84, 9:00pm, Shuttle Lab, NYC
    ["Jazz and Poetry Festival at Shuttle Lab" The New York Times, September 28, 1984]
     "Butch Morris often showed up in his marvelous outfit, performing miraculous conductings.
     Roy Campbell, Masahiko Kono, and Alex Lodico were in the brass section."
     —Masahiko Kono's "Brass Experiments in New York" Jazz Hihyo No.74 1992 (www.japanimprov.com/kono/essay.html)

    October—November—December 1984:

    "In October, Plexus started again to operate at The Shuttle with a multi-arts program, made by: ‘Mephistopheles’: The Artist in the First Person, featuring Samarcanda by Luca Pizzorno; Escape from Purgatorio by Ralston Farina; Mountains Men/Dreams/Magic Music by Leopanar Witlarge, Slimming Window by Julius Klein, and Liz & Val; ‘Voice of Ammericka’, a cabaret program featuring: Uncle Sam by Dave Street; Taxi Cabaret by Rockets Redglare; The Poet Himself by Marty Watt.

    ‘Collage of Happening’, a performance program, featuring: Time Art by Ralston Farina, The Upside Down Show by Julius Klein, Do you think Nixon knows people were happier before he was president? by Paul Miller, and Alien Comic; ‘Body Driven’, a dance project by Betsy Hulton and Patricia Nicholson Parker, featuring: Judith Renlay, Susan Seizer, Peggy Vogt, Betsy Hulton, Edrienne Altenhaus, Eva Welchman, Diane Torr; ‘Frame of Life’, a filmmakers' program, featuring: Andrew Bergen, Julius Klein, Christine Vachon, Susan Graes, Liza Bear; ‘The Last Song of the Swan’, a playwrights program, curated by Giuseppe Sacchi, featuring: Soliloquies and Others Words Said at the Time by Rei Povod; King Salmon by James A. Doogherty; Hoodlum Hearts by Louis E. Griffith; Rent a Coffin by Pedro Pietri; ‘Cantos’, a poetry program, with a open reading, curated by Miguel Algarin, featuring: Miguel Pinero, Den Shot, Ray Bremser, Louis E. Griffith, Quincy Troupe, Robert Press, Eilee Miles, Bob Holman; ‘Magic Flutes’, a music program, featuring: Butch Morris Ensemble, Graic Burg, Leo Panar, Gary Taylor,
    Earl Cross, Snuky Tate, Dennis Charles Trio, Jemeel Moondoc Quartet.

    [Plexus International Forum; www.plexusinternational.org/181/14/products/the_shuttle_theatre_lower_east_side_new_york.html]


  • 84.10.04 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: personnel as above / Neither/Nor, NYC [Moondoc interviewed on WKCR-FM, 85.05.09] "Actually we started in October, went through October, November, and part of December, stopped, and started back again in January...
    it's been going ever since." —Jemeel Moondoc
    [I've only listed Thursday gigs at Neither/Nor (from 84.10.04 through 85.12.18) if I have print or other confirmation. —RL]

  • 84.10.11 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: personnel as above / Neither/Nor, NYC [ibid]
  • 84.10.14 - Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents): personnel same as 84.10.15 below, plus Brenda Bakr (voc) /
    "Sala Verdi del Conservatorio," Concert Hall of Conservatorio, Milano, Italy [André Martinez Archive 02.11.03, 02.11.05]

    "The first major concert of the 'Two Continents Tour'... We had just finished this great concert and Rashid and Brenda Bakr and myself were packing our instruments away and at the same time the stage hands were taking down the lights on ladders. ...all of a sudden they lost control
    and dropped the lights—I'm talking about the huge 20-foot units—came down and struck Brenda in the head, she fell, but luckily the piano
    stopped the fall of the lights preventing a tragedy. My percussion table got crushed. Brenda really got hurt and had to return home with Rashid.
    She did stay a couple of days in Milan, which gave Rashid the time to record the album [84.10.22] which was really wonderful. (We went to Milan a couple of times. We did the concert first, then we went back to do the record for Giovanni Bonandrini of Soul Note.) I had to take
    the drum chair afterwards, which at the time was a real challenge for me since I had become so familiar with my parts in the Unit with Rashid,
    and without him everything had to change immediately—my whole approach—and believe me I was sweating it the first couple of days.
    A real education in motion." —André Martinez

84.10.15 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [AR—126:00]

October 15, 1984 / Opera der Stadt Köln, Köln (Cologne), Germany
Music for Two Continents
1. Part 1 [69:12] (split track at 46:50)
2. Part 2 [55:48] (split track at 47:01)
Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts, bcl, voc), John Tchicai (as, ts, bcl, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl, vib),
Karen Borca (bsn), Enrico Rava (tp), Tomasz Stánko (tp, flg), William Parker (b, perc), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{CD-R (Part 1) 68:00 w/ cut-off at end; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography; André Martinez Archive; Norbert Kreutzer 05.07.30}


84.10.18 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BVR—84:54]

October 18, 1984 / Jazzovy Festival Praha 84, Ministry of Culture, Prague, Czechoslovakia
TV Broadcast—Pragokoncert Ceskoslovenska, Ministerstva Kultury CSR
Music for Two Continents
1. Part 1 [72:42] (incomplete)
 announcement [0:51]
2. Part 2 [12:12] (incomplete)
 announcement [0:18]
"...[the concert] was televised. When we got to the Airport a police officer, and there were many, recognized me and let me through with my bags and five trap-cases, no problem. Then Cecil, who came afterwards, was made to go to the office and searched—needless to say he was enraged."
—André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts, bcl, voc), John Tchicai (as, ts, bcl, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl, vib),
Karen Borca (bsn), Enrico Rava (tp), Tomasz Stánko (tp, flg), William Parker (b, perc), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{André Martinez Archive 02.10.16}


84.10.20 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BR—120:20]

October 20, 1984 / Swiss Radio Broadcast, Mühle Hunzigen, Rubigen, Switzerland
Broadcast Recording:
Music for Two Continents
1. Part 1 [77:03]
2. Part 2 [27:49]
3. unknown title [15:28]
A shorter version [88:29] is also circulating:
1. Part 1 [72:42] (split track at 44:29, fades out and back in)
 radio announcement [0:51]
2. Part 2 [12:12] (incomplete)
 announcement [0:18]
"This was a great little place, with the stage in the middle of the room. People all around you and above because there was a balcony
that went around the stage. This was a great hit, lots of good vibes and a packed house. [The crowd was] charged and that fueled us..."
—André Martinez 02.11.06

Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts, bcl, voc), John Tchicai (ts, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl),
Karen Borca (bsn), Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stánko (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{2CD-R (both versions); Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons, A Sessionography}


84.10.21 through 84.10.24 • Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents): Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)

Soul Note SN 1089 (LP) 1985 IT; SN 1089 CD (CD); SN 1089C (CS); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121089-2 (disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010
  • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
    CAM Jazz Soul Note BXS 1007 (5-CD Box Set) 2010 IT
  • (V/A) Black Saint / Soul Note Critics' Pick Sampler Vol. 3
    Black Saint / Soul Note BS/SN-C003 (CD) 1998 IT
October 21, 22, 23, & 24, 1984 / Studio 7, Milano, Italy
(Martinez adds the 21st in-studio, not included in the final edit.)
1. Taht [8:50]
2. Womb Waters Scent of the Burning Armadillo Shell [13:04]
3. Cun-Un-Un-Un-Un-An [7:10]
4. Winged Serpent [13:54]
Critics' Pick Sampler Vol. 3 has track 1.
DixonBox

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as, voc), Frank Wright (ts, voc), John Tchicai (ts, bcl, voc),
Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, voc), Karen Borca (boon, voc), Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stánko (tp, voc),
William Parker (b, voc), Rashid Bakr (dr, voc), André Martinez (dr, vibraphone, perc, voc)

{SN 1089; BS/SN-C003; André Martinez 05.07.04; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


84.10.26 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BVR]

October 26, 1984 / Jazz Jamboree 84, 26th International Jazz Festival, Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
1. unknown titles
"...a very educational experience for William and myself and the others: seeing how the other side lives. William and I went instrument shopping for trumpets, which we still have... That Tomazo Stánko was from Poland and a celebrity was to our great benefit. Buddy Rich, Michele Rosewoman, and Ornette Coleman also performed at this major event. Kamal Sabir (drummer for Ornette) was there along with Rosewoman's conga players, Eddie Bobe and Eddie Rodriguez, all of whom I grew up playing and studying with through the years. ...After concerts all festival participants would gather on the first floor of the hall and then be taken to various clubs to hang and jam. Some of the clubs were called Akwarium, Hybyrdy, Riviera-Remont, and the Stodola, all nearby the concert hall... It was a wonderful trip for us, and I remember when we were leaving I noticed a lot of people crying, young people especially, and Jimmy said [it was] because their relatives were leaving and since they were older—perhaps they would never see them again. Young people at the time were not allowed to leave the country... This was a televised event." —Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts, bcl, voc), John Tchicai (ts, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl),
Karen Borca (bsn), Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stánko (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{André Martinez Archive 02.10.20, 02.11.02, 02.11.05}


84.10.27 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [AR—108:31]

October 27, 1984 / Grande Salle, Nouveau Theatre De Belfort, Belfort, France
Music for Two Continents
1. Part 1 [70:25]
2. Part 2 [38:06]
Cecil Taylor (p, perc, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as, voc), Frank Wright (ts, voc), John Tchicai (as, fl, cl, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl),
Karen Borca (bsn), Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stánko (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{2CD-R; Anonymous; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


84.11.01 • Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) [BR—47:45 & BVR—79:44]

November 1, 1984 / Festival de Paris, Theatre Musical De Paris, Paris, France
French Radio & TV Broadcasts
1. Womb Waters Scent of the Burning Armadillo Shell [47:45]
2. unknown title [30:39]
Radio Broadcast Recording has track 1 only.

"...watching the Paris tape... if you notice after the first set, we leave the stage and don't come back for an encore. Reason being, the night before
Cecil was put on the spot and was made to play with the Art Ensemble of Chicago as part of a contract, and monies of entire tour was tied in somehow.
So the maestro did perform with them. The next day the maestro plays, but one set only, as agreed. So we play, the crowd is going wild chanting and all,
and no band returns. You know these crowds can level the place if you don't respond quickly enough. Needless to say the promoter is flipping out.
The response from the maestro: "Well, if we are to play a SECOND SET!!! Then that will require SECOND SET compensation!!! The frantic promoter
then compensates the maestro, and we return to the stage... The Paris gig was the finale of the Two Continents tour, and of the Paris Jazz Fest."
—André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as, voc), Frank Wright and John Tchicai (ts, voc), Gunter Hampel (bar, bcl, fl, voc),
Karen Borca (bsn), Tomasz Stánko (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{CD-R; Video Recording; André Martinez Archive 02.05.26, 02.10.29}


84.11.04 • Peter Brötzmann Clarinet Project: Berlin Djungle

FMP 1120 (LP) 1987 (West Germany)

November 4, 1984 / Jazzfest Berlin, Delphi Theater, Berlin, Germany
1. What a Day / first part [24:37]
2. What a Day / second part [23:15]
Peter Brötzmann (cl, ts, trgt, Comp), Tony Coe, J.D. Parran, and Ernst Ludwig Petrowski (cl), Louis Sclavis (cl, bcl), John Zorn (cl, mouthpieces),
Toshinori Kondo (tp), Johannes Bauer and Alan Tomlinson (tb), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

{FMP 1120; James Lindbloom}


84.11.05 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AVR]

November 5, 1984 / Cinema Ciak, Milan, Italy
"Recorded on Hi-Fi by Video Toshiba"
Two Shows
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{André Martinez Archive 02.11.02}


  • 84.11.10 - Expirations II: Mabo Suzuki (as, acl),
    Takehisa Kosugi (vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
    8:00pm, Manhattan Healing Arts Center, NYC
    [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.26]

  • Expirations II

84.11.17 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—173:42]

November 17, 1984 / Irving Plaza, New York City
1st Show
1. unknown title [78:43]
2. encore [4:07] (incomplete)
2nd Show
3. unknown title [90:51] (split track at 79:41, incomplete)
"Roy Campbell [recently told me] that it was one of his most memorable concerts" —André Martinez 02.10.15

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), Karen Borca (bsn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{4CD-R; CODA #199 December 1984 p.37; André Martinez Archive 02.11.05; Village Voice November 20, 1984 p.128}


  • 84.12.11 through 84.12.16 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr) / Blue Note, NYC [CODA #201 April 1985 p.34; André Martinez Archive]

84.12.00 (1) • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—45:28]

December (unknown date between 12.11 and 12.16), 1984 / Blue Note, New York City
1. unknown title [45:28]
"Jack DeJohnette/Cecil Taylor: The jazz club double-bill of the year, perhaps the decade thus far. The drummer will lead Special Edition,
the pianist his Unit. Rest up and make a reservation."
—Gary Giddens

"I cut school for a week to hang out at the Blue Note when Cecil and Jack were there. I was 15 years old. I hung out in the dressing room with those cats almost every night too. Frank Wright was a very funny guy. My dear moms said ‘boy, is Cecil going to do your homework for you?‎ Heh heh......."
—Ras Moshe

"One night Cecil and I are hanging out in the city as we [had] done many times through the years... we pass by the Blue Note. And I said to him why don't we play here, we've played all the other places. He said ‘nah’, as to say they would not understand what the music is about being a more mainstream-type place. ...I told Cecil to wait there a minute, and I went inside and introduced myself to the door guy and asked to speak to the owner. I mentioned who I was and made an intro to him about Cecil—he had no idea who he was. Luckily for us Abbey Lincoln was there—next thing you know Cecil comes in, the owner buys us champagne and gives us six nights. Opening the show was Jack DeJohnette. These were great shows playing to packed houses most nights, especially weekends. It was especially rewarding for me because Jack had been voted #1 drummer in Down Beat and all week I received great compliments from outstanding drummers... Art Blakey, Louis Hayes, DuDuka Fonseca, and the beautiful Billy Hart, who I saw recently and [who] still remembers the event. Recently I saw an up-and-coming young player, Ras Moshe, who was there every night and said those nights inspired him for life. ...the last night of the engagement Cecil was awarded a plaque by Down Beat magazine..."
—André Martinez

Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.06.16; Ras Moshe 03.12.23; Village Voice Center Page, December 12-18, 1984}


84.12.00 (2) • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—52:00]

December (unknown date between 12.11 and 12.16), 1984 / Blue Note, New York City
1. unknown title [52:00]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (d, perc)

{Anonymous}


84.12.17 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AVR]

December 17, 1984 / Imac Theater, Huntington, Long Island, NY
Video by Design Audio Visual Inc., Melville NY
Two Shows
1. unknown titles
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{André Martinez Archive 02.10.18}


    December, 1984:
    Butch Morris and Will Connell joined the Lower East Side Music Committee to organize The 2nd Lower East Side Jazz Festival '84
    , featuring Chevere Makun Chevere; Michael Bocian Quartet; Ernst Bier Quartet; Jemeel Moondoc's Orchestra with Butch Morris; Jim Pepper Quartet; Karl Berger's Rhythm Changes with Ingrid Sertso; Jazz Doctors with Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Wilber Morris and Thurman Barker; Juini Booth; Peter Kowald Sextet; Roy Campbell's Inner Force Band; James McCoy; and an art jam by Arturo Lindsay /
    The Shuttle Theatre, NYC [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net; www.plexusinternational.org/181/14/products/the_shuttle_theatre_lower_east_side_new_york.html]

  • 84.12.19 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: conducted by Butch Morris (no personnel info) Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell (tp),
    Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb), William Parker (b), others... / Shuttle Theatre, NYC "a week-long mini-festival..."
    [CODA #201 April 1985 p.34]

1985 : : :


85.00.00 • William Parker: Community Dig Soundtrack [Centering Archival Recording—25:05]

unknown date, 1985 / unknown venue, New York City
1. Soundtrack [25:05]
"These are a bunch of short cues with some composed and some improvised parts. There are two or more takes of some of the composed sections."
—Ed Hazell

This was a short documentary by Tish Streeten, "...her first film, Community Dig (1984),
a short documentary about an archaeological excavation in Greenwich Village, which aired on PBS."

Jemeel Moondoc (as, ss, fl), Roy Campbell (tp, wdfl), William Parker (b, doussn'gouni, wdfl, Comp), Zen Matsuura (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10}


85.01.07 • Billy Bang Quartet [AR—37:46]

January 7, 1985 / Le Culot, New York City
1. The Glow of Awareness [14:01]
2. The Nagual Julian [15:21]
3. The Shift Below [8:21]
Billy Bang (vn), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), John Betsch (dr)

{CD-R; track detailing Ed Hazell 04.11.05}


  • 85.01.16 - "The Artist in the First Person": A Lecture/Performance / The Shuttle Theatre & New York University, NYC

    "The need of an art program managed directly by the artist, with no curators as mediators, came up from a stronger involvement of the Lower East Side artists community in the Shuttle. Therefore Sandro Dernini recovered the name and the concept of the program ‘The Artist in the First Person’, that he conceived in 1981 for the NYU Italian Centre for Contemporary Culture. It was a showcase in which each event was curated ‘in the first person’ by the artist as an independent producer. ‘The Artist in the First Person’ program at the Shuttle Theatre was opened by an art exhibition by Joan Waltemath, followed by the performances of Arleen Schloss, Mickey Pinero, Ralston Farina and Julius Kein."
    [www.plexusinternational.org/181/14/products/the_shuttle_theatre_lower_east_side_new_york.html ]

    "On January 16 of 1985, Angiola Churchill, co-director of the International Center for Advanced Studies in Art at New York University and chairperson of the NYU Department of Art and Art Education, invited Sandro Dernini to have for her NYU course Art & Ideas a lecture entitled: ‘The Artist in the First Person’.

    ‘The artist in the first person’ means an artist without mediators. This lecture is made as a direct dialogue between artists and audience. I will not speak about the artists and their artworks who collaborated with me in the Plexus performance space and in the Shuttle Theatre. Instead, they will introduce directly their artworks. Today, the mediators of the art market are making it difficult for the artists to have a dialogue with the audience. They are separating also the artists from their own art works as well as from the community. The art market is creating the figure of ‘the artist in the third person’, who just follows production orders, like a slave. The economic value of an art-work just as a commodity is becoming now the only measure of the artist’s value. These art ‘market-Isms’ are conditioning the development of new experimental art-works, the same that is happening in the scientific research. The research in art as well as in science cannot depend only from the market needs. These interferences are killing the creative process necessary for new art-works. The freedom of the experimental art process has to be defended. Art schools, art departments, community-based cultural houses, and art spaces should be the places where the freedom of the artist to research should be preserved. This is what I am trying to do, in first person. It is critical to remember that an artist may survive without the market, but the art market cannot exist without the artists producing artworks to be traded and sold in the market.—Sandro Dernini

    Then, Ralston Farina, Paolo Buggiani, William Parker, Ken Hiratsuka, Peter Grass, Joan Waltermath, Willoughby Sharp, Luca Pizzorno, Arleen Schloss, Julius Klein, Leo Panar, James Mc Coy, Amir Bey, Liz and Val, and Snuky Tate, performed short presentations, one after the other. This collective lecture-performance ended with a general feast, when Gianni Villella, a sociologist friend of Sandro, arrived with two plates of freselle, a typical southern-Italian dried bread from Calabria, covered with fresh tomatoes, hand-made mozzarella and fresh olive and basil. It created an unique interactive environment made by students, professors, artists, and audience mixed together. After, Angiola Churchill offered to Sandro Dernini to be a graduate assistant in the Ph.D. program of the NYU Department of Art and Art Education."

    [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]

  • 85.01.31 - —Audience Recording circulating widely that claims to have Parker with the John Carter Trio (+ Andrew Cyrille on drums) on this date  at Sweet Basil's, NYC. Two tracks, Sticks and Stones [15:53] and Ode to the Flower Maiden [13:30].
    "NO, it is not me." —William Parker 14.02.25

85.02.06 • Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR—48:04]

February 6, 1985, 10:00pm / "Music is an Open Sky" Series, Sweet Basil, New York City
1. improvisation [30:43]
2. improvisation [15:30]
 announcement [1:51]
—Announcement identifies this as the "first show".

Peter Brötzmann (ts, trgt), William Parker (b, perc), Milford Graves (dr, perc, voc)

{CD-R}

BPG

85.02.12 • Jimmy Lyons Quartet: The Box Set

Ayler Records aylCD-036-040 Limited Edition (5CD) 2003 (Sweden)
[The Box Set also contains sessions with Hayes Burnette, Henry Letcher, Raphé Malik, and Sidney Smart.]

February 12, 1985 / Jazz Now Festival, Tufts University, Boston, MA
CD 040:
1. Wee Sneezawee [13:16]
2. After You Left [9:33]
3. Tortuga [12:57]
4. Gossip [13:26]
5. Shakin' Back [13:06]
6. Driads [15:46]
7. Jump Up [0:34]
Jimmy Lyons (as), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

{aylCD-036-040}


85.02.13 • Ensemble Muntu [AR—58:41]

February 13, 1985 / Jazz Now Festival, Cohen Auditorium, Tufts University, Medford, MA
 announcement [0:24]
1. Nostalgia in Times Square (Charles Mingus) [14:56]
2. Double X... ? (Moondoc) [15:37]
3. unknown title (Campbell) [14:17]
4. Broadway Blues (Ornette Coleman) [11:12]
 announcement [0:42]
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Gerard Faroux (dr)

{CD-R; CODA #201 April 1985 p.32}


  • 85.02.15 and 85.02.16 - Ensemble Muntu: Jemeel Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Gerard Faroux (dr) /
    Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA [CODA #201 April 1985 p.32; announcement session 85.02.13]
  • 85.02.18 - Peter Brötzmann Trio: Brötzmann (reeds), William Parker (b), Pheeroan Aklaff (dr), Double-bill with Peter Kowald Trio:
    David S. Ware (ts), Kowald (b), and Andrew Cyrille (dr) "...the final section, when all six musicians played together, was really fun." /
    "Music Is An Open Sky", Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC / [Graham Connah 03.03.10; CODA #201 April 1985 p.34]

85.02.21 • Roy Campbell Jr. Trio [BR—101:58]

February 21, 1985 / Winer Wing, USDAN Student Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
WBRS-FM, "The Joint"
1. unknown title [16:35]
2. unknown title [18:22]
3. unknown title [9:18]
4. unknown title [10:42]
5. unknown title [4:51]
 announcement [0:31]
6. unknown title [17:56]
7. unknown title [14:44]
8. unknown title—announcement [11:21]
Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, fl), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (perc)

{2CD-R; venue from CODA #201 April 1985 p.32}


  • 85.03.23 - Flying: Ellen Christi (voc), Jeff Hoyer (tb), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr), Elliot Bratton (poetry),
    Salvador Rosillo (painting) / Piano Magic, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
  • 85.04.05 - Bill Dixon Group: Dixon (tp), Marco Eneidi (as), Stephen Horenstein (bar), John Buckingham (tu), William Parker, Mario Pavone (b), Lawrence Cook (dr) / "Dixon's 1985 Compositions List supplement labels this performance 'I', the R85-0516 recording [See 85.05.16] 'II', and both as premieres—possibly indicating they were substantially different." / Composition title: 1) For Nelson and Winnie / "The concert may have been held as part of Bennington's Spring Festival in which groups of Milford Graves, Eneidi, and visiting pianist Clyde Criner also took part..." / Bennington College, Bennington, VT
    [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry 85-0405 p.274]
  • 85.04.10 - Under Our Hearts: Karen Borca (bsn), Selena Somalia Richards (vn), William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (directing dancer),
    Anyes Ihara (dance), Sonia Ihara, Miriam Parker, Ha-chi Yu, and Yi-lo Yu (children dancers), Jo Goldberg (artist), Tsana Yu (chef) /
    Taller Latino-Americano, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13, 14.03.07]
  • 85.04.12 - Under Our Hearts: personnel as above / Taller Latino-Americano, NYC [ibid]
  • 85.04.13 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), André Martinez (perc) / Real Art Ways, Charter Oak Temple, Hartford, CT
    [CODA #202 June 1985 pp.28-9; Details from André Martinez Archive 02.10.14]
  • 85.04.14 - Under Our Hearts: Karen Borca (bsn), Selena Somalia Richards (vn), William Parker (b), Patsy Parker (directing dancer),
    Anyes Ihara (dance), Sonia Ihara, Miriam Parker, Ha-chi Yu, and Yi-lo Yu (children dancers), Jo Goldberg (artist), Tsana Yu (chef) /
    Taller Latino-Americano, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13, 14.03.07]

85.04.24 • Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR—62:32]

April 24, 1985 / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1. unknown title [7:04] (incomplete, fades in)
2. unknown title [6:04]
3. unknown title [9:58]
4. unknown title [20:28]
5. unknown title [9:02]
6. unknown title [7:05]
Peter Brötzmann (ts, as, cl, trgt), William Parker (b), Han Bennink (dr, perc)

{CD-R}


85.04.26 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [AR & BR—79:21]

April 26, 1985 / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1. Alarm [60:48] (Audience Recording has split track at 46:53, incomplete)
2. unknown title [18:33]
Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, cl, Comp), David S. Ware (ts), Larry Stabbins (ss, ts), Toshinori Kondo (tp),
Hannes Bauer and Alan Tomlinson (tb), Curtis Clark (p), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Louis Moholo (dr)

{2CD-R; www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Tapes.aspx?s=19850426}


85.04.29 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [BR—50:38]

April 29, 1985, Kammerspiele, East Berlin, Germany
Broadcast GDR
 announcement [0:27]
1. unknown title [49:23]
 announcement [0:46]
Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, cl, Comp), David S. Ware (ts, sxl), Larry Stabbins (ss, ts), Toshinori Kondo (tp),
Hannes Bauer and Alan Tomlinson (tb), Curtis Clark (p), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Louis Moholo (dr)

{CD-R}


85.05.01 • Peter Brötzmann's Alarm Orchestra [AR—70:39]

May 1, 1985 / Borse, Grenzüberschreitungen, Wuppertal, Germany
 announcement [1:01]
1. unknown title [69:38]
Peter Brötzmann (ts, as), David S. Ware (ts), Larry Stabbins (ts, ss), Toshinori Kondo (tp, voc),
Johannes Bauer and Alan Tomlinson (tb), Curtis Clark (p), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Louis Moholo (dr)

{CD-R}


  • 85.05.09 (1) - William Parker & Patricia Nicholson: Parker (b), Nicholson (dance) / "The Ghosts Garden (Fire Cycles)" /
    20 Washington Square North, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
    From the program for the concert:
    1. Eruption: Cancerous Sores erupt over the surface, the sad Earth weeps.
    2. Ibe: I believe you will allow my children to live that you will sing a song to make the sun rise.
    3. Smoke: Smoke fills the hallways of the Ghost House. Wake up! Wake up!
    4. Deception: They lived from the beginning the foundation was built on lies.
    5. Flame: A mountain of flames.
    6. Tears: The earth is a ghost garden it grows flames as spirits look for tears.

85.05.09 (2) • Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra [BR—73:15]

May 9, 1985 / Neither/Nor, New York City
WKCR-FM, New York

In the interview segment Moondoc states that the Orchestra is playing Neither/Nor "...every Thursday night this year..."
"They have been in residence, on Thursdays, 'for about a year'" [WIRE #21 November 1985]
 interview segment [4:52]
1. Queen of Spades (Morris) [18:42]
2. Blues for Katie (Moondoc) [18:44]
 interview segment [3:39]
3. Judy's Bounce (Moondoc) [1:56] (fades out)
 interview segment [2:47]
4. In Walked Monk (Moondoc) [8:52]
 interview segment [1:50]
5. Queen of Spades, reprise (Morris) [14:00] (incomplete, fades out)
—A shorter version is circulating that omits track 5 entirely, and has track 4 titled
 "In Walked Monk (Moondoc)/Queen of Spades, reprise (Morris) [4:40/4:42] (incomplete, fades out)".

Jemeel Moondoc (as, ss, fl), Butch Morris (Cond), Zane Massey (ts), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl, bcl), Larry Price (as, fl),
Dave Sewelson (bar), Kono Masahiko (tb), Frank London (tp), Ellen Christi, Bonnie Bay (voc), Bern Nix (g),
William Parker (b), Wadu Richard Williams (el-b), Sam Bennet (perc), Gerard Faroux (dr)

{CD-R}


Third Lower East Side Music Festival 1985 ::: May 15 through May 19

"In collaboration with Sound Unity, Plexus/Shuttle, and the Lower East Side Community Music Workshop: Jeanne Lee and Voices; Roy Campbell and William Hooker Duo; Christi-Hennen-Krall Trio; Jemeel Moondoc Quartet with Bern Nix, William Parker, and Ed Blackwell; Luther Thomas Quintet; Rashid Al Akbar Trio; James Oliver Jones Jr.; William Parker Septet; WilberForce with Eli Fountain, Vincent Chauncy, and Wilber Morris;
Frank Lowe Trio; Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, and Butch Morris;
Bangception with Billy Bang and Denis Charles; and Ethnica with
Myrna Renaud, Rashid Al Akbar, Roy Campbell Jr., Denis Charles,
and Mabo Suzuki / CUANDO, 9 Second Avenue, NYC
[Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]
thoughts

85.05.15 • William Parker Septet [Centering Archival Recording—36:04]

May 15, 1985 / Third Lower East Side Music Festival, Cuando Center, New York City
Birth/Eulogy Music
1. unknown title [15:48]
2. unknown title [9:15]
3. Fanfare for Isaiah [11:01]
Will Connell Jr. (bcl), Mabo Suzuki (as), John Mulkerin (tp), Alex Lodico (tb),
Selena Somalia Richards (vn), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

{William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.11; Jackson Krall Call 14.02.15}


85.05.16 (1) • Bill Dixon: Thoughts

Soul Note SN 1111 (LP) 1987 IT; Soul Note SN 1111 (CD) 1987 IT; SN 1111 (CS) 1987; SN CD 121111-2 (CD) IT;
CAM Jazz Soul Note 121111-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010
  • Bill Dixon: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
    C.A.M. Jazz BXS 1009 (9-CD Box Set) 2010 Italy
    [Also includes In Italy Volume One; In Italy Volume Two; Son of Sisyphus; Vade Mecum and Vade Mecum II (93.08.02, 93.08.03, 93.08.04);
    Papyrus Volume I; Papyrus Volume II.]
  • Bill Dixon Septet [AVR—78:43]
May 16, 1985 / Paul Robeson House, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Thoughts:
 1. Thoughts [11:20]
 2. Windows [4:40]
 3. For Nelson and Winnie (a suite in four parts)
   a) Time I [4:04]
   b) Essence [4:30]
   c) Transfiguration [5:10]
   d) Time II [5:09]
 4. A Song for Claudia's Children [8:30]
 5. Brothers [8:30]
 6. Points [8:45]
thoughts
"Video original" order:
 1. Windows [2:30] (take 1)
 2. Windows [5:20] (take 2)
 3. Windows [3:30] (take 3)
 4. Windows [4:40] (take 4, master)
 5. Windows [4:40] (take 5)
 6. Time I [6:15] (take 1)
 7. Time I [4:04] (take 2, master)
 8. Time II [5:30] (take 1)
 9. Time II [5:09] (take 2, master)
10. Thoughts [11:20]
11. A Song for Claudia's Children [8:30]
12. Brothers [9:00]
13. Points [9:15]


C.A.M. Jazz BXS 1009 (9-CD Box Set)

"Though listed on side A of the LP, ‘Time II’ occupies the first band on the record's B side."
Track 12: "Dixon's flugelhorn solo is incomplete due to a tape switch on the video original, but that tape still holds roughly 30 seconds
following his first phrase that do not appear on the record."
Track 13: "LP timed at 8:45. That piece too was probably edited for Thoughts."

Bill Dixon (p, tp, flg, Comp), Marco Eneidi (as), John Buckingham (tu), William Parker, Peter Kowald, and Mario Pavone (b), Lawrence Cook (dr)
"The basses were independently recording-baffled to isolate their sounds."

{SN 1111; All quoted info and video track listing from Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998,
Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R85-0516a & R85-0516b, pp.275-6; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


  • 85.05.16 (2) - Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: Moondoc (as), Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Ed Blackwell (dr) /
    (Christi-Hennen-Krall Trio began the evening starting at 9:00) / Third Lower East Side Music Festival, Cuando Center, NYC
    [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net; Jackson Krall Call 14.02.15]
  • 85.05.23 - William Parker & Patricia Nicholson: Parker (b), Nicholson (dance) / "The Ghosts Garden (Fire Cycles)" (See 85.05.09) /
    20 Washington Square North, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
  • 85.05.30 - William Parker & Patricia Nicholson: Parker (b), Nicholson (dance) / "The Ghosts Garden (Fire Cycles)" (See 85.05.09) /
    20 Washington Square North, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
  • 85.06.06 (1) - William Parker & Patricia Nicholson: Parker (b), Nicholson (dance) / "The Ghosts Garden (Fire Cycles)" (See 85.05.09) /
    20 Washington Square North, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
  • 85.06.06 (2) - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb),
    William Parker (b), others... / 10:00pm, Neither/Nor, NYC [East Village Eye June '85 p.56]
  • 85.06.07 - Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / WEBO, 317 E. Houston St., NYC
    [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
  • 85.06.08 - Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / WEBO, 317 E. Houston St., NYC [ibid]
  • 85.06.20 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: personnel as above / 10:00pm, Neither/Nor, NYC [ibid]
  • 85.06.22 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr) /
    duMaurier International Jazz Festival, "The New Wave of Jazz," The Diamond Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [CODA #202 June 1985]
  • 85.06.25 - Jack Wright and Todd Whitman (reeds), Chris Cochrane (g), William Parker (b) / Neither/Nor, NYC [East Village Eye June '85 p.56]

85.06.29 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—95:42 & BR—53:43]

June 29, 1985 / Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CBC-CBOF FM Jazz Sur le Vif Broadcast, October 5, 1985
Audience Recording:
 announcement [0:16]
1. Aliocha, Song of the Trees [95:26] (split track at 46:02 and 92:27)
Broadcast Recording:
1. Aliocha, Song of the Trees [53:43] (begins 0:46 in, cuts out at end)
Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts, bcl, voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc)

{Broadcast CD-R; Audience 2CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; John Chacona 09.08.16}


85.07.11 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—132:35]

July 11, 1985 / Kimball's, San Francisco, CA
First Set
1. unknown title [42:51]
Second Set
2. unknown title—announcement [42:20]
Third Set
3. unknown title—announcement [47:24]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{3CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Graham Connah confirms dates 03.03.10—CODA #205 December 1985 p.28 has only 85.07.12-13-14}


85.07.12 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—95:01]

July 12, 1985 / Kimball's, San Francisco, CA
First Set
1. unknown title [47:29]
Third Set
2. unknown title [47:32]
Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

{2CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.11.02}


  • 85.07.13 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr) /
    Kimball's, San Francisco, CA [André Martinez Archive]
    CODA #205 December 1985 p.28 has the dates as 85.07.12-13-14, omitting the 11th, and the only mention I've found for 85.07.14.

  • 85.07.17 - Purgatorio Show '85: In the Night of No Moon, CUANDO, NYC

    "Dedicated to Ralston Farina, produced by Was Inc., and presented by Plexus as a 3-hours exhibition open call for a future cultural community house in the Lower East Side. The entire five floors of CUANDO building were used, including a ruined basement with an old dry Olympic-size swimming pool. 350 artists had simultaneous performances in the entire building so transformed in a total theatre art environment."

    "I coordinated the event with Ray Kelly and Ivy Winick. It was charged 99 cents as admission fee. A large quantity of pennies were painted in yellow to be given back as money art for one dollar admission ticket."
    —Sandro Dernini

    "350 artists happening. featuring Julius Klein, John Rocchio, Tessa Huxley, Saint Mark's Women's Health Cooperative, Billy Sleaze, Ruben Lopez, Kyong, L.A.N.D., Max Hardeman, Frank Shiffreen, Rolando Briseno, Fred Floyd, Johnny Edward, Georgine Lopez, Franco Ciarlo, Bacha Plewinska, Russel Epprecht, Lindy Well, Luis Batances, Cadets of Cuando, Tracy Sherman, Landy Wells. Vincent Group., The Sophist, Cemi Art Folklorico Puertoricana, Jose Rolon, Richard Geigel, Gilberto Reyes, Stevie Flores, Kathleen & William Laziza, Richard Heisler, Hillary Mostert, Adam Noildt, Michele Siboun, Peter Cummings, Christa Gamper, Solvig, Casa Nada, Anita Steckel, Jill Fleischman, Lynne Kanter, Nancy Aacron, Grady Alexis, George Reynolds, Joe Strand, Teresa, Christofia, Sophy Pujedet, Patsy Parker, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc, Richard Bruce Nuggent, Greta Sarfaty, Ray Kelly, Eric Miller and Company, Alan Saret, Butch Morris, Henry Threadgill, Maya Eizen, Katie Sutphin, Eddie Tafel, Chris Ieexa, Silka X, Peter Honchaurk. Steve Hugglund, Mike Zwicky, Penelope Wehrli, Lairice Persica, Orski Drozi, Charles Alleroft, Eve Teitelbaum, Andy Somma, Leslie Lowe, Rip Hayman, Martin Wheeler, Eve Vaterlaus, Inghild Karlsen, Yakya Alail-Majial, Doctor Hart, Steve Mill Fein, Amanda Marr, Aekim Knispel, Marcel Fieve, Ken Montgomery, Katie O'looney, Tepi Rosen, Eli Alli, Mitch Corber, Aigar Kildiss, Gretta Soke, Howie Solo, P. Michael Keane, Sharon Take, Jan Schmidt, J.D. Rage, Krzysztos Zarebski, Krystyna Jachniewicz, Jared Shithead, James Oliver Jones Jr., Sachie Akizawa, Brian Bacchiocchi, Henry Benvenuti, Felix Campos, David Channon, Sandra Clothier, Aurora Corteses, Michael Coulter, Carla Davis, Ronnie Farley, Richard Gins, Lauren Hancher, Leonard Horowitz, Sonia Irizarry, Eric Johnson, Chieni Kawshima, James Nares, Ashim Kinspel, Melinda Levokove, Ramu Lunda, Buddy Mailander, Jerry Pagane, Lizz Paris, Teppi Rosen, Salvador Rosillo, Angel Ibanez, Andy Smith, Diane Spanagona, Wolfgang Staehle, Barbra Yoshida, Francis Alenikoff, Maria Cutrona, Gloria Mclean, Yves Musard, Myrna Renaud, Viola Viscardi, Enos, Katie Korngold, Storme Webber, S.A. Martin, M. Spencer Richards, Jim Wasserman, Rob Brown, Charles Compo, Feron Dolce. John E. Edwards, Ronnie Farley, Haki Jami, Jasper McGruder, Sally Whit, Judy Stewart, Leo Panar, Margot Leverett, Steve Wodson, Mark Wolf, Matt Shipp, Peggy Yunque, James Gill, Dragon Illic, Ricardo Geigel, Nisei Goju, Ruju Doju, Foster Perry, David Brill. Arnold Wechsler, Louis Lopes, Carlton Bright, Marilyn Minter, Calvin Thompson, Sheldon Moskovici, Robert Bery, Ivan Jensen, Mindy Gluck, Nancy Sullivan, Isak Ladegrad, Willy Van Derlinden, Frank Rabino, Nicola Naimo, Ellen Levine, Patrice Lorentz, Habib Tiwoni, Marcel Fieve, Suzanne Halvorson, Hope Martin, Lilliana Luboya, David Hatchet, Curtis Woods, Jeanie Bruno, Grady Alexis, Frederick Kohl, Penny Ward, Sybil Goldstein, Miguel Ferrando, Cindy Luggery, Bri Hurley, Bonnie Van Allen, Joe Alfredo, Noel Mapstead, Ken Montgomery, Jim C., Margarite Massa, Brian Goodfellow, Margaret Bazura, Felix McKennedy, Shindy Henry, Ebba Elander, Michael Carter, Sarina Bachino, Bill Rabinowitz, Orsina Sforza, Tod Evan, Ronnie Farcey. Christof Kohlhofer. James Romberger, Mara Leader, Geoff Gilmore, Michael Ross, Takao Saito, Red Spot, Alex Pinkerson, Tom Warren, Dave Gesualdi, Melva Max, Vesna Golubovic, Michael Ron, Andre Roskovich, Robert Arson, Patrice Thompson, Martin Wong, Takako Azuma, Niko Smith, Amy Paskin, Maya Eizen, Maureen Eckert, Alex Rottner, Michael Carter, Selwyn Garraway, Albert De'pas, Shuder Henry, Linus Corragio, Mark Kostabi, Liz and Val, Dean Benesh, Swieta Barrinko, James Daglish, Gregor Hanoyok, Bernd Naber, Fredda Mekul, Matte Madsen, Mekki Schmitt, Mona Schmitt, Arturo Lindsay, Ken Hirayuma, Antoine Desparchis, Manada Ma, Nikki Ma, Pamela Kladzyh, Cris And Homo, Conrad Vogel, Diane Dunbar, Luca Pizzorno, Robert Parker, Joseph Nechvatal, Rhys Chatham, Bradley Eros, Aline Mare, Anne Jepsen, Tenesh, Amir Bey, Fabio Della Sala, Wes Power, Snuky Tate, Hanne Laurdisen, Sandro Dernini, R.T. Livingston, George Chaikin, Ellen Christi, Mark Hooper, Willem, Samoa, Julius Klein, Dave Street, Luis Tropia, R.T., Yuri Karpalov, Colin De Land, Nina Connolly, Vincent Chauncy, Judy Levy, Alpha And Omega Dance, Taher Shafie, The Family Theatre, Maxim Felix Camillo, Arleen Schloss, Kali Zusaan Fasteau, Melody D'Arnell, Dana Simon, Susan Britton, Zwicky Hagglum, R.V. Ardsol, Al Dimartino, Willoughby Sharp, Courtney Harmel, Sal Frinzi, Paul Fanfarillo, Richard Milone, Dab And Angela, Debbie Crowell, Suckcess, Regina Smith, Chief Nelson Oceundy.

    —Video stills of Rachelle Garniez and Luca Pizzorno.
    —Video made by James Love Cornwell IV (www.youtube.com/user/plexusinternational)
    [Plexus international Forum, www.plexusinternational.org; www.scribd.com/doc/19410164/Plexus-Black-Box-Chapter-4]

  • 85.07.18 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb), William Parker (b), others... / Neither/Nor, NYC [East Village Eye July 1985 p.56]
  • 85.07.25 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: personnel as above / Neither/Nor, NYC [ibid]

  • 85.00.00 (3) • William Parker Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—82:31]

    "Fall", 1985 / Village Gate, New York City
    —Mulkerin puts this as "definitely summer..."
    1. Vega [82:31] (split track at 46:01)
    "In '85 I played with this lineup at the Village Gate, I remember standing next to Lewis Barnes in the trumpet section.
    Can't say without hearing it if this is the same date, but it's very possible." —John Mulkerin

    Daniel Carter (as), Dave Sewelson (bar), Lewis Barnes, John Mulkerin, and Richard Rodriguez ? (tp), Alex Lodico (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu),
    David Neikro (may be David Newbro, guitar), Robert DiMetri, Nioka Akayama, and others unidentified (unidentified instruments), William Parker (b, Comp),
    Takeshi Zen Matsuura and Denis Charles (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10; John Mulkerin 14.01.30, 14.03.21}


    • 85.09.20 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Frank Wright (ts), William Parker (b), Steve McCall (dr) / Afro-American Museum, Philadelphia, PA [CODA #205 December 1985 p.28; date from musictravel.free.fr/concerts/concerts80.htm]

      "According to Karen Borca, Jimmy Lyons played his last gig with the Unit in September 1985 in Philadelphia." [Jan Strom 02.12.31]

    • 85.09.24 - Re:Vision: Karen Borca (bsn), Susan Feiner (fl), Jeff Hoyer (tb), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Inroads, NYC
      [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 85.10.18 - Jemeel Moondoc Quintet: Moondoc (as), Rahn Burton (p), Bern Nix (g), Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / Charlie's Tap, Boston, MA [CODA #205 December 1985 p.25]

    85.10.19 • Jemeel Moondoc Quintet [AR—69:46]

    October 19, 1985 / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA
    First Set [69:46]
    1. Nostalgia in Times Square
    2. Konstanze's Delight
    3. Portrait of Flora
    4. In Walked Monk
    Jemeel Moondoc (as, ss), Rahn Burton (p), Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {CD-R; CODA #205 December 1985 p.25}


    • 85.10.00 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb),
      William Parker (b), others... / Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA [CODA #205 December 1985 p.28, which actually has "Just Gru"]
    • 85.10.24 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: Moondoc (as), Kali Zusaan Fasteau (reeds), Roy Campbell (tp),
      Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb), William Parker (b), Bern Nix (g), Gunter Hampel (vib), Roy Williams, others... /
      Neither-Nor Bookshop, NYC
      [CODA #205 December 1985 pp.27-8, which actually has "Just Gru" and date as 85.10.25]
    • 85.10.26 and 85.10.27 - Joe McPhee and Bill Smith (ss), Andreas Stehle (as), Jack Wright and Todd Whitman (reeds), Raymond Boni (g), William Parker (b), Roger Turner (dr, perc), Steve Hunt (dr) / East Coast Free Music Festival, Community Education Center,
      West Philadelphia, PA [CODA #204 October 1985 p.31; Kevin Whitehead in CODA #205 December 1985 p.36]
      "The improvisors jammed in two quintets and a septet, and all nine played in a continuous set of overlapping duets and trios.
      Bassist William Parker played in all these combinations..." —Kevin Whitehead

    85.11.16 • The Cecil Taylor Unit & Afrodancers [SBR]

    November 16, 1985 / Foyer Stadttheater Basel, Bern, Switzerland
    1. unknown titles
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), others?,
    Mickey Davidson, Pauline Zaguehi, Leon Brown, and Philip Bond (dance)

    {André Martinez Archive}


      "November 23, 1985, New York, 523 East 6th Street. The building of the Shuttle Theatre burned in a fire accident."
      [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]

    85.11.24 • Jemeel Moondoc Quintet: Nostalgia in Times Square

    Soul Note SN 1141 (LP) 1986 IT; 121141-1 (LP); 121141-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121141-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

    November 24, 1985 / Zen's Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Nostalgia in Times Square (Charles Mingus) [13:12]
    2. Flora (Moondoc) [12:18]
    3. In Walked Monk (Moondoc) [15:16]
    4. Dance of the Clowns (Moondoc) [10:51]
    Jemeel Moondoc (as, ss), Bern Nix (g), Rahn Burton (p), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {SN 1141; 121141-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    • 85.12.13 - Flying: Ellen Christi (voc), Jeff Hoyer (tb), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr), Salvador Rosillo (painting) / Piano Magic, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15] "This group made a beautiful unreleased studio recording..."

    85.12.27 • Amy Sheffer: We'um

    I Am Shee Records [ no issue # ] (LP) 1987
    —1st Session [See also 86.06.18]

    December 27, 1985 / Sorcerer Sound, Brooklyn, NY
    1. We'um [4:58]
    2. Dark Countenance [12:06]
    3. You and Me [4:06]
    4. Le le le Lah [1:17]
    5. Lawoe [0:48]
    6. Wee'um [4:25]
    Amy Sheffer (voc, p-2,3,4,5, Comp), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Lou Grassi (dr)

    {We'um LP}


      Matthew Shipp: "I've been playing with William about thirteen years....the whole time I've been in New York. ...I met him the first week I was there. When I originally moved to New York, I had a producer—a guy that I met who had a computer business. He had some dollars to throw around, so he used to produce these concerts and I would change the group every concert. Steve McCall, the drummer, was a member ...Abdul Wadud, the cellist... and William did some of the concerts. And then from there... I remember the first duo concert I did with William was at the Knitting Factory right around the time when it first opened, which was actually ten years ago this month. But I've played with William in different groups... lots of different groups with some musicians that have never recorded. I remember this Italian alto player who was around in New York—William and I did a few things together with him. Then also in my own groups and with David S. Ware and Roscoe Mitchell." [Shipp Interview in UNC's Signal to Noise WXYC March 1997]

      Late 1985: Convection: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, VARIOUS / "A brochure from Matt Shipp... A note at the end says that
      Convection's first performance was in 1985. The group also performed at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
      in Philadelphia (unknown session date), and the Brownstone Parlor Concerts in Harlem prior to 1987 (86.05.18). In early 1987,
      they also performed at the New York Public Library sponsored music series (unknown session date)."
      [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive]
      —Also Convection sessions at Middle Collegiate Church: 86.12.20, 87.01.26, 87.04.13, and 87.05.18.

    85.12.30 • Billy Bang's The Fire Within [AR—72:00]

    December 30, 1985 / Neither/Nor, New York City
    First Set
     introduction
    1. Going Through—Echo Vamp
    2. unknown title
    3. unknown title
    Second Set (incomplete)
    4. The Glow of Awareness
    5. Music for the Love of It
    "Neither/Nor was a good old-fashioned anarchist bookstore that opened up their back room for concerts. It was located between avenues C and D,
    which, during the 80's was a no-man's land that resembled Beirut more than Manhattan, in fact, Neither/Nor was the only building left standing
    on the block, the rest were rubble-strewn lots, and abandoned hovels."

    Billy Bang (vn), Ahmed Abdullah (tp-4,5), Thurman Barker (mba), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; John Chacona 08.02.26}


    1986 : : :


      "As if that's not enough to be getting on with, Shipp says, ‘I have one demo ready to be put on a record with Steve McCall, myself, William Parker, and Leo Smith.’" [WIRE #127 September 1994 p.16]

      "Referring to this demo and a Shipp/Wadud/Yamashita tape, Steve Holtje continues: ‘They're earlier sessions reflecting the work he did after he came to New York City in 1984.’ I think that we're looking at a recording from the mid-80s here..." —Kevin C. White 03.02.18

    86.01.18 • Billy Bang Sextet [AR—83:45]

    January 18, 1986 / Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
    First Set
     announcement [1:06]
    1. Music for the Love of It [11:47]
    2. The Nagual Julian [17:33]
    3. The Glow of Awareness [14:42]
     announcement [0:30]
    Second Set
    4. The New Seers [21:10]
     announcement [0:27]
    5. Inorganic Beings [15:47]
    Some sources have Earl Parker on bass—but the announcer clearly introduces "William Parker."

    Billy Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (p), Thurman Barker (mba), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {2CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


    86.01.30 • Steve Cohn: The Beggar and The Robot in Diamonds

    ITM-Media Pacific ITMP 970089 (CD) 1996 GER

    January 30, 1986 / Zen's Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. The Robot in Diamonds (Cohn)
     1st Movement [11:11]
     2nd Movement [11:15]
     3rd Movement [17:01]
    Steve Cohn (p, shakuhachi, hichiriki), Frank Lowe (ts), Bob Stewart (tu), Karl Berger (vib), William Parker (b, musette), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {ITMP 970089}


    86.02.01 • Frank Wright Quartet [AR—21:53]

    February 1, 1986 / Jimmy Lyons Benefit, Public Theater, New York City
    1. unknown titles [21:53]
    Frank Wright (ts), Maurice McIntyre (as), William Parker (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CD-R; CODA #207 April 1986 p.29}


      86.02.08 - Cecil Taylor: The CT Unit or Solo? (no personnel details) / "Music is an Open Sky" Series, Sweet Basil, NYC
      [CODA #206 February 1986 p.30; Jon Pareles "The Pop Life" The New York Times February 5, 1986]

    • 86.02.14 - Flying: Ellen Christi (voc), Jeff Hoyer (tb), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr),
      + Guest Soloist Andrew Cyrille (dr), Salvador Rosillo (painting) / Piano Magic, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 86.03.25 - William Parker & Paul Murphy Duo: Parker (b), Murphy (dr) / The Joint, WBRS-FM, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
      [www.angelfire.com/id2/laotan/psl.html]

    86.04.10 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—102:55]

    April 10, 1986 / Akademie Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
    1. First Set [52:43]
    2. Second Set [50:12]
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Frank Wright (ts), Earl McIntyre (btb), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba, perc), Steve McCall (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    86.04.11 • Cecil Taylor: Olu Iwa

    Soul Note SN 1139 (LP) 1986 IT; 121139-2 (CD) 1994; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121139-2 (disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010
    —1st Session [See also 86.04.12]
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
      CAM Jazz Soul Note BXS 1007 (5-CD Box Set) 2010 IT
    • Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—72:30]
    April 11, 1986 / Akademie Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
    —On some versions of the Soul Note CD the session date is mistakenly given as 86.04.12.
    Olu Iwa:
    1. Olu Iwa (Lord of Character) [27:09]
    Audience Recording:
    First Set
    1. unknown title [35:00]
    Second Set
    2. Olu Iwa (Lord of Character) Introduction [8:00]
    3. Olu Iwa (Lord of Character) [27:09]
    4. encore piano solo [2:20]
    DixonBox

    C.A.M. Jazz BXS 1007 (5-CD Box Set)
    "Track 2 credits correctly the four instrumentalists... additionally there were Frank Wright and Earl McIntyre (voc), they did not play any trombone or reeds during the whole concert, which was intensely structured in several sections, the first set dominated by voices and marimba, plus some drums and a marimba/drums/bass section. Both Set 1 and 2 were about 35 minutes; Set two appears on the Soul Note CD as ‘Olu Iwa,’ omitting an introduction of about eight minutes. This whole concert (72.5 minutes, closed by a short piano solo again) took place on April 11th, not 12th, as incorrectly stated on the Soul Note CD." —Hannes Schneider, CTResearch Group 04.05.28

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Earl McIntyre and Frank Wright (voc), Thurman Barker (mba, perc, voc), William Parker (b, voc), Steve McCall (dr, voc)

    {CD-R; Soul Note 121139-; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    86.04.12 • Cecil Taylor: Olu Iwa

    Soul Note SN 1139 (LP) 1986 IT; 121139-2 (CD) 1994; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121139-2 (disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010
    —2nd Session [See also 86.04.11]
    • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
      CAM Jazz Soul Note BXS 1007 (5-CD Box Set) 2010 IT
    • Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—127:41]
    April 12, 1986 / Workshop Freie Musik 1986, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    Olu Iwa:
    1. B Ee Ba Nganga Ban'a Eee! [48:21]
    Audience Recording:
    1. unknown title [10:16] (incomplete, fades in)
    2. piano solo [1:06]
    3. unknown title [66:42] (split track at 27:22)
    4. B Ee Ba Nganga Ban'a Eee! [48:21]
    5. encore piano solo [1:46]
    "Though Peter Brötzmann was present with the Unit during the first set (68:00), he is wrongly credited on the CD as a player."
    —Hannes Schneider, CTResearch Group 04.05.28

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Frank Wright (ts), Earl McIntyre (tb), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba, perc), Steve McCall (dr)

    {2CD-R; Soul Note 121139-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    86.04.13 • Cecil Taylor Euro-American Big Band [AR—63:48]

    • Cecil Taylor: Berlin + NYC 1986
      Documentary—Spielen, als sei es das letzte Mal, by Ralph Quinke
      [This Video documentary includes Cecil Taylor interviews; parts of Berlin 86.04.09 Solo; Berlin 86.04.13 Cecil Taylor Euro-American Big Band (Rehearsal); 86.05.16 Cecil Taylor Unit in NYC]
    April 13, 1986 / Workshop Freie Musik 1986, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    1. unknown title [46:26]
    2. unknown title [12:25]
    3. unknown title [4:53]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Peter Brötzmann and Frank Wright (ts), Wolfgang Fuchs (ss), Floros Floridis (as), Lars Rudolph (tp),
    Earl McIntyre (tb, Cond), Johannes Bauer (tb), William Parker (b), Guido Mazzone and Thurman Barker (mba, perc), Steve McCall (dr)

    {CD-R}


    • 86.04.18 - Jemeel Moondoc Quintet: Moondoc (as, ss), Bern Nix (g), Rahn Burton (p), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) /
      Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA [Francis Davis Philadelphia Inquirer April 18, 1986; CODA #208 June 1986 p.32]
    • 86.04.22 through 86.04.28 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Frank Wright (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Earl McIntyre (tb), William Parker (b),
      Steve McCall (dr) —Personnel not confirmed, though Barker had left to tour with Sam Rivers around the 25th of April. / Sweet Basil, NYC
      [New York Magazine April 21, 1986 p.134; CODA #207 April 1986 p.29; CODA #208 June 1986 p.33]

    86.05.00 • Marco Eneidi: Vermont, Spring, 1986

    Botticelli Records 1001 (LP) 1986 SWZ

    May, 1986 / City Hall Auditorium, Burlington, VT
    1. Stand Back (traditional West Indian folk song) [14:30]
    2. Sorry... Ballada (Jimmy Lyons) [10:05]
    3. Rise Up (traditional West Indian folk song) [3:05]
    4. Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman) [15:27]
    Marco Eneidi (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {Botticelli 1001}


    • 86.05.15 - Bill Dixon Quartet: Dixon (tp, flg), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr), ...and "Matt Henderson (g) and Michael Downs (voc) for one piece" / "Dixon's quartet, in addition to playing his own music, was joined by two student musicians to perform
      a piece written by Dixon's composition student, John Bepler." / Bennington College, Bennington, VT
      [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / "Thoughts," entry 86-0515 p.279]

    86.05.16 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BVR—63:48]

    • Cecil Taylor: Berlin + NYC 1986
      Documentary—Spielen, als sei es das letzte Mal, by Ralph Quinke
      [This Video documentary includes Cecil Taylor interviews; Berlin 86.04.13 Cecil Taylor Euro-American Big Band (Rehearsal);
      parts of Berlin 86.04.09 Solo]
    May 16, 1986 / "Vital Expression in American Art Series," Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC
    1. Two Sets + encore [63:48]
    "At the time I watched the Unit's rituals, and jotted down their similarity to a funeral procession. I had no idea what lay three days ahead..."
    —Peter Pullman (Sadly, see 86.05.19 below...)

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Frank Wright (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Earl McIntyre (tb, Cond), Mickey Davidson (dance), William Parker (b), Steve McCall (dr)

    {CD-R; Peter Pullman in WIRE #32 October 1986 pp.20-1; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    • 86.05.18 - Convection Jazz Trio: Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (vn), Abdul Wadud (ce) / "Music for piano, violin, cello." 3:00pm, Brownstone Parlor Concerts, 459 West 141st St., NYC [New York Magazine May 19, 1982 p.149]

    • May 19, 1986, Jimmy Lyons succumbs to cancer...

    86.05.28 • MEMORIAL SERVICE for JIMMY LYONS [AR—225:00 & AVR]

    May 28, 1986 / Jimmy Lyons Benefit, St. Peter's Church, New York City
    Audience Recording:
    1. unknown titles [225:00]
    Video Recording exists by Raymond Ross, for Karen Borca
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc), Jemeel Moondoc and Marco Eneidi (as), Joseph Jarman (reeds), Raphé Malik (tp),
    Michele Rosewoman (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr, Andrew Cyrille, Sunny Murray, and Denis Charles (dr),
    Ellen Christi (voc), Thulani Davis Jarman, Brenda Bakr, Patsy Parker, Jeanne Phillips, and Joan Thornell (dancers)

    Also present were The Rivers-Pullen Quartet, Anthony Davis, Sun Ra, The Archie Shepp All-Stars, Walt Dickerson, "...and others..."

    {Jan Ström Jimmy Lyons—a Sessionography}


    • 86.06.17 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Frank Wright (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Earl McIntyre (tb), William Parker (b), Steve McCall (dr)
      —Personnel not confirmed. / 9:30 and 11:30pm, Carlos 1, NYC [New York Magazine June 16, 1986 p.109]

    86.06.18 (1) • Amy Sheffer: We'um

    I Am Shee Records [ no issue # ] (LP) 1987
    —2nd Session [See also 85.12.27]

    June 18, 1986 / Sorcerer Sound, Brooklyn, NY
    1. In the Warm [6:27]
    2. Do You Want to be an Angel [4:34]
    3. From the Warm [1:32]
    Amy Sheffer (voc, p-1,3, Comp), Lois Schlessinger (vla), William Parker (b), Lou Grassi (dr)

    {We'um LP}


    • 86.06.18 (2) through 86.06.22 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Frank Wright (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Earl McIntyre (tb), William Parker (b), Steve McCall (dr) —Personnel not confirmed. / 9:30 and 11:30pm, with an extra show on Friday and Saturday (20th and 21st) at 1:00am,
      Carlos 1, NYC [New York Magazine June 16, 1986 p.109]
    • 86.07.10 - William Parker Centering Ensemble: no personnel details / "Stars for Sane Presents Meta Music: Benefit for New York SANE
      Nuclear Policy Committee" Others performing on the bill were Chill Faction, Leroy Jenkins, Iris Lord & The Divine Monochord, Elliot Sharp,
      John Zorn/Arto Lindsey, and MC Micky Ortiz / The Village Gate, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
    • 86.00.00 ("Summer") - Afro-American Fragments—Words by Langston Hughes: Alan Michael (as), Cooper-Moore (voc, home-made instruments, perc), William Parker (b), Michael Wimberly (perc), / Fashion Moda, NYC [Correspondence from Cooper-Moore]
      "Fashion Moda was a storefront art gallery located in the South Bronx, a first of its kind. Juma Santos was helping to run things there
      and had begun a concert series on Saturday afternoons."

    • Eric Devin: "I interviewed Cooper-Moore on my radio show... he mentioned playing in William's big bands with his homemade instruments:

      ED: So, at the beginning of the interview, you had talked about making instruments. What has driven you to do that as part of your creative process?

      CM: Need. That's it; need. In 1974, I came to New York... I came with David S. Ware and Marc Edwards. David S. Ware and Marc Edwards went with Cecil Taylor; I was a piano player, they went with Cecil, I had no band. I was not a part of a band anymore. Jimmy Hopps, who was a drummer, he was playing with Pharoah Sanders and was living in the community that I was living in, a building on Canal Street in New York City. He would come to me because I was very depressed, he would come to me every day and he would try to open up my imagination to do something else, and he did that. There was a need to do something differently, and the instruments came. I went home and worked on the instruments, and ten years later [1986], I came back. When I came back to New York, nobody wanted to hire me to play these instruments other than William Parker, and then later on Bill Cole, but that was enough so that some performance people, some dance people [helped] to keep me going. It was a need, it was an emotional need, basically.

      ED: (I was confused about chronology) So, did you work with William Parker's group in the seventies with Mark Hennen (I meant Muntu here, not a Parker-led group) and Roy Campbell and those folks?

      CM: When I worked with William Parker with my instruments, it was in a large ensemble that he had, before he called it Little Huey.

      He could be referring to In Order To Survive, but he didn't call it that, and I wouldn't consider IOTS to be a large group, plus the chronology doesn't fit... I don't know what to think on that..."

      —C. Eric Devin [db.etree.org/ericdevin]

      Ed Hazell: "William has led countless large ensembles ever since 1974, and maybe even since 1973 (I'd have to check my notes). Most were assembled for one concert, but a couple were ongoing rehearsal bands that met regularly for a few months and didn't play publicly. Most of the public performances included dancers, since Patricia and her group of dancers were collaborating with William on almost everything he did under his own name.

      The Canal Street scene that C-M mentions was kind of its own entity, although everyone crossed paths at one time or another. William would go there occasionally to play, but he mainly traveled in different circles. I don't know of any instance of C-M playing with Muntu, and it doesn't seem very likely that he did.

      Even IOTS could grow quite large when it suited William's needs, by the way. Their first CD is more typical of what he was doing with the band at the beginning. But there were concerts with IOTS ensembles up to 10 or more pieces. These large ensembles were almost always early on and always in NYC.

      So what Cooper-Moore said in the interview makes sense. There is just an ocean of undocumented or privately documented stuff from that period that hasn't been discovered or analyzed yet.


    86.08.25 • Trio Hurricane: Suite of Winds

    Black Saint SN 102 (LP) 1994 IT; 120102-2 (CD) 1994; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120102-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

    August 25, 1986 / Xandor Recording Studios, Orinda, CA
    1. North (Murphy) [15:22]
    2. South (Murphy) [10:58]
    3. East (Parker) [18:49]
    4. West (Spearman) [2:18]
    "In the Summer of 1986 Trio Hurricane formed to perform and record a suite of music
    dedicated to saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, who had just died... The music sat unreleased until 1994..."
    Cadence Vol.23 no.9 September 1997 p.41

    Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

    {120102-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    • 86.08.00 - ("later in the month") Billy Bang Quintet: Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b),
      Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Koncepts Kultural Gallery, San Francisco, CA [CODA #212 February 1987 p.36]
    • 86.09.01 - ("circa September 1, 1986") Bill Dixon Quartet: Dixon (tp), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr) /
      "The Lexington organization 'Art Awareness' sponsored this Labor Day weekend concert." / Lexington, NY
      [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R86-0901 p.280]
    • 86.09.14 - Hothouse Improvisations: William Parker (b), Patricia Parker (dance), Marion Soto, Philip Johnson, Anthony Fine /
      4:00pm, P.S. 122, NYC [New York Magazine September 15, 1986 p.189]
    • 86.09.19 - Billy Bang Quintet: Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
      unknown venue, NYC [CODA #212 February 1987 p.34]

    86.09.20 (1) • Ellen Christi: Star of Destiny

    NYCAC Records NYCAC 504 (LP) 1986; NYCAC no issue # (CS)

    September 20, 1986 / Calliope Recording Studios, New York City
    1. Midnight Moon [8:05]
    2. Dance of the Arabesque [7:15]
    3. Harry, Paint the Lawn [6:45]
    4. Urban Mania [5:05]
    5. Japanese Twilight [7:15]
    6. No Good-Byes [4:25]
    Ellen Christi (voc, p, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Tom Bruno (dr)

    {NYCAC 504}


    86.09.20 (2) • Billy Bang Quintet [AR—118:36]

    September 20, 1986 / Charlie's Tap, Boston, MA
    1. unknown titles [118:36]
    Billy Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {2CD-R; CODA #212 February 1987 p.34}


    • 86.09.28 - The William Parker Special Featuring Saxophonist Kerry Brown: Brown (reeds), Parker (b), others? / "Documents of Hope:
      A Musical Trilogy Composed by William Parker, and Original Compositions by Kerry Brown" / The New Club Montego, Brooklyn, NY
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

    • 86.10.10 ? - The Cecil Taylor Unit: (no personnel listed) Parker? / Los Angeles Variety Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
      [CODA #217 December 1987 p.25]

    86.10.22 • Bill Dixon Quartet [AVR—44:51]

    October 22, 1986 / Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    1. starts with Dixon Solo [11:50]
    2. untitled [14:05]
    3. untitled [2:35]
    4. starts with Dixon Solo [16:21]
    "Dixon spent a week (October 21-6) as a 'Distinguished Visitor in the Arts' at Middlebury, during which his activities included (in order):
    —a radio interview on the college station (October 21)
    —a master class with the jazz band
    —a master class with the symphony orchestra
    —this open quartet rehearsal (October 22)
    —master classes in Dance (probably October 23)
    —a college-wide lecture (October 24)
    —a quartet performance (October 25) adding Penny Campbell." [See 86.10.25]

    Bill Dixon (tp), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr)

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R86-1022 p.281}


    86.10.25 • Bill Dixon Quartet [AVR—160:10]

    October 25, 1986 / Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    1. rehearsal [22:19]
    2. rehearsal [1:55]
    3. rehearsal [27:36]
    First concert
    4. unknown title [34:54]
    5. unknown title [22:08]
    Second concert
    6. unknown title [24:10]
    7. unknown title [27:08] (switches to flugelhorn at 21:00)
    Bill Dixon (tp-1,2,3,4,6,7, flg-5,7), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr), + Penny Campbell (movement)

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R86-1025 p.282}


    86.11.01 • Billy Bang Quintet [AR—69:40 & AVR—48:00]

    November 1, 1986 / Leverkusen Jazztage, Leverkusen, Germany
    Audio Recording:
     announcement [1:16]
    1. Sinawe Mandelas (dedicated to the late Johnny Dyani) (Bang) [9:20]
     announcement...
    2. Thank You Ma'am (adapted from a short story by Langston Hughes) (Bang) [10:35]
     announcement [0:27]
    3. Sad Song (Bang) [5:57]
     announcement [0:21]
    4. The Mold of a Man (Bang) [7:58]
     announcement [0:12]
    5. Going Through (Bang) [33:09] (split track at 24:33, incomplete, cuts out a few seconds before ending)
     announcement [0:19]
    6. Music for the Love of It (Butch Morris) [11:40] ("introduction of the musicians during the music")
    Video Recording:
     announcement...
    1. Thank You Ma'am (adapted from a short story by Langston Hughes) (Bang) [11:20]
     announcement...
    2. Sad Song (Bang) [6:00]
    3. Going Through (Bang) [29:00] (received as "unknown title")
    Billy Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {Video; Norbert Kreutzer 05.08.22}


    • 86.11.00 - Billy Bang Quintet: Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) /
      Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere, Finland [www.tampere.fi/festival]

    86.11.07 • Billy Bang Quintet [AR—91:08]

    November 7, 1986 / Jazzfestival 1986, Zürich, Switzerland
    1. unknown title [9:58] (stopped at the end by Billy Bang)
    2. unknown title [13:42]
    3. unknown title [28:53] (split track at 21:46)
    4. unknown title [16:44]
    5. unknown title (Butch Morris) [11:59]
    6. unknown title [9:51] (same composition as track 1, but now complete)
    Billy Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 11.04.15; Cadence Vol.12 no.11 November 1986 p.93}


    • 86.11.15 - Marco Eneidi Ensemble: Eneidi (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker and Ellen Powell (b), Jackson Krall (dr), Penny Campbell and Susan Scarbatti (dance) / 1. American Jungle Suite; 2. Get Out; 3. Chief Seattle Run 4) Sorry (Jimmy Lyons) /
      Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington, VT [Marco Eneidi 14.02.16; Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 86.11.17 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Karen Borca (bsn), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (vib),
      Freddie Waits (dr) / The Bam Boo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Frank Rubolino]
    • 86.11.18 through 86.11.22 - Billy Bang Sextet: Bang (vn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), Thurman Barker (mba, perc),
      William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Carlos 1, NYC [New York Magazine November 17, 1986 p.155]

    86.11.23 • Billy Bang Sextet: Live at Carlos 1

    Soul Note SN 1136 (LP) 1986 IT; 121136-1 (LP); 121136-2 (CD); CAM Jazz Soul Note 121136-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

    November 23, 1986 / Carlos 1, New York City
    1. Thank You Ma'am (adapted from a short story by Langston Hughes) [8:33]
    2. Sinawe Mandelas (dedicated to the late Johnny Dyani) [6:57]
    3. Sad Song [4:37]
    4. Abuella (dedicated to M. Ramirez) [13:40]
    5. Rainbow Gladiator [5:48]
    6. Going Through [6:45]
    Billy Bang (vn, clave, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Oscar Sanders (g), William Parker (b),
    Thurman Barker (mba, perc), Eddie Conde (cga-2,4), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {121136-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    86.12.05 • "Bill Dixon in Concert" [AR]

    December 5, 1986 / Carriage Barn, Bennington College, VT
    1. unknown titles
    "...works for solo piano; ensemble; ensemble and dancer; trumpet and synthesizer, although the music may not have taken exactly that form."

    "From Bennington College Week: 'This event, which commemorates Mr. Dixon's 40th Anniversary in music, will consist of: three new compositions in music; the unveiling of three paintings [ca. 1983 and 1985] (not previously or publicly exhibited); the METAMORPHOSIS MUSIC publication of L'Opera, Volume One, a collection of writings, drawings, music manuscripts, and photographs—covering the period 1962 to 1986; and the release of Thoughts, Mr. Dixon's latest recording, being internationally released in January 1987 on LP, cassette, and compact disc.' Details from concert program and Bennington College Week Vol. LXXXV No. 13, December 1-7."

    Bill Dixon (tp, flg), Tony Widoff (synth), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr), Penny Campbell (choreography, movement)

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry 86-1205a p.283}


    • 86.12.12 through 86.12.14 - William Parker Ensemble: no personnel details / "Fourth Lower East Side Music Festival, by Sound Unity, the Lower East Side Community Music Workshop, and Plexus, featuring: Wilber Force... DC YA YA Band, Charles Gayle, Zane Massey Quartet, Luther Thomas Sextet, Ted Daniel, Joe Morris, Jemeel Moondoc, and Roy Campbell Jr., with a jazz portraits exhibition by Judy Levy
      and Anita Steckel, and an art-jam by Joan Waltmath and Cicci Borghi..." / Alchemical Theatre, NYC
      [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]
    • 86.12.16 through 86.12.19 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Karen Borca (bsn), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b),
      Thurman Barker (vib), Freddie Waits (dr) / Tue.-Thu. 9:30 and 11:30pm, extra show Fri. and Sat. at 1:00am, Carlos 1, NYC
      [New York Magazine December 22-29, 1986 p.213]
    • 86.12.20 (1) - Convection: Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Abdul Wadud (ce) / Middle Collegiate Church, NYC
      [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive]
    • 86.12.20 (2) and 86.12.21 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Karen Borca (bsn), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (vib), Freddie Waits (dr) / Tue.-Thu. 9:30 and 11:30pm, extra show Fri. and Sat. at 1:00am, Carlos 1, NYC
      [New York Magazine December 22-29, 1986 p.213]

    1987 : : :


    • 87.01.23 and 87.01.24 - Steve Cohn Trio: Cohn (p), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr) / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA
      [CODA #213 April 1987 p.37; Cadence Vol.13 no.1 January 1987 p.94]
    • 87.01.26 - Convection: Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Akua Dixon-Turre (tb) / Middle Collegiate Church, NYC
      [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive]

    87.02.00 • Jerome Cooper Quintet: Outer and Interactions

    About Time Records AT-1008 (LP) 1988

    February, 1987 / Acoustilog, New York City
    1. Moments [9:48]
    2. Outer and Interactions [10:35]
    3. Monk Funk [4:24]
    4. The Hteb of Hanavel [13:03]
    5. The Crouch Opinion [6:14]
    6. Acrunum II [3:38]
    Jerome Cooper (dr, chiramia, balafon, Mexican flute, hourglass drum, frm-dr, Comp),
    Joseph Jarman (ts, fl), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {AT-1008}


    87.03.00 • William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording—85:07]

    March, 1987 / Tompkins Square Library, New York City
    1. Becki Greybeard (first version) [46:11]
    2. Becki Greybeard (second version) [38:56]
    Horichi (ts), Kusenaton (fl, narration), Lewis Barnes (tp), Lisa Sokolov and Brenda Bakr (voc), William Parker (b, p, perc), Denis Charles (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.11; William Parker 14.02.21}


    87.03.04 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—44:01]

    March 4, 1987 / Carlos 1, New York City
    1. unknown title [44:01]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Thurman Barker (mba), William Parker (b), Freddie Waits (dr)

    {CD-R}


    • 87.03.14 - Rob Brown Trio: Brown (as, Comp), William Parker (b),
      Frank Bambara (dr) / Double-bill with Matthew Shipp Solo /
      Trio: 1. Cold; 2. The Brush Stroke; 3. Sparks; 4. Spring; 5. The Zoo Suite — Shipp Solo: Language in Ascension for Solo Piano /
      2:00pm, Tompkins Square Gallery, Tompkins Square Library, NYC
      [Rob Brown 14.02.22, 14.02.26; CODA #259 January 1995 p.27]
      "Trio work with William Parker and Frank Bambara from 1987..." —CODA
      "That trio existed for a year or two... We played locally. I recall a NYC Public Library gig that had Meet the Composer funding." —Rob Brown

    • 87.03.15 - Bern Nix Trio: Nix (g), William Parker (b), David Cappella (dr) / Roulette, NYC [www.roulette.org/events/event.php/PARKER01]

    87.03.25 • William Parker & Paul Murphy Duo [BR—77:47]

    March 25, 1987 / Winer Wing, USDAN Student Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
    WBRS-FM, "The Joint" Radio Broadcast
     announcement [0:14]
    1. improvisation [29:56]
     announcement [0:10]
    2. improvisation [31:29] (split track at 4:51)
    3. improvisation [13:57]
    Paul Murphy (dr), William Parker (b, shenai, perc)

    {2CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.31}


    • 87.03.26 - Bern Nix (g) and William Parker (b) —Duo? / (Radio program?) The Joint, Somerville, MA [Cadence Vol.13 no.1 January '87 p.94]

    87.03.29 • William Parker Orchestra [BR—7:04]

    March 29, 1987 / La Mama Theatre Annex, New York City
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
    1. Vision, Peace, and Battle Cries [7:04] (incomplete, fades in)
    "A small section before the Intermission."

    Nao Takevchi (ts), Rob Brown, Will Connell Jr., and Henry P. Warner (as), Dave Sewelson (bar), Masakatsu "Mabo" Suzuki (reeds),
    Lewis Barnes, Roy Campbell, John Mulkerin, Arthur Williams, and Leslie Dalaba (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb),
    Lisa Sokolov (voc), William Parker (b, homemade instrument, Comp), Dave Hofstra (b), Denis Charles and Zen Matsuura (dr)
    —Yuki Aoyama, Tony Ascencio, Mona Bancer, Kenneth Banks, Moirelle Brathwaite, Steve Buchanan, Mariko Inochi,
     Melvin Jones, Erik Kubista, Deirdra Laughton, Maria Mitchell, Mariko Okamoto, and Atsuko Yuma (dance),
     Kathleen Wilkins and Brenda Warner (actors)
    —And "Chorus" (personnel unknown)

    {CD-R; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12; John Mulkerin 14.01.30; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13}


    • 87.04.10 - William Parker Solo / Ninth Street Gallery Performance Space, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

    • 87.04.11 - William Parker Sextet: Roy Campbell Jr. (reeds),
      Rob Brown (as), Alex Lodico (tb), Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b),
      Denis Charles (dr, perc) / 9:00pm, Kraine Gallery, NYC
      [Signal to Noise Issue #58 Summer 2010 p.25]

    • 87.04.13 - Convection: Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b),
      Steve McCall (dr) —Leroy Jenkins listed in personnel,
      "Leroy Jenkins was not on the gig." —William Parker /
      Middle Collegiate Church, NYC
      [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive; William Parker 14.03.30]
    87.04.11flier

    87.04.23 • Charles Gayle & William Parker [AR—30:00]

    April 23, 1987 / New York City
    1. unknown titles [30:00]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {Anonymous correspondence}


    • 87.05.01 and 87.05.02 - The New York Free Jazz Quintet: Glenn Spearman (ts), Karen Borca (bsn), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b),
      Paul Murphy (perc) / 10:00pm, Kraine Club Theater, NYC [The New York Times May 1, 1987]

    87.05.03 • Brötzmann/Breuker Quartet [AR—40:19]

    May 3, 1987, 20:30 / 5 Jahre Jazz im Zentrum Series, Musikladen im Zentrum, Lübeck, Germany
    1. unknown title [30:19]
    2. unknown title [10:00]
    "I got this some years ago from a friend who lives near Lübeck. I do not know whether it is a broadcast or an audience recording.
    From the sound—which is a B+—I would guess it is made from the audience. William Parker is a bit low in the mix. I have also
    a partial reproduction of a flyer or poster of the event included in the CD-R. The 3rd May was a Sunday. The street-address
    of the now defunct (jazz) club was Untertrave 97."

    Peter Brötzmann and Willem Breuker (reeds), William Parker (b), Jim Nassis (dr)

    {Ernst Nebhuth 11.08.16}


    • 87.05.18 - Convection: Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Abdul Wadud (ce) / Middle Collegiate Church, NYC
      [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive]
    • 87.06.15 - Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: Moondoc (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashied Bakr (dr) / The Knitting Factory, NYC [Jon Pareles The New York Times June 18, 1987]
    • 87.06.22 - Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: personnel as above / The Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
    • 87.06.25 - Charles Gayle Trio: probably Parker (no personnel given), but I like the name of the event so I'm including it just in case. /
      10:30pm, Tea & Comprovisation Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine June 29, 1987 p.200]

    87.06.27 • William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording—35:46]

    June 27, 1987 / Tompkins Square Library, New York City
    1. Wareland—Emergence [35:46]
    William Parker (b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.11, 14.02.13; William Parker 14.02.21}


    87.07.03 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

    NoBusiness Records NBCD42-47 (6-CD boxed set + book, Limited Edition of 1,000 numbered boxes) 2012
    —8th Session [See also 76.10.24; 77.08.28; 79.05.04; 80.00.00 (1); 80.00.00 (2); 80.05.09; 84.06.25]
    • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—83:45]
    July 3, 1987 / Jazz Arts Expo, El Bohio, New York City
    Centering—Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987: (DISC THREE)
    1. Crosses (Long Scarf Over Canal Street) [18:39]
    2. Entrusted Spirit (Dedicated to Bilal Abdur Rahman) [19:08]
    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [46:10] (incomplete)
    2. improvisation [37:35]
    "Jazz Arts Expo (06.26- 07.05) by the Lower East Side Community Music Workshop..."


    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {Ed Hazell 12.06.20; nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD42-47.php; Anonymous 04.03.02, 10.04.27; New York Magazine June 29, 1987 p.204}


    87.07.09 • Takashi Tazamaki: Eikou no Hata ["The Flags of Ships in Tow"] / Live in New York, 1987

    Ombasha Records Omba 004 (CS) JAP 1988

    July 9, 1987 / Kraine Club Theater, New York City
    1. Side B / no title given [33:25] (incomplete, fades in)
    Takashi Tazamaki (perc), Danny Davis (as), William Parker (b, mba)
    New York Magazine July 13, 1987 p.79 adds Billy Bang, but not on recording.

    {Omba 004; title translation and release date from Producer Yoshiyuki Kitazato.}


    OMBA 004

    • 87.08.02 - William Hooker Trio: Hooker (dr), Booker T (reeds), William Parker (b) / 7:00pm, Citicorp Center, St. Peter's Church, NYC
      [The New York Times August 1, 1987; Cadence Vol.13 no.8 August 1987 p.92]
    • 87.08.10 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine August 10, 1987 p.77]
    • 87.08.16 - Rob Brown Project: Brown (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / 9:00, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine August 17, 1987 p.85]
    • 87.10.10 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as, fl), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Los Angeles Variety Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA [CODA #217 December 1987 p.25; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]
    • 87.10.11 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: personnel as above / Mandeville Auditorium, University of California, San Diego, CA
      [Graham Connah 03.03.10; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]

    87.10.12 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—70:14]

    October 12, 1987 / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
    1. unknown titles [70:14] (split track at 46:25)
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba)
    —Carlos Ward listed on tenor sax, but not heard on recording.

    {CD-R; Graham Connah 03.03.10; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


    • 87.10.15 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr) / Yoshi's, Oakland, CA [Graham Connah 03.03.10; John Schiek correspondence with Jason Hook 04.07.13]

    87.10.16 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—75:58]

    October 16, 1987 / Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
    1. unknown titles [75:58]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba), Freddie Waits (dr)
    —"Carlos Ward was NOT there... —John Schiek (in attendance)

    {2CD-R; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; John Schiek correspondence with Jason Hook 04.07.13}


    87.10.17 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—138:23]

    October 17, 1987 / Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
    First Set [67:51] (split track at 46:19)
    Second Set [70:32] (split track at 46:21)
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba), Freddie Waits (dr)

    {2CD-R; John Schiek correspondence with Jason Hook 04.07.13}


    • 87.10.18 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr) / Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
      [John Schiek correspondence with Jason Hook 04.07.13]

    87.10.27 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—221:52]

    October 27, 1987 / Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany
    First Set [111:48]
    Second Set [110:04]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba)

    {4CD-R}


    • 87.10.30 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Teatro Tenda, Firenze, Italy [Luc Barzaghi 03.01.12]

    87.10.31 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—92:54]

    October 31, 1987 / Belga Jazz Festival, Theatre 140, Brussels, Belgium
    1. unknown title [74:36] (split track at 46:10)
    2. unknown title [18:13] (incomplete, fades in)
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba), Steve McCall (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.31; Jean Michel Van Schouwburg correspondence with Jason Hook 04.07.23}


    87.11.03 • The Cecil Taylor Unit: Live in Bologna

    Leo Records LR 404/405 (2LP) 1988 England; CD LR 100 (CD) 1994 England

    November 3, 1987 / Bologna, Italy
    Live in Bologna: (untitled sides)
    1. [22:20]
    2. [25:25]
    3. [24:18]
    4. [19:58]
    CD LR 100 abbreviated—to 69:58—by The Forces of Evil.

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (reeds), Leroy Jenkins (vn),
    William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba, dr)

    {CD LR 100}


    87.11.07 • The Cecil Taylor Unit: Live in Vienna

    Leo Records LR 408/409 (2LP) 1988 England; CD LR 174 (CD) 1991, Reissued 2003

    November 3, 1987 / Vienna, Austria
    Live In Vienna: (untitled sides)
    1. [22:37]
    2. [22:25]
    3. [21:20]
    4. [24:05]
    CD LR 174 also abbreviated—to 71:21—by The Forces of Evil.

    Cecil Taylor (p, poetry, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba, drums, voc)

    {LR 408/409; CD LR 174}


    87.11.09 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—90:43]

    November 9, 1987 / Elizabethbühne, Salzburg, Austria
    1. unknown title [90:43] (split track at 48:28, incomplete, fades at end)
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Carlos Ward (as, fl, voc), Leroy Jenkins (vn, voc), William Parker (b, voc), Thurman Barker (dr, mba, perc, voc)

    {2CD-R}


    • 87.11.11 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Carlos Ward (as), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker and Freddie Waits (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]

    87.11.13 • Cecil Taylor: Tzotzil Mummers Tzotzil

    Leo Records LR 162 (2LP) 1988 England; CD LR 162 (CD) 1994 U

    November 13, 1987 / New Morning, Paris, France
    1. Tzotzil Mummers Tzotzil [55:43]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (reeds), Leroy Jenkins (vn), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba)

    {CD LR 162}


    • 87.12.05 - William Parker: "The Silent Screen" / "Transformation String Series, a festival of chamber jazz." /
      10:30pm, Kraine Club Gallery, NYC [New York Magazine December 7, 1987 p.189]

    87.12.00 • William Parker Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording—53:58]

    December, 1987 / unknown venue, New York City
    1. Sentences Forming Pitches that Dream of Freedom (Dedicated to Nelson and Winnie Mandela) [27:23]
    2. Overture from Silent Screen [19:52]
    3. Excerpt from Silent Screen [6:43]
    Mabo Suzuki (as), Daniel Carter (as, cl, tp), Zimbabwe (fl, b, perc), Alex Lodico (tb), Joachim Komps (p),
    Nathaniel Berry (voc-2,3), Martin Schutz (ce), William Parker (b, Comp)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.11; William Parker 14.03.30}


    1988 : : :


    88.01.18 • Commitment Ensemble [BR]

    January 18, 1988 / Live at WKCR-FM Radio, New York City
    1. unknown title
    Richard Fairfax (reeds), Brian Keizer (g), Elliot Bratton (voc), William Parker (b), Vincent French (cga)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Anonymous 05.12.31}


    • 88.02.04 and 88.02.05 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (Bösendorfer concert grand), Leo Smith (tp, flg), Carlos Ward (as, fl), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) / Knitting Factory, NYC / "Friday's first set [88.02.05], compressed to 70 minutes because Mr. Taylor arrived late..." [Jon Pareles The New York Times February 7, 1988]

    88.02.06 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—138:36]

    February 6, 1988 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. First Set [44:59]
    2. Second Set [45:56]
    3. Third Set [45:41]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Wadada Leo Smith (tp, flg, perc), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba)

    {3CD-R}


    88.02.15 • William Parker Solo [BR]

    February 15, 1988 / unknown venue, New York City
    WKCR-FM Broadcast
    1. A Nast in Crisis, Mouth Full of Fresh Cut Flowers
    2. Sentences Forming Pictures that Dream of Freedom
    3. Ashes in Ascent
    4. Eternal Sunshine
    William Parker (b)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


      "During 1988, we played at the New York City Public Library as preparation for the Silkheart Record, Passage To Music. I contacted the library and set up three gigs. Bassist Dave Saphra made the first gig only [88.02.24]. He was replaced by William Parker..." —Marc Edwards

    • 88.03.01 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (ts), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr) / Tuesday 6:30pm, New York Public Library,
      Saint Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC [Marc Edwards]
    • 88.03.05 - Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: Moondoc (as), Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Roulette, NYC
      [New York Magazine March 7, 1988 p.129]
    • 88.03.08 - Call of Nature Trio: David S. Ware (ts), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr) / Tuesday 6:00pm, New York Public Library,
      115th Street Branch, 203 West 115th Street, NYC [Marc Edwards]
    • 88.04.03 - Call of Nature Trio: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine April 4, 1988 p.179]

    88.04.04 and 88.04.05 • David S. Ware Trio: Passage to Music

    Silkheart Records SHLP-113 (LP) 1989 Sweden; SHCD-113 (CD) 1989 Sweden
    • (V/A) Silkheart Sampler—Spirit of New Jazz
      Silkheart Records SHCD-130 (CD) 1990 Sweden
    April 4 & 5, 1988 / A & R Recording, New York City

    "Most of the record was done on the first day. Recording two or three days in a row isn't the way I like to record. My experience
    is that if you have strong musicians, chances are, you'll have 99 percent of the record done during the first session." —Marc Edwards
    1. An Ancient Formula [6:00]
    2. Ancient Visitors [7:30]
    3. Passage to Music [10:46]
    4. African Secrets [10:47]
    5. The Elders Path [13:20]
    6. Phonetic Hymn [9:00]
    7. Mystery [11:43]
    Spirit of New Jazz has track 1.
    Passage to Music LP has tracks 1 through 5.

    David S. Ware (ts, sxl-2, stc-4, Comp), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr)

    {SHCD-113; SHCD-130}


    • 88.04.09 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, mba) /
      WSRN-FM and Cooper Foundation present... Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
      [Scott Currie 06.07.10; www.swarthmore.edu/library/ Finding aid for the Official Publications of Swarthmore College, 1866-2012]
      "William also played with the Cecil Taylor Unit ... at a jazz festival I organized... right around this time... Neither Richard Shapiro's,
      nor the Webmutations/CTResearch Group's sessionography mention it..." —Scott Currie



    • "The Second International Sound Unity Festival of Third Wave Jazz (...the first of its kind in four years...)
      ...from April 12 through 17 at... The Kraine Club Gallery and The Knitting Factory..."
      [CODA #221 August 1988 pp.36-9]

    • 88.04.12 - David S. Ware Trio: Ware (reeds), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr) / The Second International Sound Unity Festival,
      3rd Wave Festival of Jazz, Kraine Art Gallery, NYC / "We opened the Sound Unity Festival..." —Marc Edwards
    • 88.04.12-17 - Jemeel Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra: (no personnel info, no specific date) / The Second International Sound Unity Festival, Kraine Club Gallery or The Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

    • 88.04.14 - William Parker Ensemble: Glenn Spearman (ts), Rob Brown (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Parker (b), Denis Charles
      and Rashied Ali (dr) / The Second International Sound Unity Festival, 3rd Wave Festival of Jazz, Kraine Art Gallery, NYC
      [New York Magazine April 18, 1988 p.148; William Parker 13.10.29]
      "On the flyer for the second Sound Unity Festival, there's a William Parker Ensemble (with Glenn
      Spearman, but no other personnel listed) scheduled for 11:30pm at the Knitting Factory. That's
      the only ensemble listed under WP's name—he's also listed under the Ware Trio.
      (There are no personnel listings on the flyer for... Moondoc's Jus Grew Orchestra.)"
      —Scott Currie 06.07.10

      Photo by Michael Wilderman
      with permission 12.08.28

    88.04.15 • (V/A) Peter Brötzmann Trio: Mouthful of Sweat / Chemical Imbalance Video Compilation #1

    Atavistic Video / Chemical Imbalance, no catalogue or issue number (1989)
    [Featuring live videos of the punk/indie scene of the late '80s: Daniel Johnston; Missing Foundation; IDF; Slovenly; Yo La Tengo; Max; Jad Fair & Charles; Unsane-NYC; Velvet Monkeys; Mudhoney; Daniel Johnston again; Steve Fisk; Live Skull; B.A.L.L.; Unrest; Max again; Cop Shoot Cop; Galaxie 500; Great Plains; Fifteen; Mofungo; IDF again; Reverb Motherf**kers; Prong; Honeymoon Killers; and a heartfelt and uplifting performance by G.G. Allin. Most of the tape dates are from 1988 or 1989.]
    • Peter Brötzmann Trio [AR—43:46]
    April 15, 1988 / The Second International Sound Unity Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    Mouthful of Sweat:
    1. improvisation [7:41]
     brief announcement by Brötzmann, gentle rant by Graves [1:30]
    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [15:14]
    2. improvisation [8:43]
    3. improvisation [12:07]
    4. improvisation [7:41]
     brief announcement by Brötzmann, gentle rant by Graves [1:30]
    Mouthful of Sweat track begins 1:26:15 in.
    Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, trgt, cl), William Parker (b, guimbri), Milford Graves (dr, frm-dr)

    {CD-R; Mouthful of Sweat}


    88.04.17 • Bill Dixon Ensemble ("Sound Unity Orchestra") [AR]

    April 17, 1988, 7:30pm / The Second International Sound Unity Festival, Kraine Art Gallery, New York City
    1. Sisyphus
    "This was Sound Unity's closing act to nearly a week of good music."
    —Marc Edwards

    "Dixon's ensemble composition..., was given a single performance after rehearsals at Jemeel Moondoc's loft on at least the days of and before the concert. According to Dixon, the piece would have benefited from further and more focused rehearsals: ‘At the first rehearsal, everyone wasn't there—and they were being paid for these things. At the second one, some of the people who had been there the day before sent substitutes. I was ready to go right back to Vermont; I can't deal with that kind of thing where everyone sight-reads a part, then struts out and does a funny solo, and thinks they're into something. I come from a different tradition where a thing has to be definitive.’ —LP liner notes to Son of Sisyphus...; some details from the leaflets for the series; also announced in Jazznews (Dublin) July/August 1988"
    Dixonia

    "...an orchestra piece... that Bill did. And that was a written piece, but again it was approached with a certain amount of adding spontaneity to it even in the way we came on stage, in a theatrical way, which I related to Cecil. Of course it was Bill Dixon's way, which is different, but it's a very similar approach to letting the individual bring what they have to the music..."
    —William Parker [Cadence Vol.16 #12 December 1990 p.11]

    Bill Dixon (tp, Cond), David S. Ware, Glenn Spearman (ts), Jemeel Moondoc (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Arthur Brooks, Roy Campbell Jr.,
    and Leo Smith (tp), Bill Lowe (tu), William Parker and Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (dr)
    —Nioka Workman (ce) mentioned in correspondence from Marc Edwards, but not included in the Dixonia entry.

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry R88-0417 p.286}


    88.04.00 • William Parker Quintet [Centering Archival Recording—40:33]

    April, 1988 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    —Likely a Second International Sound Unity Festival event.
    First Set
    1. Improvisation Dedicated to Bilal Abdul Rahman [36:55]
     band introduction [3:38]
    Charles Gayle (ts), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali and Denis Charles (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.11}


    88.04.25 • Roy Campbell Jr. Quintet [BR]

    April 25, 1988 / unknown venue, New York City
    WKCR-FM Broadcast
    1. Jahne's Waltz (Campbell)
    2. Peace (Massey)
    3. I Remember Lee (Campbell)
    4. To the Spot (Massey)
    5. Charmaine (Campbell)
    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), Zane Massey (ts, as, ss), Bryan Carrott (vib), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 88.04.28 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Arthur Brooks (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) / Knitting Factory, NYC [Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness® Archive, performance painting, "UNIT," ink and acrylic, 27.5 x 39 inches]

    88.04.29 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—102:00]

    April 29, 1988 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Two sets [102:00]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Carlos Ward (as), Arthur Brooks (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    88.04.30 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—141:14]

    April 30, 1988, 9:00 & 10:30 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Early Show:
    1. unknown title [56:43] (split track, fades out and back in at 43:34)
     announcement [1:38]
    Late Show:
    2. unknown title [82:53] (split track, fades out and back in at 47:52)
     announcement [2:09]
    Cecil Taylor (p), Carlos Ward (as), Arthur Brooks (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {3CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 08.02.06}


    • 88.05.14 - Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Gayle (ts), Parker (b) / 8:00pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 16, 1988 p.135]
    • 88.05.15 - William Parker (no personnel details) / St. Mary's Church, NYC [Cadence Vol.14 no.4 April 1988 p.92]
    • 88.06.15 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Cecil Taylor (p), Carlos Ward (as), Arthur Brooks (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13; New York Magazine June 20, 1988 p.96]

    88.06.19 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—60:00]

    June 19, 1988 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [60:00]
    Cecil Taylor (p), Carlos Ward (as), Arthur Brooks (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {Anonymous; New York Magazine June 20, 1988 p.96}


    • 88.06.20 - William Parker Group: Charles Gayle (ts), Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali and Denis Charles (dr) /
      Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13; New York Magazine June 20, 1988 p.96]
    • 88.06.27 - Peter Brötzmann (bcl, cl, ts), Enrico Rava (tp), Hannes Bauer (tb), William Parker (b), Alex Schlippenbach (p), Han Bennink (dr), others... / "...approaching 11:30pm, all embarked on a three-quarter hour septet extemporization, for a diminishing audience, due to the lateness of the hour, which terminated, after the definitive drum-beat for which Han is well-known, with a short, somewhat surprising (by virtue of its out-of-placeness) quote by Alex of what appeared to be a composed item." / Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany
      ["Berlin Daze June 1988" by Roger Parry, CODA #223 December 1988 pp.21-3.]
    • 88.06.28 - Peter van Bergen (reeds), Hannes Bauer (tb), William Parker (b), Han Bennink (dr) / Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany [ibid]
    • 88.06.29 - Evan Parker (reeds), Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stánko (tp), Martin Mayes (frh), Tristan Honsinger (ce),
      Peter Kowald and William Parker (b), Gunter Hampel (vib), Han Bennink (dr) / Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany [ibid]

    88.07.01 • Cecil Taylor European Orchestra Workshop [AR—106:00]

    July 1, 1988 / Improvised Music II/88, Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany
    The Day Before Alms Part I [62:32]
    The Day Before Alms Part II [43:27]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Peter Van Bergen (ts), Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, trgt), Hans Koch (ss, ts, bcl), Evan Parker (ss, ts), Louis Sclavis (ss, cl, bcl), Enrico Rava (tp, flg), Tomasz Stánko (tp), Johannes Bauer, Christian Radovan, and Wolter Wierbos (tb), Martin Mayes (frh), Gunter Hampel (vib), Tristan Honsinger (ce), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Han Bennink (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    88.07.02 • Cecil Taylor: In Berlin '88

    Free Music Production FMP (no #) (11CD, limited edition boxed-set) 1989 GER
    • Cecil Taylor European Orchestra: Alms / Tiergarten (Spree)
      FMP CD 8/9 (2CD) 1988 GER
      (This release was identical to the original contained in the 11-CD set above.)
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete
      Musica Jazz Magazine, January 1998 issue w/ FMP MJ 02 (CD) 1998 IT
      —1st Session [See also 89.11.02; 89.11.03; 90.07.08]
    • Cecil Taylor European Orchestra [AVR—122:39]
    July 2, 1988 / Improvised Music II/88, Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany
    1. Involution/Evolution [58:51]
    2. Weight—Breath—Sounding Trees [63:48]
    Concrete has a [22:42] excerpt of track 1.

    —The Audience Video is of "bad quality!"

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Peter Van Bergen (ts), Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, trgt), Hans Koch (ss, ts, bcl), Evan Parker (ss, ts), Louis Sclavis (ss, cl, bcl), Enrico Rava (tp, flg), Tomasz Stánko (tp), Johannes Bauer, Christian Radovan, and Wolter Wierbos (tb), Martin Mayes (frh), Gunter Hampel (vib), Tristan Honsinger (ce), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Han Bennink (dr)

    {FMP MJ 02; FMP Ltd. Edition 11-CD box... Yes, I once owned this. Yes, it is beautiful.}


    88.08.06 • William Hooker Quartet: Lifeline

    Silkheart Records SHLP-119 (LP) 1989 Sweden; SHCD-119 (CD) 1990

    August 6, 1988 / Real Art Ways, 10th Annual RAW Jazz Festival, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
    1. Schools of Thought [7:20]
    2. Revisited (Science) [12:30]
    3. Maitreya [12:10]
    4. Tune [11:00]
    5. Beauty's Apocalypse [5:00]
    —Recording is a continuous performance of 49:52.

    William Hooker (dr, recitation, Comp), Alan Michael and Claude Lawrence (as), William Parker (b)

    {SHCD-119}


    • 88.08.23 - William Parker Ensemble: Rob Brown (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Alex Lodico (tb), Cooper-Moore (harp, ashimba, perc),
      Parker (b, perc), Zen Matsuura (perc), Patricia Nicholson (choreographer), Steve Buchbinder, Yelena Matulic, Miriam Parker,
      and Marion Stanton (dance) / Vision on an Ordinary Day: "Angel" (dedicated to Jimmy Lyons)—"Aborigine Song"—"Vision on an
      Ordinary Day (Part One: Cedar)"—"Glorious"—"Leap Now (or forever be a slave)" / 6:00pm, Garden of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13; New York Magazine August 22, 1988 p.179]

    88.09.02 • Khan Jamal: Speak Easy

    Gazell GJCD 4001 (CD) 1989

    September 2, 1988 / Morning Star Studio, Springhouse, PA
    1. Speak Easy (Jamal) [6:32]
    2. Jennifer's Poem (Jamal) [5:10]
    3. Rain Colors (Jamal) [2:08]
    4. Blues for An Endangered Species (Jamal) [7:25]
    5. Family of the Spirits (Jamal) [6:56]
    6. Easy Living (Rainger) [6:31]
    7. Free Nelson (Jamal) [7:33]
    Khan Jamal (vib), Dave Burrell (p), William Parker (b), Sunny Murray (dr)

    {GJCD 4001}


    • 88.09.14 - William Hooker Quartet: Claude Lawrence and Alan Michael (as), Parker (b), Hooker (d) / P.S. 122, NYC
      [CODA #223 December 1988 p.27]
    • 88.09.24 - Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: Moondoc (as, cor), Bern Nix (g),
      William Parker (b), "last-minute substitute" Pheeroan Aklaff (dr) /
      University of New York at Stony Brook, Union Auditorium, Stony Brook, NY
      [Karin Falcone, "Lunar Vibes: Jemeel Moondoc Quartet", Stony Brook Press V.10 n.02]
      First Set included: Nostalgia in Times Square; "a few ...highly improvisational
      mood pieces."; "a more energetic tune";
      Second Set included: Campbell's Soup; Ruby's Riches (Moondoc on cor);
      "a McCoy Tyner composition."

      Photo by Ed Bridges, Stony Brook Press V.10 n.02

    88.10.21 • The Feel Trio [AR—50:41 & BR—23:30]

    October 21, 1988 / Leverkusen Jazz Festival, Leverkusen, Germany
    Audience Recording:
    1. unknown title [35:45]
    2. unknown title [6:11]
    3. The Question [5:31]
    4. encore [1:08]
    5. second encore [2:03]
    Broadcast Recording:
    1. unknown title [18:23] (incomplete, fades in)
    2. unknown title [5:09]
    First known performance by The Feel Trio.

    Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; Jazzpodium from Heinrich Smejkal 02.09.16; H. Lukas Lindenmaier; Jan Carlsson 04.03.28; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    88.10.22 • The Feel Trio [BR—26:38]

    October 22, 1988 / Nancy, France
    —Also circulating incorrectly dated as 88.11.21.
    1. unknown title [26:38] (incomplete, fades at end, French radio announcer begins voice-over)
    "In the German jazz magazine Jazzpodium both festivals—Leverkusen (88.10.21) and Freiburg (88.10.23)—have feature articles (festival reports)
    mentioning the Cecil Taylor Trio with Parker and Oxley. The remark on the web-site [www.nancyjazpuls.com, which no longer exists] speaking of
    a QUINTET is... wrong." —Heinrich Smejkal

    Although, on the 27th, they do indeed hit as a quintet in Amsterdam, with Evan Parker (reeds), Arthur Brooks (tp), and Pheeroan Aklaff (dr)... —RL

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; Session date from Heinrich Smejkal 02.09.16}


    88.10.23 • The Feel Trio [AR—82:37]

    October 23, 1988 / Freiburg Jazz Festival, Freiberg, West Germany
    1. First Set [47:04]
    2. Second Set [34:01]
    3. encore [1:32]
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {2CD-R; Jazzpodium Heinrich Smejkal 02.09.16}


    • 88.10.27 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Cecil Taylor (p), Evan Parker (reeds), Arthur Brooks (tp), William Parker (b), Pheeroan Aklaff (dr) /
      Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]

    88.11.05 • The Feel Trio [AR—95:12]

    November 5, 1988 / Catalinas Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA
    1. unknown title [44:03]
    2. unknown title [51:09]
    "November opened with a rare club appearance..." —May have been more than one night.

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {Anonymous; Cadence Vol.14 no.12 December 1988 p.92; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    88.11.17 • The Feel Trio [AR—38:04]

    November 17, 1988 / Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX
    1. First Set [38:04]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    88.11.18 • The Feel Trio [AR—89:45]

    November 18, 1988 / Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX
    1. First Set [52:43]
    2. Second Set [37:02]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    88.11.19 • The Feel Trio [AR—100:05]

    November 19, 1988 / Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX
    1. First Set [40:23]
    2. Second Set [56:03]
    3. encore [1:39]
    4. second encore [0:34]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {2 CD-R}


    88.00.00 (2) • Bern Nix Trio [AR—28:20]

    unknown date, 1988 / unknown venue, New York City
    1. unknown title [8:07]
    2. unknown title [4:54]
    3. unknown title [5:10]
    4. unknown title [3:33]
    5. unknown title [1:41]
    Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Dave Cappello (dr)

    {CD-R}


    • 88.12.06 - Other Dimensions in Music: Daniel Carter (as, ts, tp, etc), Roy Campbell (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
      "Roy Campbell Group" on poster / Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

    88.12.10 (1) • Bern Nix Trio [AR—45:00]

    December 10, 1988 / Groningen Jazz Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
    1. unknown titles [45:00]
    Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Dave Cappello (dr)

    {Eddy Janssens 03.12.20}


    88.12.10 (2) • Roy Campbell Trio [AR—45:00]

    December 10, 1988 / Groningen Jazz Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
    1. unknown titles [45:00]
    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr)

    {Eddy Janssens 03.12.20}


    88.12.00 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—41:00]

    December, 1988 / Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1. unknown titles [41:00]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {Anonymous 04.03.02}


    1989 : : :


    89.00.00 • William Parker / Tom Tedesco: Painters' Autumn

    Centering Music CENT1002 (CS) 1989
    • (V/A) Halana Volume 1, number 2
      Halana Magazine & CD, Volume 1, number 2, Winter 1996/1997
      [This CD also includes tracks by Tony Conrad; Alan Lamb; Keiji Haino; Pauline Oliveros.]
    • William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series
      AUM Fidelity AUM036 (CD) 2006
      —1st Session [See also 93.00.00 (1); 93.00.00 (2); 97.01.26 (2)]
    unknown date, 1989 / Bar G Sharp, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    —Date also noted by Halana compilation, and elsewhere as "1993".
    1. Wound Sing [14:05]
    2. Anast Glancing Into Sand [14:34]
    3. For Scotty Hart [2:08]
    4. Entrance Into Chiapas [11:13]
    5. Painter's Autumn [21:32]
    6. In Case of Accident [4:57]
    7. Cathedral [12:30]
    Halana and Long Hidden: The Olmec Series both have "In Case of Accident" credited, but in fact contain track 2, "Anast Glancing Into Sand".

    "Parker mailed me a DAT when we did the Halana piece and allowed us to select the track we wanted to use for the compilation disc. Most... are solo pieces. One... even uses prepared tape loops." —Michael Chaiken, correspondence with James Lindbloom.

    William Parker (b, Comp), Tom Tedesco (dr and perc-1,5)

    {Centering 1002; James Lindbloom; Steven Joerg 06.12.16; Halana Magazine & CD; venue from Lisle Ellis 14.02.26}


    • 89.01.11 - Ken Simon (ts, fl), William Parker (b, vn), Gary Bufford (dr) / New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, NYC
      [New York Magazine January 16, 1989]
    • 89.01.23 - William Parker Solo / "Homestead Records Presents Monday Night Music Series" The Cooler, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]

    89.01.25 • The Feel Trio [AR—56:02]

    January 25, 1989 / Blues Alley, Washington, DC
    1. unknown titles [56:02]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R}


    89.01.28 • Billy Bang Quartet [AR—47:08]

    January 28, 1989 / Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
     announcement [3:01]
    1. Know Your Enemies [6:36]
    2. unknown titles [13:03]
    3. unknown titles [11:14]
    4. unknown titles [11:49]
     announcement [0:30]
    —This tape has been circulating with Parker listed on bass playing in David S. Ware's Trio.
     This session was on a double-bill with the Ware Trio with Sirone and Marc Edwards.

    Billy Bang (vn), Frank Lowe (ts), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr)

    {CD-R; Marc Edwards; Heinrich Smejkal}


    • 89.01.31 through 89.02.05 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr) / "Three shows nightly",
      10:00pm, Sweet Basil, NYC [New York Magazine January 30, 1989 p.88; Down Beat May 1989 p.55]

    89.02.03 • The Feel Trio [AR—41:52]

    February 3, 1989 (Friday) / Sweet Basil, New York City
    1. First Set [41:52] (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    See notes below 89.02.04.

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; New York Magazine January 30, 1989 p.88}


    89.02.04 • The Feel Trio [AR—88:14]

    February 4, 1989 (Saturday) / Sweet Basil, New York City
    —This session is also circulating incorrectly dated 89.02.24.
    1. unknown title [88:14] (split track at 44:33; incomplete, cuts in at beginning, out at end)
    See notes below.

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (d, perc)

    {2CD-R; New York Magazine January 30, 1989 p.88}


    Confusion surrounding the session recordings of 89.02.03 and 89.02.04, as well as another recording misdated 89.02.24.

    Early references had:
    89.02.03 —Exactly the same as the first set of both 89.02.04 & 89.02.24.
    89.02.24 —Exactly the same as 89.02.04. (Received as "Feel Trio / NYC, Sweet Basil—44:14 + 44:28".)

    The circulating 89.02.24 recording is in fact the 89.02.04 date as confirmed by Ed Hazell.
    Additionally, the 02.03 and 02.04 recordings are NOT the same.
    The 02.03 set is at 41:52, the 02.04 sets are at 44:33 and 43:41, and my playing them concurrently on separate decks shows that they may
    be working the same piece, but they are indeed different performances. —RL

    • 89.02.05 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr) / "Three shows nightly," 10:00pm, Sweet Basil, NYC
      [New York Magazine January 30, 1989 p.88; Down Beat May 1989 p.55]

    • 89.02.24 - See 89.02.04 above.

    • 89.03.00 - Cecil Taylor (no personnel) / Terrassa Jazz Festival, Spain [CODA #226 June 1989 p.39]
      "It did happen. I don't know the exact date nor if a recording exists, but Cecil played there in 1989. After that, he spent several days
      at poet Victor Obiols' house with other guests, my brother Javier among them..." —Suso Navarette posting to CTResearch Group
    • 89.03.20 - Cecil Taylor "Dance Project": Taylor (p), Evan Parker (ts), William Parker (b), Roger Turner (dr, perc)— First Set was the Quartet,
      Second Set added "four young, London-based dancers..." / Camden Festival, Shaw Theatre, London, UK
      [WIRE #61 March 1989 p.4; #63 April 1989 p.16]
    • 89.04.14 - Karen Borca Quartet: Borca (bsn), Irene Schweizer (p), William Parker (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / "...plus the Diedre Murray & Elliott Sharp Duo and the Jeanne Lee Trio..." / "The TAKTLOS '89 Tour of Switzerland in April...", Zürich, Switzerland
      [CODA #226 June 1989 p.32; WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5]
    • 89.04.15 - Karen Borca Quartet: Borca (bsn), Irene Schweizer (p), William Parker (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Bern, Switzerland
      [WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5]

    89.04.16 • Karen Borca & Irene Schweizer Quartet [AR—56:30]

    April 16, 1989 / Koserne, Basel, Switzerland
    1. unknown title [48:20]
    2. unknown title [8:10]
    Karen Borca (bsn), Irene Schweizer (p), William Parker (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {Ron Lyles 08.03.08; WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5}


    89.04.24 and 89.04.25 • Other Dimensions In Music: Other Dimensions In Music

    Silkheart SHLP-120 (LP) 1989; SHCD-120 (CD) 1989 SWE

    April 24 & 25, 1989 / Sound on Sound Recording Studio, New York City
    Tradition's Transitional Omissions Suite
    1. Sailing Towards the Dark Happy Voice [22:58]
    2. Ascent (My Shadow is a Cloud) [16:04]
    3. Sihu Chant for Sly Stone [15:27]
    4. Spirits Rise/Fall (Dedicated to Ethel Brownlee) [15:51]
    LP has tracks 1 and 3.

    Daniel Carter (as, ts, fl, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, rec), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {SHCD-120}


    89.04.28 and 89.04.29 • Rob Brown: Breath Rhyme

    Silkheart SHLP-122 (LP) 1990 Sweden; SHCD-122 (CD) 1990

    April 28 & 29, 1989 / Sound on Sound Recording Studio, New York City
    1. Firewalk [10:50]
    2. Stillness [5:58]
    3. Breath Rhyme [7:31]
    4. PB [10:47]
    5. The Light [4:47]
    6. Beehive [11:33]
    7. Awake [7:28]
    8. Escape Velocity [6:38]
    LP has all tracks except 3 and 4.

    Rob Brown (as, Comp), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {SHCD-122}


    • 89.05.23 - Rob Brown Trio: Brown (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [Cadence Vol.15 no.4 April 1989 p.20]

    89.06.08 • Cecil Taylor: In Florescence

    A&M Records A&M SP 5286 (LP) 1990; A&M CD 5286 (CD) 1990

    June 8, 1989 / RCA Recording Studios, New York City
     1. J. (Taylor) [2:52]
     2. Pethro Visiting the Abyss (Taylor) [7:08]
     3. Saita (Taylor) [3:00]
     4. In Florescence (Taylor) [3:02]
     5. Sirenes 1/3 (Taylor) [0:48]
     6. Anast in Crisis Mouthful of Fresh Cut Flowers (Parker) [3:37]
     7. Charles and Thee (Taylor) [8:00]
     8. Entity (Bendian) [2:32]
     9. Leaf Taken Horn (Taylor) [4:53]
    10. Chal Chuiatlichue Goddess of Green Flowing Waters (Taylor) [11:29]
    11. Feng Shui (Taylor/Parker/Bendian) [4:35]
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, prep-p-10), William Parker (b, voc-10, perc-10), Gregg Bendian (perc, voc-10)

    {A&M SP 5286; A&M CD 5286}


    • 89.06.23 - William Parker's Orchestral Concepts: Rob Brown and Henry P. Warner (as), Jemeel Moondoc (ss), Dave Sewelson (bar),
      Lewis Barnes (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Ellen Christi (voc), Cooper-Moore (didley bow, fl, teze),
      Jackson Krall and Denis Charles (dr) / The Gas Station, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.13]
    • 89.07.01 - Cecil Taylor Trio: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (dr) / "The Knitting Factory Goes Uptown,"
      8:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, NYC [New York Magazine July 3, 1989 p.196]

    89.07.12 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—86:00]

    July 12, 1989 / Ray Taylor's Living Room, NYC
    1. unknown titles [86:00]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006;
    Anonymous 04.03.02}


    89.07.13 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—92:00]

    July 13, 1989 / Ray Taylor's Living Room, NYC
    1. unknown titles [92:00]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006;
    Anonymous 04.03.02}


    • 89.07.18 and 89.07.19 - Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Gayle (ts), Parker (b) / Ray Taylor's Living Room, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]

    89.07.20 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—84:00]

    July 20, 1989 / Ray Taylor's Living Room, NYC
    1. unknown titles [84:00]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006
    Anonymous 04.03.02}


    • 89.07.26 and 89.07.27 - Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Gayle (ts), Parker (b) / Ray Taylor's Living Room, NYC [Anonymous 04.03.02;
      The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 89.08.22 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez and Gregg Bendian (perc) / Teatro do Hotel Nacional de Rio,
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [André Martinez Archive 02.10.08; 02.10.30; 02.11.02]

      "On this tour were Max Roach, Odean Pope, George Benson, Horace Silver, the Count Basie Big Band with Joe Williams, and John Zorn. The first gig was in Rio in a concert hall—the event was called 'Free Jazz', a term they were not sure what it actually meant till they heard Cecil.
      ...the people who heard us in San Paolo began to walk out, but those that stayed flipped over the music. Two of the people in the audience were Hermeto Pascual and Djamalo Correa, two of Brazil's most respected geniuses of music. Not to mention the club hopping all night with them and Cecil, William, and myself. We later hung [at] Rio Jazz Club located in the Hotel Meridien where Sivuca was playing. It's funny you mentioned this gig because William brought it to my attention the other night. He said 'remember when we went looking for instruments in the rough part of town?' and I said yes. 'Remember carrying all those instruments down these slum-type neighborhoods to find Gope, a main percussion store for pandieros and whistles, and no one bothered us. And remember when the percussionist from Gilberto Gil's band saw us walking around and thought we were crazy to take such chances and he put us in a cab back to the hotel?' And William said 'but when the spirit is correct the forces will protect you, we are dealing with people and they can sense your spirit and honesty'. ...William and myself jammed Samba with the hotel band every day... While in Rio de Janeiro I had a some kind of spiritual experience—an Orisha-type invasion or an anxiety attack—and I was in my room by myself feeling strange and the next you know Sir William, who's room was next door, comes in without notice and puts headphones on me and plays this beautiful music that totally calmed me down—then left back to his room next door. A truly spiritual experience for me." —André Martinez

    • 89.08.26 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez and Gregg Bendian (perc) / Free Jazz Festival, The Palace,
      San Paulo, Brazil "...the word FREE in this festival's name did not refer to any style, school, or concept: it was simply the brand name of the cigarette company sponsoring it!" [Pépé Hosiasson CODA #229 December 1989 p.21]

    89.09.15 • Zorn John's Alto Madness [AR—73:56]

    September 15, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title [20:52]
    2. unknown title [20:02]
    3. unknown title [8:33]
    4. unknown title [24:31]
    "...I recently did a [Friday] gig with John Zorn at the Knitting Factory... with Jemeel Moondoc... Bern Nix... Ted Epstein..."
    —William Parker, interview taken 89.10.07 by Bob Rusch, Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December, 1990 p.8

    This recording is also circulating with an erroneous line-up that has Evan Parker added on alto, Marc Ribot on guitar, Greg Cohen on bass,
    and Joey Baron on drums. Line-up below is from announcement on recording.

    John Zorn, Jemeel Moondoc, and Tim Berne (as), Bern Nix (g), William Parker (b), Ted Epstein (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; William Parker 14.03.30}


    89.10.07 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BR—57:23]

    December 17, 1989 / Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Grand Cafe, Quebec, Canada
    1. unknown titles [57:23]
    A recording at 74:00 also in circulation :::
    "I have just received a CD-R with 74:00 recording from the 89-1007 concert at Victoriaville. This is somehow different from the 57:33 radio broadcast on CD-R from the same event. The broadcast is actually missing the initial 21:37 from the other recording, and it includes two short radio announcements (in French), otherwise is the same performance throughout. The longer recording most probably is from an audience recording, or maybe from an unbalanced soundboard output. This recording has a sharp, crackling sound, emphasizing percussions, and (in some places) vocals, whereas the radio recording emphasizes the bass register, sometimes sounds like overloading the bass-mic line. The first part of performance (not on the broadcast CD-R) includes a lot of percussions, vocalizing, and sounds from whistles, flutes, etc. Some parts are so dense I believe all four (Taylor, Parker, Bendian, Martinez) play on quite a lot of percussion plus "little instruments," and vocalize. One strange moment is the very short appearance from a saxophone (no doubt!)—this is at 26:25 on the complete version (ca. 4:00 on the radio version)—who was that?!"
    —Lukas Lindenmaier posting to CTResearch Group 05.06.27

    "I was the alto sax player. There was a review in Down Beat the month following the gig that mentions this in the review.
    I also did a hit and played the tenor at the Vanguard with the same band."
    —André Martinez 05.06.27

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, perc), William Parker (b, voc, perc), André Martinez (dr, voc, perc, ts), Gregg Bendian (vib, mba, drums, voc, perc)

    {CD-R; CODA #230 February 1990 p.12; WIRE #72 p.33; Session date from Heinrich Smejkal; Cadence Vol.15 no.12 December 1989 pp.66-7;
    Lukas Lindenmaier posting to CTResearch Group 05.06.27}


    • 89.10.14 - Lisa Sokolov (voc), David Gonzalez (g), William Parker (b) / Westbank Cafe, NYC [CODA #229 December 1989 p.18]

    89.11.02 • (Cecil Taylor) The Feel Trio: Looking (Berlin Version)

    Free Music Production FMP CD 25 (CD) 1990 GER
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete
      Musica Jazz Magazine, January 1998 issue w/ FMP MJ 02 (CD) 1998 IT
      —2nd Session [See also 88.07.02; 89.11.03; 90.07.08]
    • Cecil Taylor The Feel Trio [AR—135:09]
    November 2, 1989 / Total Music Meeting, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany
    Looking (Berlin Version):
    1. first part [36:22]
    2. second part [5:05]
    3. third part [30:49]
    Audience Recording:
    1. First Set [93:54] (split track at 63:48, fades out and back in)
    2. Second Set [36:32]
    3. encore [5:43]
    Looking (Berlin Version) contains excerpts from the complete performance heard on Audience Recording.

    Concrete has "second part [5:05]" only.

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {FMP CD 25; FMP MJ 02; Jakob Blumenthal 08.05.19}


    89.11.03 • Cecil Taylor: Looking (Berlin Version) Corona

    Free Music Production FMP CD 31 (CD) 1991 GER
    —1st Session [See also 89.11.04]
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete
      Musica Jazz Magazine, January 1998 issue w/ FMP MJ 02 (CD) 1998 IT
      —3rd Session [See also 88.07.02; 89.11.02; 90.07.08]
    • Cecil Taylor [AR—127:00]
    November 3, 1989 / Total Music Meeting, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany
    Audience Recording:
    1. First Set [68:14] (split track at 62:15)
    2. encore [6:14]
    3. Second Set [51:50]
    4. encore [3:02]
    Looking (Berlin Version) Corona has excerpts as:
    b. second movement [3:30] Concrete has an excerpt of this excerpt (!!!) at [2:44]
    c. third movement [7:30]

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Harald Kimmig (vn), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {FMP CD 31; FMP MJ 02; 2CD-R; Hannes Schneider; Jan Carlsson 04.02.14, 04.03.28}


    89.11.04 • Cecil Taylor: Looking (Berlin Version) Corona

    Free Music Production FMP CD 31 (CD) 1991 GER
    —2nd Session [See also 89.11.03]
    • Cecil Taylor [AR—112:00]
    November 4, 1989 / Total Music Meeting, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany
    Audience Recording:
    1. First Set [59:14]
    2. Second Set [45:20]
    3. encore [7:28]
     announcement, Trudy Morse [4:51]
    Looking (Berlin Version) Corona has First Set as "a. first movement [60:15]"

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Harald Kimmig (vn), Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {FMP CD 31; 2CD-R; Hannes Schneider; Jan Carlsson 04.02.14, 04.03.28}


    • 89.11.25 - William Parker's Orchestral Concepts: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Dave Sewelson (bar), Cooper-Moore (p), Patricia Parker (dance),
      William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / "For Those Who Live in Cardboard Houses" / The Gas Station, NYC
      [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 89.12.03 - Peter Brötzmann Trio: Brötzmann (ts, baby E-flat cl, trgt), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (dr) / The Gas Station
      ("the name says it all: the place is an old two-bay service garage...," Lower East Side, NYC [CODA #230 February 1990 p.20]
    • 89.12.05 - Ellen Christi Quartet: Christi (voc), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Tom Bruno (dr) / The Knitting Factory, NYC /
      Midnight Moan + unknown titles [ibid; Peter Watrous, The New York Times December 7, 1989]
    • 89.12.09 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez and Gregg Bendian (dr, perc) / ...presented by Northeast Ohio Jazz Society, Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
      [André Martinez Archive] (This session is misdated as 83.12.23 in Cadence Vol.16 no.3 March 1990 p.4)
    • 89.12.16 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc) / Iron Horse Cafe, North Hampton, MA
      [André Martinez Archive 02.10.16; 02.11.02]

    89.12.17 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AR—90:00]

    December 17, 1989 / Western Front, Cambridge, MA
    1. unknown titles [90:00]
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    • 89.12.18 - The Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc) / "...a reggae club for Cecil's friend Mr. Gilmore, father of guitarist David Gilmore." Western Front, Cambridge, MA [André Martinez Archive 02.10.16; 03.01.04]
    • 89.12.20 and 89.12.21 - Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble: Taylor (p), David S. Ware (ts), John Bruschini (g), Evelyn Blakey —Art's daughter! (voc), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba), André Martinez (dr)/ Lush Life, NYC [New York Magazine December 18, 1982 p.142]

    89.12.22 • Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [AR]

    December 22, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Save the Children
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), David S. Ware (ts), John Bruschini (g), Evelyn Blakey (voc), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba), André Martinez (dr)

    {André Martinez Archive; New York Magazine December 18, 1982 p.142}


    89.12.23 • Cecil Taylor Corona Ensemble [AR—100:59]

    December 23, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [100:59] (split track at 51:26)
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), David S. Ware (ts, stc, voc), John Bruschini (g, voc), Evelyn Blakey (voc), William Parker (b, voc),
    Thurman Barker (mba, vibes, perc, voc), André Martinez (dr, voc)

    {2CD-R; Anonymous; André Martinez Archive; New York Magazine December 18, 1982 p.142}




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    90.01.08 through 90.01.10
    • David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 1

    Silkheart Records SHCD-127 (CD) 1991 Sweden

    • David S. Ware Quartet: Great Bliss Vol. 2

    Silkheart Records SHCD-128 (CD) 1991 Sweden

    January 8 through 10, 1990 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
       Great Bliss Vol. 1:
     1. Forward Motion [12:28]
     2. Angular [5:50]
     3. Bliss Theme [8:50]
     4. Cadenza [11:40]
     5. Sound Bound [12:00]
     6. Mind Time [4:00]
     7. Saxelloscape One [4:00] —DS Ware Solo
     8. Thirds [13:50]
       Great Bliss Vol. 2:
     9. One Two Three [12:00]
    10. Emptiness [4:00]
    11. Primary Piece III [8:30]
    12. Saxelloscape Two [5:00] —DS Ware Solo
    13. The Child Without—The Child Within [10:50]
    14. Stritchland [12:15]
    15. Low Strata [6:20]
    16. Reign of Peace [11:00]
    The CD liner notes indicate "does not appear on album" for several of these tracks.
    "...Silkheart LP manufacture stopped in a big hurry and those two [SHCD-127 & 128] certainly weren't manufactured.
    The remarks on the backliner text are there because it wasn't possible to make any changes to the offset films at that late date..."
    —Keith Knox, Silkheart Records

    David S. Ware (ts-3,8,11,15,16, fl-1,6,10,13, sxl-2,5,7,12, stc-4,9,14, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p),
    William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr, tmp, perc)

    {SHCD-128; SHCD-127}


    90.01.14 • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Points

    Silkheart Records SHCD-129 (CD) 1990 Sweden
    —1st Session [See also 90.03.18]

    January 14, 1990 / East Side Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Points Number Two [20:42]
    2. Afro Sonic [5:37]
    3. Piano Pyramid [10:05]
    Matthew Shipp (p, perc-2, Cond, Comp), Rob Brown (as-1,2), William Parker (b, perc-2), Whit Dickey (dr, perc-2)

    {SHCD-129}


    • 90.01.21 - William Parker Sextet: Rob Brown and Dave Sewelson (as), Lewis Barnes (tp), Alex Lodico (tb), Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) /
      The Knitting Factory, NYC [CODA #231 April 1990 p.35]
    • 90.02.10 - Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo: Gayle (ts), Parker (b) / Pyramid Club, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]

    90.02.26 • Ellen Christi: Instant Reality

    NYCAC (CS) 1992; Network Records Network 2001 (CD) 1995

    February 26, 1990 / Baby Monster Studio, New York City
     1. Silence (Charlie Haden) [3:05]
     2. Where Angels Fear to Tread (Christi) [6:08]
     3. Passage to Womanhood (Christi) [16:11]
     4. Senza Parole (Christi) [3:45]
     5. Captain Gregor (Christi) [8:10]
     6. Beam Me Up, Scotty! (Christi) [8:02]
     7. Frightened of Feeling (Christi) [5:39]
     8. America, America! (traditional) [8:27]
     9. Silence (Charlie Haden) [3:05]
    10. Daydreams (Christi) [10:05]
    Ellen Christi (voc, p, Arr), Tomas Ulrich (ce), Steve Buchanan (el-g), William Parker (b), Lefferts Brown (prepared drum loop-6), Tom Bruno (dr)

    {Network 2001; session date Ms. Ellen Christi 14.02.13}


    90.03.05 • Zusaan Kali Fasteau [BR—76:39 +]

    March 5, 1990 / Live at WKCR-FM, New York City
     1. A Gift (Fasteau) [9:25]
     2. Akagunduz (Fasteau) [10:00]
     3. Get Over, Get Off, and Get On (Yusef Lateef) [5:29]
     4. Migrating Birds (Fasteau) [11:09]
     5. Eventide (Fasteau) [11:33]
     6. Nature's Warning (Fasteau) [5:41]
     7. Dolphin Meditation (Fasteau) [3:50]
     8. Full Moon Rising (Fasteau) [10:40]
     9. Grasslands (Fasteau) [2:32]
    10. Delicate Balance (Fasteau) [6:20]
    11. From Above (Fasteau) [unknown time]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (ss, ney fl, voc, shakuhachi, sanza, ce, piano harp), William Parker (b), Beaver Harris (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    90.03.09 • Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy

    Flying Note Records FNCD 9003 (CD) 1993; 2011
    —1st Session [See also 92.06.19; 92.08.10 & 92.08.11]

    March 9, 1990 / Festival of Women Improvisors, Roulette, New York City
    1. Birdsong [6:37]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (kaval, ce, Comp), William Parker (b)

    {FNCD 9003}


    • 90.03.10 - Michael Marcus Quintet: Marcus (sxl, stc), Ted Daniel (tp, cor), Joseph Bowie (tb), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr) / Brecht Forum, NYC [CODA #232 June 1990 p.32]

    90.03.18 • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Points

    Silkheart Records SHCD-129 (CD) 1990 Sweden
    —2nd Session [See also 90.01.14]

    March 18, 1990 / East Side Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Points Number One [34:24]
    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), Rob Brown (as), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {SHCD-129}


    • 90.04.07 - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), David Pleasant (dr) / Chase Manhattan Bar and Grill, NYC
      [CODA #232 June 1990 p.32]

    90.04.14 • Tom Bruno Trio [AVR—50:36]

    April 14, 1990 / NYCAC Presents, Space at Chase, Chase Manhattan Bar and Grill, New York City
    1. improvisation [50:36]
    Double-bill with Marc Edwards & Daniel Carter Duo

    Jemeel Moondoc (as), William Parker (b), Tom Bruno (dr)

    {CODA #233 August 1990 p.36; www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxA_GQ1GbMc}


    90.05.00 • Michael Marcus: Under the Wire

    Enja Records ENJA 6064 2 (CD) 1991 GER
    —1st Session [See also 90.11.00 (2)]

    May, 1990 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Gummin' [9:01]
    2. Blue Halo [10:26]
    3. Dance of the Angels [5:35]
    4. Pipelines [5:25]
    5. Kingdom's Chair [5:17]
    6. Under the Wire [5:20]
    7. Common Ground [6:43]
    8. Tribute [4:00]
    Michael Marcus (bcl, ss, stc, Comp), Ted Daniel (tp), Joe Bowie (tb), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr)

    {ENJA 6064 2}


    • 90.05.10 - Quartet Concepts: Rob Brown (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) /
      "Air Pockets, Extensions, & Wonders" / Roulette, NYC
      [Cadence Vol.16 no.4 April '90 p.93; www.roulette.org/events; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    90.00.00 • Quartet Concepts [Centering Archival Recording—49:59]

    unknown date, 1990 ("early '90s") / unknown Studio, New York City
    —Recorded for NYCAC, never issued.
    1. HTI [10:19]
    2. Angel [13:13]
    3. Taffeta Dance [4:46] (unaccompanied bass solo)
    4. Havana [11:27]
    5. Green Falls [10:14]
    —The only other known Quartet Concepts date is 90.05.10 at Roulette.
    I think this sounds like it was recorded in a studio.... This is going back a few years, but as I remember, the tape did not have a date on it and the date is a best guess from William. —Ed Hazell

    Rob Brown (as, fl), Roy Campbell (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.03.10}


    • 90.05.20 - David S. Ware Quintet: Ware (reeds), Bill Dixon (tp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [Village Voice May 22, 1990 p.119; CODA #233 August 1990 p.36; Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Round Up the Usual Suspects, entry 90-0520 p.298]

    90.06.28 • Joelle Leandre & William Parker Duo [AR—40:03]

    June 28, 1990 / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany
    1. unknown title [33:19]
    2. unknown title [5:18]
    Joelle Leandre (b, voc), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R}


    90.06.29 • (Cecil Taylor) The Feel Trio: Celebrated Blazons

    Free Music Production FMP CD 58 (CD) 1993 GER
    • The Feel Trio [AR—64:45]
    June 29, 1990 / Workshop Freie Musik 1986, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    Celebrated Blazons:
    1. Celebrated Blazons [56:41]
     (3 in One)
     Lords of the House
     Deep Water
     Realm of the Wilds
     3 in One
    Audience Recording:
    1. complete set [61:13]
    2. encore [3:32]
    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {FMP CD 58; Jakob Blumenthal 08.05.19}


    90.07.08 • Cecil Taylor: CT—The Dance Project

    FMP Records FMP 130 (CD) 2008 GER
    • Cecil Taylor: Concrete
      Musica Jazz Magazine, January 1998 issue w/ FMP MJ 02 (CD) 1998 IT
      —4th Session [See also 88.07.02; 89.11.02; 89.11.03]
    • Cecil Taylor Dance Project [AR—67:40]
    July 8, 1990 / Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    CT—The Dance Project:
     A—Astral Fluid on the Earth
    1. Looking Into The Universe [11:01]
    2. Emerging From The Cosmic Exterial [4:19]
     B—Soul Activities
    3. Feeling [12:12]
    4. Willing [11:45]
    Audience Recording:
    1. Astral Fluid on the Earth [67:40] (complete)
    Concrete has track 4 at [11:18].

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, dance, Comp), William Parker (b, voc, dance), Masashi Harada (perc, voc, dance)
    Cheryl Banks, Altea Garrido, Anastasia Lyras, and Liliana Saldana (dance, voc)

    {FMP MJ 02; CD-R; R. Shapiro's Cecil Taylor Sessionography; Hannes Schneider; www.fmp-label.de/fmplabel}


    • 90.07.15 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr) / North Sea Jazz Festival, 23:15, Carel Willink Zaal,
      The Hague, Netherlands [WIRE #75 p.4; #76 p.19; www.northseajazz.com/en/program/1990]
    • 90.07.21 (1) - Jerome Cooper Quintet: Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (reeds), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Cooper (dr, perc),
      Thurman Barker (dr) / Festival Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria [Bjoern Dirlack 05.07.29]
      "...After a view into the festival schedule, I found the band played ...just before The Feel Trio." —Bjoern Dirlack

    90.07.21 (2) • The Feel Trio [AR—62:50]

    July 21, 1990 / Festival Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria
    1. unknown title [52:00]
    2. encore 1 [4:31]
    3. encore 2 [6:04]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R}


    • 90.08.09 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]

    90.08.10 • Cecil Taylor Quintet [AR—78:50]

    August 10, 1990 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    1. unknown composition [78:50] (split track at 51:50)
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Peter van Bergen (ts), Tristan Honsinger (ce), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; info from Hannes Schneider; Jan Carlsson 04.03.28}


    90.08.12 • The Feel Trio [AR—47:16]

    August 12, 1990 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    1. unknown title [37:55]
    2. unknown title [9:17]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R}


    90.08.27 • The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T

    Codanza Records Codanza One (10-CD Box) 2002 England
    —1st Session [See also 90.08.28; 90.08.29; 90.08.30; 90.09.01]

    August 27, 1990 / Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
    CDs 1-2
    1. Epicritic (Pertaining to Cutaneous Sensitivity) [42:29] + [10:48]
    2. Peduncle (The Support of an Inflorescence) [43:32]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {Codanza One; Session dates from The WIRE Issue 78 August 1990 p.6, "Club Dates" column.}


    90.08.28 • The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T

    Codanza Records Codanza One (10-CD Box) 2002 England
    —2nd Session [See also 90.08.27; 90.08.29; 90.08.30; 90.09.01]

    August 28, 1990 / Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
    CDs 3-4
    1. Logozo Scampers (Tortoise) [42:06]
    2. Owele Standing (Small Bird) [46:16]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {Codanza One; Session dates from The WIRE Issue 78 August 1990 p.6, "Club Dates" column.}


    90.08.29 • The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T

    Codanza Records Codanza One (10-CD Box) 2002 England
    —3rd Session [See also 90.08.27; 90.08.28; 90.08.30; 90.09.01]

    August 29, 1990 / Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
    CDs 5-6
    1. Pineal (Black Dot) [41:34]
    2. Proxumal (Nearest) [43:45] +[1:48]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {Codanza One; Session dates from The WIRE Issue 78 August 1990 p.6, "Club Dates" column.}


    90.08.30 • The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T

    Codanza Records Codanza One (10-CD Box) 2002 England
    —4th Session [See also 90.08.27; 90.08.28; 90.08.29; 90.09.01]

    August 30, 1990 / Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
    CDs 7-8
    1. Tellurian (Pertaining to Earth or its Inhabitants) [32:10]
    2. Alumo [43:55]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {Codanza One; Session dates from The WIRE Issue 78 August 1990 p.6, "Club Dates" column.}


    90.09.01 • The Feel Trio: 2 Ts for a lovely T

    Codanza Records Codanza One (10-CD Box) 2002 England
    —5th Session [See also 90.08.27; 90.08.28; 90.08.29; 90.08.30]

    September 1, 1990 / Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
    CDs 9-10
    1. Tayassus Pecari [41:03]
    2. Peat [36:24]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {Codanza One; Session dates from The WIRE Issue 78 August 1990 p.6, "Club Dates" column.}


    • 90.00.00 - William Parker (no personnel info) / "Fall 1990" Etats Soniques Series, Access, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      [CODA #237 May 1991 p.4]

    90.10.08 through 90.10.13 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [AVR]

    October 8 through 13, 1990 / Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan

    —Some sources mistakenly have "Jazz Alley" as the venue.

    "No tapes of Japan, but it was filmed by two individuals... we never got a copy" —André Martinez

    1. unknown titles
    "...Tony Oxley was on this gig. This was the first time we met and the first time we all played together. This was a six-night event. The first night was a trip because Tony had a difficult time fitting into the trios program and began to rebel. The next day to keep the peace Cecil gave me and Tony instructions to alternate playing one at a time. William and I went along for the first section, but after that we said the hell with this and just continued playing straight through, with the Maestro's approval of course... The next four nights were really great, I have nice photos of all of us during this time. Tony was supposed to go on the New England tour but because of back pains he did not make it. And shortly after the New England tour we returned to NY to do the famed Mystic Fire video." —André Martinez 02.05.27

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley and André Martinez (dr)

    {André Martinez Archive; William Parker 14.03.30}


    90.10.16 • Matthew Shipp Trio: Circular Temple

    Quinton Records QTN1 (CD) 1992; 2.13.61 Records / Infinite Zero 9 14506-2 (CD) 1994

    October 16, 1990 / Seltzer Sound, New York City
    1. Circular Temple #1 [6:26]
    2. Circular Temple #2 (Monk's Nightmare) [10:00]
    3. Circular Temple #3 [3:47]
    4. Circular Temple #4 [25:50]
    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr, perc)

    {Infinite Zero 9 14506-2}


      "...the New England tour, which was for The New England Foundation for the Arts... was a very prestigious concert series which lead to Cecil getting the McArthur award. The concerts were attended by students and music scholars. The concert series involved eight major concerts...
      The event was titled 'Strucotolite.' ...'Structolite', then an intermission, and then 'Burning Poles'...William and myself, along with our driver Ricardo Solis, rented a van and drove to all venues with equipment. This was an adventure and fun time for William and myself as well as serious work. William also learned to drive on this tour... Different travel arrangements were made for Cecil of course."
      —André Martinez Archive 02.10.13, 02.10.26

    • 90.10.18 - Cecil Taylor Trio: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr) / 8:00pm, Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA /
      "Taylor will perform ‘Burning Poles’ and premiere his new piece "Structolite," works commissioned by the New England Foundation
      for the Arts." —Fernando Gonzalez
      [André Martinez Archive 02.10.13; Ed Hazell 03.12.19; Fernando Gonzalez, The Boston Globe, October 12, 1990]

      "The Department of Jazz Studies presents... Composed by Cecil Taylor during his 1990 NEC Residency"
      —From the program for a performance at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music on April 10, 1991.

      Fernando Gonzalez writes that Burning Poles was "previously performed." —The Boston Globe September 16, 1990.

    • 90.10.19 - Cecil Taylor Trio: personnel as above / Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      [André Martinez Archive 02.10.13; Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
    • 90.10.20 - Cecil Taylor Trio: personnel as above / Maine Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono, ME [ibid]
    • 90.10.22 through 90.10.24 - Cecil Taylor Trio: personnel as above / Top of the Senator, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / "While on New England tour we went to Toronto... and did a couple of nights at this really nice club similar to the Blue Note—lots of paintings of the great ones on the walls. Ricardo Solis was our driver." [André Martinez Archive 02.10.24, 02.11.02]
    • 90.10.26 - Cecil Taylor Trio: personnel as above / Polish National Home, Hartford, CT [ibid; Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
    • 90.10.28 - Cecil Taylor Trio: as above / Langston Hughes Center for the Arts, Providence, RI
      [André Martinez Archive; Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
    • 90.10.29 - Cecil Taylor Trio: as above / + Workshop / Langston Hughes Center for the Arts, Providence, RI [André Martinez Archive]
    • 90.10.31 - Cecil Taylor Trio: as above / Hampden Theatre, Residential Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
      [ibid; Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
    • 90.11.02 - Cecil Taylor Trio: as above / Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA [André Martinez Archive; Ed Hazell 03.12.19]
    • 90.11.03 - Cecil Taylor Trio: as above, + Naima Wade (poet) / Flynn Theater, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT [ibid]
    • 90.11.08 - Cecil Taylor Trio: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr) / "Jazz Live" Series, 8:00 & 10:00pm, African-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, PA / "This is where our car got towed, story goes. ...they had a big buffet for us and some of Cecil's friends came to the show." [André Martinez Archive 02.11.02; Nels Nelson, Philadelphia Daily News November 8, 1990 p.50]

    90.11.00 (1) • Cecil Taylor: Burning Poles

    Mystic Fire Video 76240 (VHS) 1991; Movie Gold; EEC (DVD-R) 2010

    November, 1991 / National Video Industries Studio, New York City
    1. Poles [10:20]
    2. The Silence of Trees [30:50]
    3. For (1st Part) [7:10]
    I'm looking for a tape or report on this event: "Friday, May 4th, 2001 at Johns Hopkins University, 2:30-5:30pm Presentation and discussion of the film Burning Poles (Mystic Fire Video, 1991; 50 min.), Donovan Room, Gilman 110. Screening of Burning Poles along with other performance footage of Cecil Taylor, in both solo and group format, led by Fred Moten (School of Performance Studies, New York University)."
    Can anyone tell me about this? —RL

    "...Burning Poles was the title of a piece he wrote for a student ensemble in Boston at NEC the year before, and in '91 he went on tour through new England and Canada with Parker and Henry (sic) Martinez. I'm not sure how Oxley fits into the footage—whether he joined them there for part of the tour or not—but I seem to recall Cecil saying that Oxley himself had some supervision or general oversight of the video projection."
    —Stefan Dill

    "Cecil would sometimes use peoples' birth name if he knew it. My birth name is Henry and Cecil sometimes called me that... and I would respond
    ‘Okay, Percival’ and that would end that."
    —Andre "Henry" Martinez

    "...Sheldon Roschlin and Maxine Harris were producers. Tony Oxley manipulated the whole experience—the real session which was recorded the night before was not used. William, Taylor, and I had just returned from the triumphant New England tour which was crucial to Taylor receiving the MacArthur award. Tony flew in from England to do the gig. He and Sheldon were friends. For me personally this is the worst session we ever had."
    —André Martinez

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {Mystic Fire 76240; Stefan Dill; venue and date info from André Martinez Archive 02.05.02, 02.05.27; Downtown Music Gallery 10.11.11}


    90.11.00 (2) • Michael Marcus: Under the Wire

    Enja Records ENJA 6064 2 (CD) 1991 GER
    —2nd Session [See also 90.05.00]

    November, 1990 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    track titles—See session 90.05.00 (No split-session info available.)
    Michael Marcus (bcl, ss, stc), Ted Daniel (tp), Joe Bowie (tb), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr)

    {ENJA 6064 2}


    90.11.14 • William Parker & Joe Gallant Duo [Centering Archival Recording—22:50]

    November 14, 1990 / Lunch for Your Ears, New York City
    1. improvisation [22:50]
    William Parker (b), Joe Gallant (el-b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    90.11.20 • The Cecil Taylor Unit [BVR—60:55]

    November 20, 1990 / Aliança Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain
    TVE / Televisio Espanyola S.A. 1991
    1. unknown title [59:40]
    2. credits [1:15]
    "...The gig in Barcelona was a masterpiece, and after the gig Cecil expressed his joy with us, and we hung out all night
    till the next day when we departed for home..." —Andre Martine

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr, perc), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {Video; Andre Martine Archive 02.05.27}


    1991 : : :


    91.00.00 (2) • William Parker Solo Bass + Tape [BR—11:43]

    unknown date, 1991 / Cirrus Gallery, New York City
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
    1. Cathedral [11:43] (incomplete, fades in, fades out)
    William Parker (b + pre-recorded tape)

    {CD-R; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


    91.01.08 through 91.01.13 • Cecil Taylor Trio [ARs]

    January 8 through 13, 1991, Mon.-Thu. 9:00 and 11:00pm, extra show Fri. and Sat. at 1:00am / Condon's, New York City
    1. unknown titles
    "...Condon's was a six-night stint in the Winter. On Friday the 11th there was a major snow storm, and there was some static as to final payment due to the storm, but I did collect for the band—one of my chores. Barry Harris, Clifford Jordan, Jackson Krall, and others came by to see the shows—Alex Blake and Ronnie Burrage, and Naima Wade, a poet and friend of Cecil's who had performed with us on the final gig in Vermont [90.11.03] during the New England tour" —André Martinez

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

    {André Martinez Archive 02.05.27, 02.10.24; New York Magazine January 7, 1991 p.96}


    91.01.23 • Ivo Perelman Trio [AR]

    January 23, 1991 / Culture Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY
    1. unknown titles
    Ivo Perelman (reeds), William Parker (b), André Martinez (dr)

    {André Martinez 03.02.23}


    • 91.01.25 - William Parker Ensemble: William Parker (b, Comp), Billy Bang (vn), Cooper-Moore (p), Patricia Nicholson (dance) /
      "Purple Funeral Song", "Shining Still", "Wooden Raindrops", "Storm", "Calm", "Rainbow" / Grace Church School, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 91.02.14 - Black Tulip Transit: Jos Valster (ts, sxl, bcl), Klaas Hekman (bsx), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Boudewijn Deeleman (tb),
      William Parker (b), Han Bennink (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]
    • 91.03.08 and 91.03.09 - Generation Table: William Parker (b, Comp), Deborah Marcus (Choreography), Laïs Gravier, Colleen McArdle,
      Richard Masuko, Leslie Nelson, Flora Roth, and Eric Russell (dance), production credits Session 91.03.10 / Performance Space 122, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    91.03.10 • Marcus Dance Theatre 1989-1992 [BVR—68:00]

    Character Generators/Video LOC MGZIC 9-4000 (2VID 3/4") 1991
    [Also contains performances of "Times Lie", "Resaca", and "Romancing the Rite"]
    • The Sirovich Group/Marcus Dance Theater [BVR—55:00]
      Character Generators/Video NYPL OCLC 34402140 (VID 3/4") 1991
      [Also contains performances of "Clara's Dream", "Times Lie", "Romancing the Rite", and "Beauty, Age, and Grace"]
    March 10, 1991 / Performance Space 122, New York City
    1. Generation Table [25:00]
    —No mention of broadcast history.

    William Parker (b, Comp)
    Laïs Gravier, Colleen McArdle, Richard Masuko, Leslie Nelson, Flora Roth, and Eric Russell (dance)
    Deborah Marcus (Choreography, Set Concept, costumes), Tom Cross and Ben Wildrick (sets), Robin Carrington (costumes),
    Michael Stiller (lighting), Amerom Metal Works, Inc. (metal fabrication), Peter Richards (video)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; Library of Congress Performing Arts Research Collections—Dance;
    New York Public Library Catalogue of the Dance Collection}


    • 91.03.20 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: Peter Brötzmann (reeds, Comp), Larry Stabbins (ts, ss), Werner Ludi (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp), Johannes Bauer and Paul Rutherford (tb), Nicky Skopelitis and Casper Brötzmann (el-g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr) / Stadthalle, Unna, Germany [Jazzpodium 3/1991 S.58, Concert schedule; Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66]
      "WDR-Jazz Meeting, it was recorded by the WDR (West-Deutscher-Rundfunk, a broadcast maybe exists." —Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.18
    • 91.03.22 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Taktlos Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland) [ibid]
    • 91.03.23 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Taktlos Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland) [ibid]
    • 91.03.24 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Taktlos Festival, Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland) [ibid]

    91.03.26 • Peter Brötzmann März Combo [BR—104:22]

    March 26, 1991 / Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg, Germany
     radio intro by Michael Nuara [1:25]
    1. Berlin Djungle—What a Day [50:58] (split track at 44:00)
     radio intro by Michael Nuara [0:[0:[[43]
    2. Alarm [30:35]
    3. unknown title [11:59]
    4. unknown title [7:11]
     closing announcement (Michael Nuara) [1:31]
    —An incomplete Broadcast Recording is circulating that has "Alarm" at "[30:35] incomplete", and is missing the last two tracks.

    Peter Brötzmann (reeds, Comp), Larry Stabbins (ts, ss), Werner Ludi (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp), Johannes Bauer and Paul Rutherford (tb),
    Nicky Skopelitis and Casper Brötzmann (el-g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr)

    {2CD-R; Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.18; www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Tapes.aspx?s=19910326}


    • 91.03.28 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Börse, Wuppertal, Germany
      [Jazzpodium 3/1991 S.58, Concert schedule; Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66]
    • 91.03.29 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Theaterhaus Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
      [Jazzpodium 3/1991 S.46, Festival schedule; 5/1991 S.24, Festival report; Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66]
    • 91.03.30 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Alter Schlachthof, Wels, Austria
      [Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.72, Concert schedule; 3/1991 S.66]
    • 91.03.31 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Culturzentrum Wolkenstein, Stainach, Austria
      [Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66, Tour schedule]

    91.04.00 • Philip Wilson: The Philip Wilson Project

    Jazzdoor JD 1243 (CD) 1991 GER
    • The Philip Wilson Project: Steel And Breath
      NewEdition ne 87095 (CD) 2005 GER
      [This compilation includes previously issued recordings from
      Frank Lowe—Inappropriate Choices,
      and Bill Laswell & Deadline—Down by Law]
    April, 1991 / Green Point Studios, New York City
    1. Cool (Bowie) [7:12]
    2. Philadelphia (Wilson) [9:23]
    3. Steel & Breath (Wilson) [5:52]

    "The tune ‘Cool’ was a song of mine called ‘1959’." —William Parker

    Lester Bowie (tp), William Parker (b), Philip Wilson (dr)

    {JD 1243; www.discogs.com; William Parker 14.03.30}


    • 91.04.24 through 91.04.26 - Raphé Malik Quartet: Malik (tp), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr) / "It was really hot! After William and Paul left, Glenn and Raphé recorded a batch of duets. None of this has been released, and it is questionable as to whether the tapes can be found or have been ruined..." / Mapleshade Studio, Upper Marlboro, MD [Michael Wilderman 08.03.14]
    • 91.04.27 - Milford Graves Quartet: Charles Gayle (ts), Hugh Glover (reeds), William Parker (b), Graves (dr) /
      "A Jazz Educational Concert featuring Onisegun/Prof. Milford Graves & Co.", The African Poetry Theatre, Queens, NY
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006;
      William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
      —Original reference from Dalachinsky, but flyer also lists Vernon Brannon Bey (djembe).
      "If Dalachinsky doesn’t remember a djembe player, perhaps he didn’t make the gig after all." —Ed Hazell

    91.05.09 • Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR—62:16, AVR, & BVR]

    May 9, 1991 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Japan Satellite Broadcasting
    1. Second Set [62:16]
    "According to my records there was an Article in The New York Times, Friday, May 10th—and Gary Giddens also did a review on May 9-10. ...a classic session, a three-night event. It was also the same time I moved from the house that Cecil and I shared with my family. I rebuilt the entire brownstone where Cecil still lives, from a complete gut-job." —André Martinez

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Glenn Spearman (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Raphé Malik (tp), John Bruschini (g), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba)
    André Martinez (perc), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; André Martinez Archive 02.05.27, 02.05.31, 02.10 24; New York Magazine May 13, 1991 p.137}


    91.05.10 • Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR—62:54, AVR, & BVR]

    May 10, 1991 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Japan Satellite Broadcasting
    1. First Set [62:54] (incomplete)
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Glenn Spearman (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Raphé Malik (tp), John Bruschini (g), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba)
    André Martinez (perc), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {CD-R; André Martinez Archive; New York Magazine May 13, 1991 p.137}


    91.05.11 • Cecil Taylor and Rada: Live in New York [AR, AVR, & BVR]

    May 11, 1991 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Japan Satellite Broadcasting
    1. unknown titles
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Glenn Spearman (ts), Carlos Ward (as), Raphé Malik (tp), John Bruschini (g), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (mba)
    André Martinez (perc), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {André Martinez Archive; New York Magazine May 13, 1991 p.137}


    • 91.06.07 and 91.06.08 - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / WEBO, short-lived, was at 317 E. Houston Street, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
      —This session was misdated as 85.06.07-08 in Signal to Noise Issue #58 Summer 2010 p.25.

      "Two five-star pictures were made: 'Bond'—40 x 55, published later in a Japanese magazine and issued as limited edition T-shirt; and 'We', an intense coda which Milford has as a color print." —Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness®, 02.04.27

    • June 14, 1991—Cecil Taylor wins the MacArthur "Genius" Award.

    • 91.07.00 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: : Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Werner Lüdi (as), Butch Morris (cor),
      Paul Rutherford and Johannes Bauer (tb), Nicky Skopelitis and Caspar Brötzmann (el-g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr) / Pärnu, Estonia
      [Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66, Tour schedule, exact date not mentioned]
    91.06.07GayleTrio

    91.07.20 • Peter Brötzmann's März Combo + Butch Morris [AR—73:18]

    July 20, 1991 / Konfrontationen 1991, Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria
    1. unknown title [11:26]
    2. unknown title [20:06]
    3. unknown title [34:56]
     announcement [1:12]
    4. encore [9:32]
    Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Werner Lüdi (as), Butch Morris (cor), Paul Rutherford and Johannes Bauer (tb),
    Nicky Skopelitis and Caspar Brötzmann (el-g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 09.02.06; Jazzthethik 3/1991 S.66 (Tour schedule); Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.18}


    • 91.08.05 through 91.08.07 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr), + Derek Bailey (g) / Jazz Café, London, England [Peter (NovaSpeech) 03.11.03; WIRE #90 August 1991 p.5]
      "Amongst the junk was a ticket for Cecil T at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London NW1, 7th August 1991 (one of 2 days, fairly sure the 2nd). Derek Bailey sat in with Oxley + Parker (couldn't hear a note he played). The piano was retuned between the sets. Jazz FM in London did broadcasts from The Jazz Cafe in the first part of 1990, then switched and did them from Ronnie Scott's, so probably there was no broadcast." —Peter (NovaSpeech)
    • 91.08.18 - The Feel Trio: Cecil Taylor (p), William Parker (b), Tony Oxley (dr) / Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon, Powys, Wales [ibid]
    • 91.09.00 - The Marco Eneidi Coalition + David Budbill: Eneidi (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b),
      Jackson Krall (dr), Budbill (poetry) / Budbill performed "A Love Supreme: A Found Poem for Black Music" / North Bennington, VT
      [David Budbill Papers, University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections]

    91.09.12 and 91.09.13 • Marco Eneidi: The Marco Eneidi Coalition

    Botticelli Records Botticelli 1010 (CS) 1994; Botticelli 1010 (CD) 1994

    September 12 & 13, 1991 / Cotton Hill Studios, Albany, New York
    1. Albert's Ghost (Eneidi) [1:40]
    2. Get Out (Eneidi) [9:50]
    3. Diads (Jimmy Lyons) [15:37]
    4. Ode for B.D. (Eneidi) [8:25]
    5. Never (Jimmy Lyons) [19:27]
    Marco Eneidi (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), Raphé Malik (tp), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Botticelli 1010 CD}


    91.10.06 through 91.10.08 • Roy Campbell: New Kingdom

    Delmark Records DE-456 (CD) 1992

    October 6, 7 & 8, 1991 / Strobe-Light Sound Studio, New York City
    1. I Remember Lee (Campbell) [10:33]
    2. Angel (Parker) [7:14]
    3. Thanks to the Creator (Campbell) [6:18]
    4. For C.T. (for Clifford Thornton) (Parker) [10:26]
    5. Mariescia (Campbell) [5:50]
    6. Frankenstein & Igor (Campbell) [8:40]
    7. Peace (Massey) [3:46]
    8. Spiritual Rejuvenation (Campbell) [11:04]
    Zane Massey (ts-1,3,7), Ricardo Strobert (as and fl-1,3,5,8), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp and flg—all but trk 7),
    Bryan Carrot (vib-1,3,5,8), William Parker (b), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr)

    {DE-456}


    91.10.10 • William Parker: Song Cycle

    Boxholder Records BHX 017 (CD) 2001
    [This disc also includes 8 tracks by the Lisa Sokolov & Yuko Fujiyama Duo]

    October 10, 1991 / Tedesco Studio, Paramus, NJ
    1. Hunkpapa Song (for Tatanka Iyotanka) [4:02]
    2. Baldwin's Interlude (for James Baldwin) [2:50]
    3. Life Song (for Thomas Merton) [4:14]
    4. A Thought for Silence (for Sedako) [5:39]
    5. Invisible Pages (for Howard Zinn) [5:34]
    6. Falling Shadows (for Henry Grimes) [8:23]
    Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b, Comp)

    {BHX 017; Session date Ms. Ellen Christi 14.02.13}


    • 91.10.15 through 91.10.19 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), William Parker (b), André Martinez and Gregg Bendian (dr, perc) /
      Village Vanguard, NYC [André Martinez Archive 02.10.16]
    • 91.10.20 - Zusaan Kali Fasteau Trio: Fasteau (reeds), William Parker (b), Juma Santos (perc) / St. Peter's Church, NYC
      [Kali Fasteau 14.01.28; CODA #241 January 1992 p.28; Marcello Lorrai 07.09.28; www.radiopopolare.it/trasmissioni/jazz-anthology/musica; New York Magazine October 21, 1991 p.140]

    91.10.27 • The Associated Big Band: The Associated Big Band

    Stork 1001 (CS) 1991

    October 27, 1991? / The Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles
    Marco Eneidi and Rob Brown (as), Daniel Carter and Richard Keene (reeds), Karen Borca (bsn), Masahiko Kono and Lewis Barnes (tp),
    Leopanar Witlarge (ce), William Parker, Hal Onserud, and Albey Balgochian (b), Denis Charles and Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Jackson Krall 14.01.28; Ken Waxman; Albey Balgochian 03.04.28; New York Magazine October 28, 1991 p.116}


    91.10.31 and 91.11.01 • Gayle—Parker—Ali: Touchin' On Trane

    Free Music Production FMP CD 48 (CD) 1993; Jazzwerkstatt CD 024 (CD) 2007 GER

    October 31 & November 1, 1991 / Total Music Meeting, Haus der Jungen Talente, Berlin, Germany
    1. Part A [14:41]
    2. Part B [7:05]
    3. Part C [12:29]
    4. Part D [27:43]
    5. Part E [4:48]
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {FMP CD 48; venue info from WIRE #93 November 1991 p.4}


    91.11.02 • Peter Brötzmann [AR—232:10]

    November 2, 1991 / Total Music Meeting, Haus der Jungen Talente, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany
     1. improvisation (nonet) [35:20]
     2. Gayle & Cyrille duo [18:50]
     3. Kowald solo [13:00]
     4. Evan Parker & Ali duo [26:30]
     5. Hopkins solo [6:20]
     6. Gayle, Hopkins, & Ali trio [16:20]
     7. improvisation (Evan Parker, Wm. Parker, Kowald, Cyrille) [27:25] (split track at 13:20)
     8. Cyrille solo [4:00]
     9. improvisation (Evan Parker, Wm. Parker, Kowald, Cyrille) [7:05]
    10. improvisation (Wm. Parker, Hopkins, Kowald, Oxley) [14:10]
    11. improvisation (Konrad Bauer, Wm. Parker, Hopkins, Kowald, Oxley) [11:15]
    12. improvisation (tentet) [47:35]
     announcement Ali [4:20]
    FMP's Total Music Meeting / "This year's edition was a nine-man bout featuring the triple tenors of Evan Parker, Charles Gayle, and Peter Brötzmann, the three basses of Fred Hopkins, Peter Kowald, and William Parker, and the three drum sets of Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille,
    and Tony Oxley. On each of the three nights, four-hour marathons began with the first half as a collective, which would segue into a series
    of half-hour trio constellations, and a final collective blast for all. An unexpected guest appearance by trombonist Konrad Bauer on the last evening added an element of surprise." —Marc Chénard

    Peter Brötzmann (ts and trgt-1,12), Evan Parker (ts and ss-1,4,7,9,12), Charles Gayle (ts-1,2,6,12), Konrad Bauer (tb-11,12)
    Peter Kowald and William Parker (b-1,7,9,10,11,12), Fred Hopkins (b-1,5,6,10,11,12),
    Rashied Ali (dr-1,4,6,12), Tony Oxley (dr-1,10,11,12), Andrew Cyrille (dr-1,2,7,8,9,12)

    {4CD-R; WIRE #93 November 1991 p.4; Cadence Vol.18 #1 January 1992 p.30; Marc Chénard CODA #244 July 1992 p.32}


    91.12.10 and 91.12.11 • David S. Ware: Flight of I

    DIW DIW-856 (CD) JPN; DIW/Columbia CK52956 (CD) 1992

    December 10 & 11, 1991 / The Power Station, New York City
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [7:49]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You (H. Warren/M. Gordon) [9:29]
    3. Sad Eyes (A. Jones) [11:10]
    4. Flight of I (Ware) [8:11]
    5. Yesterdays (J. Kern/O. Harbach) [6:51]
    6. Infi-Rhythms # 1 (Ware) [17:43]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr)

    {DIW-856}


      Plexus International Storage, Cagliari:
      "On December 15 of 1991, in Cagliari, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele 56, in the historical crypt of San Francesco al Corso, where was located the typography shop of the art collector Franco Girina, it was opened the Plexus International Storage, with the purpose to keep artworks, records, and relics related to the history of Plexus at the disposal of interested scholars as well as for art shows. It was managed under the creative direction of Gaetano Brundu, who curated its first exhibition ‘Opening’, made as an installation created with the Plexus Black Box's relics and records recovered from the preview Plexus Colombina event held in Carloforte in the 1991 summer."


    • 91.12.15 Opening: Installation curated by Gaetano Brundu. Artworks and relics: Ciro Ciriacono, Fabrizio Bertuccioli,
      George Chaikin, Ralston Farina, Joanee Freedom, Arturo Lindsay, William Parker, Giancarlo Schiaffini... and many others /
      Rivington School, NYC [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net; www.plexusinternational.org]

    • 91.12.19 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (reeds), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Marc Edwards (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [CODA #242 March 1992 p.28; Cadence Vol.17 no.12 December 1991 p.91]

    91.12.31 • Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe

    Flying Note Records Flying Note 9015 (CD) 2011
    —1st Session [See also 92.01.03; 92.01.04]

    December 31, 1991 / Flying Note Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Vitesse [3:43]
    2. Ardor [25:05]
    3. Found [7:53]
    Kali Z. Fasteau (cello-1,2, el-p-3), William Parker (b)

    {Downtown Music Gallery newsletter 11.08.05; www.squidco.com; venue info Kali Fasteau 14.01.28}


    1992 : : :


    92.01.03 • Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe

    Flying Note Records Flying Note 9015 (CD) 2011
    —2nd Session [See also 91.12.31; 92.01.04]

    January 3, 1992 / Flying Note Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Liquid Geometry [5:25]
    2. If You Knew [12:26]
    Kali Z. Fasteau (el-p-1, ss-2), William Parker (b), Cindy Blackman (dr)

    {Downtown Music Gallery newsletter 11.08.05; www.squidco.com; venue info Kali Fasteau 14.01.28}


    92.01.04 • Kali Z. Fasteau: An Alternate Universe

    Flying Note Records Flying Note 9015 (CD) 2011
    —3rd Session [See 92.01.31; 92.01.03]

    January 4, 1992 / Flying Note Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Fervor [5:14]
    2. Ideation [3:24]
    3. Bonobos [4:35]
    Kali Z. Fasteau (ss), William Parker (b), Cindy Blackman (dr)

    {Downtown Music Gallery newsletter 11.08.05; www.squidco.com; venue info Kali Fasteau 14.01.28}


    • 92.00.00 - Mary Anne Driscoll Trio: Driscoll (voc), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr) / "Driscoll...wrote a collection of vocal pieces dedicated to Jimmy Lyons..." / Mapleshade Studios, Upper Marlboro, MD [bitmunk.com/media/6739286]

    92.02.18 • Peter Brötzmann: The März Combo, Live in Wuppertal

    Free Music Production FMP 47 (CD) 1993

    February 18, 1992 / The Börse, Wuppertal, Germany
    1. Part 1 [30:44]
    2. Part 2 [5:58]
    3. Part 3 [37:17]
    Peter Brötzmann, Werner Lüdi, and Larry Stabbins (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp), Johannes Bauer and Paul Rutherford (tb),
    Nicky Skopelitis and Caspar Brötzmann (el-g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr)

    {FMP 47}


    92.02.19 • Peter Brötzmann's März Combo [AR—60:45]

    February 19, 1992 / Festival 7th Münchner Big Band Meeting, Carl Orff Saal, Philharmonie im Gasteig, München, Germany
    1. The März Combo [49:46]
     announcement [1:26]
    2. encore [9:32]
    Peter Brötzmann, Werner Lüdi, and Larry Stabbins (reeds), Paul Rutherford and Johannes Bauer (tb),
    Nicky Skopelitis and Caspar Brötzmann (g), William Parker (b), Anton Fier (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 09.02.06; Jazzpodium 2/1992 S.58 Festival schedule, and 4/1992 S.33 Festival report}


    • 92.02.20 - Peter Brötzmann's März Combo: personnel as above / Graf Zeppelin Haus, Friedrichshafen, Germany
      [Jazzpodium 2/1992 S.54, Concert schedule]

    92.03.26 • Cecil Taylor Trio [BR—111:32]

    March 26, 1992 / New Music Cafe, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [56:16]
     announcement [0:10]
    2. encore [3:36]
    Second Set
    3. unknown title [57:30]
    4. encore [4:00]
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CD-R (First Set only); WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    92.03.27 • Cecil Taylor Trio [AR—58:15 +]

    March 27, 1992 / New Music Cafe, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [58:15] (split track at 46:22)
    Second Set
    2. unknown title
    3. encore
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CD-R (First Set only); WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 92.03.28 (1) - William Parker Ensemble / Alethea House (20 Washington Square North), NYC
      Excerpts from Becki Greybeard—Grandmother's Song; Jenny's Interlude; Resolution: Lewis Barnes (tp), Masahiko Kono (tb),
       Cooper-Moore (p), Lisa Sokolov and Vanessa Hodge (voc), Assaf Ziv, Husa, Angela Rogers, Susan Murphy (chorus), William Parker (b)
      Painted Plum Clouds: Yi-Lo Yu (fl), Yuko Fujiyama (p)
      Passing Through: Patricia Nicholson, Sarah Wilkins, and Anyez van Rozenberg (dance), William Parker (p)
      Song Cycle #1—Dedications: Footnote to a Dream; For Julius Eastman; Morning Moon; Holiday for Flowers; Aborigine Song;
       Baldwin's Interlude; Chrysanthemum/Only Cherries; Interlude #8: Shia Shu's Song; Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls:
       Lisa Sokolov (voc), Yuko Fujiyama (p), William Parker (b)
      Voices in Shadow—Voices of Loneliness; Voices in Exile; Voices in Ascent; Voices of the Fourth World; Again the Oglala:
       Yuko Fujiyama (p), Masahiko Kono (tb), Cooper Moore and William Parker (perc)
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; William Parker 14.02.28]

    92.03.28 (2) • Cecil Taylor Trio [BR—65:11 +]

    March 28, 1992 / New Music Cafe, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [57:30] (split track at 46:28)
     broadcast announcement [0:12]
    2. encore [7:29]
    Second Set
    3. unknown title
    4. encore
    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CD-R (First Set only at 65:26); WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 92.03.29 - William Parker Ensemble / See 92.03.28 (1) / Alethea House (20 Washington Square North), NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    92.04.10 • William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording—24:10]

    April 10, 1990 / 9th Street Gallery, New York City
    1. improvisation [24:10]
     bass improvisation
     Come Sunday
     bass improvisation—bells—bass and voice improvisation
    William Parker (b, bells, voc)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    92.04.11 • Joelle Leandre Trio [AR—84:28]

    April 11, 1992, 9:00pm / Roulette, New York City
    1. unknown titles [84:28]
    Joelle Leandre (b), William Parker (b, winds, perc), Jin Hi Kim (komungo)

    {2CD-R; www.roulette.org/events}


    92.05.00 • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR—53:20]

    May, 1992 / Roulette, New York City
    1. unknown titles [53:20]
    Roscoe Mitchell (ts, as, ss, sss, fl), Tom Buckner (voc), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tani Tabbal and Vincent Davis (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 08.10.09; venue info from Ray Stadt 13.10.14}


    92.05.15 • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR—136:30]

    May 15, 1992 / New Music Cafe, New York City
    1. unknown titles [136:30] (split track at 82:15)
    Roscoe Mitchell (ts, as, ss, sss, fl), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tani Tabbal and Vincent Davis (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 08.10.09}


    92.05.16 • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR—104:38]

    May 16, 1992 / New Music Cafe, New York City
    1. unknown titles [104:38]
    Roscoe Mitchell (ts, as, ss, sss, fl, bmb-fl), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tani Tabbal and Vincent Davis (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 08.10.09}


    92.05.18 • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory: This Dance is for Steve McCall

    Black Saint BS120150-2 (CD) 1992 IT; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120150-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT
    • Roscoe Mitchell (& the Note Factory): The Jazz Masters, 100 anos de Swing
      Folio Collection EF 20090 (CD) 1997 SP
    May 18, 1992 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Ericka (Joseph Jarman) [11:32]
    2. Uptown Strut (Mitchell) [2:19]
    3. The Rodney King Affair (Mitchell) [5:24]
    4. Ah (Mitchell) [3:21]
    5. Song For Gerald Oshita (Mitchell) [3:03]
    6. Paintings For Phillip Wilson (Mitchell) [2:58]
    7. The Far East Blues (Mitchell) [5:34]
    8. Variations For String Bass And Piano (Mitchell) [6:56]
    9. This Dance Is For Steve McCall (Mitchell) [9:56]
    Roscoe Mitchell (ss, as, ts, bmb-fl, perc), Matthew Shipp (p), Jaribu Shahid (b),
    William Parker (b, perc), Tani Tabbal (dr, hand drum), Vincent Davis (dr)

    {BS120150-2; EF 20090; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    • 92.05.27 - a bank check of 500 dollars:
      "A month later after the Christopher Columbus Consortium's establishment, any relationships between NYU and the 1992 Christopher Columbus Consortium were stopped by the NYU central administration of the NYU Columbus Quincentennial Committee as well as any Consortium meetings inside NYU facilities. Around the same time, Arturo Lindsay expressed strong concerns about the involvement of Plexus in the Columbus consortium as a celebration project. Therefore, with no Plexus name, on May 25, at the Institute of Computer Art of the School of Visual Arts, it was presented by George Chaikin, Stephen DiLauro and Sandro Dernini, the event: ‘1992: The Departure of An Art Human Shuttle For Freedom Journeying to the Realm of a New Planet Called Time-Art’. It featured The Shock Troop Theatre of David Boyle, Lenny Horowitz, Stephen DiLauro, and Wess Power. George Chaikin with a scanner camera connected to a computer system performed the experiment to transfer to Franco Meloni at the University of Cagliari the digital dematerialization of a Senegal wood canoe that was brought there by Mouhamadou MBaye, director in Dakar of the Senegal Agency for Cultural and Tourist Promotion. The digital transfer had no success, therefore, the canoe data were packaged into two computer disks for Franco Meloni to perform in Cagliari the re-materialization of the Senegal canoe. Two days after, at William Parker’s house, in presence as witness of David Boyle, Max Hardeman, Wess Powers, and Papam Moussa Tall, a bank check of 500 dollars, donated to Plexus by the benefactor Ariane Braillard, was given to Mouhamadou MBaye to be carried in Dakar for Assane MBaye and Tairo Diop in support to the Plexus Goree project. Mouhamadou MBaye disappeared with the money, making many problems for Plexus to continue its activities in Dakar."
      [PLEXUS International Forum www.plexusinternational.org]

    92.06.01 • (V/A) Matthew Shipp Trio: Why We Came Together / A Yakuza Compilation

    Yakuza #8 Magazine & CD 1996

    June 1, 1992 / Live at WKCR-FM, New York City
    1. Sonic Host [4:55]
    —This is a fade-in/fade-out excerpt from a Broadcast Recording.

    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Yakuza #8; Matthew Shipp confirms personnel 14.01.27}


    • 92.06.07 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 8, 1992 p.98; Cadence Vol.18 No.6 June 1992 p.109 has this as "William Parker & Rashied Ali"]
      —This date was not listed as "Prima Materia" (first reference for that name is 92.07.16).

    92.06.19 • Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy

    Flying Note Records FNCD 9003 (CD) 1993; 2011
    —2nd Session [See also 90.03.09; 92.08.10 & 92.08.11]

    June 19, 1992, 9:00pm / Buchman Hall, New York City
    1. Encoding Delight [3:55]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (tmp, kaval, Comp), William Parker (balafon), Ron McBee (cga)

    {FNCD 9003}


    92.06.00 • Glenn Spearman & William Parker Duo [BR]

    June, 1992 / Mapleshade Studios, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Broadcast 93.04.12
    1. "...for bass and tenor saxophone."
    —Spearman came to the East coast in late June.

    Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b)

    {William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


    92.06.30 • Steve Cohn Trio [AR—31:41]

    June 30, 1992 / Old Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [31:41]
    Steve Cohn (p), William Parker and Fred Hopkins (b)

    {CD-R; Cadence Vol.18 No.6 June 1992 p.109}


  • 92.07.04 - A Day of Remembrance and Rejuvenation, New York:

    On July 4 of 1992, in New York, at CUANDO, William Parker and Jose Rodriguez organized a day of remembrance and rejuvenation: a day to honor our heroes and mentors, to offer gifts to the spirit. Remembering the past (how we got here), today (issues that confront us), the future (thing we must do in order to secure that a future will exist.)

    It featured the music performances of William Parker, Jackson Krall, Lumi, Tony Feliciano, The War Hippies with Tom Corn, Matt Enger, Mark Enger, Santi Suaviro and many, many more. Participant artists were: Carol Blank, Lorenzo Pace, George Chaikin, Amir Bey, Milene Bey, Charlotte Richardson, Michael Fitzgerald, Audrey Dolan, Virginia Jiminez, Wess Power, Ravi Blank, Nancy Wells, Tom Corn, Linda Hiwot, Santi Suaviro, David Cook, Rolando Politi, Ik-Joon Kang, Hamlet Zurita, Kazuko, Eileen Doster, Wolf, Radha Blank, Rasheed, Kelly B. Darr, Kali Fasteau, Siobhan Duffy, Celestino Boane, Ellie Ali, Mark Enger, Nilda Cortez, Drew Curtis, Hayato, El-Seleum, Al-Ibrahim, Derek Lester, Guevara Soliman, Vermon Bigman, and Eve Hennessy. On this occasion, Jose Rodriguez presented the CUANDO-Plexus Passport edited with Eddie Birchmore and with photos by Raymond Ross.

    During this period, also The numero zero was dedicated to Grady Alexis, a young Haitian painter who resided in the East Village and was brutally beaten on 8th Street, near 5th Avenue. He died as a result of massive head injuries.


    From CUANDO Plexus Passport, by William Parker:

    It is the role of the artist to dance, sing, shout and whisper about all that is wonderful, beautiful and majestic. To mirror and project the present and future, to tell us the stories inside little childrens' hearts (giving us a view beyond the horizon). Communicating by the language of stone, wood, wool, and language of happiness, sadness, and joy. It is the role of the artist to incite political, social and... spiritual revolution. To awaken us from our sleep and never let us forget our obligations as human beings.... To light the fire of human compassion. When this inner flame is burning, man is uplifted to another state—his vision and sense are doubled—he sees, hears, and feels things he never did before. The heat of the earth, the cry of living beings. This fire is stoked by conviction, caring... communication with others. The idea is to live strongly within this vision without compromises even after being met by a cold, grey world that could care less about vision, a world that makes insensitivity and murder of idealism and individualism a standard.



  • It is the role of the artist to become a human being, to see that the only art is the art of living The artist must quickly make the transformation to human being and in the same breath come to realize he or she is a vehicle through which light passes. We can flow and sing with this reality. Being a great artist is not enough. One must be obsessed with the vision of life. Art must transform to reality, to a healing ritual, a ceremony of the inner voice that says the only tradition is the tradition of life and living things, the tradition of the selfbeing created each moment. The masterpiece must constantly be created.

    Every year more creative beings have gone into the business of entertainment to make a dollar. They make their music weaker for the sake of popularity; why not make it stronger for the sake popularity? America was founded and is run on a palette of untruths and illusions in every area of life (War is thought of as real, while peace is a dream). Art can clarify life or it can help to reconfirm these lies. It's not... a matter of just staying alive and existing, but of living as full creative beings, beings who take the step not when it is safe or out of survival, but as a process of living. The way trees grow and the way flowers just appear out of nowhere.

    Most books and gestures about music, dance, painting, film, and the other art forms have rarely been written by the artists themselves... Art as life in America is defined and... controlled by the capitalist or the scientist, the curiosity-seekers who play games with life. To these people art is an ornament. They look at and promote music and dance that is technically polished, slick, and does everything art is supposed to be according the guidelines of the '80s. They never really believe that art can change the heart of man. To the theoretician and the intellectual art is never expected to be reality, this is what makes art, art. They will not accept the idea that life is more important than art, and that for any creative work to be valid on the same level as life that work must sing and swing from an unearthly reality.

    All the controlling factors of the world of the arts are a mirror of the controlling powers of the world (AMERICA). The European Western capitalist. The Afro-American creative music since its reception in the United States has been uprooted from ritual and healing to the status of entertainment. Watered down, raped, and pillaged by the money vendors and the so-called jazz lovers to meet their own needs. The black musician provides the creativity, the capitalist producers control it, creating an industry off of not the meat of the music, but off of the embellishment presenting the music on lesser terms, making it more palatable.

    The real music, as any real art, causes change. It asks man to question and not to live with lies and injustices. We have entered the '80s with our eyes still red from the sleepiness of the '70s. America is in a deep sleep, the revolution of today consists of machines replacing people and people acting like machines, dancing robots and digital watches. This is the age of electronics and instant death. Acoustic human energy is frowned upon, everyone is trying to take the easy way out. No longer can the creative musician sit back and let others define him, he is labeled and catalogued, interviewed, produced, recorded, bought and sold by people with tin ears and souls. If the musician believes in life then he must define himself and not be manipulated. The Bill Collector is a newsletter written by the artist who wishes to define and share his existence with others, in what is once again a move toward self-determination.

    [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]


    • 92.07.16 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine July 20, 1992 p.89]
    • 92.07.19 - Zusaan Kali Fasteau (reeds), William Parker (b), Ron McBee (dr) / 9:00pm, Buchman Hall, NYC
      [New York Magazine July 20, 1992 p.79]

    92.08.02 • Collective 4tet: Dreamcatcher

    Stork Music STORK1007 (CS) 1992

    August 2, 1992 / Piano Magic, New York City
    1. Oracle [12:26]
    2. Flytrack [16:05]
    3. Snap Decisions [5:32]
    4. Dreamcatcher [25:23]
    Michael Moss (reeds), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (dr)

    {STORK1007}


    92.08.10 and 92.08.11 • Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Prophecy

    Flying Note Records FNCD 9003 (CD) 1993; 2011
    —3rd Session [See also 90.03.09; 92.06.19]

    August 10 & 11, 1992 / Center for Media Arts, New York City
    1. Prophecy [3:52]
    2. Nomad's Festival [2:58]
    3. Lunar Wisdom [5:24]
    4. The Gyre [5:32]
    5. Sonic Deep [5:27]
    6. Cosmopolis [4:07]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (sheng-1, ney-1, mizmar-2, kaval-2, ss-3,4,6; cello-5, Comp), Shela Somalia Richards (vn),
    William Parker (b), Ron McBee (perc-1,2,4), Newman Taylor-Baker (dr-3,6)

    {FNCD 9003}


    • 92.08.12 - Zusaan Kali Fasteau: (no personnel details, likely as above) / 12:30pm, Chase Manhattan Plaza, NYC
      [New York Magazine August 17, 1992 p.69]

    92.08.28 • Cecil Taylor Tentet [SBR—74:31]

    August 28, 1992 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria
    1. unknown title [47:25] (split track, at 46:01)
     announcement [2:00]
    2. unknown title [23:14] (slightly incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
     announcement [1:20]
    —Received as "Broadcast Recording, ORF Austria, 61:00". Another tape with this date is in circulation at 61:00,
     with the first track at 38:00 "incomplete," and the second track at 24:00 as above. —RL

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Marco Eneidi and Bobby Zankel (as), Butch Morris (cor), Dick Griffin (tb),
    John Bruschini (g), William Parker and Barry Guy (b), Thurman Barker (perc), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {CD-R}


    92.09.23 • Takashi Kazamaki & Kalle Laar: Floating Flames

    Ear-Rational Records ECD-1038 (CD) 1994 GER

    September 23, 1992 / The Studio, New York City
    1. Al Stood There (on the embankment, gazing into the distance) [13:53]
    2. Slow Green Lightnings [9:44]
    3. The Kitchen Door (was left open) [8:47]
    4. Turned Around (and walked back, no hurry) [9:42]
    5. Greyish Spots (on walls and ceilings) [4:14]
    Kalle Laar (el-g, elec, Comp), Masahiko Kono (tb-1,2,3,4), William Parker (b, ce, voc), Takashi Kazamaki (perc, Comp)

    {ECD-1038}


    92.10.14 and 92.10.15 • David S. Ware: Third Ear Recitation

    DIW DIW-870 (CD) 1993 JPN

    October 14 & 15, 1992 / Sound On Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [3:42]
    2. East Broadway Rundown (Sonny Rollins) [9:39]
    3. Mystic March (Ware) [5:38]
    4. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [7:17]
    5. Third Ear Recitation (Ware) [4:41]
    6. Free Flow Dialogue (Ware) [3:16]
    7. Sentient Compassion (Ware) [6:45]
    8. The Chase (Ware) [9:11]
    9. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [8:56]
    Liner notes for this disc.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {DIW-870}


    • 92.10.17 - Marco Eneidi Quartet: Eneidi (as), William Parker and Larry Roland (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / "Maybe there was a fifth person,
      but I can't picture who it would have been..." / "a campus coffeehouse-ish space," Bennington College, Bennington, VT
      [Ben Young, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31]

    92.10.24 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—124:00]

    October 24, 1992 / P.S. 122, New York City
    1. unknown titles [124:00]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous; Ben Young, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 92.10.26 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine October 26, 1992 p.129]
    • 92.10.29 - Bern Nix Trio: Nix (g), William Parker (b), David Cappella (dr) / "Music from The Ontological Storyville of the Mind; the Congo Square of the Collective Unconscious; and the 52nd Street Libido" / Roulette, NYC [www.roulette.org/events/artists.php/112]

    92.11.13 • Sacred Scrape: Secret Response / Live in the U.S. 1992

    Rastacan Records BRD-015 (CD) 1994
    —1st Session [See also 92.11.20]

    November 13, 1992 / The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    1. Because Patterns [13:56]
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, trgt, bcl, E-flat cl), William Parker (b, ce), Gregg Bendian (dr, perc)

    {BRD-015; session dates from Gino Robair of Rastacan Records.}


    92.11.20 • Sacred Scrape: Secret Response / Live in the U.S. 1992

    Rastacan Records BRD-015 (CD) 1994
    —2nd Session [See also 92.11.13]

    November 20, 1992 / Roulette, New York City
    1. Overture [2:13]
    2. Because Patterns Two [11:09]
    3. The March Burst to Open Blue [11:44]
    4. Roil Segments [28:59]
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, trgt, bcl, E-flat cl), William Parker (b, ce), Gregg Bendian (dr, perc)

    {BRD-015; session dates from Gino Robair of Rastacan Records; Alex Ross, The New York Times November 25, 1992}


    92.11.21 • Zane Massey Trio: Brass Knuckles

    Delmark DD-464 (CD) 1993
    • (V/A) Delmark 40th Anniversary Jazz
      Delmark DX-1 (CD) 1993
    November 21, 1992 / Sear Sound, New York City
    1. Trickle Down Economics [5:07]
    Zane Massey (ts, Comp), William Parker (b), Sadiq M. Abdu Shahid (dr)

    {DD-464; All-Music Guide; Session date from Zane Massey 14.01.28}


      "On December 10, 1992, at the City Hall of New York, on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Commissioner of Human Rights Dennis de Leon organized a round-table with Mico Licatro, David Ecker, George Chaikin, Jose Rodriguez, Ralph Lerner, Earl S. Davis, Okechukwu Odita, and I, to discuss the continuation of the Columbus Reconciliation Well-Being project started in Sardinia.

      In the evening, at the NYU Barney Building Auditorium, I managed a performance report The Deconstruction of ‘The Voyage of the Elisabeth’, The Serpent, in Order to Survive, to bring back immediately to the Lower East Side community the results from the round-table held at the City Hall as well as the last news from The Christopher Columbus Consortium's event held in Sardinia. To avoid any potential institutional problems, I staged it as a session of the NYU David Ecker's aesthetic inquiry course, with contributions by Lorenzo Pace, Alfa Diallo, Jose Rodriguez, George Chaikin, Barnaby Ruhe, Okechukwu Odita, Nilda Cortez, Patricia Nicholson Parker, and William Parker." —Sandro Dernini



    • 92.12.10 - The Deconstruction of a PLEXUS-CUANDO Event, Purgatorio Show 1992, The Voyage of the Elisabeth: In Order to Survive,
      Il Viaggio del Serpente, a performance by William Parker, Patricia Nicholson-Parker, Alfa Diallo, Jose Rodriguez, Barnaby Ruhe, Lorenzo Pace, George Chaikin, David Ecker, Sandro Dernini, Okechukwu Odita, Georgetta Stonefish / Auditorium, Barney Building,
      New York University, NYC [Plexus International Forum Onlus, Cagliari-Roma—plexusforum.net]
    • "Few days after, the Mayor of the City of New York, after been informed by the Commissioner de Leon and Mico Licastro about the international process of reconciliation and well-being turned on by the Columbus Reconciliation Forum, declared in New York City the day December 16 as International Reconciliation Day." —Sandro Dernini


      [Plexus International Forum, www.plexusinternational.org]

    92.12.13 • Centering Dance Music Ensemble [Centering Archival Recording—107:13]

    December 13, 1992 / Inroads, New York City
    1. improvisation [22:50]
    2. Rain Flowers [43:27]
    3. Peace Suite for Small Ensemble [40:56]
    Dave Sewelson (as, bar), Jeff Hoyer (tb), Brenda Bakr and Lisa Sokolov (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), Patsy Parker (dance)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    1993 : : :


    93.00.00 (1) • The Olmec Group / Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

    AUM Fidelity AUM036 (CD) 2006
    —2nd Session [See also 89.00.00; 93.00.00 (2); 97.01.26 (2)]

    unknown date, 1993 / Strobe-Light Studios, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Codex (Parker) [7:00]
    2. El Puente Seco (Tatico Enriquez) [3:49]
    3. Pok-A-Tok (Parker) [11:20]
    4. Espirito (Parker) [1:13]
    Dave Sewelson (bar, as solo-1), Isaiah Parker (as), Luis Ramierez (acc), Todd Nicholson (b),
    William Parker (perc, 6-string doussn'gouni), Omar Payano (cng, guiro, voc-4), Gabriel Nunez (tim, bgo)

    {AUM036; Steven Joerg 06.12.16}


    93.00.00 (2) • William Parker Solo / Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

    AUM Fidelity AUM036 (CD) 2006
    —3rd Session [See also 89.00.00; 93.00.00 (1); 97.01.26 (2)]

    unknown date, 1993 / Strobe-Light Studios, Brooklyn, NY
    1. There's a Balm in Gilead (traditional) [6:24]
    2. Long Hidden, part one [7:25]
    3. Long Hidden, part two [0:46]
    4. Long Hidden, part three [3:13]
    William Parker (b-1, doussn'gouni-2,3,4, Comp)

    {AUM036; Steven Joerg 06.12.16}


    93.01.21 and 93.01.22
    • Charles Gayle Quartet: vol. 1, Translation

    Silkheart Records SHCD-134 (CD) 1993 Sweden

    • Charles Gayle Quartet: vol. 2, Raining Fire

    Silkheart Records SHCD-137 (CD) 1993 Sweden

    • Charles Gayle Quartet: Blue Shadows

    Silkheart Records SHCD-157 (CD) 2007 Sweden

    January 21 & 22, 1993 / House of Music, Studio A, West Orange, NJ
    Translation, Volume 1:
    1. Joyous Fellowship [14:37]
    2. Healing [18:58]
    3. Holy Mountain [14:35]
    4. Hymn of Praise [8:51]
    5. Suffering for Love [14:00]
    Raining Fire, Volume 2:
    1. In Christ [17:08]
    2. Blood's Finality [12:50]
    3. Death Conquered [15:33]
    4. Grace [14:48]
    5. Raining Fire [8:21]
    Blue Shadows:
    1. Inside the Sun [2:59]
    2. Blue Shadows [11:28]
    3. Eternity Promised 1 [17:12]
    4. Eternity Promised 2 [2:07]
    5. Hearts to Jesus [17:49]
    6. Soul's Time [3:06]
    7. In Sorrow [13:37]
    8. Snap [1:51]
    "In January 1993, Keith, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, and I and sundry others, curiously awaited the band at the House of Music recording studio in West Orange, NJ. Charles was on tenor sax, bass clarinet, and viola, William Parker on bass, cello, and half-size violin, Vattel Cherry on bass, kalimba, and bells, and (to us) a totally new drummer, Michael Wimberly. We recorded about five hours of incredible music, from which Keith selected 71 minutes for Volume 1, Translations (Silkheart 134), and I selected 71 minutes for Volume 2, Raining Fire (Silkheart 137). Blue Shadows is the third CD to be taken from these historic sessions..." —Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, vla, Comp), William Parker (b, ce, half-size vn), Vattel Cherry (b, kalimba, bells), Michael Wimberly (dr)

    {SHCD-134; SHCD-137; web sources}


    93.02.01 • Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live

    Knitting Factory Works KFWCD 137 (2CD) 1993
    —1st Session [See also 93.02.15; 93.02.22]

    February 1, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Sealed Books [23:14]
    2. Take Refuge [24:58]
    3. Covenants [9:22]
    4. Most High [11:02]
    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, vn, Comp), William Parker (b, ce, vn), Vattel Cherry (b), Michael Wimberly (dr)

    {KFWCD 137}


    • 93.02.05 - The Bern Nix Trio: Nix (g), William Parker (b), David Cappello (perc) / "A Concert for Hedda Sterne: To celebrate the last day
      of the exhibition ‘Hedda Sterne’, in the presence of the painter..." / Philippe Briet Gallery, NYC [Concerts at Philippe Briet Gallery, on-line list]
    • 93.02.08 - Charles Gayle Quartet: Gayle (ts, bcl, vn), William Parker and Vattel Cherry (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]

    93.02.12 • Michael Marcus Trio: Ithem

    Ayler Records aylCD-006 (CD) 2004; aylDL-006 (digital download) 2008
    —1st Session [See also 93.06.28 (1)]

    February 12, 1993 / The Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Here At! [5:39]
    2. Ithem, take 2 [6:16]
    Michael Marcus (as, bcl, Comp), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {aylCD-006}


    93.02.15 • Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live

    Knitting Factory Works KFWCD 137 (2CD) 1993
    —2nd Session [See also 93.02.01; 93.02.22]

    February 15, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Deliverance [9:44]
    2. Sanctification [25:05]
    3. Living Waters [16:19]
    4. Newness of Life [8:20]
    5. Gifts [11:21]
    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, vn, Comp), William Parker (b, ce, vn), Vattel Cherry (b), Marc Edwards (dr)

    {KFWCD 137}


    93.02.21 • Collective 4tet: Bindu

    Stork Music STORK1015 (CS) 1993

    February 21, 1993 / Piano Magic, New York City
    1. Did You Hear Everything [1:03]
    2. Beyond Reason [19:05]
    3. Bass Clarity [4:16]
    4. Bindu [21:34]
    5. Jig Jag [9:44]
    Michael Moss (reeds), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (dr)

    {STORK1015; session date from H. Geisser}


    93.02.22 • Charles Gayle Quartet: More Live

    Knitting Factory Works KFWCD 137 (2CD) 1993
    —3rd Session [See also 93.02.01; 93.02.15]

    February 22, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City
     No split session info—tracks listed in session 93.02.15.
    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, vn, Comp), Vattel Cherry (b), William Parker (b, ce, vn), Marc Edwards (dr)

    {KFWCD 137}


    • 93.03.23 - Alex Lodico & The Collective Ensemble with Dancers: no personnel details (same flyer as 93.03.30) /
      Improvisor's Collective, Context Performance Hall, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    93.03.26 • Matthew Shipp: Prism

    Ectoplasm / Brinkman Records BRCD058/RÖV-009-2 (CD) 1995

    March 26, 1993 / Roulette, New York City
    1. Prism I [29:55]
    2. Prism II [25:40]
    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {BRCD058/RÖV-009-2}


    • 93.03.30 - Sabir Mateen's Darkness, Light, and Beyond: Mateen and Richard Keene (ts), Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Blaise Siwula (as, wdfl),
      Zusaan Kali Fasteau (reeds, fl, voc), John Blum (p), Lee Gongwer (wdfl, perc), Bea Licata (ce, voc, dance), Akim and Christine Coppola (dance), William Parker (b), Emilio Cruz (perc), Jackson Krall (dr), + Special Guest Margo Gerzarlian-Trib (vn, voc, dance) /
      Improvisor's Collective, Context Performance Hall, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    93.04.10 • Other Dimensions In Music [BR & BVR]

    April 10, 1993 / Art Factory, NYC
    WKCR-FM (LIVE) Broadcast
    1. improvisations
    "Partly filmed and partly taped."

    Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), William Parker (b, ce, vn), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {Ben Young, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    93.04.11 • William Parker: In Order To Survive

    Black Saint 120159-2 (CD) 1995
    —1st Session [See also 93.06.28 (2)]

    April 11, 1993 / Roulette, New York City
    1. Testimony of No Future [38:47]
    2. Anast in Crisis Mouth Full of Fresh Cut Flowers [6:55]
    3. Testimony of the Stir Pot [20:07]
    "Last year, Brown joined an ongoing series of concerts entitled In Order To Survive, with William Parker's ensemble...
    The series began at Roulette in New York, moved on to the Knitting Factory, and has plans to do concerts in Philadelphia."
    [CODA #259 January 1995 p.27]

    Rob Brown (as), Lewis Barnes (tp), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Denis Charles (dr)

    {120159-2}


    93.04.12 • William Parker Interview [BR—138:14]

    April 12, 1993 / WKCR-FM Studios, New York City
    WKCR-FM, "Afternoon Music" Live Broadcast
    Interview by Ben Young

     (Not on Broadcast Recording)
     (Not on Broadcast Recording)
    1. Facing the Sun One is Never the Same [5:18]
     (incomplete, cuts in, fades out)
    Interview [16:29]
    2. Painter's Autumn [11:35]
    Interview [17:56]
    3. Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [26:32]
     (split track at 17:57)
    Interview [10:56]
     (split track at 9:21)
    4. Image and Likeness [24:28]
     (incomplete, fades out)
    Interview [3:05]
    5. Vision, Peace and Battle Cries [7:04]
     (incomplete, fades in)
    Interview [3:10]
    6. "...for bass and tenor saxophone." [9:54]
     (incomplete, split track at 2:53, 8:12; fades out) 
    Interview [1:27]
    7. Cathedral [11:43]
     (incomplete, fades in, fades out)
    76.10.24, William Parker with Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen.
    78.00.00, William Parker's "Corn Meal Suite".
    80.05.09, David S. Ware, Parker, and Denis Charles Trio.
    89.00.00, Painter's Autumn (Stork)
    89.07.12 to 07.27, The Ray Taylor Living Room Sessions.
    82.00.00, William Parker Quintet
    87.03.29, William Parker Orchestra
    92.06.00, Glenn Spearman & William Parker Duo
    91.00.00 (2), William Parker Solo Bass + Tape

    —Track 2 from Painter's Autumn not included on CD-Rs.

    William Parker, live interview.

    {2CD-R; William Parker Interview, Broadcast 93.04.12}


    93.04.13 • Tribute to Ayler & Trane [BR]

    April 13, 1993 / Live at the Knitting Factory, New York City
    WKCR-FM
    1. First Set
    Louis Belogenis (ts), Allen Chase (ss, as), Frank London (tp), Joe Gallant (six-string el-b, b), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    93.04.16 and 93.04.17 • Charles Gayle: Consecration

    Black Saint 120138-2 (CD) 1993 IT; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120138-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2008 IT

    April 16 & 17, 1993 / Sear Sound, New York City
    —The liner notes have the Consecration sessions incorrectly as the 17th and 18th.
    1. O Father [15:16]
    2. Rise Up [10:02]
    3. Justified [8:37]
    4. Glorious Saints [13:19]
    5. Thy Peace [8:33]
    6. Redemption [11:36]
    "Those were dense days. I see that the Witness was also at work in the midtown recording studio on April 16th when Gayle recorded Consecration
    for Black Saint with William, Michael Wimberly, and Vattel Cherry. I did the cover art and design... Guaranteed from my extensive notes
    it was April 16th & 17th for the recording session. One tough picture produced by the session was ‘Drawn Blood’, which Michael Wimberly owns."
    —Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness®

    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, Comp), William Parker and Vattel Cherry (b), Michael Wimberly (dr)

    {120138-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com; Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness® 01.08.13, 02.09.26}


    • 93.04.18 (1) - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / Milford's house, Jamaica, NY
      1. Testimony of No Future 2. Anast in Crisis Mouth Full of Fresh Cut Flowers 3. Cathedral (solo bass + tape) 4. Testimony of the Stir Pot.
      "The second time I heard them was April 18, 1993... in Milford's basement in Jamaica, NY... the 40 x 55 color picture is called ‘Charged Space’. It was taped on the outside wall of Milford's house in the late afternoon sun after the concert where it was seen by much of the audience, including Denis Charles, Andrew Cyrille, Cooper-Moore, and Ben Young (who may have notes)." —Jeff Schlanger
      [Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness®, 01.08.13, 02.04.27; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.03.04]
    • 93.04.18 (2) - William Parker Solo / 9:00pm, Roulette, NYC [William Parker Interview, WKCR-FM, Broadcast 93.04.12]
    • 93.04.18 (3) - William Parker's In Order to Survive: Rob Brown (as), Lewis Barnes (tp), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Cooper-Moore (p), Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / 9:00pm, Roulette, NYC /
      "On the 18th also, there was a drive from Jamaica to Roulette in the evening in Manhattan where William led In Order to Survive... This also produced the cover art and design for the Black Saint recording. After that performance, William, lashing the drums to the roof of his vehicle, said he had to get ready for the D.S. Ware Quartet rehearsal in the morning."
      [Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness®, 01.08.13, 02.04.27; additional personnel from William Parker Interview, WKCR-FM, Broadcast 93.04.12]

    93.04.00 • Tribute to Ayler & Trane [AR—25:00]

    April, 1993 / London, England
    1. unknown title [25:00]
    Louis Belogenis (ts), Allen Chase (ss, as), John Zorn (as), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    93.04.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—74:07]

    (Possible Radio Broadcast)

    April 30, 1993 / Ulrichsberg, Austria
    1. unknown title [57:12]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You (H. Warren/M. Gordon) [10:25]
    3. unknown title [6:30]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Jan Ström; www.jazzatelier.at/va/x7304.htm}


    93.05.00 • Matthew Shipp Duo with William Parker: ZO

    Rise Records RR-126 (CD) 1994; 2.13.61 Records thi21315.2 (CD) 1997
    • Yakuza #6
      Magazine & 7" EP
    • (V/A) 213CD 1996 Part One
      213CD 213PRO2 (CD) Sampler 1995
      [This compilation also contains performances by The Mark of Cain; Coyle & Sharp; TV Smith; Hubert Selby Jr;
      Alan Vega; Exene Cervenka; Suicide; Ian Sholes; Chris Haskett; Sky King; The Birthday Party.]
    May, 1993 / Seltzer Sound, New York City
    1. ZO #1 (Shipp) [10:24]
    2. Summertime (Gershwin) [12:01]
    3. ZO #2 (Shipp) [13:28]
    4. ZO #3 (Shipp) [14:02]
    Yakuza has track 2.
    213CD 1996 Part One has track 1.

    Chris at WXYC-FM: Also, an album you recorded with William Parker back in 1994 called Zo, which was originally released
    on the Texas label Rise, has just been reissued on 2.13. Tell me something about that album...how did that come about? Because originally,
    Rise was a small punk label in Texas.
    Shipp: Well it still is. Actually, Craig Koon runs that label. He's a manager at Sound Exchange, a record store in Austin. The story he told me was that they had David S. Ware's Flight of I there and he really liked my solo on "There'll Never Be Another You". So he just decided he wanted to do an album with me and he called Jimmy Johnson at Forced Exposure and asked if Jimmy knew me. So Jimmy gave Craig my phone number and called me, and that's how it happened. Interestingly enough, Rise was distributed by Dutch East, so when it came out, I was up in the office a lot and I met Steven Joerg from Homestead. He had just released a William Hooker album, Radiation. He knew who David S. Ware was because David is on William's first record, which was a trio album with David Murray and David S. Ware. So I told him I was in David S. Ware's group and gave him the last couple DIW albums and he decided to sign David to Homestead.
    —Shipp Interview in UNC's Signal to Noise WXYC March 1997

    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {thi21315.2; Yakuza #6; RR-126; 213PRO2; Craig Koon}


    • 93.05.08 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria
      [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01; Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, The 20th Anniversary Album]
    • 93.05.20 - Centering Dance and Music Ensemble: Patricia Nicholson (dance), William Parker (b), New York Magazine adds Cooper-Moore,
      not on flyer for this date / "Ancient Testimony: 1) Land 2) Sky 3) Ocean 4) Soul & Communion (Out from the Heart)" / Context Studio, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 24, 1993 p.89; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 93.05.21 and 93.05.22 - Centering Dance and Music Ensemble: Patricia Nicholson (dance), William Parker (strings, words, Comp), Cooper-Moore (p, strings, brass, perc) / "Top of the Mornin'; Conversation on First; Light House; Orangeburg; Footnote to a Dream (for Miguel Pinero)—Intermission— Morning Moon; Text; Holiday for Flowers" / Context Studio, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    93.06.00 • Prima Materia: Peace on Earth (music of John Coltrane)

    Knitting Factory Works KFW 158 (CD) 1994
    —Release January 15, 1994, which makes this a 1993 session (Prima Materia did not really exist as a group until June or July of '92).
    • (V/A) Howard Mandel: Future Jazz
      Knitting Factory Records KFR-249 (CD) 1999
      [This CD also features the Eric Dolphy Quintet; Don Pullen & the African-Brazilian Connection; Thomas Chapin;
      Gtr Obliq; James Newton; Charles Gayle; Pat Metheny, Derek Bailey, and Gregg Bendian; Paul Wertico; John Scofield;
      Vernon Reid, Elliot Sharp, and David Torn; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano; The Jazz Passengers; Andrew Hill.]
    June, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Spiritual (Coltrane) [17:21]
    2. Peace on Earth (Coltrane) [16:07]
    3. Brazilia (Coltrane) [16:42]
    4. India (Coltrane) [18:52]
    5. Alabama (Coltrane) [8:23]
    Future Jazz contains an excerpt from track 1 of 1:45.

    "Gut instinct tells me that we were onstage at the Old Knit doing those shows in the summer of '93—I think June-ish... I think we had at least two shows, Zorn may have been on both, but summer feels about right. Also, a little memory of Louie telling me he was working on the liner notes in early fall of '93 just popped up, so I think that's the time-frame." —Joe Gallant

    Louie Belogenis (ts), Allan Chase (ss, as), John Zorn (as-1,3), William Parker, Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {KFW 157; Joe Gallant 14.01.31}


    93.06.28 (1) • Michael Marcus Trio: Ithem

    Ayler Records aylCD-006 (CD) 2004; aylDL-019 (digital download) 2008
    —2nd Session [See also 93.02.12]

    June 28, 1993 / What Is Jazz? Festival, The Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Ithem, take 1 [14:31]
    2. Under the Wire [8:45]
    3. Secret Oceans [7:44]
    Michael Marcus (as, bcl, Comp), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {aylCD-006}


    93.06.28 (2) • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—68:02]

    • William Parker: In Order To Survive
      Black Saint 120159-2 (CD) 1995; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120159-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010
      —2nd Session [See also 93.04.11]
    June 28, 1993 / What Is Jazz? Festival, The Knitting Factory, New York City
    Centering Archival Recording:
    1. unknown titles [40:17]
    2. In Order to Survive, Second Theme [27:45]
    In Order To Survive:
    1. The Square Sun [6:13]
    "William says that his mother was in the audience that night. ‘It was the only time my mother saw me play.’" —Ed Hazell 14.01.10

    Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown (as), Lewis Barnes (tp), Grachan Moncur III and Alex Lodico (tb),
    Cooper-Moore (piano), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (d, perc)

    {120159-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.10}


    93.06.29 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—57:10]

    June 29, 1993 / What Is Jazz? Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. untitled improvisation—Aquarian Sound (Ware) [29:15]
    2. There Will Never Be Another You (H. Warren/M. Gordon) [8:15]
    3. Cococana (Ware)—Infi-Rhythms #1 (Ware) [19:40]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    93.07.22 • Rob Brown: Highwire

    Soul Note 121266 (CD) 1996; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121266-2 (disc-on-demand and digital download) 2010 IT

    July 22, 1993 / Tom Tedesco's Studio, Paramus, NJ
    1. Hex Key [11:54]
    2. Totter [7:39]
    3. Revealing [7:38]
    4. Just a Touch [11:51]
    5. Turmoil [10:31]
    6. Trickster [9:51]
    Rob Brown (as, Comp), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Soul Note 121266; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    93.08.02 through 93.08.04
    • Bill Dixon: Vade Mecum I

    Soul Note Records 121208-2 (CD) 1994 IT; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121208-2 (disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

    • Bill Dixon: Vade Mecum II

    Soul Note Records 121211-2 (CD) 1996 IT; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121211-2 (disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT
    • Bill Dixon: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
      C.A.M. Jazz BXS 1009 (9-CD Box Set) 2010 Italy
      [This set also includes In Italy Volume One; In Italy Volume Two; Son of Sisyphus;
      Thoughts 85.05.16; Papyrus Volume I; and Papyrus Volume II.]
    August 2, 3, & 4, 1993 / Mu Rec Studio, Milano, Italy
    Dixonia has "August 2 & 3, Barigozzi Studio, Milan"
    Vade Mecum I:
    1. Moment [4:24]
    2. Anamorphosis [12:28]
    3. Viale Nino Bixio 20 [9:16]
    4. Pellucity [9:04]
    5. Vade Mecum [15:51]
    6. Twice Upon a Time [13:12]
    7. Acanthus [13:24]
    Vade Mecum II:
    1. Valentina di sera [3:07]
    2. Tableau [10:21]
    3. Ebonite [15:51]
    4. Reflections [15:28]
    5. Incunabula [13:33]
    6. Octette #1 [11:45]
    DixonBox

    C.A.M. Jazz BXS 1009 (9-CD Box Set)

    "One additional layer of all players overdubbed. The overdubbed 'Octette #1' was realized with Dixon only hearing the prior layer of recording; the other players heard only the sequence being recorded.

    The only reason these pieces are my 'compositions' is that if I hadn't played everything the way I do, the other players wouldn't have played what they did. I know when I want so-called continuity, and I know exactly what to do to make them drift in and out of whatever I want. If you'll notice, the best players don't imitate what you're doing. They know where they have to go; those are your best musicians.

    When a thing was too long, I could play something [as a signal]. I can do it. If I'm playing and you don't even hear me doing it, the players do. That's what made Barry and William so significant in that playing. Both of them discarded their catalogues of singular events and meshed, based on the music of that moment.

    I now think it is time for us to acknowledge that the things they do are theirs, and the things I do are mine, and I did that [in the notes accompanying Soul Note 121208-2]. It takes a long time for someone to do that with confidence, to give up the outward security that people felt like you had a so-called composer. I am writing this thing down as though on paper but in sound, in the air. It's as formal as any notated music. It's heard."
    Dixonia


    Bill Dixon (tp, flg, Comp), William Parker and Barry Guy (b), Tony Oxley (perc)

    {121208-2; 121211-2; Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Round Up the Usual Suspects, entry R93-0802a & R93-0802b, pp.312-13; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    • 93.08.14 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog—Live Premiere: Brötzmann (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec),
      William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) / Wuppertal, Ottenbrucher Bahnhof [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01]

    93.08.19 • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—fragments of music, life and death of ALBERT AYLER

    Free Music Production FMP CD 64 (CD) 1994 GER
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings
      Jazzwerkstatt JW060 (4-CD Boxed Set) Ger 2007
      [slipcover box; each CD reproduced with the original cover in a digipak; 30-page book in English and German.]
      —1st Session [See also 97.11.07 & 97.11.08 (1); 97.11.08 (2) & 97.11.09; 99.11.03]
    August 19, 1993 / Townhall Charlottenberg, Berlin, Germany
    no.1 [21:47]
    no.2 [15:59]
     A: Saint James Infirmary (Don Redman) [4:07]
     B [10:37]
     C: Saint James Infirmary (Don Redman) [1:15]
    no.3 [18:51]
     A: Two Birds in a Feather (Brötzmann) [1:23]
     B [17:28]
    no.4 [16:05]
    "For no.1, 2B, 3B, and 4 we used very short quotations out of ALBERT AYLER'S music in different variations.
    (Prophet, Ghosts, Spirits, Bell, and others) composed by P. Brötzmann" —from the liners.

    Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, trgt), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr, frm-dr)

    {FMP CD 64; JW060}


    • 93.08.20 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog: Brötzmann (as, ts, trgt), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]

    93.09.07, 93.09.08, and 93.09.12 • Michael Marcus: Here At!

    Soul Note 121243-2 (CD) 1994 IT; CAM Jazz Soul Note 121243-2 (CD, disc-on-demand, digital download) 2010 IT

    September 7, 8, & 12, 1993 / Workshop Freie Musik 1986, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    1. Ithem [7:53]
    2. Here At [6:53]
    Michael Marcus (stc-1,2, manzello-2, Comp), Steve Swell (tb-2), William Parker and Fred Hopkins (b), Denis Charles (dr), Sadiq Abdu Shahid (dr-2)

    {Soul Note 121243-2; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com}


    • 93.09.18 - Billy Bang Sextet: Bang (vn), Henry Warner and Frank Lowe (reeds), D.D. Jackson (p), William Parker (b), Boogaloo (dr) / Lake George Jazz Weekend, Glens Falls, NY / "Billy appeared at the Lake George Jazz weekend in 1993. I believe he performed with his ensemble on Saturday, and then with Sun Ra's Arkestra on Sunday." —Paul Pines [Ed Hazell 10.03.08, from a WKCR-FM interview with Bang from 1993; www.lakegeorgearts.org/Past%20Performers2.pdf; Paul Pines 10.04.25]
    • 93.09.25 - Bill Cole & William Parker Duo: Cole (shenai, nadaswaram, hojok, sona, didgeridoo, fl), Parker (b, perc) /
      "Lower East Side Suite: Part 1; Part 2" / 9:00pm, Context Hall, NYC
      [New York Magazine September 27, 1993 p.92; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    93.09.29 • Marco Eneidi Quintet: Final Disconnect Notice

    Botticelli Records Botticelli 1011 (CD) 1994

    September 29, 1993 / Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ
    1. Final Disconnect Notice (Eneidi) [6:10]
    2. Untitled (Cecil Taylor) [12:30]
    3. B up to A down to CT (Eneidi) [10:25]
    4. Close - 4 - Close (Eneidi) [14:30]
    5. La Chica Con Los Toros (Eneidi) [14:06]
    6. The Last Call (Eneidi) [11:30]
    Marco Eneidi (as), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b, ce), Wilber Morris (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Botticelli 1011}


    • 93.10.04 - Charles Gayle Quartet: Gayle (ts, vn), William Parker (b, ce), Hilliard Greene (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 93.10.11 - Charles Gayle Quartet: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC / "Gayle and Parker at one point do a violin-cello jam..." —Dalachinsky [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, by Steve Dalachinsky,
      Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 93.10.18 - Charles Gayle: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine October 18, 1993 p.178]
    • 93.11.05 - Michael Marcus Quintet: (ss, bcl, stc), Joseph Bowie (tb), Ted Daniel (tp), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr) /
      Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere, Finland [web listing; CODA #248 March/April 1993 p.31]
    • 93.00.00 - Joe Morris & Rob Brown Quartet: Brown (as), Morris (g), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / "Two concerts have been performed recently at New York's Knitting Factory, and recently in a New Jersey studio..." [CODA #259 January 1995 p.27]

    93.11.09 • Joe Morris & Rob Brown Quartet: Illuminate

    Leo Records Leo Lab CD 008 (CD) 1995

    November 9, 1993 / Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ
    1. Results (collective) [11:52]
    2. Illuminate (Morris) [7:11]
    3. Inklings (Brown) [23:01]
    4. Pivotal (collective) [11:13]
    Joe Morris (g), Rob Brown (as), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Leo Lab CD 008}


    93.11.11 • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Conduction #38, #39, & #40

    New World Records 80486-2 (CD) 1995
    —1st Session [See also 93.11.12]
    • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Testament: A Conduction Collection
      New World Records 80478-2 (limited edition, 10-CD box set) 1995
    November 11, 1993 / Threadwaxing Space, New York City
    1. Conduction #39 [3:01]
    Christian Marclay (turntables), Elliot Sharp (dobro), Chris Cunningham (g), Gregor Kitzis, Dana Friedli, and Jason Hwang (vn),
    Myra Melford (p), Damon Ra Choice (vib, sn-dr), Reggie Nicholson (vib, tom-tom), Michelle Kinney and Deidre L. Murray (ce),
    Elizabeth Panzer (harp), William Parker, Mark Helias, and Fred Hopkins (b), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (Cond, Comp)

    {80486-2}


    93.11.12 • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Conduction #38, #39 & #40

    New World Records 80486-2 (CD) 1995
    —2nd Session [See also 93.11.11]
    • Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Testament: A Conduction Collection
      New World Records 80478-2 (limited edition, 10 CD box set) 1995
    November 12, 1993, Threadwaxing Space, New York City
    1. Conduction #40 [7:59]
    Christian Marclay (turntables), Elliot Sharp (dobro), Chris Cunningham (g), Dana Friedli and Jason Hwang (vn),
    Myra Melford (p), Damon Ra Choice (vib, sn-dr), Reggie Nicholson (vib, tom-tom), Michelle Kinney (ce), Elizabeth Panzer (harp),
    William Parker and Mark Helias (b), Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris (Cond, Comp)

    {80486-2}


    93.11.14 • William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording—48:36]

    November 14, 1993 / A. Mica Bunker, New York City
    1. unknown title [41:06]
    2. unknown title [7:30]
    Rob Brown (as), Assif Tsahar (ts), William Parker (b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.22}


    • 93.11.15 - Charles Gayle Trio + Matthew Shipp: Gayle (ts), Shipp (p), William Parker (b), unknown (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [WIRE #126 August 1994 p.16; The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006; New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132]
      —None of the references give complete personnel.
    • 93.11.22 - Charles Gayle: (no personnel details, likely same as above) / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine November 22, 1993 p.121]

    93.11.27 • Other Dimensions In Music [WKCR-FM Archival Recording]

    September 27, 1993 / 9th Street Gallery, New York City
    1. improvisations
    "partly filmed and partly taped."

    Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), "guest" Andrew Lamb (ts), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {Ben Young, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    93.11.28 • Charles Gayle Trio [AR—57:47]

    November 28, 1993 / Middle East, Philadelphia, PA
     introduction [0:24]
    1. unknown title [25:42]
    2. unknown title [8:27]
    3. unknown title [13:01]
    4. unknown title [10:13]
    Charles Gayle (ts, p, vn), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {CD-R; home.gwu.edu/˜flota/Unofficial.htm}


    • 93.12.06 (1) - Improvisation Workshop Conducted by William Parker: Jason Zappa (bar), Hoosa Adams (voc), John Blum (p),
      Matthew Heyner and George Taylor (b), David Nuss (dr) + special guests: Dave Sewelson (as), Alex Lodico (tb) /
      8:00pm, University of the Streets, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
      "Sequences in Kentucky (dedicated to Thomas Merton); Possibility of Tomorrow; Song #1; Journal of Possibility;
      Thulin; The Journal of Possibility, Part II; The Low Sky; The Bluest Jay (dedicated to Jay Oliver)"
    • 93.12.06 (2) - Charles Gayle Trio: probably Parker and Bakr / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine December 6, 1993 p.149]

    1994 : : :


    94.01.00 (1) • William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording—55:29]

    January, 1994 / unidentified Studio Recording, New York City
    1. unknown title [21:34]
    2. unknown title [24:39]
    3. unknown title [3:49]
    4. unknown title [5:27]
    William Parker (b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    • 94.01.00 (2) - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / (Ali curating) The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine November 13, 1995 p.122; The WIRE #121 March 1994 p.12]
    • 94.01.08 - Grupen II: Zusaan Kali Fasteau (reeds), William Parker (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / "Chamber Music for the 21st Century" /
      9:00pm, The Kitchen, NYC [New York Magazine January 18, 1994 p.77]
    • 94.01.09 - Rob Brown Project: Brown (as), Joe Morris (g), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine January 10, 1994 p.87]
    • 94.01.12 - Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society: Marco Eneidi (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Lewis Barnes (tp), William Parker (b),
      Jean Cameron and Valerie Vay (poets), Akim and Patricia Nicholson (dance), Jackson Krall (dr) / Improvisors Collective,
      Context Performance Space, NYC [Ed Hazell archives 08.10.14, January 1994 events flier]

    94.01.15 • Other Dimensions in Music [BR]

    January 15, 1994 / Altschul Auditorium, Columbia University, New York City
    WKCR-FM / 1994 Lofts Festival
    1. improvisations
    Daniel Carter (ts, as, tp), Sabir Mateen and Andrew Lamb (ts—last track only), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, p-tpt, flg)
    Joe Gallant (b, el-six-string-b), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 94.01.20 - Dagaz Trio: Blaise Siwula (reeds), William Parker (b), Michael Evans (dr) / CBGB's, NYC
      [New York Magazine January 24, 1994 p.111]
    • 94.01.29 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 94.01.31 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

    • "Ten years ago in January of 1994 William Parker began the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, rehearsing weekly
      at Manhattan's University of the Streets. The Little Huey Orchestra was created to have a more permanent ensemble
      that could develop a unique sound over time."
      [VISIONAC mailing 04.02.23]

      "Little Huey's unofficial debut in NYC was a gig at the University of the Streets—pretty sure it was in 1993. Bendian on vibes.
      Among the pieces performed was ‘The Low Low Sky’ dedicated to the midget wrestler Skylow Lowe. I trust that this was recorded..."
      —Ben Young, WKCR-FM

    94.02.01 • By Any Means Quintet [AR—180:00]

    February 1, 1994 / The Cooler, New York City
    1. By Any Means—unknown titles [180:00]
    "...first tune, ‘By Any Means’"

    "Almost three hours of music digitally recorded by engineer David Baker. (Masters available from Rashied Ali)"
    —Sangeeta has this—his only mention of a Gayle gig—as a quartet, with no mention of Christi. Radding mentions Christi
     and an "unidentified" guitarist. I have fun trying to work these things out...

    Charles Gayle (ts), Ellen Christi (voc), Sangeeta Michael Berardi (g), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {Reuben Radding 94.02.01, Charles Gayle G-Group; www.sunjumprecords.com/sunjump/Bios/sangeeta_bio.html}


    94.02.00-07.00 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Flowers Grow In My Room

    Centering Records CD1002 (CD) 1994

    February 1994 through July 1994 / various unidentified venues...
    "During The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestras' 1994 season..."
    1. Huey Is Left Alone [16:42]
    2. Snowflakes In The Desert [2:46]
    3. Huey Goes To Coney Island [13:06]
    4. Flowers Grow In My Room [14:46]
    5. We Cannot Put Off Being Human Another Day
     Part 1—It Is For You (thicket) [8:54]
     Part 2—Distillation Of Souls [8:36]
     Part 3—It Is For You (sunrise) [3:29]
    6. Golden Smoke In The Chapel [2:05]
    Assif Tsahar and Richard Keene (ts), Rob Brown and Marco Eneidi (as), Will Connell Jr. (as, fl), Chris Jonas (ss), Dave Sewelson and Joe Ruddick (bar),
    Lewis Barnes and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp-1,2,3,5), Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu),
    Billy Bang (vn-1), Leopanar Witlarge (ce-1), Akira Ando (b-4, ce), Hal Onserud (b), William Parker (b-1,3,4, Comp),
    Susie Ibarra (dr-1,3,4,5,6), Gregg Bendian (dr-2), Shoji Hano (dr-5)

    {Centering Records CD1002}


    94.02.03 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—121:00]

    February 3, 1994, 8:00-11:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [121:00]
    New York Magazine has this listed as "David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp".

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous; New York Magazine February 7, 1994 p.99}


    94.02.11 • William Parker Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—103:23]

    February 11, 1994, 12:00pm / "Music Under New York," Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse, New York City
    1. The Peace Suite [89:16] (split track at 34:15)
    2. unknown title [14:07]
    Zane Massey (ts), Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Will Connell Jr. (bcl, fl, as), Dave Sewelson (bar), Henry Warner (cl), Roy Campbell and Gary Strauss (tp), Alex Lodico (tb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Evelyn Blakey and Jeanne Lee (voc), Jason Hwang (vn), Satoshi Inove (g), Hideji Tanninaka (b)
    William Parker (b, Comp), Tom Bruno and Denis Charles (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15; New York Magazine February 14, 1994 p.134}


    94.03.02 • Improvisors Collective [BR]

    March 2, 1994, 8:00pm / Altschul Auditorium, Columbia University, New York City
    "Every Wednesday" —No indication of duration.
    WKCR-FM / 1994 Lofts Festival
    1. Floating Tomorrows (a sound-spread piece for woodwinds, sound sculptures, percussion, poetry, and dance)
    2. improvisation
    3. Seasoning the Greens
    4. Night Dance of the Scorpion
    Bill Cole (double reeds, fl, Ghanaian flute, didgeridoo, wdfl, shenai), Will Connell Jr. (bcl, as, wdfl), Blaise Siwula (ts, as, cl, fl),
    Marco Eneidi, Rob Brown, and Jemeel Moondoc (as), Daniel Carter (fl, reeds, tp), Lee Gongwer (fl, perc), Richard Keene (ss, bcl, wdfl),
    Sabir Mateen (ts, cl), Zusaan Kali Fasteau (Ney flute, shakuhachi, reeds, fl), Rozanne Levine (cl, fl, wdfl, sound sculptures), Perry Robinson (cl),
    Jason Zappa (bar), Karen Borca (bsn), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Alex Lodico (tb), Masahiko Kono (tb), Vincent Chancey (frh), Ellen Christi (voc),
    Bea Licata (dance, voc, ce), Mark Whitecage (as, ss, reeds, sound sculptures, Silva bowl and steel bowls), Matthew Shipp and John Blum (p),
    Burton Greene (prep-p, p), Cooper-Moore (p, ashimba, wdfl, perc), Steve Dalachinsky, Steve Cannon, and Yuko Otomo (poetry),
    Patricia Nicholson-Parker, Mariko Tanabe, Ujaka, Akim, Paul Alix, Elaine Shipman, and Christine Coppola (dance), Jeff Schlanger (visual artist),
    Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (perc, vn, b, ce), Wilber Morris and Hideji Taninaka (b), Jackson Krall (dr, perc, sound sculpture, bells),
    Denis Charles (dr, perc), Warren Smith and Jerome Cooper (perc)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14}


    94.03.09 • Improvisors Collective [BR]

    March 9, 1994, 9:00pm / Context Studio, New York City
    WKCR-FM / 1994 Lofts Festival
    1. Free Improvisation–Dancers and Musicians
    2. Shipp Duets with Parker and Otomo
    3. Conduction for Improvisors
     (Two other tracks without William Parker)
    Track 1:
    Members of the Improvisors Collective. (See 94.03.02)
    Track 2:
    Matthew Shipp (p) Duets with... William Parker (b), Yuko Otomo (poetry)
    Track 3:
    Jemeel Moondoc Conducting the Collective Ensemble:
    Richard Keene (ts), Rob Brown (as), Jason Zappa (bar), Will Connell Jr. (bcl), Perry Robinson (cl), Karen Borca (bsn),
    Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Steve Connon (poetry), Johnson Anthony (guest dancer)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14}


    • 94.03.16 (1) - Rob Brown Trio: Brown (as), William Parker (b), probably Jackson Krall (dr) / Context Studio, NYC
      [Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14; Cadence Vol.20 no.4 April 1994 p.108]
    • 94.03.16 (2) - Improvisors Collective: possible personnel as in 94.03.02 and 94.03.09 / Context Studio, NYC /
      "Every Wednesday" —No indication of duration. [Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14; Cadence Vol.20 no.4 April 1994 p.108]
    • 94.03.24 - William Parker and Fred Hopkins (b), Jin Hi Kim (komungo) / 11th Taktlos Festival, Bern, Switzerland
      [Jazzpodium 6/1994 S.31, festival report]
    • 94.03.25 - William Parker and Fred Hopkins (b), Jin Hi Kim (komungo) / 11th Taktlos Festival, Basel, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 94.03.26 - William Parker and Fred Hopkins (b), Jin Hi Kim (komungo) / 11th Taktlos Festival, Zürich, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 94.03.30 - Improvisors Collective: possible personnel as in 94.03.02 and 94.03.09 / Context Studio, NYC
      [Cadence Vol.20 no.4 April 1994 p.108]

    Stork Music Festival ::: April 1 through April 3

    "22 groups from the Stork Music Catalog": William Parker, Rashid Bakr, Borah Bergman,
    Steve Cohn, Ellen Christi, Bill Cole, Marco Eneidi, Zusaan Kali Fasteau, William Hooker,
    Mark Whitecage, Gregg Bendian, Bill Cole, Liz Diamond, Lou Grassi, Mark Hennen,
    John Heward, Masahiko Kono, Jackson Krall, Hal Onserud, The Secret Music Society,
    Blaise Siwula, Warren Smith, Dennis Warren, others...

    Context Studio Performance Space, NYC (Graphic → shows Full Schedule)
    Full Schedule
    • 94.04.01 (1) - Marco Eneidi Quintet: Eneidi (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Wilbur Morris and William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / 7:30pm
    • 94.04.01 (2) - Zusaan Kali Fasteau (reeds), with William Parker (b), and "special guests..." / 8:30pm
    • 94.04.01 (3) - Rashid Bakr & Mark Hennen Sextet: Marco Eneidi (as), Sabir Mateen and Jason Zappa (reeds),
      Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Bakr (dr) / 10:30pm
    • 94.04.02 (1) - Steve Cohn (p), William Parker (b), and Tom Tedesco (dr) Trio / 4:30pm
    • 94.04.02 (2) - John Heward Trio: Chris Cauley (as), William Parker (b), Heward (dr) / 7:30pm
    • 94.04.03 (1) - Collective 4-tet: Jeff Hoyer (tb), Mark Hennen (p), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (dr) / 3:30pm
    • 94.04.03 (2) - William Parker (b) & Cooper-Moore (misc) Duo / 4:30pm
    • 94.04.03 (2) - Ellen Christi Trio: Christi (voc), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b) / 5:30pm
    • 94.04.03 (3) - Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society: Marco Eneidi (as), Sabir Mateen (reeds),
      Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b), Krall (dr) / 5:30pm

    •  [Cadence Vol.20 no.3 March 1994 p.109; back cover box ad; images from Tonino Miano 08.10.03]

    • 94.04.04 - Rob Brown & Joe Morris Quartet: Brown (as), Morris (g), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / 10:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine April 4, 1994 p.107; Jackson Krall-Call 14.02.15]
    • 94.04.06 - Rozanne Levine and the Clarinet Choir: Levine, Will Connell Jr., Perry Robinson, Blaise Siwula, and Mark Whitecage (cl),
      Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Improvisors Collective Concert, Context Studios, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive, Ed Hazell 14.04.13]
    • 94.04.10 - Rob Brown Trio: Brown (as), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / CB's Gallery, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 94.04.15 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: William Parker (Dir, Comp), Assif Tsahar (ts), Richard Keene (ts, ob),
      Rob Brown and Marco Eneidi (as), Will Connell Jr. (as, bcl), Mabo Suzuki (as, acl), Chris Jonas (ss), Dave Sewelson and Joe Ruddick (bar),
      Lewis Barnes and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Gregg Bendian (vib),
      Leopanar Witlarge (ce), Akira Ando (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / unknown venue, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal]

    Program 94.04.15

    94.04.20 • Gregg Bendian Project [AR—85:17]

    April 20, 1994 / The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
    1. improvisation [43:58]
    2. improvisation [35:14]
    3. improvisation [6:05] (Brötzmann solo)
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, trgt, cl), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    • 94.04.21 - Gregg Bendian Project: Peter Brötzmann (reeds), William Parker (b), Bendian (dr) / Urban Park Gallery,
      Trapper's Alley, Detroit, MI [Cadence Vol.20 no.4 April 1994 p.2]

    94.04.22 • Gregg Bendian Project [AR—87:19]

    April 22, 1994 / Red Oak Grill, Union South, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    1. improvisation [33:08]
    2. improvisation [7:46]
    3. improvisation [6:41]
     announcement [1:26]
    4. improvisation [38:18]
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, cl), Roscoe Mitchell (ss-4), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    94.04.24 • Gregg Bendian Project [AR—90:36]

    April 24, 1994 / The Cooler, New York City
    1. improvisation [18:45] (cuts in at beginning)
    2. improvisation [61:29] (cuts in at beginning, split track, fades out and in at 27:31)
    3. improvisation [10:22] (incomplete, fades out)
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, cl), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    94.05.02 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—64:46]

    May 2, 1994 / CBGB's, New York City
    1. And She Touched the Hand of God [22:23]
    2. Black Roses with Thorns (beginning) [21:46]
    3. Black Roses with Thorns (conclusion) [18:40]
     band introduction [1:57]
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown, Will Connell, Marco Eneidi, and Mabo Suzuki (as), Chris Jonas (ss), Richard Keene (ob, ts),
    Joel Ruddick and Dave Sewelson (bar), Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, Steve Swell, and Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu),
    William Parker (b, Cond, Comp), Akira Ando (ce), Gregg Bendian (vb), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15, 14.02.27; New York Magazine February 14, 1994 p.134}


    94.05.04 and 94.05.05 • David S. Ware: Earthquation

    DIW DIW-892 (CD) 1994 JPN

    May 4 & 5, 1994 / Power Station, New York City
    1. Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood/Norman Gimbel) [7:32]
    2. Inverse Alchemy (Ware) [8:55]
    3. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [5:35]
    4. Ideational Blue (Ware) [8:26]
    5. Cococana (Ware) [11:32]
    6. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [4:45]
    7. Earthquation (Ware) [9:20]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {DIW-892}


    94.05.06 • William Parker Trio [Centering Archival Recording—73:51]

    May 6, 1994 / The Cooler, New York City
    1. PBD—Bob Reid's Cadillac [35:27]
     band introduction [1:14]
    2. Around the Side (for Jacob Sokolov) [18:29]
    3. For Clifford Thornton [10:45]
    4. Testimony of a Tear [5:56]
    Billy Bang (vn), William Parker (b), Frank Gant (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    • 94.05.09 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: See personnel 94.05.02 and 94.05.23 / CBGB's, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 94.05.14 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Jazzclub Nickelsdorf, Austria
      [Bjorn Dirlack 05.08.01; Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, The 20th Anniversary Album —which mistakenly lists Marc Edwards on drums.]

    94.05.16 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—127:00]

    May 16, 1994 / Forum Beck, Munich, Germany
    First Set
    1. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [31:50]
    2. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [14:50]
    3. Cococana (Ware) [15:37]
     announcement [0:20]
    Second Set
    4. East Broadway Rundown (Sonny Rollins) [28:46]
    5. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [11:08]
    6. Earthquation (Ware) [14:10]
     announcement [0:50]
    7. Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood/Norman Gimbel) [7:30] (incomplete, cuts in)
    Sources have Marc Edwards as the drummer and the date as 94.05.19. Edwards has verified he was not on this session. Further, Ware's European representative, Anne Dumas: "the drummer was (like in '93) Whit Dickey and not Marc Edwards. The day cannot be May 19, because on May 19,
    the quartet was performing at Théâtre Garonne, in Toulouse, France." —RL

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {2CD-R; Jan Ström; Marc Edwards; Anne Dumas; session date from Heinrich Smejkal}


    94.05.17 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—116:17]

    May 17, 1994 / Jazzclub Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    1. unknown title [32:02]
    2. unknown title [19:01]
    3. unknown title [5:48]
    4. Aquarian Sound (Ware) [13:37]
    5. unknown title [31:53]
    6. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [13:56]
    —The Jazzclub Konstanz archive mistakenly lists Marc Edwards as the drummer. (See 94.05.16 above.)

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {2CD-R; jazzclub-konstanz.de/konzerte_89-00.html}


    94.05.19 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—111:00]

    May 19, 1994 / Theatre de la Garonne, Toulouse, France
    —See 94.05.16.
    1. unknown titles [111:00]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous}


    94.05.23 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—92:22]

    May 23, 1994 / CBGB's, New York City
    1. unknown title [46:26]
    2. unknown title [45:56] (split track at 31:14)
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown, Will Connell, and Marco Eneidi (as), Chris Jonas (ss), Richard Keene (ob, ts), Joe Ruddick and Dave Sewelson (bar),
    Lewis Barnes, Roy Campbell, and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, Steve Swell, and Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Akira Ando (ce),
    William Parker (b, Cond, Comp), Hal Onserud (b), Gregg Bendian (vib), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15, 14.02.27}


    • 94.05.25 - Improvisor's Collective: Marco Eneidi (as), John Blum (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Blum's "Naked Mirror" /
      8:00pm, Context Studio, NYC [New York Magazine May 30, 1994 p.90; John Blum Selected Performance Archive 1989-2012]
      —Brief video clip [2:53] at www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQh-l3-u_X4
    • 94.05.30 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: See personnel 94.05.02 and 94.05.23 / CBGB's, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 94.06.04 - Zusaan Kali Fasteau & William Parker Duo: Fasteau (reeds), Parker (b) / The Playground Series at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA / "...a program booklet from..." [Ed Hazell 06.08.26, the attic archive]

    94.06.08 • Charles Gayle with Sunny Murray & William Parker: Kingdom Come

    Knitting Factory Works KFW 157 (CD) 1994
    • (V/A) Howard Mandel: Future Jazz
      Knitting Factory Records KFR-249 (CD) 1999
      [This CD also features Prima Materia; Eric Dolphy Quintet; Don Pullen & the African-Brazilian Connection; Thomas Chapin;
      James Newton; Charles Gayle; Pat Metheny, Derek Bailey, and Gregg Bendian; Paul Wertico; John Scofield; Gtr Obliq: Vernon Reid,
      Elliot Sharp, and David Torn; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano; The Jazz Passengers; and Andrew Hill.]
    June 8, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Lord, Lord (Gayle) [21:17]
    2. Beset Souls (Gayle) [9:03]
    3. His Crowning Grace (Gayle) [13:00]
    4. Anthem to Eternity (Murray) [11:24]
    5. Yokes (Murray) [10:02]
    Future Jazz has track 4.

    —Tracks 1 and 5 were recorded live on this date; tracks 2, 3, and 4 were recorded in studio at the Knit, possibly on a different date.

    Charles Gayle (ts-1,3,4, bcl-5, p-2), William Parker (b), Sunny Murray (dr)

    {KFW 157; date and venue from James Lindbloom and Michael Dorf}


    • 94.06.10 - William Parker & Rob Brown Duo: Brown (as), Parker (b) / Deep River, Philadelphia, PA
      [Cadence Vol.20 no.3 March 1994 p.109—dated incorrectly at 06.11]
    • 94.06.11 - In Order To Survive: Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / "Double Holy House
      Deep River Double-Bill" with Charles Gayle & Sunny Murray Duo / St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, PA [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 94.06.12 (1) - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis and Allan Chase (reeds), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), with special guest
      Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 94.06.12 (2) - Roy Campbell Trio: Campbell (tp, fl, perc), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    94.06.00 • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—21:47]

    June, 1994 / Improvisor's Collective Concert, Context Studios, New York City
    1. unidentified composition for dance [21:47]
    Rob Brown (cl), William Parker (tp), Warren Smith (mba), Patricia Parker, Miriam Parker, and Kim ? (dance)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    94.06.15 • Blaise Siwula: The Low Blow, a graphic score for low-end instruments

    Self-produced CD-R (no catalog #)

    June 15, 1994 / Improvisors Collective Music Series, Context Performance Studio, New York City
    I. GRAPHIC SCORE is played BEGINS-ENDS [13:28]
     followed by
    II. DUETS
     OPEN ENDED DUETS TWO TO THREE MINUTES
     Daly / Parker START STOP [3:16]
     Kono / Swell START STOP [3:50]
     Siwula / Keene START STOP [3:17]
     Cole / Krall START STOP [3:44]
    III. SOLOS [19:41]
     CLOSE ENDED SOLOS-OVER LAP - ONE to TWO min.
     COLE, ONSERUD, PARKER, SWELL, SIWULA, TANINAKA, KRALL
    IV. GROUP IMPROV [7:19]
     NICHOLSON CONTINUES TO DANCE AND IS JOINED BY ONSERUD THEN KONO
     FOLLOWED BY DALY, PARKER, COLE, SWELL, KRALL, KEENE, TANINAKA, SIWULA.
     THERE IS A FIFTEEN SECOND SPACE BETWEEN EACH ENTRANT
     ONCE A MEMBER STARTS—THEY CONTINUE.
    V. ENDING
     WRITTEN SCORE WILL BE CUED
    Bill Cole (reeds, didgeridoo), Richard Keene and Blaise Siwula (bar), Steve Swell and Masahiko Kono (tb),
    Joseph Daly and William Parker (tu), Hal Onserud and Hideji Taninaka (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {The Low Blow CD-R, from Blaise Siwula}


    • 94.06.16 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine June 20, 1994 p.96]
    • 94.06.18 (1) - Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society: Marco Eneidi (as), Sabir Mateen (reeds), Karen Borca (bsn), William Parker (b),
      Jackson Krall (dr) —see 94.04.03 (3), no personnel listed on flyer / Gravity Music Festival, "Back Lot" of CUANDO Community Center, NYC
      "Author Kate Millett drunk hanging out her window yelling down at us..." [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 94.06.18 (2) - Matthew Shipp Trio: Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]
    • 94.06.18 (3) - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Assif Tsahar and Richard Keene (ts), Rob Brown, Marco Eneidi, Will Connell, and Mabo Suzuki (as), Dave Sewelson (bar), Lewis Barnes and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Steve Swell, Masahiko Kono,
      and Alex Lodico (tb), Gregg Bendian (vibes), Cooper Moore (p), Dave Hofstra (tu), Leopannar Witlarge (ce), Parker and Akira Ando (b),
      Susie Ibarra (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; New York Magazine June 20, 1994 p.96]
      New York Magazine has "William Parker Big Band" with no personnel listed.
    • 94.06.19 (1) - William Parker Percussion Solo / Gravity Music Festival, "Back Lot" of CUANDO Community Center, NYC
      [Jackson Krall 14.02.15] "Various solos on Sunday..."
    • 94.06.19 (2) - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / Milford Graves' house, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]

    94.06.27 • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—48:00]

    June 27, 1994 / Improvisor's Collective Concert, Context Studios, New York City
    "In Order to Survive, a piece for piano, strings, and voice."
    1. All Is But One [16:49]
    2. Spiritual Reunion [15:10]
    3. Sunsets [16:01]
    Rob Brown (as), Billy Bang (vn), Cooper-Moore (p), Evelyn Blakey (voc-2,3), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12; New York Magazine June 27-July 4, 1994 p.174}


    • 94.06.28 - Other Dimensions In Music: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr), Patricia Parker, Kiko,
      and Christine Coppolla (dance) / Improvisor's Collective Festival,Context, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    94.07.03 • Paul Murphy's Phoenix Band [AVR—10:10]

    July 3, 1994 / DC's World Jazz Festival, Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC
    1. unknown titles [10:10] (excerpt, beginning of concert, cuts out)
    Kidd Jordan (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Karen Borca (bsn), Jere Carroll (voc), Kash Killion (ce), Yuko Fujiyama (p),
    William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

    {www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhAknJY5AzU}



    94.07.15 • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [AR—77:23]

    July 15, 1994 / Festival Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria
    1. improvisation [46:27]
    2. improvisation [14:55]
    3. improvisation [15:09]
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, bar, trgt), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr, tabla)

    {CD-R}


    • 94.07.18 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: no personnel details / The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine July 18, 1994 p.94]
    • 94.07.25 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: no personnel details / The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine July 25, 1994 p.89]
    • 94.07.26 - Dagaz Trio: Blaise Siwula (reeds), William Parker (b), Michael Evans (dr) / CB's Gallery, NYC
      [New York Magazine August 1, 1994 p.89]
    • 94.07.27 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), Allan Chase (as, ss), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
      Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
    • 94.07.28 - Prima Materia: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
    • 94.08.12 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p), Ikuwamble Gayle—Charles Gayle's son sitting in (tp)
      William Parker (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine October 26, 1994 p.82;
      The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 94.08.13 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Michael Wimberly (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC /
      "...at this point Gayle plays more and more piano..." —Dalachinsky [ibid]

    94.08.19 • Joe Rigby Quartet [AR—64:15]

    August 19, 1994 / New York University, New York City
    1. unknown title [41:18]
    2. unknown title [9:48]
    3. unknown title [11:30]
     announcement [1:03]
    Joe Rigby (ts), Rudolph Grey (g), William Parker (b), Tom Surgal (dr)

    {Anonymous; www.homeboy-music.co.uk}


    94.08.28 • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AVR & SBR—52:54]

    August 28, 1994 / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria
     announcement [0:21]
    1. (Medley)
     Ericka [8:53]
     unknown title [19:50]
     unknown title [3:22]
     unknown title [3:49]
     unknown title [13:35]
     unknown title [2:51]
    Circulating as "Untitled Improvisation, 52:00", actually a continuous performance (track times above indicate segues) of much of
    the material from Roscoe Mitchell's This Dance is for Steve McCall, (see 92.05.18.) The piece begins with "Ericka," and moves through
    "Variations for String Bass and Piano," "The Rodney King Affair," and "This Dance...," among others. A wild and thrilling to-do,
    a bit more aggressive than the Black Saint release. —RL

    Roscoe Mitchell (as, ss), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tani Tabbal and Jaribu Shahid (b)

    {CD-R; Video Recording}


    94.09.00 • (V/A) Lynn Book & William Parker Duo: Now Hear This

    P-Form Audio Art Issue no.33, Fall 1994 (CD) 1994
    [Includes tracks by: Lou Mallozzi; Allen S Weiss; Charles Boone; John Corbett; Gregory Whitehead; Eric Leonardson;
    Kathy Randels; Robert Wilson; Douglas Grew; Frank Melcori; Sarah Hickler; Joseph Beuys]

    Fall, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Excerpt From A Live Improvisation [3:36]
    This performance was recorded at a CD release party for DICE: A Collection of Contemporary Women Composers.
    "...Fall of 1994, ...with live performances from the participants." [www.elisekermani.com/diceessay.html]

    Lynn Book (voc), William Parker (b)

    {www.elisekermani.com/diceessay.html; Bill Tilland, Option Magazine, Sept/Oct 1993}


    94.09.10 • Carlos Ward: Live at the Bug & Other Sweets

    Peull Music PM0002 (CD) 1995

    September 10, 1994 / Bug Theatre, Denver, CO
    1. Refugee [12:52]
    2. 'Nette [5:47]
    3. Flute Segue [0:21]
    4. Happy Birthcake [5:02]
    5. Perlie May [7:31]
    6. Kali (live) [7:24]
    Carlos Ward (as, Comp), William Parker (b), Pheeroan Aklaff (dr)

    This CD may be ordered from Mr. Carlos Ward by calling him personally (and yes you have his permission) at (718) 778-2947.

    {PM0002; Carlos Ward website; session date from Mr. Carlos Ward}


    94.09.13 and 94.09.14 • Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: Communion

    Silkheart SHCD-139 (CD) 1995 SWE

    September 13 & 14, 1994 / Pilot Recording Studios, New York City
    1. Communion (Parker) [9:15]
    2. Vigilance (Campbell) [9:18]
    3. Chant for Don Cherry (Campbell) [12:04]
    4. Air Pockets (Parker) [14:32]
    5. Blues for Albert and Don Ayler (Campbell) [15:22]
    6. One for Hannibal (Campbell) [14:09]
    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, p-tpt, cor, perc), William Parker (b, perc), Reggie Nicholson (dr, perc)

    {SHCD-139}


    94.09.16 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—110:00]

    September 16, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [110:00]
    "There's a September recording session scheduled for the Knitting Factory label..." —Steve Holtje

    Glenn Good of WNUR-FM: I thought I heard something about something on Knitting Factory.
    DSW: Yeah, that almost happened. We were in the process, it didn't quite work out though.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous; Steve Holtje, WIRE #126 August 1994 p.16; www.wnur.org/jazz/artists/ware.david/interview.html}


    94.09.19 • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker: Harras

    Avant AVAN 056 (CD) 1995 JPN
    • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker [AR—93:37]
    September 19 & 20, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Harras:
    1. Morning Harras [10:18]
    2. Noon Harras [8:59]
    3. Evening Harras [36:00]
     (trio—23:00, track cuts out abruptly)
     (silence—5:00)
     (Bailey solo—8:00)
    Audience Recording:
    1. First Set [56:08] (split track at 45:38)
    2. Second Set [34:33] (incomplete, brief drop-out 0:04 in, cuts at end)
    No split session info on Avant release. Tracks may also be from 94.09.20. —RL

    Evening Harras:
    "According to Derek Bailey, the abrupt cutoff was planned. Derek wanted to end it ‘on a high’. The Bailey solo material
    appended after the silence was apparently Zorn's idea." —Peter Stubley and Lynn Rardin, Zorn-list

    "Harras was definitely recorded during the same NYC/NJ visit that produced Banter and Saisoro (DB has verified this),
    and those are both from September 1994 according to their respective liner notes. In particular, Banter is from the 12th,
    and DB says the visit wasn't a very long one." —R. Shapiro

    "I did two nights playing with William Parker and John Zorn, which came out as Harras. That was very emotional for me.
    I had a fantastic time, a very good time. You can be moved to tears not just through emotion, though. Sometimes you're moved
    due to the fact that something is just so perfect. It's just like, wow! Think of that! But that's not the important part. There
    are other things. I wouldn't do it for that reason. Playing. That's what it is about. Playing is like living, but better."
    —Derek Bailey, interviewed by David Keenan, WIRE #247 September 2004

    John Zorn (as), Derek Bailey (g), William Parker (b)

    {AVAN 056; 2CD-R; session date from Richard Shapiro's Derek Bailey Sessionography.}


    94.09.20 • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker: Harras

    Avant AVAN 056 (CD) 1995 JPN
    • Derek Bailey—John Zorn—William Parker [AR—74:14]
    September 20, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    Harras:
     No split session info—tracks listed in session 94.09.19.
    Audience Recording:
    1. First Set, Part 1 [35:07]
    2. First Set, Part 2 [7:05] (incomplete, fades out)
    3. Second Set, Part 1 [18:49] (incomplete, fades in)
    4. Second Set, Part 2 [13:12] (incomplete, cuts in)
    "Second set Part 2" may actually be from 94.09.19.

    John Zorn (as), Derek Bailey (g), William Parker (b)

    {AVAN 056; CD-R; session date from Richard Shapiro's Derek Bailey Sessionography.}


    94.09.23 • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Critical Mass

    2.13.61 Records 213CD003 (CD) 1995; Thirsty Ear 3 (CD) 1996
    • (V/A) 213CD Sampler 1995
      213CD 213CDPRO1 (CD) Sampler 1995
      [This compilation also contains performances by The Mark of Cain; Coyle & Sharp; TV Smith; Hubert Selby Jr;
      Alan Vega; Exene Cervenka; Suicide; Ian Sholes; Chris Haskett; Sky King; The Birthday Party.]
    September 23, 1994 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
    1. Critical Mass [10:07]
    2. Virgin Complex [9:10]
    3. Density and Eucharist [21:43]
    213CD Sampler 1995 has track 1.

    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), Mat Maneri (vn), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {213CD003; 213CDPRO1}


    • 94.09.00 (1) - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / San Francisco, CA /
      "A week earlier... gig(s) on the West Coast..." [From an interview (94.10.07) and article in Down Beat January 1995 pp.35-37]
    • 94.09.00 (2) - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
      "The people in San Francisco last week were so beautiful... And in North Carolina! [sits up, excitedly]
      ...man, I think that was the best gig my group ever played..." —Ware
      [Down Beat January 1995 pp.35-37; Venue and city from Shipp Interview afternoon of concert, in Signal to Noise WXYC March 1997]
    • 94.10.03 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), Allan Chase (ss, as), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
      Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine October 3, 1994 p.140]

    94.10.06 • William Parker Trio [AR—3:23]

    October 6, 1994 / unknown venue, New York City
    1. Air Pockets [3:23]
    —Recording also has a solo vocal track by Lisa Sokolov, and a Duo track with D. Bindman (ts) and "BD" (p).

    Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 94.10.07 - William Parker Group: Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Patricia Nicholson-Parker (dance) /
      Three Days In October Festival, Commemorating the October Revolution in Jazz, Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington, VT [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Thoughts, entry U94-1007a p.373]
      "Random groupings of musicians... Rashid Bakr, Gregg Bendian, John Blum, Arthur Brooks, Ted Daniel, Bill Dixon, Stephen Haynes,
      Mike Hennen, Jackson Krall, Matt Lavelle, Hal Onserud, William Parker, Dave Peck, Larry Roland, Lincoln Smith, Tor Snyder, Lisa Sokolov,
      Mary Springer, Cecil Taylor, David Warren, Leslie Winston, Ben Young, Eric Zinman, others..." [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    94.10.10 and 94.10.11 (1) • Christoph Gallio: À Gertrude Stein

    Percaso Productions 16 (CD) 1996 SWZ

    October 10 & 11, 1994 / Baby Monster Studios, New York City
     1. Curtains Dream (Gallio) [1:55]
     2. Improvisation (Gallio/Christi/Parker/Ali) [11:35]
     3. Then Steal (Gallio) [2:26]
     4. Old Dogs (Gallio) [0:32]
     5. Tillie (Gallio) [0:46]
     6. A Lesson for Baby (Gallio) [1:06]
     7. Can Call Us (Gallio) [0:35]
     8. Improvisation (Gallio/Christi/Parker/Ali) [7:15]
     9. Third Day Not Thirsty (Gallio) [0:47]
    10. The Ford (Gallio) [1:06]
    11. Name of Flowers (Gallio) [2:14]
    12. One or Two, I've Finished (Gallio) [1:18]
    13. Improvisation (Gallio/Christi/Parker/Ali) [11:22]
    14. Study Nature (Gallio) [1:05]
    15. Dates (Gallio) [4:19]
    16. What is the Name of a Ring (Gallio) [2:08]
    17. Improvisation (Gallio/Christi/Parker/Ali) [9:46]
    18. Go In Green (Gallio) [1:27]
    19. Bird Jet (Gallio) [0:23]
    20. Interlude (Gallio) [3:51]
    21. Curtains Dream (dedicated to Albert Ayler) [0:00, actually]
    —Track 20 is 0:52 of group conversation which ends with Christi asking for the "D, please," then singing "Ger-trude...",
     followed by 1:00 of complete silence, then the piece itself. Track 21 simply does not exist. —RL

    Christoph Gallio (ss, as), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {Percaso Productions 16}


    • 94.10.11 (2) - Billy Bang's Tribute to Sonny Sharrock: Bang (vn), Bern Nix, Billy "Spaceman" Patterson, and Bruce Edwards (g),
      William Parker (b), Warren Smith (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine October 10, 1994 p.96]
    • 94.10.14 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog: Brötzmann (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) /
      16th Festival International de Jazz de Rive de Gier et des Pays du Gier, Rive de Gier, France [Jazzpodium No.9 1994 p.77; Sander Piek 09.09.05]

    94.10.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—54:27]

    October 22, 1994 / Laura Wagman Hall, University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    1. unknown title [26:48]
    2. unknown title [20:42]
    3. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [6:57]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 10.10.26; Jack Lloyd "His Music Runs Deeper Now" Philadelphia Inquirer October 21, 1994}


    • 94.11.03 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog: Brötzmann (reeds), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) /
      Satiricon Theater, Essen, Germany [Jazzpodium No.11 1994 p.64; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 94.11.04 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog: personnel as above / Tampere Jazz Happening, Old Customs Hall, Tampere, Finland
      [www.tamperemusicfestivals.fi/jazz/history]
    • 94.11.05 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Tampere Jazz Happening,
      Old Customs Hall, Tampere, Finland [ibid]

    94.11.10 • Bill Dixon Quartet [AR—70:19]

    November 10, 1994 / Escape Tonkin, Villeurbanne, France
    1. untitled #1 [29:01]
    2. untitled #2 [24:20]
    3. untitled #3 [16:58]
    "The first and last public performance of Dixon's quartet in this formation. Announced in the pamphlet, Musiques à Villeurbanne." —Dixonia

    Bill Dixon (tp), William Parker and Barry Guy (b), Tony Oxley (dr)

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press / Round Up the Usual Suspects, entry R94-1110 p.316; "Bill Dixon at Villeurbanne 1994.11.07-10, masterclasses, vernissage, expositions, concert" Jazz Magazine No.442 11/1994 S.4}


    94.11.14 • Collective 4tet: The Ropedancer

    Leo Records Leo Lab CD 021 (CD) 1996 England
    —1st Session [See also 94.11.15]

    November 14, 1994 / Studio 2 Radio DRS II, Zurich, Switzerland
    1. Where We Go [6:53]
    2. The Ropedancer [14:25]
    3. The Inner Game [8:34]
    4. Magic Stream [9:25]
    Mark Hennen (p), Jeff Hoyer (tb), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (perc)

    {Leo Lab CD 021; split session info from Heinz Geisser; Collective 4tet website.}


    94.11.15 • Collective 4tet: The Ropedancer

    Leo Records Leo Lab CD 021 (CD) 1996 England
    —2nd Session [See also 94.11.14]
    • (V/A) Leo Records CD Sampler
      Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 England
      [This CD also features Ganelin Trio; Reggie Workman Ensemble; Joe Maneri Quartet; Lauren Newton & Joelle Leandre;
      Sainkho & Ned Rothenberg; Tibor Szemzo; Marilyn Crispell; Parker, Guy, Lytton & Crispell; Evan Parker;
      John Wolf Brennan Hextet; Ivo Perelman; Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii; Moscow Composers Orchestra;
      Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri, and Joe Maneri; Satoko Fujii Orchestra; Not Missing Drums Project.]
    November 15, 1994 / Studio 2 Radio DRS II, Zurich, Switzerland
    1. Yoru no Konchutachi [9:30]
    2. Breakthrough [3:46]
    3. Toy Dance [3:25]
    Leo Records CD Sampler has track 3.

    Mark Hennen (p), Jeff Hoyer (tb), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (perc)

    {Leo Lab CD 021; AVANT 7; split session info from Heinz Geisser; Collective 4tet website.}


    94.11.16 • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Close Up

    Free Music Production FMP CD 144 (CD) 2010 GER
    • FMP im Rückblick—in Retrospect
      FMP CD 08 (12-CD Boxed Set + Book, Limited edition of 1,000 copies) 2010 GER
    November 16, 1994 / Total Music Meeting, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
    —Some on-line sources mistakenly have "Recorded... on Nov 5-6."
    1. Close Up—Man [46:03]
    2. Close Up—Woman [12:03]
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, as, bsx, bcl, acl, tgto, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr, tablas)

    {www.avantmusicnews.com/2010/10/31/fmp-box-set; Downtown Music Gallery newsletter 10.12.02}


    • 94.11.22 - Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory: Mitchell (reeds), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b),
      Tani Tabbal (d, perc) / "Interpretations" Series, Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine November 28, 1994 p.107]
    • 94.11.23 - Tokyo-NY Improv: Christian Marclay (turntables), Kato Hideki (b, analog synth, other stringed instruments), William Parker (b),
      Samm Bennett and Kazamaki Takashi (d, perc) / CB's Gallery, NYC [ibid]

    94.11.00 • William Parker Interviews [BR—64:23]

    November, 1994 / WKCR-FM Studios, New York City
    WKCR-FM, New York / Loft Jazz Festival
    1. William Parker, Daniel Carter, and Billy Bang Interview [51:18]
    2. William Parker and Billy Bang Interview [13:05]
    Daniel Carter, Billy Bang, and William Parker (testifying)

    {CD-R}


    • 94.12.01 (1) - Improvisor's Collective: Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown (as), Daniel Sarid (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr),
      Amanda Topaz (trapeze) / Program: "Flying" / Context Performance Hall, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 94.12.01 (2) - Improvisor's Collective: Richard Keene (ts, cl, fl), Blaise Siwula (ts), Rob Brown (as, cl), Lewis Barnes (tp), Masahiko Kono
      and Alex Lodico (tb), William Parker and Hal Onserud (b), Jackson Krall (dr), Melli Zimberg (dance), Laura Freeman (performance) /
      Program: "Dominica" / Improvisor's Collective Presents, Context Performance Hall, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    94.12.02 • David S. Ware Quartet: Cryptology

    Homestead Records HMS220-2 (CD) 1995

    December 2, 1994 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Cryptology:
     a) Solar Passage [6:42]
     b) Direction: Pleiades [9:04]
     c) Dinosauria [10:03]
     d) Cryptology / Theme Stream [14:19]
     e) Panoramic [10:45]
     f) The Liberator [10:44]
    "Shipp introduced Ware to Homestead's Steven Joerg, who convinced the label's owners to take a chance on avant jazz. The fruits
    of this new union included Ware's Cryptology, recorded in the mid-90s as the saxophonist struggled with a severe bout of flu."
    —Tom Roe

    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {HMS220-2; Tom Roe "Undercurrents 11: Generation Ecstasy" WIRE #189 November 1999 p.38}


      William Parker, Masterclasses, workshops, and lectures at the Royal Conservatory Rotterdam [De Volkskrant, December 9, 1994]
    • 94.12.11 - Open Workshop, Royal Conservatory, Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 94.12.12 (1) (afternoon) - Open Workshop, Royal Conservatory, Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 94.12.12 (2) (evening) - Presentation Concert Masterclass Open Workshop, Royal Conservatory, Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 94.12.15 through 94.12.17 - Intermission: Klaas Hekman (bsx), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, and Wilbert de Joode (b) /
      Concert Series "How Low Can You Go", Zaal De Unie, Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]

      —Parker is also wrongly credited on a circulating recording of the Charles Gayle Trio at Knitting Factory on 94.12.17,
       which most likely has Michael Bisio on bass... —RL

    • 94.12.22 - Mark Whitecage Quartet: Whitecage (as), William Parker and Wilber Morris (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Improvisors Collective Concert, Context Studios, NYC [William Parker's Centering Archive, Ed Hazell 14.04.13]
    • 94.12.23 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [Trudy Morse 94.12.18 outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/852]

    94.12.28 • William Parker: Testimony

    Zero In Records Zero In 1 (CD) 1995
    • William Parker: Crumbling In the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake
      Centering Records CENT1005/6/7 (3-CD and 48-page Booklet Box Set, Ltd. Ed. of 1000 copies—Signed and #ed edition of 50 copies) 2011
      —1st Session [See 10.08.12]
    December 28, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Sonic Animation [22:58]
    2. Testimony—for Bob Guerin [11:22]
    3. Light #3 [3:51]
    4. Dedication [15:38]
     for Charles Clark—1945-1969
     for Albert Stinson—1945-1969
    5. The Second Set [24:09]
    Crumbling In the Shadows... has these tracks on DISC 3.

    William Parker (b, Comp)

    {Zero In 1; www.aumfidelity.com/cent1005.html}


    94.12.29 • William Parker & Improvisers Collective Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—101:32]

    December 29, 1994 / Context Studios, New York City
    1. Hipnosis of Pusshead [59:26]
    2. Purple [42:06]
    Richard Keene (ts), Mark Whitecage (as), Zusaan Kali Fasteau (ss), Will Connell, Jr. (ob), Rosanne Levine (cl), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb),
    Hal Onserud (ce), Cooper-Moore (p), Warren Smith (vibes), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15, 14.02.06}


    1995 : : :


    95.01.00 (1) • Trio Hurricane + 1 [AR—90:21]

    • (V/A) Trio Hurricane + 1: Wiretapper 6 Special Edition
      The WIRE Magazine Issue 200, October 2000 (2CD) England 2000
    • [This disc includes pieces by The Fall; Flanger; Susumu Yokota; Ran Blake; Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide; Sensational; General Magic; Pa Sonic; Jan Jelinek; Poire_Z; Him; David Grubbs; Angus Maclise; Glass Cage; Nurse With Wound; Faust; John Fahey; Nils Økland; Coil; Janek Schaefer; Current Ninety Three; Djivan Gasparyan; Peanut Butter Wolf; I-Sound; Bittonic & SI-{Cut}.DB; C-Schulze & Hajsch; Tom Recchion; Pluramon; Hermann Nitsch]
    January, 1995 "...before the Little Huey concert." / Knitting Factory Cellar, New York City
    Audience Recording:
    1. unknown title [26:52]
    2. unknown title [17:42]
     announcement [0:22]
    3. unknown title [7:23] (split track at 0:58)
     announcement [0:37]
    4. unknown title [20:02]
    5. unknown title [15:06]
     announcement [0:21]
    WIRETAPPER 6 has an excerpt of 7:30 titled "Initiation".

    Glenn Spearman (ts), Marco Eneidi (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {2CD-R; Wiretapper 6 Special Edition; date and venue Marco Eneidi 12.04.06+07}


    95.01.00 (2) • Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Sensual Hearing

    Flying Note Records FNCD 9005 (CD) 1997
    [This disc also contains tracks with Malick Sow; Goksel Baktagir; Ferruh Yarkin; Jin Hi Kim; Bobby Few; Selena Somalia Richards; Ron McBee]
    —1st Session [See also 95.02.00]

    January, 1995 / Coyote Studios, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Heat (Fasteau) [6:03]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (ss), Daniel Carter (ts), William Parker (b)

    {FNCD 9005; venue info from Ms. ZK Fasteau}


    • 95.01.08 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Orchestra: Rob ("Ron") Brown and Marco Eneidi (as), Will Connell Jr. (reeds),
      Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Kono Masahiko and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Hal Onserud (b), Susie Ibarra (dr), others... "20 strong"
      See personnel from 95.01.29 / "(at least) two-month Sunday series" Knitting Factory, NYC [CODA #261 May 1995 p.16]
    • 95.01.15 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Orchestra: as above, except: "Two weeks along, master Denis Charles
      capably subbed for... Susie Ibarra" / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
    • 95.01.12 - Jackson Krall & The Secret Music Society: Marco Eneidi (as), Karen Borca (bsn), Lewis Barnes (tp), William Parker (b),
      Jean Cameron and Valerie Vay (poets), Akim and Patricia Nicholson (dance), Jackson Krall (dr) / Improvisors Collective,
      Context Performance Space, NYC [Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14]

    95.01.21 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra Rehearsal [Centering Archival Recording—84:57]

    January 21, 1995 / AlterKnit, New York City
    1. unknown titles [84:57] (split track at 56:58)
    "We'll be using the color system for back-ups."

    William Parker (Conductor, Comp), Assif Tsahar and Glenn Spearman (ts), Mabo Suzuki and Marco Eneidi (as), Chris Jonas (ss),
    Richard Keene (ob, ts), Joe Ruddick and Dave Sewelson (bar), unidentified (tp), Akira Ando (ce), Hal Onserud (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    • 95.01.22 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Orchestra: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

    95.01.26 • William Parker's Improvisors Collective Orchestra [SBR—93:54]

    January 26, 1995 / Improvisors Collective, Context Performance Space, New York City
    1. The Woman Still Standing in the Truck Reads a Newspaper—Interlude: Song So Long
    2. Scraps and Bits of City Sounds—Interlude #2: I Can't Believe
    3. The Sky is Bright Orange at Sunrise
    4. The Children Have Emotional Faces
    "The text is from my forthcoming book Music and the Shadow People, the 2nd chapter ‘The Sky is Bright Orange at Sunrise.’"
    —William Parker, from the program notes, 95.01.26

    Richard Keene and Assif Tsahar (ts), Blaise Siwula (as), Mark Whitecage (ss), Zusaan Kali Fasteau (ss, fl), Perry Robinson and Rozanne Levine (cl),
    Bill Cole (double reeds and flute), Masahiko Kono (tb), John Blum (p), Cooper-Moore (fl, perc), Ellen Christi (voc), Ruomi (narrator, dance),
    Akim and Julia Wilkins (dance), Patricia Nicholson (choreography, dance), Lee Gongwer (fl, perc, shells), William Parker (b, perc, words, Comp),
    Hal Onserud and Matthew Heyner (b), Jackson Krall (tmp drums), Emilio Cruz (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 11.02.02; Ed Hazell archives event flier 08.10.14}


    • 95.01.28 - Derek Bailey (g), John Zorn (as), William Parker (b) / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine January 30, 1995 p.99]

    95.01.29 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra:
    Sunrise In The Tone World

    AUM Fidelity AUM002/3 (2CD) 1997
    —1st Session [See also 95.02.19 & 95.02.26]

    January 29, 1995 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. The Bluest J [26:05]
    2. Voice Dancer Kidd [7:44]
    Assif Tsahar and Ben Koen (ts), Marco Eneidi (as), Chris Jonas (ss), Will Connell Jr. (as, bcl, fl), Mabo Suzuki, Dave Sewelson, and Joe Ruddick (bar), Lewis Barnes, Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Gregg Bendian (vib), Cooper-Moore (p), Akira Ando (ce), William Parker (b, leader, Comp), Hal Onserud (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM002/3}


    • 95.02.03 - Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr) / MUSART '95, The Glass Slipper, Vancouver,
      British Columbia, Canada [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; CODA #259 January 1995 p.40;
      Cadence Vol.21 no.3 March 1995 p.109]
    • 95.02.04 - Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), William Parker (b), Roger Baird (dr) "+ Guests" Jim Knodle (tp), Tony Wilson (g), Peggy Lee (ce) / MUSART '95, The Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27;
      CODA #259 January 1995 p.40; Cadence Vol.21 no.3 March 1995 p.109]
      —Print references had dates 95.02.01 through 95.02.04, and only name Carter and Parker.

    95.02.00 • Zusaan Kali Fasteau: Sensual Hearing

    Flying Note Records FNCD 9005 (CD) 1997
    [This disc also contains tracks by Malick Sow; Goksel Baktagir; Ferruh Yarkin; Daniel Carter; Bobby Few; Selena Somalia Richards; Ron McBee]
    —2nd Session [See also 95.01.00]

    February, 1995 / Coyote Studios, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Ebb and Flow [7:52]
    2. Bamboo Forest [2:56]
    Zusaan Kali Fasteau (ce-1, shakuhachi flute-2, Comp), Jin Hi Kim (komungo), William Parker (b)
    —CD liners have Jin Hi Kim miscredited as playing on "Ebb and Flow" only.

    {FNCD 9005; details and venue info from Ms. Fasteau}


    • 95.02.05 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Orchestra: see personnel from 95.01.29 / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [CODA #261 May 1995 p.16]
    • 95.02.12 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Orchestra: see personnel from 95.01.29 / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

    95.02.19 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra:
    Sunrise In The Tone World

    AUM Fidelity AUM002/3 (2CD) 1997
    —2nd Session [See also 95.01.29; 95.02.26]
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc
      Jazziz Magazine, Millenium Issue, BJZJD January 2000 Limited Edition (Magazine & CD) 2000
    February 19, 1995 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Sunrise in the Tone World [12:14]
    2. Mayan Space Station [14:10]
    3. Sunship for Dexter [9:55]
    4. And Again [5:40]
    Jazziz On Disc contains an excerpt of 1:32 from track 1.

    William Parker (leader, Comp), Assif Tsahar and Ben Koen (ts), Rob Brown and Mabo Suzuki (as), Will Connell Jr. (as, bcl, fl), Richard Keene (ts, ob),
    Chris Jonas and Darryl Foster (ss), Dave Sewelson and Joe Ruddick (bar), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, p-tpt, flg), Lewis Barnes and Richard Rodriguez (tp),
    Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Gregg Bendian (vib), Lisa Sokolov (voc-1,3,4), John King (dobro-2),
    Cooper-Moore (p), Akira Ando (ce), Hal Onserud (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM002/3}


    95.02.26 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Sunrise In The Tone World

    AUM Fidelity AUM002/3 (2CD) 1997
    —3rd Session [See also 95.01.29; 95.02.26]

    February 26, 1995 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Huey Sees Light Through a Leaf [40:10]
    William Parker (b, leader, Comp), Assif Tsahar and Ben Koen (ts), Rob Brown and Mabo Suzuki (as), Will Connell Jr. (as, bcl, fl),
    Richard Keene (ts, ob), Chris Jonas and Darryl Foster (ss), Dave Sewelson and Joe Ruddick (bar), Vinny Golia (reeds), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, p-tpt, flg), Lewis Barnes and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, and Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Gregg Bendian (vib),
    Cooper-Moore (p), Jason Hwang (vn), Akira Ando (ce), Hal Onserud (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM002/3}


    • 95.02.28 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / 8:00 to 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine February 27, 1995 p.148]
    • 95.03.03 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA [Cadence Vol.21 no.5 May 1995 p.4,19]

    95.03.08 • Daniel Carter Quartet [BR—77:15]

    March 8, 1995 / Alterknit Theater, New York City
    1. unknown title [49:43]
    2. unknown title [27:31]
    Daniel Carter (as, ts, fl, tp), Boris Rayskin (ce), William Parker (b), Jan Trojanowski (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    • 95.03.15 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Switzerland [Heinrich Smejkal 04.04.05; Jazzpodium No.3, 1995 p.52; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 95.03.16 - Prima Materia: personnel as above / Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 95.03.18 - Prima Materia: personnel as above / Jazz Studio, Nürnberg, Germany [ibid]
    • 95.03.19 - Prima Materia: personnel as above / Sauschdall, Ulm, Germany [Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.49; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 95.03.21 - Prima Materia: as above / Cafe Kesselhaus, Darmstadt, Germany
      [Heinrich Smejkal 04.04.05; Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.52; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 95.03.22 - Prima Materia: as above / Club Unterfahrt, München, Germany [ibid]
    • 95.03.23 - Prima Materia: as above / Kulturforum, Villach, Austria [ibid]

    95.03.24 • Prima Materia [BR & BVR—42:53]

    March 24, 1995 / Jazzfestival Burghausen, Burghausen, Germany
    —Also circulating under possible radio broadcast date of 95.05.02.
     announcement [0:47]
    1. Spiritual (John Coltrane) [21:23]
    2. Brazilia (John Coltrane) [19:48]
     announcement [0:50]
    Louie Belogenis (ts), Joe Gallant (b), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {CD-R; Video; Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.52; Sander Piek 09.09.05; www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsxQl-8_5Fg}


    • 95.03.25 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Jazz Galerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria [Heinrich Smejkal 04.04.05; Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.52; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 95.03.26 - William Parker Trio: Matthew Shipp (p), Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / "PRISM", Original art 26x40 / Roulette, NYC
      [Jeff Schlanger musicWitness® 14.02.10]
    • 95.03.29 - Prima Materia: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine April 3, 1995 p.97]
    • 95.04.20 (1) - Jeff Schlanger & The Witnesses: Schlanger (painting, poetry), Rob Brown (as), William Parker (b), Warren Smith (dr),
      Akim (dance) / "Dedicated to Julius Hemphill", Improvisor's Collective, Context, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 95.04.20 (2) - Observer's Vision: Bill Cole (reeds), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Smith (dr), Jeff Schlanger (painting) /
      Improvisor's Collective, Dedicated to Julius Hemphill, 9:30pm, Context, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 95.04.28 - Joe Morris & Rob Brown Quartet: Brown (as), Morris (g), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 95.05.00 (festival dates 04.29 through 05.07) - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog: Toshinori Kondo (tp), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) / 11th Kemptener Jazz Fröhling, Kempten, Germany [Jazzpodium No.2 1995 p.48; Sander Piek 09.09.05]

    • 95.05.02 • Prima Materia / Burghausen, Germany —This is likely a broadcast date for 95.03.24 above.
      Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.52 has the tour dates listed, and confirms Burghausen in March.
    • 95.05.11 - Sabir Mateen and Ben Koen (ts), Alex Lodico (tb), John Blum (p), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr),
      Chris Jonas (visual art—charcoal) / 9:30pm, Context, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
      "Some of us were rehearsing with Cecil Taylor at the time..."

    95.05.14 • Matthew Shipp: The Flow of X

    2.13.61 Records thi21326.2 (CD) 1997

    May 14, 1995 / Seltzer Sound Studio, New York City
    1. flow of X [5:49]
    2. flow of silence [6:12]
    3. flow of Y [7:43]
    4. flow of M [6:52]
    5. flow of U [9:33]
    6. instinctive codes [12:40]
    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), Mat Maneri (vn), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {thi21326.2; session date of master tapes from Mr. Henry Rollins; Jazzpodium No.3 1995 p.52; Sander Piek 09.09.05}


    • 95.05.18 - Music and the Shadow People: William Parker (b), Patricia Parker, Miriam Parker, Amanda Topaz, Mona Bancer,
      and Ha-Chi Yu (dance), Ruomi Lee Hampel, Susan Bilsted, and Christine Lynch (actors) / 9:30pm, Context, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 95.05.00 (between 05.19-23) - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) /
      Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada [John Corbett review WIRE #137 July 1995 p.12;
      CODA #263 September 1995 p.9; www.fimav.qc.ca/archives/12efimav.html]

    95.05.24 • Assif Tsahar Quartet [Centering Archival Recording—40:42]

    May 24, 1995 / Context, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [16:29]
    2. unknown title [4:08] (incomplete, WP blows amp)
    Second Set
    3. unknown title [20:05]
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    95.05.26 (1) • Assif Tsahar Quartet [Centering Archival Recording—46:06]

    May 26, 1995 / Context, New York City
    First Set
    1. unknown title [16:46]
    2. unknown title [18:07]
    Second Set
    3. unknown title [11:13]
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    95.05.26 (2) • Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording—63:56]

    May 26, 1995 / Context, New York City
     Act 1 [32:33]
     Act 2 [31:23]
    Rob Brown (as), Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Shields (p), unidentified (g), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)
    Ruomi Lee Hampel, unidentified male, and unidentified female (actor), unidentified (dance)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    95.05.27 • Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording—68:59]

    May 27, 1995 / Context, New York City
     Act 1 [35:20]
     Act 2 [33:39]
    Rob Brown (as), Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Shields (p), unidentified (g), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)
    Ruomi Lee Hampel, unidentified male, and unidentified female (actor), unidentified (dance)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    95.06.01 • Music and the Shadow People [Centering Archival Recording—65:40]

    June 1, 1995 / Context, New York City
     Act 1 [33:27]
     Act 2 [32:13]
    Rob Brown (as), Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Shields (p), unidentified (g), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)
    Ruomi Lee Hampel, unidentified male, and unidentified female (actor), unidentified (dance)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.15}


    • 95.06.02 and 95.06.03 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p),
      William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The First Roland Kirk Memorial: Hamiet Bluiett,
      William Hooker, Amiri Baraka, Dick Griffin, Pheeroan Aklaff, DJ Spooky, many others... /
      "Wall-to-Wall Rahsaan Roland Kirk", The Cooler, NYC [William Parker 14.02.25; nice poster!]
      "I probably played with Ali and Gayle..." —William Parker

    • 95.06.23 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b),
      Rashied Ali (dr) / "What Is Jazz" Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine June 26, 1995 p.149]

    95.06.24 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—55:29]

    June 24, 1995 / "What Is Jazz" Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown titles [55:29]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {CD-R}


    95.06.27 • Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio [AR—51:39]

    June 27, 1995 / "What Is Jazz" Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    —Dalachinsky's book mistakenly has this taking place at The Cooler.
    1. unknown titles [51:39] (incomplete, cuts off)
    "...a mind-altering performance that to my extreme and unending regret cuts off
    just as all three musicians are encountering the godhead..." —Ed Hazell

    —Also circulating as a complete performance of 79:57.

    Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {CD-R; Ed Hazell 06.10.08}


    • 95.06.30 - Matthew Shipp Trio: Shipp (p), and probably William Parker (b) and Whit Dickey (dr), or possibly Mat Maneri (vn), and Parker (b), though that would make it the "String Trio"... / "What is Jazz?" Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine June 26, 1995 p.149]
    • 95.06.28-07.02 (Festival duration) - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) /
      10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [CODA #264 November 1995 p.6]

    95.07.04 (1) • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—57:00]

    July 4, 1995 / "showcase in a record shop," Lyon, France
    1. unknown titles [57:00]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous 04.03.02}


    95.07.04 (2) • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—56:00]

    July 4, 1995 / Vienne Jazz Festival, Theatre Municipale, Vienne, France
    1. unknown titles [56:00]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {Anonymous 04.03.02}


    • 95.07.08 - William Parker & Gary Hassay Duo: Hassay (as), Parker (b) / "...opening for a regional artist, Howard Greenberg. An hour-long set, recorded by Scott Legath, that included three improvised pieces. I saw them perform with Andrew Cyrille about two years ago..." /
      Allentown, PA [Tim Blangger, rec.music.bluenote 95.07.00]
    • 95.07.09 - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr) / Milford Graves' house, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 95.07.11 - Charles Gayle Trio: no personnel details, likely as above / 8:00 & 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine July 10, 1995 p.71]
    • 95.07.19 - David S. Ware ...Solo? (no personnel details) / The Cooler, NYC [New York Magazine July 17, 1995 p.87]
    • 95.07.21-23 (Festival duration) - Charles Gayle Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria ["Caught" Down Beat November 1995 p.74; Jazzpodium No.5 1995 p.59; Sander Piek 09.09.05]
    • 95.07.27 - Charles Gayle: (no personnel details) / The Cooler, NYC [New York Magazine July 31, 1995 p.65]
    • 95.08.09 - Amiri Baraka, Amina Baraka, and Allan Ginsberg (poetry), Marc Ribot (g), William Parker (b) / "A benefit for death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal." / The Cooler, NYC [New York Magazine August 7, 1995 p.91]

    95.08.26 • David S. Ware Quintet [BR—7:00 & SBR—61:15]

    August 26, 1995 / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria
     announcement [0:16]
    1. Oblations and Blessings (Ware) [34:29]
    2. East Broadway Rundown (Rollins) [17:44]
     announcement [0:57]
     German Radio Broadcast announcement [0:14]
    3. Infi-rhythms (Ware) [6:38]
     German Radio Broadcast announcement [0:29]
    Received as "2 tracks, 65:00." With 4 tracks noted: 1, 2, and 2a as "untitled improvisations;" the 3rd as given (and an announcement confirms this).
    Track 1 is in fact an early version of Oblations and Blessings (see 95.09.27); Tracks 2a [7:00] & 2b [18:00] were given as untitled improvisations
    parts 1 & 2, but inspection revealed that 2a was actually a truncated version of 2b. How do these things happen? Tracks 1 & 2 are Soundboard;
    track 3 is Broadcast. Regardless, this a very good quality recording of a blistering performance. —RL

    —Also circulating as "1 track, 7:00, stereo" (Broadcast Recording of track 3).

    David S. Ware and Charles Gayle (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {CD-R}


    95.09.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—77:58 & BR—66:10]

    September 2, 1995 (Also listed as "Summer, 1995") / Willisau Jazzfestival, Festhalle, Willisau, Switzerland
    Broadcast DRS Switzerland
    Broadcast Recording:
    1. unknown title [31:25] (incomplete)
    2. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [12:49]
    3. Cococana (Ware) [10:10]
    4. Infi-Rhythms #1 [11:42]
    Audience Recording:
    1. unknown title [27:13]
    2. unknown title [7:06]
    3. unknown title [5:23]
    4. unknown title [7:12]
    5. unknown title [19:06]
    6. unknown title [4:50]
    7. unknown title [7:06]
    "The first track is missing the beginning; apparently, the broadcast picked it up a little late, as the DJ is introducing the show when the tape begins, in media res. It's one of those frenzied, near themeless pieces, and without the very beginning, I can't say what it is. (It might be ‘Oblations & Blessings’, given the date.) Note also that ‘Angel Eyes’ begins immediately after a Parker bass solo; it's possible that all the preceding material is part of ‘Eyes’, but I don't think so: Ware states the theme, then the band takes solos, then Ware closes it out, indicating to me at least that we're hearing the whole piece..." —James Lindbloom.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {CD-R; James Lindbloom; Jakob Blumenthal 10.05.20; www.willisaujazzarchive.ch}


    • 95.09.07 - Intermission: Klaas Hekman (bsx), William Parker, Wilbert de Joode, and Hideji Taninaka (b) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]
    • 95.09.10 - Intermission: personnel as above / Grand Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands [Heinrich Smejkal 04.01.12, Web sources]

    95.09.15 • Intermission: Song of Low Songs

    BVHAAST 9612 (CD) HOL 1996

    September 15, 1995 / NOB Radio, Theater Romein, Leeuwarden, Holland
    1. Open Hekwerk, Open Fencework (Hekman) [14:29]
    2. Laaglied, Song of Low Songs (Hekman) [6:21]
    3. Bibbs for Marty Leroy Bibs (Parker) [9:02]
    4. Kurk, Cork for Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Hekman) [11:13]
    5. Sonic Animation (Parker) [16:59]
    Klaas Hekman (bsx), William Parker, Wilbert de Joode, and Hideji Taninaka (b)

    {BVHAAST 9612}


    95.09.19 • Rob Brown Trio [AR—53:33]

    September 19, 1995 / AlterKnit Theater, Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title [33:46]
    1. unknown title [19:47]
    Rob Brown (as), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 11.02.02; Jackson Krall Call 14.02.15}


    95.09.27 and 95.09.28 • David S. Ware Quartet: Oblations and Blessings

    Silkheart Records SHCD-145 (CD) 1996 Sweden

    September 27 & 28, 1995 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Oblations and Blessings [17:05]
    2. Riff Unknown [10:53]
    3. Of Shambala [11:05]
    4. Fire Within [11:07]
    5. Manu's Ideal [10:13]
    6. Serpents and Visions [8:37]
    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {SHCD-145}


    95.09.29 • David S. Ware: DAO

    Homestead Records HMS230-2 (CD) 1996

    September 29, 1995 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Interdao [6:22]
    2. Motif Dao [9:38]
    3. Rhythm Dao [7:00]
    4. Dao Above Sky [7:36]
    5. Dao Forms [18:16]
    6. Dao Feel [8:28]
    7. Dao [15:20]
    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {HMS230-2}


    • 95.10.06 and 95.10.07 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / 5th Akbank International Jazz Festival,
      State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul, Turkey [WIRE #138 August 1995 p.25; Kevin White 03.03.06]
      "www.pozitif-ist.com also lists these dates, and names the venue as MSU Arts and Sculpture Museum,
      with the additional info that it's located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul." —Kevin White

    • 95.10.07 - David S. Ware Quartet / French Radio Broadcast, Nancy, France —This session date is incorrect. See 95.10.17

    • 95.10.10 - Pyramid Trio Rehearsal: Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, fl), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr, perc) /
      "I went to rehearsal that night, and we played for the Partnership the next day [95.10.11] at lunch time... then we had another gig that evening."
      [Down Beat January 1996 p.11]
    • 95.10.11 (1) - Pyramid Trio: Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, fl), William Parker (b), Reggie Nicholson (dr, perc) / Grand Central Partnership, NYC / "Roy Campbell is no Satchmo, but yesterday, standing on the sidewalk on East 43rd Street with his music stand firmly planted between Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations... Mr. Campbell's daylong gig was part of a flag-raising ceremony put on by the Grand Central Partnership, a nonprofit organization that oversees the business improvement district around Grand Central Terminal. The partnership installed custom-made flag holders on 23 lamp-posts between Lexington Avenue and First Avenue—eight flags per lamp-post, for a total of 184 flags.
      Mr. Campbell's job was to play the right anthem as each flag was raised." —James Barron
      ["Say, Can You See an End to This Job?" The New York Times, October 11, 1995]
    • 95.10.11 (2) - Pyramid Trio: personnel as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
    • 95.10.14 (Possible cancelled date) - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) /
      8:00pm, Cleo Parker Robinson's New Dance Theatre, Denver, CO
      [Westword October 11, 1995 p.1; Cadence Vol.21 no.5 May 1995 p.108; Cadence Vol.21 no.10 October 1995 p.123]

    95.10.17 • David S. Ware Quartet [BR—26:13]

    October 17, 1995 / Nancy, France
    French Radio Broadcast
    This session is also circulating with an incorrect date of 96.10.07—Possibly a broadcast date.
    1. Cococana (Ware) [26:13] (broadcast voice-over in at 25:48)
    "There were some confusions about this Ware concert. This is the only (almost) complete tune from Nancy..." —Heinrich Smejkal
    The following may be additional tracks from this session. (Tracks 1 and 2 may be track one above split by a fade-in/fade-out announcement.):
    1. unknown title [11:42]
     French radio announcement [1:22]
    2. unknown title [14:38]
    3. unknown title [6:07]
     radio announcement [0:26]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {CD-R; Heinrich Smejkal; James Lindbloom}


    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / La Tour Rose, Lyon, France
      [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Le Duc des Lombards, Paris, France [ibid]
    • 95.10.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Tourcoing jazz festival, Tourcoing, France [ibid]
    • 95.10.22 - William Parker's In Order to Survive: Parker (b), Rob Brown (as), Cooper Moore (p) / Zuid-Nederlands Jazz Festival, Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
      [De Volkskrant October 20, 1995]

    95.10.25, 95.10.26, and 95.10.28 • Charles Gayle Quartet: Daily Bread

    Black Saint 120158-2 (CD) 1998 IT; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120158-2 (digital download) 2010 IT

    October 25, 26, & 28, 1995 / East Side Sound, New York City
    1. This Cup [10:00]
    2. Our Sins [6:42]
    3. Inner Joy [7:10]
    4. Drink [3:57]
    5. Earthly Things [10:41]
    6. Watch [5:33]
    7. Rest a While [8:01]
    8. Offering to Christ [15:41]
    9. Shout Merrily [8:22]
    Charles Gayle (ts, bcl, viola-2,8, p-3,4, Comp), William Parker (ce, p-5,7,8), Wilber Morris (b), Michael Wimberly (dr, violin-2,8)

    {Black Saint 120158-2}


    • 95.10.29 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / October 1995 Music and Words Festival, 68 Avenue C, NYC
      [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    95.11.05 • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet [BVR—44:32]

    November 5, 1995 / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Jazzfestival Berlin, Germany
    NDR Germany
    1. improvisation [44:32] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    Peter Brötzmann (ts, as, trgt, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr, perc)

    {Video; CD-R}


    • 95.11.09 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Brötzmann (ts, as, trgt, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b),
      Michael Wertmüller (dr) / Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [www.porgy.at]

    95.11.14 • Werner Ludi: Ki

    Intakt CD 051 (CD) 1998 SWZ

    November 14, 1995 / Radio Studio SF DRS, Zurich, Switzerland
    1. (Ki West Zurich)
     Crossing the Boundaries of Affection [32:32]
    Werner Ludi (bar), William Parker (b), Shoji Hano (dr)

    {Intakt CD 051}


      Some sources have Parker in Chicago 95.11.16, 95.11.18, and 95.11.19 for the Free Music Productions Festival. He was not present.
      [William Parker 14.02.23]
    • 95.11.20 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine November 20, 1995 p.122]
    • 95.11.27 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine November 27, 1995 p.125]

    95.12.18 • William Parker's In Order to Survive: Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy

    Homestead Records HM-2 (2CD) 1997

    December 18, 1995 / Tedesco Studios, Paramus, New Jersey
    1. Compassion [10:38]
    2. Malcolm's Smile [9:44]
    3. For Robeson [5:41]
    4. Holiday for Hypocrites [8:10]
    5. Testimony of the Last Flower [0:37]
    6. Dejenos en Paz [8:05]
    7. Unrestricted (for Julius Hemphill) [5:42]
    8. Goggles [10:53]
    9. The Eye of the Window [9:59]
    Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {HMS231-2}


    • 95.12.30 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr), + Amiri Baraka (poetry) /
      The Cooler, NYC [Alain Kirili Musée Grenoble; New York Magazine December 25, 1995 p.158]

    1996 : : :


      "There were many, many memorable moments long and short, high-profile events attended by hundreds of people as well as low-profile events attended by less than 20 people. Concerts with David S. Ware, Roscoe Mitchell, Rashied Ali, The Trio with Milford Graves and Charles Gayle ring bells, as well as the concert with French horn player Richard Dunbar and percussionist Ali Abuwi [sic—Aboui?]. The shifting rhythms became anthems that night. The musical gatherings with the very special congregation called Other Dimensions In Music (Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell Jr., Rashid Bakr); solo bass; trios; quartets; quintets; sextets; big band: all resounding from January 1996 to December 1996." —William Parker ["96 Rewind" WIRE #155 January 1997 p.39]

    • 96.01.01 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]

    96.01.14 • William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording—93:33]

    January 14, 1996 / Studio Wood, New York City
    —Benefit Solo concerts to raise money for the restoration of William's bass.
     [See also 96.02.25 and 96.03.17]
     introduction [2:33]
    1. March 3, 1934 (Jimmy Garrison's birthday) [25:02]
     announcement [1:18]
    2. Medley [27:52] (split track at 14:39)
     Lunar Surface (Alan Silva)
     For Savera Jeffries
     two Don Cherry tunes
     announcement [2:01]
    3. H (from a suite called H.O.P.E.) [9:23]
    4. Reading from Sound Journal "Energy Systems"—Q&A session [14:02]
    5. Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy [11:22]
    William Parker (b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.17, 14.02.27; Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness® Archive 14.03.01, anaLOG Book #10,
    performance painting "Higher Forces," 39 x 27.5 inches}


    • 96.01.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Sander Piek 05.03.08; www.bimhuis.nl]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / de Werf, Brugge, Belgium [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Paradox, Tilburg, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Popular, Rotterdam, Netherlands [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Unterfahrt, München, Germany [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Moods, Zürich, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Sauschdall, Ulm, Germany [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Jubez, Karlsruhe, Germany [ibid]
    • 96.01.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / KFZ, Marburg, Germany [ibid]

    96.02.02 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—204:00]

    February 2, 1996 / New Morning, Paris, France
    1. unknown titles [204:00]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    { Anonymous; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}


    • 96.02.07 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b),
      Whit Dickey (dr) / Café du Soleil, Saignelégier, Switzerland [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Luchtbal, Antwerpen, Belgium [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / l'Entrepôt, Mulhouse, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Pannonica, Nantes, Nancy, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / le petit faucheux, Tours, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Théâtre Bacchus, Besançon, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / AJMI, Avignon, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: as above / Conservatoire Perpignan, Perpignan, France [ibid]
    • 96.02.24 - William Parker's In Order to Survive: Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), Parker (b),
      Susie Ibarra (dr) / Unitarian Meeting House, Amherst, MA
      [Poster by James Burpee, (misdated 97.02.24) Signal to Noise Issue #58 Summer 2010 p.28]


  • 96.02.25 - William Parker Solo / Studio Wood, NYC
    [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness® Archive 14.03.01, anaLOG Book #10,
    performance paintings "Unlocked Souls" + "The Intuitive" + Bass Portrait "WOOD" in Black Holly #10 sketchbook]
    —Benefit Solo concerts to raise money for the restoration of William's bass. (Also 96.01.14 and 96.03.17)


  • 96.02.26 • Joe Morris Ensemble: Elsewhere

    Homestead HMS233-2 (CD) 1996

    February 26, 1996 / Sorcerer Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Plexus [8:03]
    2. Elsewhere [13:58]
    3. Cirrus [5:13]
    4. Violet [11:37]
    5. Mind's Eye [6:16]
    6. Rotunda [15:02]
    Joe Morris (g, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr)

    {HMS233-2}


    96.03.02 • Rashid Bakr—Frode Gjerstad—William Parker: Seeing New York From The Ear

    Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1069 (CD) 1996

    March 2, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Seeing [14:24]
    2. New [15:42]
    3. York [7:27]
    4. From [15:17]
    5. The [8:49]
    6. Ear [4:03]
    Frode Gjerstad (as), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {CJR 1069}


    96.03.11 • William Parker Solo [Centering Archival Recording—51:06]

    March 11, 1996 / The Cooler, New York City
    1. unknown titles—St. Thomas [51:06]
    William Parker (b)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.17}


    • 96.03.15 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / 9:00pm, Roulette, NYC
      [www.roulette.org/events/event.php/SHIPP_PARKER96]
    • 96.03.17 - William Parker Solo / Flyer has date incorrectly as 96.03.10 / Anyez Van Rosenberg Loft, NYC
      [William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27; Jeff Schlanger musicWitness® Archive 14.03.01, anaLOG Book #10,
      performance paintings "Silent Screen" + "A Storm is Coming" + "Invisible Blue" + "The Flow"]
      —Benefit Solo concerts to raise money for the restoration of William's bass. (Also 96.01.14 and 96.02.25)

      "...for first really good instrument he ever had, the original ‘Fred’ (WP's personal bass has always been named ‘FRED’), a beautiful antique Dudek from Prague. Its neck had been crushed by airline handlers whose corporate bosses took no responsibility.

      For many reasons, the bass itself was not repaired until 2013, when it made its restored debut during the Stone Residency in October (2013).
      For many years, the bass body of Fred #1 was stored here in studio Spirale.

      —Jeff Schlanger

    • 96.03.21 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Alvin's, Detroit, MI
      [Cadence Vol.22 no.6 June 1996 p.30]
    • 96.03.22 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL [tisue.net/chicagonow/old1996.html]

    96.03.23 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—93:06]

    March 23, 1996 / Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA
    1. unknown title [30:41]
    2. unknown title [11:11]
    3. Tenderly (Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence) [18:18]
    4. unknown title [9:18]
    5. The Liberator (Ware) [14:58]
     announcement [0:57]
    6. Manu's Ideal (Ware) [6:18]
    —Another recording is circulating with "Manu's Ideal" incomplete at 1:10.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {2CD-R; Rick and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in attendance}


    96.03.28 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—75:41]

    March 28, 1996 / A Vaulx Jazz Festival, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France
    1. unknown title [37:01]
    2. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [19:24]
    3. unknown title [13:12]
    4. unknown title [6:04]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Sunny Murray (dr)

    {Anonymous 04.03.02; Anne Dumas 03.07.10}


    96.03.30 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR—71:30]

    March 30, 1996 / la Tour Rose, Lyon, France
    1. continuous set [71:30]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R}


    96.03.31 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR—102:35]

    March 31, 1996 / la Tour Rose, Lyon, France
    1. First set [50:31]
    2. Second set [52:04]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {2CD-R}


    96.04.03 • Gayle—Parker—Ali, By Any Means [AR—94:56]

    April 3, 1996 / Banlieues Bleues Festival, Paris, France
    1. unknown title [27:03]
    2. unknown title [14:55]
    3. unknown title [16:21] (incomplete, tape-flip)
    4. unknown title [17:05]
    5. encore - medley [15:52]
     Ghosts (Albert Ayler)
     Touchin' On Trane - Part A (Gayle/Parker/Ali)
    Charles Gayle (ts, p, vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    • 96.04.09 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p, vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
      [www.porgy.at; Cadence Vol.22 no.4 April 1996 p.125]
    • 96.04.11 - William Parker Solo / Toyko Rose, Charlottesville, VA [Samuel Joseph Gross, rec.music.bluenote 96.04.08]

    96.04.23 • Matthew Shipp Trio [AR—66:52]

    April 23, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title [66:52] (continuous set, incomplete, fades in at beginning, split track at 46:35)
    "Thank you very much, I would like to welcome Susie Ibarra to the trio, it's her first gig..." —Matthew Shipp, at set's end.

    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R}


    96.05.02 and 96.05.03 • David S. Ware Quartet: Godspelized

    DIW DIW-916 (CD) 1997 JPN

    May 2 & 3, 1996 / Sound on Sound, New York City
    1. Godspelized (Ware) [15:44]
    2. Wisdomsphere (Ware) [7:55]
    3. Inner Temple (Ware) [6:40]
    4. Wisdom Through Time (Ware) [7:54]
    5. The Stargazers (Sun Ra) [12:26]
    6. Eternal Forces of Brahm (Ware) [11:44]
    7. Godspelized (Ware) [4:20]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {DIW-916}


    • 96.05.10 (1) - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p, vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 96.05.10 (2) - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / On a Double-bill with Kazutoki Umezu and Don Byron, so I'm assuming this was the late gig after the "By Any Means" hit at The Cooler. / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 13, 1996 p.90]
    • 96.05.27 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p, vn), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 27, 1996 p.104]

    96.05.31 • Christopher Cauley: FINland

    Eremite MTE06 (CD) 1996

    May 31, 1996 / Tom Tedesco Studios, Teaneck, NJ
    1. pulsebreathe [5:48]
    2. My Bell [11:31]
    3. Heavenly Peace [7:13]
    4. Arco Sketch [5:59]
    5. As Ballad [5:57]
    6. Douzes Au Santropol [10:22]
    7. For Eva with Love and Squalor [7:50]
    8. Aqua Viva (in memory of Salvador Roquet) [7:44]
    Christopher Cauley (as, Comp), Steve Swell (tb-3,4,6,7,8), William Parker (b), Gregg Bendian (perc)

    {MTEO6; Ken Waxman}


    96.06.01 • Charles Gayle & William Parker Duo [AR—32:15]

    June 1, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title [11:45]
    2. unknown title [20:30] (dropout in tape from 4:00-4:25)
    Charles Gayle (ts), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R}


    Vision for the 21st Century Arts Festival ::: June 5 through June 9


      "William played every night in the first Vision Festival..." ...at Learning Alliance, 324 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, NYC

    • 96.06.05 - William Parker's In Order To Survive: Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) /
      Vision Festival, Learning Alliance, NYC [Scott Currie 06.07.10; Peter Watrous The New York Times June 10, 1988]

      "John Zorn brought in his group, Masada, and the bassist William Parker performed two pieces with his group, In Order to Survive.
      In between shows, poetry was read, dancers danced, Peter Kowald performed a bass solo, and the clarinetist Perry Robinson played
      some blues with two guitarists and a drummer. ...Mr. Parker's first piece, ‘The Extermination’, had his group reading music. The result
      sounded freely improvised, and clearly taken from the Cecil Taylor song book; the group's drummer, Susie Ibarra, kept things going
      with an interactive, coloristic style. The second tune, ‘In Order to Survive’..." —Peter Watrous

    96.06.06 (1) • Ivo Perelman: Cama de Terra

    Homestead HMS237-2 (CD) 1996

    June 6, 1996 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
     1. Soundcheck [0:48]
     2. One Converse [2:58]
     3. To Another [4:38]
     4. Nho Quim [8:51]
     5. Spiral [5:38]
     6. Adriana [3:54]
     7. Groundswell Descent [4:55]
     8. Dedos [3:51]
     9. Elephants Have Brains [2:40]
    10. Cama de Terra [9:24]
    11. The Dark of the Day [6:20]
    Ivo Perelman (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {HMS237-2}


    • 96.06.06 (2) - Assif Tsahar Quartet: Tsahar (ts), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)—with a Stan Brakhage film /
      Vision Festival, 9:30pm, Learning Alliance, NYC
      [Scott Currie 06.07.10; Peter Watrous The New York Times June 10, 1988]
    • 96.06.07 (1) - Bill Cole Ensemble: Cole (double reeds), Cooper-Moore (p), Joseph Daley (tu), William Parker (b), Warren Smith (dr) /
      Vision Festival, 8:15pm, Learning Alliance, NYC [ibid]
    • 96.06.07 (2) - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) /
      Vision Festival, 9:30pm, Learning Alliance, NYC [ibid]
    • 96.06.07 (3) - Other Dimensions in Music: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
      Vision Festival, 11:30pm, Learning Alliance, NYC [ibid]

      "For the record, no—I have absolutely no idea at all how he made it through that Friday night triple-header with Cole, DSW, and ODIM,
      but I was at the sound-board all night, so I know he did (he must have been deep in the zone by then: I remember the DSW gig as incredibly powerful and the ODIM set as amazingly sublime...)" —Scott Currie

    96.06.08 (1) • Charles Gayle Trio [AR—41:00]

    June 8, 1996 / Vision Festival, Learning Alliance, New York City
    —"Gayle, Parker, Graves / Knitting Factory, NYC" also mistakenly mentioned on this date.
    1. unknown title [5:52]
    2. unknown title [21:48]
    3. unknown title, much banter [13:20]
    Charles Gayle (ts, wdfl, p, bcl), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr, voc, p)

    {CD-R; J. Lindbloom; Scott Currie 06.07.10}


    96.06.08 (2) • Karen Borca Group [AR—50:00]

    June 8, 1996 / Vision Festival, Learning Alliance, New York City
    1. unknown titles [50:00]
    Karen Borca Group (bsn), Rob Brown (as), Patricia Nicholson-Parker and Miriam Parker (dance),
    William Parker and Wilber Morris (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Scott Currie 06.07.10}


    96.06.09 • Patricia Nicholson-Parker Ensemble [AR]

    June 9, 1996, 7:15pm / Vision Festival, Learning Alliance, New York City
    1. Through a Prism
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Patricia Nicholson-Parker (dance), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Scott Currie 06.07.10}


    96.06.18 • Ivo Perelman: Sad Life

    Leo Records Leo Lab CD 027 (CD) England 1996

    June 18, 1996 / System Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
     1. Sad Life [7:15]
     2. Urgencia [7:57]
     3. Hoedown [7:48]
     4. Dualities [13:00]
     5. Warm Velvet [7:31]
     6. Life Forms [9:38]
     7. Caiapò [7:22]
     8. Alagoana [5:12]
     9. Scratch [2:29]
    10. Espiral [4:45]
    —Tracks 1, 7, and 8 are folk songs arranged and adapted by Perelman.

    Ivo Perelman (ts, Comp), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {Leo Lab CD 027}


    96.06.19 (1) • Ivo Perelman, William Parker, Rashied Ali: LIVE

    Zero In 2 (CD) 1997

    June 19, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. continuous untitled performance [47:23]
    Ivo Perelman (ts, Comp), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {Zero In 2}


    96.06.19 (2) • (V/A) David S. Ware Quartet: Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1996

    Knitting Factory Works KFW 195 (CD) 1996
    • (V/A) The Heineken Jazz Groove 1996
      Knitting Factory Works KFW 195-P (CD) 1996 (Liner marking—CD marking is KFW 198-P / Promo only)
    June 19, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. In This Love [8:14]
    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {KFW 195}


    • 96.06.20 - Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory: Mitchell (ss, as), Hugh Ragin (tp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b),
      Tanni Tabbal and Gerald Cleaver (dr) / "What is Jazz?" Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine June 24, 1996 p.156]
    • 96.06.23 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / "What is Jazz?" Festival,
      Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

    96.06.24 • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—56:28]

    June 24, 1996 / South St. Seaport, New York City
    1. Excerpts from Mass for the Healing of the World [56:28]
    Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown (as, fl), Chris Jonas (ss), Roy Campbell (tp), Matt Moran (vib), Cooper-Moore (p),
    William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra, Denis Charles, and Michael Wimberley (dr, perc)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.17}


    • 96.06.26 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC
      [The Final Nite & Other Poems: Complete Notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, 1987-2006, Steve Dalachinsky, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006]
    • 96.06.27 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / "What is Jazz?" Festival,
      Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine June 24, 1996 p.156]
    • 96.06.29 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / 10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival (95.06.23-07.02), Toronto, Ontario, Canada [CODA #264 November 1995 p.6; Cadence Vol.22 no.7 July 1996 p.2]

    96.06.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—76:58 & SBR—70:08]

    June 30, 1996 / Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
     announcement [2:27]
    1. Earthquation (Ware) [36:49]
    2. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [23:48]
    3. The Liberator (Ware) [7:03]
    4. encore—Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis) [6:50]
    —Soundboard is circulating without encore.
    —Contains a lengthy introduction that pegs this as the "late show" of the evening.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R}


    96.07.01 • Chris Jonas Sextet [BR—52:55]

    July 1, 1996 / What Is Jazz? Festival, Knitting Factory, Tap Bar, New York City
    1. unknown title [16:02]
    2. unknown title [16:20]
    3. unknown title [2:59]
    4. unknown title [13:12]
    5. unknown title [1:21] (incomplete, fades out)
    Chris Jonas (as, ss), Rob Brown (as), Joe Fielder (tb), Richard Thompson (g), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; Jakob Blumenthal 08.12.21; Jackson Krall Call 14.02.15}


    96.07.00 (1) • Dorgon + William Parker: 9

    Jumbo Recordings Jumbo 1 (CD) 1998 (From the liners:) "Originally issued as RCA/Bluebird BS-053430-1"

    July, 1996 / Recording Studio "...on Ludlow Street. ...run by Mr. Carlos Vivanco..."
    (From the liners:) "February 15, 1936" / "9 was recorded when the players had a break from touring with Sidney Bechet."
    1. POG (Dorgon) [13:27]
    2. BTBB (Dorgon) [7:28]
    3. Hardcore (Brooklyn) (Dorgon) [11:13]
    4. In Bloom (Kurt Cobain) [5:44]
    (Once again, from the liners:) "Dorgon attended the Lenox School of Music with Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Giuffre. Also Dorgon performed
    in the Raymond Scott Big Band featuring Art Blakey on piano. He claimed to be blind but was really only very clumsy."

    "
    fyi
    both '9' & 'broken/circle'
    are
    37:52 long

    twins
    "

    —Dorgon


    "The first Dorgon recording session was in the fall of '96. I wanted to get together and play with William Parker,
    so we went into a studio on Ludlow Street and did a session. The material was designed to make William try
    some things that he hasn't done much before." —Dorgon

    Dorgon, aka Gordon Knauer (cm-sx), William Parker (b)

    {Jumbo 1; Mr. Dorgon; Interview/article by Byron Coley WIRE #181 March 1999 p.16; Session date Carlos Vivanco 14.04.13}


    96.07.00 (2) • Dorgon + William Parker: Broken / Circle

    Jumbo Recordings Jumbo 5 (CD) 1998 (From the liners:) "2 LPs reissued on 1 CD" [...well, not actually —RL]

    July, 1996 / Recording Studio "...on Ludlow Street. ...run by Mr. Carlos Vivanco..."
    (From the liners:) "March 3, 1949" / "Recorded on board oceanliner The U.S.S Bhutan."
    1. i want a snack (v. 1) (Dorgon) [1:19]
    2. perdido (Juan Tizol) [4:30]
    3. duo (Dorgon / Parker) [4:02]
    4. yer a f**kin' jerk (Dorgon) [2:08]
    5. trills (Dorgon) [6:45]
    6. broken (Dorgon) [4:48]
    7. i want a snack (v. 3) (Dorgon) [2:23]
    8. lakshmital (traditional Indian composition) [9:03]
    9. twins/ghosts (Dorgon) [2:52]
    (Once again, from the liners:) "Broken/Circle was recorded while the players were touring the high seas with the Lennie Tristano Big Band
    (featuring Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Joe Maneri, Jimmy Giuffre, Billy Bauer + Shelly Manne on the Manhattan Yellow Pages.) Things got
    a little messy on the 2nd nite. Lennie got sea sick + the band had to play to tapes of Lennie solo, but the King of Denmark loved it."

    Dorgon, aka Gordon Knauer (cm-sx), William Parker (b)

    {Jumbo 5; Mr. Dorgon; Session date Carlos Vivanco 14.04.13}


    96.07.13 • John Zorn Improv [AR—79:30]

    July 13, 1996 / Context, New York City
    1. unknown title [50:57]
    2. unknown title [10:59]
    3. unknown title [17:40]
    John Zorn (as), Zeena Parkins (harp, el-harp), Keiji Haino (voc), William Parker (b), Ikue Mori (dr, el-perc, voc), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R}


    96.07.19 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—81:29]

    July 19, 1996, 10:30pm / "With an Edge Series", 16th Annual Ottawa Intl Jazz Festival, National Arts Centre Cabaret, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    1. unknown title [28:43]
    2. unknown title [19:04] (split track at 17:27)
    3. unknown title [19:14]
    4. unknown title [14:26]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {Torrent site info; Cadence Vol.22 no.7 July 1996 pp.124-5; Maurizio Ortolani ott.general G-Group 96.06.05}


    • 96.07.25 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / "With an Edge Series",
      16th Annual Ottawa Intl Jazz Festival, 10:30pm, National Arts Centre Cabaret, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      [Cadence Vol.22 no.7 July 1996 pp.124-5; Maurizio Ortolani ott.general G-Group 96.06.05]

    96.07.27 • Assif Tsahar Trio: Shekhina

    Eremite MTE04 (CD) 1996

    July 27, 1996 / Fire in the Valley Festival, University of Massachusetts, Bezanson Auditorium, Fine Arts Building, Amherst, MA
    1. Saxifrage [14:57]
    2. Hidden Heart [10:07]
    3. Shekhina [16:04]
    4. Impressions of a Messenger [12:33]
    Assif Tsahar (ts, Comp), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {MTE04}


    • 96.07.30 - William Parker Solo / Kaffa House, Washington, DC [www.geocities.com/eyelounge/DC/upcoming.htm]

    96.08.02 • John Zorn's COBRA [AR—52:39 of good, clean fun.]

    August 2, 1996 / Knitting Factory, New York City
      announcement [1:15]
     1. improvisation [8:07]
     2. improvisation [1:55]
     3. improvisation [9:55]
     4. improvisation [1:20]
     5. improvisation [0:22]
     6. improvisation [0:17]
     7. improvisation [7:55]
     8. improvisation [5:05]
     9. improvisation [7:53]
      announcement [0:53]
    10. improvisation [3:50]
    John Zorn (as), Anthony Coleman, David Shea, and two others unidentified (keyboards), DJ Spooky and Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)
    Zeena Parkins (harp), Chris Cochrane (g), William Parker and Kato Hideki (b), Ikue Mori, Susie Ibarra, and Cyro Baptista (perc)

    {CD-R}


    96.08.05 • Matthew Shipp String Trio: By the Law of Music

    hat HUT Records hat ART CD 6200 (CD) 1997 SWZ

    August 5, 1996 / Seltzer Sound, New York City
     1. Signal [0:17]
     2. By the Law of Music [2:51]
     3. Implicit [6:58]
     4. Fair Play [5:00]
     5. Grid [6:45]
     6. Whole Movement [3:05]
     7. Game of Control [7:56]
     8. Point to Point [4:21]
     9. P X [3:28]
    10. Grid [5:36]
    11. Coo [5:05]
    12. X Z U [4:81]
    13. Solitude (Ellington) [4:53]
    Matthew Shipp (p, Comp), Mat Maneri (vn), William Parker (b)

    {hat ART CD 6200}


    • 96.08.23 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine August 26, 1996 p.141]
    • 96.08.24 - Ivo Perelman Trio: Perelman (ts), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]

    96.08.00 • Sprawl: Sprawl (spro:l)

    TROST TR070 (CD) 1997 AUS

    August, 1996 / The Selve, Thun, Switzerland
    1. Dunkel-Zeiten [10:52]
    2. Erstes Purgatorium [9:32]
    3. Marter Der Metalle [4:52]
    4. Martyrium Und Genuss [9:36]
    5. Zweites Purgatorium [15:17]
    6. Physica Subterranea [7:11]
    "We recorded this session in my former rehearsing room in Thun/Switzerland during four days in August '96, I don't remember the exact days.
    It was a fabulous session with Parker, Brötzmann, Stephan Wittwer, and Alex Buess (God, 16-17), and me. I still have tons of material...
    We didn't play live because this group was too expensive..." —Michael Wertmüller

    Alex Buess (reeds, elec), Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Stephan Wittwer (el-g), William Parker (b), Michael Wertmüller (dr)

    {TR070; Michael Wertmüller 09.12.11}


    96.08.31 • Roscoe Mitchell Note Factory [BR—65:09]

    August 31, 1996 / Willisau Jazz Festival, Willisau, Switzerland
     announcement [1:00]
    1. Leola [18:55]
     announcement [0:25]
    2. Noneah [16:00]
    3. unknown title [20:05]
    4. unknown title [4:20]
    Roscoe Mitchell (ss, as), Hugh Ragin (tp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tanni Tabbal and Gerald Cleaver (dr)

    {CD-R}


    • 96.09.07 - Saturday Musicians: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Joseph Celli (ob), Kitty Brazelton (fl, voc),
      Jim Staley (tb), Tom Varner (frh), Annie Gosfield (keys, elec, radio waves, large Hadron collider),
      Kathleen Supove (exploding p), Elodie Lautin (keys, trine), Christina Wheeler (elec, voc),
      William Schimmel (acc), Eve Beglarian, Shelley Hirsch, and Theo Bleckmann (voc), Marc Ribot,
      Robert Poss, Mike Navazio, Tom Clark, and Roger Kleier (g), Jason Hwang (vn), William Parker (b),
      Thomas Rutishauser (perc), Christine Bard (dr, elec), Bill Ruyle and Jim Pugliese (dr, perc), with...
      "Saturday DJs" Masa, Tom Stir, Sheldon Drake, DJ Olive, El Turco Loco/Khan, and Jammin' Unit / "David First and The Soho Arts Festival present..." Swirled Music, 4:00pm, Ohio Theatre, NYC
      [David First 11.05.08]
      "Precisely timed overlapping chaos emerging from three skewed pools of jazz folkies, classical noiseists, world rockers, and unsound experiments all fermented with active DJ cultures..."
    • 96.09.18 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / The Cooler, NYC [New York Magazine September 23, 1995 p.130]
    • SwirledMusic

    96.09.23 • Hamiet Bluiett & William Parker Duo [AR—71:49]

    September 23, 1996 / "John Coltrane's 70th Birthday Celebration," The Cooler, NYC
    1. Bluiett solo [7:46]
    2. Bluiett solo [5:56]
    3. Bluiett solo [3:57]
    4. announcement—Parker solo [15:37]
    5. announcement—unknown title [5:02]
    6. unknown title [9:57]
    7. unknown title [14:31]
    8. unknown title [9:00]
    Hamiet Bluiett (bar), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R; Norbert Kreutzer 06.10.30}


    96.10.00 (1) • Ivo Perelman Quartet: En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs

    Music & Arts CD-996 (CD) 1997

    October, 1996 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    1. L'Shana Haba'a (traditional) [6:01]
    2. Chag Purim (folk) [10:57]
    3. Yaldut (Perelman) [8:42]
    4. Avinu Malkenu (liturgy folk song) [8:46]
    5. Retiro Bom (Perelman) [6:24]
    6. En Adir (folk) [9:29]
    7. L'Shana Haba'a (traditional) [5:45]
    Ivo Perelman (ts, Arr), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

    {CD-996}


    96.10.00 (1) • Ivo Perelman: Sound Hierarchy

    Music & Arts CD-997 (CD) 1997

    October, 1996 / Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY
    1. Frozen Tears (collective) [18:54]
    2. Sound Hierarchy (collective) [7:29]
    3. Datchki Dandara (Perelman) [12:20]
    4. Fragments (collective) [17:33]
    Ivo Perelman (ts, mouthpiece-2), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, voc-2)

    {CD-997}


    96.10.15 • Collective 4tet: Orca

    Leo Records Leo Lab 031 (CD) 1997 England

    October 15, 1996 / The Studio, New York City
    1. Invocation [14:21]
    2. Boa [1:58]
    3. Mira [10:29]
    4. Iris [7:23]
    5. Orca [24:21]
    6. Albatross [3:38]
    7. Trident [9:40]
    Mark Hennen (p), Jeff Hoyer (tb), William Parker (b, E-flat tu-7), Heinz Geisser (perc)

    {Leo Lab 031}


    96.10.16 • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—54:45]

    October 16, 1996 / The Cooler, New York City
    1. Dedicated to the Aborigines of Hunt's Point [54:45]
    —Double-bill with Sun Ra's Intergalactic Lounge.

    Assif Tsahar (ts), Rob Brown (as, fl), Alex Lodico (tb), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.17; New York Magazine October 14, 1996 p.133}


    96.10.26 • David S. Ware Quartet [AR—93:57]

    October 26, 1996 / unknown venue, Minneapolis, MN
    1. Aquarian Sand (Ware) [35:30]
    2. Wisdom Through Time (Ware) [14:43]
    3. The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman) [19:11]
    4. Logistic (Ware) [14:58]
    5. unknown title [9:35]
    6. Lexicon (Ware) [4:25]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {Ronald E. Lyles 11.07.07}


    • 96.11.01 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / "Two evenings (with the new drummer of the quartet: Susie Ibarra)" / New York Is Now! Festival, Hot Brass, Paris, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10; Les Inrocks October 16, 1996]
    • 96.11.02 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / New York Is Now! Festival, Hot Brass, Paris, France [ibid]

      Though the schedule lists the Quartet, an item in Paris' L'Express seems to imply that David Fiuczynski was involved:
      "The first, rough saxophonist [Ware], was a diligent student of Sonny Rollins, the second, the crazy guitarist [Fiuczynski] of the Black Rock Coalition. Their meeting will, not doubt, be a breaking and uncontrollable vision of improvised music, jazz trash somehow. But ‘from turbulence may arise great clarity’, said Ware." —Lachaud Martine "David S. Ware et David Fiuczynski" L'Express October 31, 1996

      He was not involved. "...a double-bill." —David Fiuczynski 14.02.10

    96.12.02 and 96.12.03 • David S. Ware: Wisdom of Uncertainty

    AUM Fidelity AUM001 (CD) 1997

    December 2 & 3, 1996 / Sound on Sound, New York City
    1. Acclimation [12:45]
    2. Antidromic [7:47]
    3. Utopic [15:34]
    4. Alignment [7:16]
    5. Sunbows Rainsets Blue [7:41]
    6. Continuum [11:34]
    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM001}


    96.12.12 • Matthew Shipp Trio [AR—112:47]

    December 12, 1996 / "Next Series," Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
     introduction/announcement [3:00]
    1. The "C" Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) [36:40]
    2. Summertime (Gershwin) [13:17]
     announcement [2:35]
    3. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [51:10]
    4. Angel Eyes (M. Dennis/E. Brent) [6:05]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {2CD-R; CODA #274, July/August '97 p.4}


    • 96.12.00 - Matthew Shipp Trio: Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / "1996 ended with a disastrous event for the local Jazz scene. The Glass Slipper... burned to the ground 12/20. Among the last gigs at the Slipper were the Matthew Shipp 3..." / Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.124]
    • 96.12.29 - William Parker Quartet: Rob Brown (as, fl), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / "The Miracle Suite" /
      Knitting Factory, NYC [William Parker's Sound Journal, Ed Hazell 10.04.25; New York Magazine December 23, 1996 p.187]

    1997 : : :


    97.01.10 • Joe Morris & William Parker: Invisible Weave

    No More Records No. 4 (CD) 1997

    January 10, 1997, 9:00 & 11:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Hypnotext [10:33]
    2. Viewer [12:59]
    3. Standing Figure [12:30]
    4. Spectral [4:22]
    5. To the Sensory [7:01]
    6. Invisible Weave #1 [16:37]
    7. Invisible Weave #2 [11:51]
    Joe Morris (g), William Parker (b), (Compositions, collective)

    {No More No. 4}


    97.01.16 and 97.01.17 • Assif Tsahar Trio: "ein sof"

    Silkheart Records SHCD 148 (CD) 1997

    January 16 & 17, 1997 / Avatar Studios, New York City
     1. Is Here Tomorrow Will [10:30]
     2. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 3 [1:59]
     3. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 2 [1:33]
     4. Through Forgotten Ancestors [12:30]
     5. Sun Drops [7:56]
     6. Ein Sof [7:12]
     7. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 5 [2:36]
     8. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 1 [1:33]
     9. Shadow Puppets [10:34]
    10. Internal Dialogue [11:37]
    11. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 4 [1:53]
    12. Ephemeral Symbiosis, Part 6 [1:43]
    Assif Tsahar (ts, Comp), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {SHCD 148}


    97.01.21 • Borgmann—Brötzmann—Parker—Bakr: The Cooler Suite

    GROB 539 (CD) 2003

    January 21, 1997 / The Cooler, New York City
     Part 1 [26:02]
     Part 2 [24:17]
    Thomas Borgmann (ts, sss), Peter Brötzmann (as, ts, acl), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {GROB 539}


    • 97.01.22 - Oluyemi Thomas (bcl), Ijeoma Thomas (poetry), William Parker (b), Spirit (perc) / Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA
      [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.124]
    • 97.01.24 - Eugene Chadbourne Trio: Chadbourne (bjo), William Parker (tu), Jackson Krall (snare drum) /
      Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA [date from Marco Eneidi 14.04.15]

      "1997: Oakland Contrabass Quartet records four pieces from Insect and Western; Duo concert with Dan Plonsey in San Francisco;
      appearance with William Parker (tu)/Jackson Krall (dr)..." [www.eugenechadbourne.com/eugenechadbourne/pages/History.htm#1997]

      "The trio with Eugene and William was a separate gig [from the Parker/Krall Duo on 01.26] at a rock club. My idea, Marco helped set it up.
      I wanted tuba and banjo, and that's what it was. There is a recording but quality was disappointing..." —Jackson Krall 14.02.24

      "First night at Bottom of the Hill, Krall on snare, William on tuba, Chad on banjo; second night was at Radio Valencia, released
      on Botticelli with Glenn; third night was at 'Beanbenders' in Berkeley. William did a workshop, played a solo, and then we did
      the Orchestra. … It was not called Beanbenders yet—me and Glenn had our orchestra there …doing a weekly rehearsal/performance
      for a full year before the Bean guys came in and ousted us. It was the Berkeley Store Gallery, run by the same wonderful woman
      Bonnie who now is in charge of another place just down around the corner under the name of Berkeley Arts."
      —Marco Eneidi 14.04.15
      Cadence Vol.23 no.1 January 1997 p.18 has "William Parker & Jackson Krall", likely before Chadbourne was added.

    97.01.25 • Marco Eneidi—Glenn Spearman—William Parker—Jackson Krall: Live at Radio Valencia

    Botticelli Records 1014 (CD) 2000

    January 25, 1997 / Radio Valencia Cafe, San Francisco, CA
     introduction [0:40]
    1. False Alarm (collective) [32:51]
    2. The Painter and the Poet (Parker) [10:48]
    3. Silent Scream (Cecil Taylor) [21:36]
    Marco Eneidi (as), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr)

    {Botticelli 1014}


    • 97.01.26 (1) - William Parker: Master Class for Improvisors / Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA
      [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.124]

    97.01.26 (2) • (V/A) William Parker Solo: IAMAPHOTOGRAPHER.

    Plain Recordings plain 101 (2LP); plain 101 CD (CD) 2001
    —2nd session: [See also 97.07.02; 98.03.20; 98.03.21]
    [First in a series of tribute albums to movies, this is a tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up". A collection of music inspired by the 1966 cult masterpiece set in London. Featuring exclusive tracks by Dean Roberts; Matmos; Birdsong's Air Force; Richard Youngs; Sun City Girls; Arthur Doyle; Mushroom; Starf**kers; Dorgon; Loren Mazzacane Connors; Amy Denio; Dawson Prater.] January 26, 1997 / Beanbenders, Berkeley, CA
    1. Sonic Animation [9:16]
    2. Cathedral of Light [3:46]
    3. Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy [5:02]
    IAMAPHOTOGRAPHER. has track 1.
    Long Hidden: The Olmec Series has tracks 2 and 3.

    "William Parker started the concert off with a set of solo bass music. His first piece was so over-the-top, over-the-bottom, all over the bass—that I lost the ability to concentrate on the music. There was a beautiful shimmery piece of harmonics, and finally a great little story about boys stealing from musicians, but being stopped in their tracks as they run away by the sound of the music." —Dan Plonsey

    William Parker (b; Comp)

    {plain 101 LP; AUM036; locale and date from the all-knowing Steven Joerg 06.12.16; www.plonsey.com/beanbenders/reviews97.html#012697}


    • 97.01.26 (3) - Marco Eneidi's American Jungle Orchestra with Guests Parker & Krall: Elliot Levine (ts), William Parker (tu),
      Jackson Krall (dr), others... / Beanbenders, Berkeley, CA
      [Dan Plonsey: www.plonsey.com/beanbenders/reviews95.html#012697; Cadence Vol.23 no.1 January 1997 p.18]
      "Eneidi's Orchestra played one long piece. The group consisted of about seven saxes and clarinets, a chorus of five or six people, perhaps five bass players, two drummers, and William Parker on tuba. The music consisted of about ten musical fragments for the orchestra, and perhaps as many textural fragments for the chorus. Simple as these were, Eneidi wove them together with dexterity, keeping things moving, making contrasts, cueing soloists"

    97.01.31 • David Budbill: Cells of Sound Equal Word – Moving Pictures Smile

    no label, no issue #, (CS) 1997

    January 31, 1997 / Lotus Music and Dance Studios, New York City
    1. Cells of Sound Equal Word [23:40]
    2. Hermie [4:30]
    3. Kulintang Suite—The Mad Poet Speaks [19:10]
    4. Corot's Pool [26:30]
    "Budbill may have produced it for sale at performances." —Ed Hazell

    David Budbill (narrator), William Parker (b, perc, tu), Cooper-Moore (p, fl, perc), Susie Ibarra (dr, perc)

    {Ed Hazell 03.08.15; CD-R}


    97.02.00 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR—81:28]

    February, 1997 / Roulette, New York City
    —Possible incorrect date, no mention in the Roulette archive, no other reference found.
    1. unknown titles [81:28] (continuous set, split track at 47:17)
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {2CD-R}


    97.02.05 (1) • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—65:54]

    February 5, 1997 / Alter Knit, New York City
    1. Composition 1 [25:43]
    2. Composition 2 & 3 [32:12] (split track at 26:04)
    4. Composition 4 [6:32]
     announcement—end of set [1:27]
    —In his end-of-set announcement, William says that he will be "playing upstairs in the Matthew Shipp Trio with ...Susie Ibarra in a few minutes."

    Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.17}


    • 97.02.05 (2) - Matthew Shipp Trio: Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Alter Knit, NYC
      [announcement from 97.02.05 (1) Centering Archival Recording]

    • ...four hours Before a concert at Duke University (97.02.25), Matthew Shipp dropped by University of North Carolina's WXYC 89.3 FM for an on-air interview with DJ Chris Crowson and WXDU DJ Jeff Stern:
      "This tour that you are on now with William Parker—how long is it and where all are you two going to be playing?
      Shipp: Actually this is the last gig of the tour. It's been almost three weeks. We've played Boston (97.02.06); Pittsburgh; Cleveland (97.02.08); Chicago (Oak Park 97.02.15); Detroit (Dearborn 97.02.19); Anderson, Indiana (97.02.15); Knoxville, Tennessee; Jacksonville, Florida (97.02.21); Atlanta (97.02.22); Columbia, South Carolina (97.02.23), and maybe one or two other places that are escaping my memory right now... This is the first extended tour with a duo. Actually in France, in the middle of a David S. Ware tour, William and I did about three or four nights of duos in different places. But this is the first time we have really traveled in America and we plan to do a lot more of it."
      [WXYC 89.3 FM Newsletter/schedule; DATES from Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125]

      Cadence also lists a 02.07 gig in Rochester, NY, which was probably cancelled.

    97.02.06 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR—74:11]

    February 6, 1997 / Boston Creative Music Alliance production, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
    1. unknown title [41:36]
    2. unknown title [32:34]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {Ed Hazell 04.01.04; Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    97.02.07 • William Parker's In Order to Survive: The Peach Orchard

    AUM Fidelity AUM010/011 (2CD) 1998
    —1st session: [See also 97.07.02; 98.03.20; 98.03.21]

    February 7, 1997 / Alterknit, New York City
    1. Leaf Dance [25:28]
    2. Theme From Pelikan [17:10]
    Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM010/011}


    • 97.02.08 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Cleveland, OH [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125]

    97.02.14 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR—100:00]

    February 14, 1997, 8:00 & 10:30pm / MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
    1. unknown titles [approx. 100:00]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R; Cadence Vol.23 no.4 April 1997 p.2; outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/19168}


    • 97.02.15 (1) - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / "...recorded live in Pick-Staiger Hall (in order to use a grand piano) for the Airplay show...", Anderson, IL [www.wnur.org/airplay/archives/allperformances.html]
    • 97.02.15 (2) - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL
      [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125, two citations]
    • 97.02.21 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: as above / Double-bill with Sam Rivers / Moto Lounge, Jacksonville, FL [ibid]
    • 97.02.22 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: as above / 10:00pm, The Seven Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA
      [Alvin Smith rec.music.bluenote 97.02.08; Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125, two citations]

    97.02.23 • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [AR & BVR—86:45]

    February 23, 1997 / Grambell Auditorium, University of Southern Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125 has this on 97.02.24
     Matthew Shipp interview segment [0:52]
    1. Orbit (Shipp) [40:48]
    2. Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) [5:25]
    3. unknown title [39:40]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {CD-R; Video}


    • 97.02.25 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Nelson Music Room, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC
      [Shipp Interview afternoon of concert, in Signal to Noise WXYC March 1997]
    • 97.02.26 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: as above / Richmond, VA [Cadence Vol.23 no.2 February 1997 p.125]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Vernouillet Festival, Vernouillet, France
      [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Metz, Les Trinitaires, France [ibid]
    • 97.03.07 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Banlieues Bleues Festival, Romaineville, Paris, France [ibid; www.banlieuesbleues.org]
    • 97.03.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / Akut Festival, Mainz, Germany [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]
    • 97.03.14 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Austin, TX [Cadence Vol.23 no.3 March 1997 p.125]
    • 97.03.15 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Mary Jane's Tavern, Houston, TX
      [Cadence Vol.23 no.3 March 1997 p.125; venue from Charlie Ebersbaker FB posting 11.02.22]

    97.03.19 • Other Dimensions In Music: Now!

    AUM Fidelity AUM006 (CD) 1998

    March 19, 1997 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. For the Glass Tear—After Evening's Orange [33:00]
    2. Tears for the Boy Wonder (For Winston Marsalis) [5:26]
    3. Blue Expanded [12:16]
    4. Whispers & Cries of Change (for departed musical warriors) [6:04]
    5. Dawn [8:23]
    6. Steve's Festive Visions Revisited [8:20]
    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, p-tpt), Daniel Carter (as, ts, fl, tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {AUM006}


    • 97.04.06 - Other Dimensions In Music: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) /
      10:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine April 7, 1997 p.90; outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/19616 Margaret Davis' Art Attack Mid-March 1997]
    • 97.04.11 - Bobby Zankel Quartet: Zankel (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Gerald Cleaver (dr) / Dearborn, MI /
      "...the night before..." (the session below —RL) [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]

    97.04.12 • Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR—68:23]

    April 12, 1997 / 8:30pm, Unity Temple, Chicago, IL
    1. Sword is Useless in the Hands of a Coward [23:07]
    2. Polishing the Jewel [11:43]
    3. Prayer & Action [11:04]
    Bobby Zankel (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

    {CD-R; Bobby Zankel 03.10.04; tisue.net/chicagonow/old1997.html}


    • 97.04.15 (1) - Assif Tsahar Trio: Tsahar (ts), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / 9:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/2033 Margaret Davis' Art Attack April 1997]
    • 97.04.15 (2) - William Parker Solo / 10:30pm, The Cooler, NYC [ibid]
    • 97.04.20 - Assif Tsahar Trio: Tsahar (ts), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / 9:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      [outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/19616 Margaret Davis' Art Attack Mid-March 1997]
    • 97.04.23 - Matthew Shipp Trio: Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Whit Dickey (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/2033 Margaret Davis' Art Attack April 1997]
    • 97.04.30 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 5, 1997 p.115]
    • 97.05.02 - William Parker & Susie Ibarra Duo: Parker (b, perc), Ibarra (dr, perc) / Roulette, NYC
      [roulette.org/events/susie-ibarra-4; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.02.27]

    97.05.00 • Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: Nine To Get Ready

    ECM 1651 539 725-2 (CD) 1999 SWZ; 1651 78118-21651-2 (CD) 1999 US; Polydor K.K. ECM POCJ-1445 (CD) JAP
    • (V/A) ECM Selected Recordings, I-VIII
      ECM Records Rarum Series 017753 (10CD) 2002 SWZ
    May, 1997 / Avatar Studio, New York City
     1. Leola [9:35]
     2. Dream And Response [5:35]
     3. For Lester B [6:07]
     4. Jamaican Farewell [5:45]
     5. Hop Hip Bip Bir Rip [5:59]
     6. Nine To Get Ready [3:52]
     7. Bessie Harris [6:47]
     8. Fallen Heroes [6:33]
     9. Move Toward The Light [3:24]
    10. Big Red Peaches [2:03]
    ECM Selected Recordings has track 6.

    Roscoe Mitchell (ss, as, ts, fl, voc, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp), George Lewis (tb), Matthew Shipp and Craig Taborn (p),
    Jaribu Shahid (b, voc), William Parker (b), Tanni Tabbal (dr, perc, voc), Gerald Cleaver (dr)

    {ECM 1651 539 725-2}


    • 97.05.07 - Matthew Shipp String Trio: Shipp (p), Mat Maneri (vn, vla), William Parker (b) / Knitting Factory, NYC
      [New York Magazine May 12, 1997 p.94]
    • 97.05.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) /
      Festival Musiques de Jazz et d'Ailleurs, Amiens, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    97.05.15 • Collective 4tet: Live at Crescent

    Leo Records Leo Lab 043 (CD) 1998 England

    May 15, 1997 / Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    1. For Emmanuel [33:52]
    2. Sonic Flowers [33:38]
    3. Playing the blues backwards [6:02]
    Mark Hennen (p), Jeff Hoyer (tb, p-3), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (perc)

    {Leo Lab 043; WIRE #159 May 1997 p.9; www.geisser.com}


    • 97.05.16 - Collective 4tet: Mark Hennen (p), Jeff Hoyer (tb, p-3), William Parker (b), Heinz Geisser (perc) / 7:00pm, Sergey Kuryokhin Memorial Concert, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England [WIRE #159 p.9 col.1 + p.48 box ad]
      "BBC Radio 3, Impressions Alternate Saturdays, 10:45pm-1:00am. Modern instrumentalists in interview and on record. This month: A Tribute to Sergei Kuryokhin by Evan Parker and others, recorded earlier this year in London." [WIRE #161 July 1997 p.7]
      This can only refer to the Memorial Concert on 97.05.16. Is it possible that some Collective 4tet material was aired? (July 5 + 19 and July 12 + 26 are the dates of the alternate Saturdays, and it may only have been on a single broadcast.) —Kevin C. White 03.04.12

    97.05.17 • In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—75:02]

    May 17, 1997 / 14ième Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
    1. unknown title [38:09]
    2. Huey Sees a Rainbow [7:34]
    3. Moholo [15:41]
    4. Two Shirts [13:38]
    Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.22; WIRE #157 March 1997 p.41; www.fimav.qc.ca/archives/; Cadence Vol.23 no.7 p.28}


    • 97.05.20 - William Parker & Daniel Carter Duo: Carter (reeds), Parker (b) / White Street, NYC [Alain Kirili Musée Grenoble]

    The Second Annual Vision Festival ::: May 27 through June 1


    • 97.05.27 - Intermission: Klaas Hekman (bsx), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, Wilbert de Joode (b) / Vision Festival,
      Angel Orensanz Center, NYC [www.klaashekman.nl/cv.html]

    97.05.28 • Glenn Spearman's Trio Hurricane [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—35:30]

    • (V/A) Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled
      AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
      [This compilation also contains performances by William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra 97.05.29;
      David S. Ware Quartet 97.05.30; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble 97.05.31; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
      Other Dimensions in Music 97.06.01 (2); Mark Dresser Quartet; Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook, and Jon Voigt;
      Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles, and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open
      Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
      [This compilation also contains performances by Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1); Borah Bergmann's Blue! 97.09.28;
      Other Dimensions in Music 98.03.06 (2); William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.03.20; Other Dimensions in Music 98.05.23 (2)
      and 98.08.21; William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00.]
    May 28, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    1. unknown title [22:30]
    2. unknown title [12:00]
    Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has an excerpt titled "Hurricane" [6:30]
    Inside Out in the Open has un unidentified film excerpt of unknown duration.

    Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

    {AUM007/8; www.insideoutintheopen.net/home.htm; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


      WKCR-FM has a recording marked "William Parker and Marilyn Crispell" from 97.05.28. This reference is not to a duo performance, as Crispell was present that night with the Ivo Perelman Quartet, so this tape may simply contain both the Trio Hurricane and Perelman Quartet sessions. Parker confirms there was no such duo, and that "WKCR was just at the festival taping that night."
      [WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; William Parker 14.02.10]

    97.05.29 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [Centering Archival Recording—38:38]

    • (V/A) William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled
      AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; David S. Ware Quartet 97.05.30; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble 97.05.31; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1); Other Dimensions in Music 97.06.01 (2); Mark Dresser Quartet; Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook, and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles, and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]
    • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [AR—39:53]
    May 29, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    Centering Archival Recording:
     announcement
    1. Poeme—Coming to Get the Little Brother (Dedicated to the Cambodian Boat People) [38:38]
    Audience Recording:
    2. Hoang [39:53]
    Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has a track 2 excerpt of 13:30.

    —Someone introduces the band on the Centering Recording—"Coming to Get..." is likely the first tune played.

    Assif Tsahar and Richard Keene (ts), Rob Brown (as, fl), Marco Eneidi (as), Chris Jonas (as, ss), Dave Sewelson (bar), Klaas Hekman (cbsx),
    Roy Campbell, Jr., Lewis Barnes, and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico and Masahiko Kono (tb), Matt Moran (vib), Cooper-Moore (p),
    William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; AUM007/8; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.22}


    97.05.30 • David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—60:00]

    • (V/A) Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled
      AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; William Parker & The Little Huey Creative
      Music Orchestra 97.05.29; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble 97.05.31; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
      Other Dimensions in Music 97.06.01 (2); Mark Dresser Quartet; Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook,
      and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles, and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet;
      Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]
    May 30, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    1. unknown title [30:00]
    2. unknown title [30:00]
    Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has an excerpt of 8:20 titled "Lockup '97".

    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM007/8; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    97.05.31 • (V/A) Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled

    AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
    [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra 97.05.29;
    David S. Ware Quartet 97.05.30; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1); Other Dimensions in Music 97.06.01 (2); Mark Dresser Quartet;
    Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook, and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles,
    and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]

    May 31, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    1. Seasoning the Greens (excerpt) [15:10]
    Bill Cole (didgeridoo, shenai, bell agogo, piri, nagaswaram, hojok, sona), Cooper-Moore (fl, harp, rim drums),
    William Parker (b), Joseph Daley (tu, bar-hn), Warren Smith (dr)

    {CD-R; AUM007/8}


    97.06.01 (1) • (V/A) Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled

    AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
    [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra 97.05.29;
    David S. Ware Quartet 97.05.30; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble 97.05.31; Other Dimensions in Music 97.06.01 (2); Mark Dresser Quartet;
    Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook, and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles,
    and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open
      Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; Borah Bergmann's Blue! 97.09.28;
      Other Dimensions in Music 98.03.06 (2); William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.03.20; Other Dimensions in Music 98.05.23 (2)
      and 98.08.21; William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00]
    June 1, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    1. Event Horizon [10:00]
    Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has track 1.
    Inside Out in the Open film excerpt not identified.

    Assif Tsahar (ts, Comp), "+ very special guest" John Tchicai (ts), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; AUM007/8; www.insideoutintheopen.net/home.htm}


    97.06.01 (2) • (V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled

    AUM Fidelity AUM007/8 (2CD) 1998 / Ltd. Edition 1,000 copies
    [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra 97.05.29;
    David S. Ware Quartet 97.05.30; Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble 97.05.31; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1); Mark Dresser Quartet;
    Zorn & Ibarra Duo; Thurston Moore, Lawrence Cook, and Jon Voigt; Rob Brown & Matthew Shipp Duo; Borah Bergman, Denis Charles,
    and Roy Campbell; Cooper-Moore Quartet; Patricia Nicholson Ensemble; Rashied Ali's Prima Materia; Butch Morris Conduction.]
    • Other Dimensions in Music [AR—62:00]
    June 1, 1997 / Vision Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
    Audience Recording:
     announcement [3:00]
    1. Dewey's Banquet [59:00] (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    Vision One—Vision Festival 1997 Compiled has an excerpt of 12:30.

    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, p-tpt), Daniel Carter (as, ts, fl, tp), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {CD-R; AUM007/8}


    97.06.16 (1) • William Parker's Organic Trio [BR—43:52]

    June 16, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    WKCR-FM
    1. unknown title [43:52] (incomplete)
    —This tape is also making the rounds as "June, 1997" with no personnel other than Parker identified.

    Daniel Carter (as, tp, fl, ts), William Parker (b), Cooper-Moore (dr) !

    {CD-R; WIRE #160 June 1997 p.12}


    97.06.16 (2) • Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory [AR—41:37]

    June 16, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title [16:26]
    2. unknown title [23:20]
     announcement [1:07]
    Roscoe Mitchell (as, ss), Hugh Ragin (tp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker and Jaribu Shahid (b), Tani Tabbal and Gerald Cleaver (dr)

    {CD-R}


      Texaco New York Jazz Festival ::: June 20 through June 28

    97.06.21 • David S. Ware Quartet [BR—52:32]

    June 21, 1997 / Texaco New York Jazz Festival, 10:00pm, Knitting Factory, New York City
    WKCR-FM (LIVE) Broadcast
    —Also circulating incorrectly dated 97.06.26.
     announcement [1:05]
    1. unknown title [21:28] (Some copies have a creeping blur of white noise doing a tiring crescendo through the length of this track.)
    2. unknown title (Ware) [7:11]
    3. unknown title (Ware) [15:02]
     announcement [2:21]
    4. encore [4:29]
     announcement [0:29]
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; Date from Bob Yeager and Jazz Fest program}


    97.06.24 • William Parker's In Order to Survive [AR—109:45]

    June 24, 1997 / Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1. unknown title [41:12]
    2. Three Clay Pots [16:20]
     announcement, end of 1st set [1:30]
     announcement, beginning of 2nd set [3:45]
    3. Moholo [19:50]
    4. Peach Orchard [27:08] (incomplete)
    Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {2CD-R}


    • 97.06.26 - Charles Gayle "By Any Means" Trio: Charles Gayle (ts, p), William Parker (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Texaco New York Jazz Festival,
      The Cooler, NYC [New York Magazine June 23, 1997 p.145]

    • 97.06.26 - David S. Ware Quartet—See 97.06.21

    • 97.06.27 - Matthew Shipp Trio: (likely to be with Parker) / Texaco New York Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
      ["A Syncopated City Swings As Twin Jazz Festivals Ignite," Ben Ratliff The New York Times June 20, 1997]

    97.07.02 • William Parker's In Order to Survive [Centering Archival Recording—64:55]

    • William Parker's In Order to Survive: The Peach Orchard
      AUM Fidelity AUM010/011 (2CD) 1998
      —2nd Session [See also 97.02.07; 98.03.20; 98.03.21]
    • (V/A) The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live at The Knitting Factory
      Show 3: Exploring the Boundaries of Free and Composition

      A World of Energy (a radio sampler in paper sleeves w/ no select #) (6CD) 1998
      [Disc 3 also features Cecil Taylor solo; Matthew Shipp monologue and solo piano; Reggie Workman Ensemble; Steve Lacy;
      Cecil Taylor Trio; Assif Tsahar and Susie Ibarra; Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway; Charles Gayle Trio;
      announcement segments by Steve Dalachinsky; a ridiculous little "Jingle" that appears twice.]
      —The above are all previously released tracks and excerpts done for a pre-festival radio promotion series.
    July 2, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. Moholo [18:51]
    2. Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy [18:16]
    3. Three Clay Pots [15:24]
    4. In Order to Survive [12:24]
    The Peach Orchard has tracks 1, 3, and 4. (Track 2 remains unissued.)
    Exploring the Boundaries... has a 6:50 excerpt of the beginning of track 1, and a 0:43 excerpt of the end of track 4.

    Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM010/011; William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.22; Texaco CD 3; Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness® Archive,
    performance painting, "POTS," 40 x 55 inches}


    97.07.17 • Matthew Shipp: The Multiplication Table

    hat HUT Records hatOLOGY 516 (CD) 1998 SWZ; HatOLOGY 656 (CD) 2009 SWZ

    July 17, 1997 / Seltzer Sound, New York City
    1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [8:10]
    2. The New Fact (Shipp) [4:43]
    3. The "C" Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) [13:09]
    4. ZT 1 (Shipp) [5:25]
    5. Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) [6:56]
    6. ZT 2 (Shipp) [4:26]
    7. The Multiplication Table (Shipp) [13:07]
    8. ZT 3 (Shipp) [4:51]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {hatOLOGY 516}


    97.07.26 (1) • Trio Hurricane: Live at Fire in the Valley

    Eremite MTE10 (CD) 1998T

    July 26, 1997 / 2nd Fire in the Valley Festival, Bezanson Recital Hall,
    Fine Arts Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    1. Initiation (Spearman) [12:50]
    2. Blues for John and Frank (Spearman) [10:27]
    3. Tones for William (Spearman) [11:41]
    4. N.Y.N.Y. (Spearman) [11:10]
    5. The Natural (Spearman/Parker/Murphy) [5:08]
    Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

    {MTE10}

    97.07.26FIRE

    Poster by James Burpee, Signal to Noise Issue #58 Summer 2010 p.28.

    97.07.26 (2) • Raphé Malik: ConSequences

    Eremite Records MTE013 (CD) 1999

    July 26, 1997 / 2nd Fire in the Valley Festival, Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    1. Dominant Predicate [11:11]
    2. The Gift [19:10]
    3. Ditch Weed [10:48]
    4. 3X Twice [9:27]
    5. Ghost Dance [6:32]
    6. GG [8:44]
    Raphé Malik (tp, Comp), Sabir Mateen (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {MTE013}


    • 97.07.26 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / unknown venue, Amherst, MA
      [Steven Joerg on Saturn Forum 09.07.29, outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/6345]
    • 97.07.29 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / Experimental and Improvised Music, Red Room,
      Normal's Book & Record Store, NYC [Jackson Krall 14.02.15]
    • 97.07.30 - William Parker (b, tu) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / "two sets," / Transparent Productions, Kaffa House, Washington, DC
      [Cadence Vol.23 no.8 August 1997 p.123; Vol.23 no.9 September 1997 p.38; Steven Joerg, outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/6345]
    • 97.08.02 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / USC School of Music, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
      [Steven Joerg, outerspaceways.info/forum/saturn/6345]
    • 97.08.05 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / Existentialist Church, Atlanta, GA [ibid]
    • 97.08.08 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / "...a music school" Houston, TX
      [Pedro G Moreno rec.music.bluenote 97.08.08]
    • 97.08.09 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / The Public Domain, Austin, TX [ibid]
    • 97.08.12 - William Parker (b) & Patricia Nicholson (dance) / Cicero's, St. Louis, MO [rec.music.bluenote 97.08.09]

    97.08.19 • Other Dimensions in Music with Matthew Shipp [AR—52:54]

    August 19, 1997 / Panasonic Village Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    —Also references to this on 97.08.18.
    1. unknown titles [52:54]
    Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {CD-R; New York Magazine August 25, 1997 p.178}


    97.08.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [BR—79:57]

    August 22, 1997 / Panasonic Village Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
    "Live on the internet"
    —This recording is circulating misdated 97.08.21.
    1. unknown titles [79:57]
    David S. Ware (ts, Comp), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; Zorn-list 97.08.21; Date from Ben Ratliff The New York Times August 15, 1997}


    • 97.08.28 - Prima Materia: Louie Belogenis (ts), William Parker and Joe Gallant (b), Rashied Ali (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine September 1, 1997 p.71]
    • 97.09.02 - William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra:
      Assif Tsahar and Darryl Foster (ts), Marco Eneidi and Rob Brown (as), Chris Jonas (ss), Dave Sewelson (bar), Lewis Barnes, Roy Campbell Jr., and Richard Rodriguez (tp),
      Alex Lodico and Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Cooper-Moore (p),
      William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / The Knitting Factory, NYC
      [Sound Board (which became Signal to Noise with issue#7) Vol.1 no.1 Sep/Oct 1997 p.2]
    • 97.09.04 - The David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / 9:00pm, Cat's Cradle, (in Carrboro) Chapel Hill, NC
      [AUM Fidelity posting to Zorn-list 97.08.21]
    • 97.09.05 - The David S. Ware Quartet: personnel as above / 9:00pm, Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC [ibid]
    • 97.09.12 - Matthew Shipp String Trio: Shipp (p), Mat Maneri (vn, vla), William Parker (b)
      / Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL [Cadence Vol.23 no.9 September 1997 p.2]
    • 97.09.22 - Borah Bergmann's Blue!: Bergmann and Peter Brötzmann (reeds),
      William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr) / The Knitting Factory, NYC
      [Sound Board (which became Signal to Noise with issue#7) Vol. 1 no.1 Sep/Oct 1997 p.2]
    • Program

    97.09.28 • (V/A) Borah Bergmann's Blue!: Inside Out in the Open

    Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
    [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
    Other Dimensions in Music 98.03.06 (2); William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.03.20; Other Dimensions in Music 98.05.23 (2)
    and 98.08.21; William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00.]

    September 28, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. unknown title
    Thomas Borgmann and Peter Brötzmann (reeds), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {www.insideoutintheopen.net/home.htm}


    97.09.29 • Kalaparush-Maurice McIntyre Quartet [AR—50:00]

    September 29, 1997 / "A club in Harlem", New York City
    1. unknown titles [50:00]
    Kalaparush-Maurice McIntyre (ts), Sonelius Smith (p), William Parker (b), Warren Smith (dr)

    {William Dennehy 03.10.14, venue info from William Parker 14.02.12}


    • 97.10.02 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: Gjerstad (as), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) / Aas Museum, Inderøy, Norway
      [Frode Gjerstad, from Kevin White 03.09.10]
    • 97.10.03 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: personnel as above / Kjelleren-St.Olavs Hallen, Trondheim, Norway [ibid]
    • 97.10.04 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: personnel as above / unknown venue, Harstad, Norway [ibid]
    • 97.10.05 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: personnel as above / Kulturhuset, Tromsø, Norway [ibid]

    97.10.07 • Frode Gjerstad Trio: Ultima

    Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1108 (CD) 1999

    October 7, 1997 / Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway
    1. Ultima [58:33]
    Frode Gjerstad (as), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

    {CJR 1108}


    97.10.08 • Frode Gjerstad Trio: Remember To Forget

    Circulasione Totale CT 199710 (CD) 1998 NOR

    October 8, 1997 / Cafe Sting, Stavanger, Norway
    1. Remember [38:12]
    2. Forget [29:31]
    Frode Gjerstad (as), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

    {CT 199710}


    • 97.10.09 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: Gjerstad (as), William Parker (b), Louis Moholo (dr) / Døla-jazz, Lillehammer, Norway
      [Frode Gjerstad, 03.09.11]
    • 97.10.10 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: personnel as above / unknown venue, Bodø, Norway [ibid]
    • 97.10.11 - Frode Gjerstad Trio: personnel as above / Kulturverket, Halmstad, Sweden [ibid]

      "The last three gigs were with Louis Moholo because Hamid Drake had to go to the States to play with Yusef Lateef."
      [Frode Gjerstad, from Kevin White 03.09.10]
    • 97.10.00 - Intermission: Klaas Hekman (bsx), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, Wilbert de Joode (b) / Kobe, Japan [www.klaashekman.nl/cv.html]
    • 97.10.00 - Intermission: personnel as above / Kyoto, Japan [ibid]
    • 97.10.00 - Intermission: personnel as above / Kanazawa, Japan [ibid]
    • 97.10.00 - Intermission: personnel as above / Toyama, Japan [ibid]
    • 97.10.18 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Earshot Jazz Festival, Brechemin Auditorium,
      University of Washington, Seattle, WA [Cadence Vol.23 no.10 October 1997 p.125; Seattle Times October 5 and October 23, 1997;
      "Shipp's Avant Garde Jazz Tunes Into '90s," Roberta Penn Seattle Post-Intelligencer October 20, 1997]
    • 97.10.19 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: as above / Earshot Jazz Festival, OK Hotel, Seattle, WA [ibid]
    • 97.10.20 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: as above / Community Music Center, Portland, OR [www.creativemusicguild.org/history.html]

    97.10.00 • New York 3 — Fischer—Parker—Charles: Give

    Extraplatte EX 383-2 (CD) 1999 Austria

    October, 1997 (between either the 12th and 17th or the 28th and 31st) / Context, New York City
     1. Exploration NY 302 [6:52]
     2. untitled [3:26]
     3. untitled [5:17]
     4. untitled [8:06]
     5. untitled [10:24]
     6. Exploration NY 303 [6:29]
     7. untitled [8:39]
     8. untitled [5:53]
     9. untitled [4:56]
    10. untitled [10:16]
    11. Exploration NY 304 [5:59]
    Michael Fischer (as), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {EX 383-2}


    97.10.23 • William Parker Quartet [Centering Archival Recording—49:03]

    October 23, 1997 / unknown venue, New York City
    Horizons
    1. unknown titles [35:12]
    2. unknown title [10:39]
     Q&A with audience [3:12]
    Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (ts), Roy Campbell, Jr. (tp), Lisa Sokolov (voc), William Parker (b, voc, bells)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.12}


    • 97.10.25 - William Parker Solo (b, tu) / Unitarian Meeting House, Amherst, MA [Cadence Vol.23 no.10 October 1997 p.125]

    97.11.07 and 97.11.08 (1) • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 1

    Free Music Production FMP CD 97 (CD) 1998 GER
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings
      Jazzwerkstatt JW060 (4-CD Boxed Set) Ger 2007
      [slipcover box; each CD reproduced with the original cover in a digipak; 30-page book in English and German.]
      —2nd Session [See also 93.08.19; 97.11.08 (2) & 97.11.09; 99.11.03]
    November 7 & 8, 1997 / 30th Total Music Meeting, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
     Part 1 [45:44]
     Part 2 [21:59]
    Peter Brötzmann (cl, ts, trgt, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

    {FMP CD 97; JW060}


    97.11.08 (2) and 97.11.09 • Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Little Birds Have Fast Hearts No. 2

    Free Music Production FMP CD 101 (CD) 1999 GER
    • Peter Brötzmann: Die Like A Dog—The Complete FMP Recordings
      Jazzwerkstatt JW060 (4-CD Boxed Set) Ger 2007
      [slipcover box; each CD reproduced with the original cover in a digipak; 30-page book in English and German.]
      —3rd Session [See also 93.08.19; 97.11.07 & 97.11.08 (1); 99.11.03]
    November 8 & 9, 1997 / 30th Total Music Meeting, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
     Part 3 [20:19]
     Part 4 [25:41]
     Part 5 [8:48]
     Part 6 [4:25]
    Peter Brötzmann (cl, ts, trgt, Comp), Toshinori Kondo (tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

    {FMP CD 101; JW060}


    • 97.11.13 - Peter Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog Quartet: Brötzmann (reeds), Toshinori Kondo(tp, elec), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr) / Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [www.porgy.at]

    97.11.29 • William Parker: Lifting The Sanctions

    No More Records No. 6 (CD) 1998

    November 29, 1997 / Studio Spirale, New York City
    Jeff Schlanger has this as 97.11.24.
    1. Emory [24:41]
    2. Rainbow Escaping [4:15]
    3. As a Flower [8:42]
    4. Mary Waiting [17:05]
    5. Macchu Picchu [9:54]
    6. Lifting The Sanctions [6:33]
    "...I sampled Shipp and Parker riffs from their solo recordings on No More records and used them in other recordings..." —FLAM

    William Parker (b, Comp)

    {No More No. 6; FLAM 03.11.07; Jeff Schlanger musicWitness® One Final Note Issue 4 Fall 2000}


    97.12.02 • Other Dimensions in Music Special Quintet with Matthew Shipp: Time Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time

    AUM Fidelity AUM013 (CD) 2000

    December 2, 1997 / Knitting Factory, New York City
    1. > [9:27]
    2. > [4:25]
    3. > [7:29]
    4. > [3:44]
    5. > [5:17]
    6. > [23:32]
    7. > [13:33]
    —Continuous performance: "The IDs included here are flags, reel changes if you will... There was one natural break in the concert,
     very brief and midway through, located here between IDs 5 and 6." —Steven Joerg, from the liners.

    Daniel Carter (as, ts, fl, tp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, p-tpt), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {AUM 013}


    97.12.11 and 97.12.12 • David S. Ware: Go See the World

    Sony / Columbia Records CK 69138 (CD) 1998
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc
      Jazziz Magazine, JZD1098 October 1998 (Magazine & CD) 1998
    December 11 & 12, 1997 / Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Mikuro's Blues (Ware) [6:04]
    2. Lexicon (Ware) [10:22]
    3. Logistic (Ware) [9:51]
    4. The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman) [14:34]
    5. Quadrahex (Ware) [4:42]
    6. Estheticmetric (Ware) [11:30]
    7. Rapturelodic (Ware) [10:38]
    Jazziz On Disc has track 1.

    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CK 69138; JZD1098}


    • 97.12.13 - Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo: Shipp (p), Parker (b) / Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      [CODA #271 January/February '97 p.4]

    97.12.14 • Matthew Shipp Horn Quartet: Strata

    hat HUT Records hatOLOGY 522 (CD) 1998

    December 14, 1997 / Sorcerer Sound, New York City
     Strata 1 [0:47]
     Strata 2 [1:23]
     Strata 3 [7:45]
     Strata 4 [3:18]
     Strata 5 [7:05]
     Strata 6 [3:33]
     Strata 7 [5:36]
     Strata 8 [5:30]
     Strata 9 [5:43]
     Strata 10 [5:20]
     Strata 11 [4:18]
     Strata 12 [6:41]
     Strata 13 [0:59]
     Strata 14 [0:50]
    —The Strata Visualized:

    track1234567891011121314
    CampbellX X X X XX X X
    CarterX X XXXX X X X
    Parker XX X XX X XX
    Shipp XXXX X XXX

    Matthew Shipp (p-3,4,5,6,8,10,11,12, Comp), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp-3,5,7,9,10,12, p-tpt-1,14)
    Daniel Carter (ts-5,6,7, as-3,6,12, fl-8, tp-1,3,10,14), William Parker (b-2,3,5,7,8,10,12,13)

    {hatOLOGY 522}


    1998 : : :


    98.01.09 • Joelle Leandre / William Parker: Contrabasses

    Leo Records CD LR 261 (CD) 1998

    January 9, 1998 / festival Sons d'Hiver, Theatre Antoine Vitez, Ivry sur Seine, France
    1. Duet one [10:35]
    2. Duet two [10:37]
    3. W.P. solo [10:04]
    4. Duet three [8:57]
    5. J.L. solo [5:40]
    6. Duet four [9:21]
    Joelle Leandre (b, voc), William Parker (b)

    {CD LR 261}


    • 98.02.01 - William Parker's In Order to Survive: Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) /
      "Transparent Productions," 7:30pm, Marvin Theater, George Washington University, Washington, DC
      [Cadence Vol. 24 no.3 March 1998 p.139; Vol. 24 no.2 February '98 p.139; www.geocities.com/eyelounge/DC/upcoming.htm]
    • 98.02.05 - William Parker's In Order to Survive: personnel as above / 8:00pm, Music School Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA [Ignatius Alexander rec.music.bluenote 98.02.03]

    98.02.07 • William Parker's In Order to Survive [AR—136:20]

    February 7, 1998 / unknown venue, Dearborn, MI
    1. unknown title [29:14]
    2. unknown title [17:38] (split track at 16:44)
    3. unknown title [14:47]
     announcement [1:07]
    4. unknown title [48:42] (split track at 29:40)
    5. unknown title [22:44]
    Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {2CD-R; Michael John Zickar rec.music.bluenote 98.02.03}


    98.02.11 • John Blum: Astrogeny Quartet

    Eremite MTE49 (CD) 2006

    February 11, 1998 / Open Center, New York City
    1. Simultanium [12:20]
    2. Astrogeny [15:17]
    3. Encomia [6:27]
    4. Dieci [9:03]
    5. Astrogeny Reprise [3:12]
    John Blum (p), Antonio Grippi (as, acl), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {MTE49; Ed Hazell; John Blum Selected Performance Archive 1989-2012}


    98.02.12 • Pyramid Trio: Ancestral Homeland

    No More Records No. 7 (CD) 1998

    February 12, 1998 / Strobe-Light Sound Studio, New York City
    1. Song for Alan (Campbell) [11:42]
    2. Ancestral Homeland (Campbell) [11:56]
    3. The Positive Path (Campbell) [14:35]
    4. Oglala Eclipse (Parker) [9:20]
    5. Bean Dance (Parker) [5:08]
    6. Brother Yusef (intro) (Campbell) [3:26]
    7. Brother Yusef (Campbell) [6:10]
    8. Camel Caravan (Campbell) [10:26]
    Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, flg, p-tpt, argol, rec, wdfl, perc), William Parker (b, perc), Takeshi Zen Matsuura (dr, perc, gong)

    {No More No. 7}


    • 98.02.15 - Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Mat Maneri (vn, vla), William Parker (b), John McLellan (dr) / Green Street Grill, Cambridge, MA
      [Cadence Vol.24 no.4 April '98 p.38]

    98.02.21 • Organic Trio [Centering Archival Recording—64:00]

    February 21, 1998 / 103.9FM, Brooklyn, NY
    1. improvisation [38:22]
    2. improvisation [25:38]
    Daniel Carter (ts, as, fl, tp), William Parker (b), Cooper-Moore (perc)

    {William Parker's Centering Archive; Ed Hazell 14.01.22}


    98.02.26 • (V/A) Carter, Parker, Conquest Trio: Alain Kirili Musée Grenoble

    Le Musée de Grenoble (BOOK & CD) 1999 FRA
    [This CD also includes Joseph Jarman solo; Jarman duets with Thomas Buckner; Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell Jr., and Daniel Carter Trio.]

    February 26, 1998 / Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, New York City
    1. For Commandment #2 [14:56]
    Daniel Carter (reeds, tp), William Parker (b), Leena Conquest (dance)

    {Alain Kirili Musée Grenoble}


    98.03.06 (1) • Alan Silva & William Parker: A Hero's Welcome: Pieces for Rare Occasions, vol. I of the silva/parker duos

    Eremite MTE017 (CD) 1999

    March 6, 1998 / Context Studios, New York City
    1. I [8:24]
    2. II [7:26]
    3. III [16:50]
    4. IV [9:25]
    5. V [13:45]
    Alan Silva (midi keyboard, p, Arr), William Parker (b)

    {MTE017}


    98.03.06 (2) • (V/A) Other Dimensions in Music: Inside Out in the Open

    Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
    [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
    Borah Bergmann's Blue! 97.09.28; William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.03.20; Other Dimensions in Music 98.08.21;
    William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00.]

    March 6, 1998 / Context Studios, New York City
    1. unknown title

    —On 98.05.23, "...after playing for around 15 minutes as a quartet, ODIM welcomed "special guest" Matthew Shipp
     up to the bandstand to join them for the remainder of the concert." —Scott Currie

    —There has been some confusion with this session, which was scheduled with Shipp,
     and the Vision Fest hit on 98.05.23, when he ended up sitting in. —RL


    Daniel Carter (as), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp flg), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {www.insideoutintheopen.net/home.htm; Scott Currie 06.07.10, 06.08.24}


    • 98.03.08 - Matthew Shipp String Trio: Shipp (p), Mat Maneri (vn, vla), William Parker (b) / "Transparent Productions,"
      University DC Recital Hall, Washington, DC [Cadence, Vol. 24 no.3 March 1998 p.140; www.geocities.com/eyelounge/DC/upcoming.htm]

    98.03.20 • William Parker's In Order to Survive: The Peach Orchard

    AUM Fidelity AUM010/011 (2CD) 1998
    —3rd Session [See also 97.02.07; 97.07.02; 98.03.21]
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open
      Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
      Borah Bergmann's Blue! 97.09.28; Other Dimensions in Music 98.03.06 (2), 98.05.23 (2), and 98.08.21;
      William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00.]
    March 20, 1998 / Context, New York City
    1. Thot [14:12]
    2. The Peach Orchard [20:45]
    Inside Out in the Open has an excerpt from "The Peach Orchard".

    Rob Brown (as), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM010/011; www.insideoutintheopen.net/home.htm}


    98.03.21 • William Parker's In Order to Survive: The Peach Orchard

    AUM Fidelity AUM010/011 (2CD) 1998
    —4th Session [See also 97.02.07; 97.07.02; 98.03.20]

    March 21, 1998 / Context, New York City
    1. Posium Pendasem #3 [11:36]
    Rob Brown (as), Assif Tsahar (bcl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {AUM010/011}


    98.03.26 • Matthew Shipp Trio [AVR—60:00]

    March 26, 1998, 8:00pm / Taktlos Festival 1998, Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
    1. improvisations [60:00]
    "Usually when there were three bands on a night, each played about an hour, maybe slightly longer." —Armin Büttner
    —The first ten-minute video segment is here.

    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {Armin Büttner 11.12.19, 12.29, 12.30; Cadence Vol.24 no.3 March 1998 p.141; WIRE #169 March 1998 p.6 + box ad p.41; crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/matthew-shipp-trio-in-basel-1998}


    98.03.27 • Matthew Shipp Trio [BR—58:06]

    March 27, 1998, 8:00pm / Taktlos Festival 1998, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland
    Broadcast DRS Switzerland
    1. The New Fact (Shipp) [17:32]
    2. Summertime (Gershwin) [25:12]
    3. Multiplication Table (Shipp) [12:39]
    4. Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) [2:37]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R}


    98.04.02 • Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn, and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions

    BVHAAST 9906 (CD) 1999 NETH
    —1st Session [See also 98.04.03 & 98.04.05.

    April 2, 1998 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1. Rain, snow, & hail (de Joode) [11:12]
    2. Bimpro (collective) [9:52]
    Klaas Hekman (bsx), Derek Bailey (el-g), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, and Wilbert de Joode (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {BVHAAST 9906}


    98.04.03 • Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn, and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions

    BVHaast 9906 (CD) 1999
    —2nd Session [See also 98.04.02; 98.04.05]

    April 3, 1998 / Paradox, Tilburg, Netherlands
    1. Omaggio a Pasolini (Bergeijk) [19:12]
    Klaas Hekman (bsx), Derek Bailey (el-g), Gilius van Bergeijk (tape-4), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, and Wilbert de Joode (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {BVHAAST 9906}


    • 98.04.04 - Intermission: Klaas Hekman (bsx), Derek Bailey (el-g), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, and Wilbert de Joode (b),
      Rashied Ali (dr)—Bailey and Ali not mentioned / Jazzsocieteit DJS, Dordrecht, Netherlands [De Volkskrant April 2, 1998]

    98.04.05 • Intermission with Derek Bailey, Chris Burn, and Gilius van Bergeijk: Unanswered Questions

    BVHaast 9906 (CD) 1999
    —3rd Session [See also 98.04.02; 98.04.03]

    April 5, 1998 / Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands
    1. Bells (Hekman) [16:16]
    2. Don't piss in my ear and say it's raining (Hekman/de Joode) [13:36]
    Klaas Hekman (bsx), Chris Burn, (p), William Parker, Hideji Taninaka, and Wilbert de Joode (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {BVHAAST 9906}


    98.04.09 and 98.04.11 • William Parker's In Order to Survive: Posium Pendasem

    Free Music Production FMP CD 105 (CD) 1999 GER

    April 9 & 11, 1998 / 30th Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    1. Posium pendasem # 9 [1:33]
    2. Posium pendasem # 7 [50:51]
    3. Another angel goes home [13:30]
    —There is an Audience Recording in circulation with this session date incorrectly attributed to a gig in Philadelphia. [See: 98.09.04]

    Assif Tsahar (ts, bcl), Rob Brown (as, fl), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parker (b, Comp), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {FMP CD 105}


    • 98.04.16 - Assif Tsahar Trio: Tsahar (ts, bcl), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (perc) / 8:00, Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, IL
      [tisue.net/chicagonow/old1998.html]
    • 98.04.17 - Assif Tsahar Trio: personnel as above / New Music Society Presents, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, Henry Ford
      Community College, Dearborn, MI [Cadence Vol.24 no.5 May 1998 p.139]
    • 98.04.19 - Assif Tsahar Trio: personnel as above / Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY [www.hallwalls.org/music/3562.html]
    • 98.04.24 - Other Dimensions in Music with Matthew Shipp: Daniel Carter (reeds, tp, fl), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp, p-tpt, flg), Shipp (p),
      William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr) / Boston Creative Music Alliance production, Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA [Ed Hazell 03.01.21;
      Bob Blumenthal "Bassists take the spotlight at 2 concerts" The Boston Globe April 27, 1998; Cadence Vol.24 no.4 April '98 p.141]
      —"At over 100 minutes, the band's uninterrupted improvisation..." —Bob Blumenthal
    • 98.04.25 - Other Dimensions in Music with Matthew Shipp: personnel as above / Unitarian Meeting House, Amherst, MA
      [Cadence Vol.24 no.4 April '98 p.141]

    • May, 1998 - "John Zorn, the saxophonist, composer, and executive producer of two record labels, works quickly. On a recent Thursday, he heard about Tonic, a new 150-foot-long space in a former kosher winery on the Lower East Side, and went to inspect it. On Friday, he got on the telephone. By Monday, he had booked a 40-night series there, from June 24 through August 16." [See 98.07.26]
      —Ben Ratliff "CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; All Jazz, All June" The New York Times May 29, 1998

    • 98.05.00 - David S. Ware Quartet: Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / Le Mans Europa Jazz Festival, France [Anne Dumas 03.07.10]

    98.05.18 • Matthew Shipp Trio [AR—79:57]

    May 18, 1998 / Actuelle Festival, Cinema Laurier, Victoriaville, Canada
     announcement [0:52]
    1. Take the "A" Train [14:54]
    2. "free pieces" [52:40] (continuous set)
    3. Summertime [11:48] (encore)
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {CD-R; track titles from Cadence Vol.24 no.7 July '98 pp.38-39}


    The Third Annual Vision Festival ::: May 18 through May 25


    98.05.19 • Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—38:00]

    May 19, 1998 / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. Promenade [13:00]
    2. Thorpe's Glass Chandelier [25:00]
    Bill Cole (double reeds), Jimmy Coser (as), Cooper-Moore (p, handmade instruments, fl-2), Joe Daley (tu),
    William Parker (b), Atticus Cole and Warren Smith (perc)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.20 • Jemeel Moondoc Quintet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—38:15]

    May 20, 1998 / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. unknown title [23:20]
     intro by Moondoc [1:00]
    2. We Don't [13:55]
    Jemeel Moondoc (as), Zane Massey (ts), Roy Campbell Jr. (flg-1, tp-2), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.22 • David S. Ware Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—38:40]

    May 22, 1998 / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. unknown title [32:50]
    2. unknown title [5:50]
     (with spoken intros & outros by Roy Campbell)
    David S. Ware (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.23 (1) • Milford Graves Quartet [AR—42:54]

    May 23, 1998, 9:30pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    1. improvisation [21:50]
    2. improvisation [12:52]
     introductions [2:23]
    3. improvisation [5:49]
    Charles Gayle (ts, ss, p), Kidd Jordan (ts), William Parker (b), Milford Graves (dr)

    {CD-R; track detailing John Sharpe 04.11.16; The New York Times May 22, 1998 p.E27}


    98.05.23 (2) • Other Dimensions in Music [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—39:12]

    May 23, 1998, 11:30pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    • (V/A) Inside Out in the Open
      Asymmetric Pictures (BETA SP) 2001; ESP 4042 (DVD) 2008—60:00 Color Film
      [This compilation also contains performances by Trio Hurricane 97.05.28; Assif Tsahar Trio with John Tchicai 97.06.01 (1);
      Borah Bergmann's Blue! 97.09.28; Other Dimensions in Music 98.03.06 (2); William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.03.20;
      Other Dimensions in Music 98.08.21; William Parker's In Order to Survive 98.10.21; Daniel Carter & William Parker Duo 99.03.00.]
    1. improvisation [14:21]
    2. improvisation [24:51]
    Inside Out in the Open has an excerpt.
    " ...Roy Campbell's stage announcement—as documented on WKCR's archival Reel-Tape of the Other Dimensions in Music VF3 performance scheduled for 11:30pm on Saturday 23 May 1998—confirms that, after playing for around 15 minutes as a quartet, ODIM welcomed special guest Matthew Shipp up to the bandstand to join them for the remainder of the concert. (which might explain some of the confusion with 98.03.06)"
    —Scott Currie

    Daniel Carter (tp-1, as-2, ts-2, fl-2), Roy Campbell Jr. (tp-1, p-tpt-2, flg-2), Matthew Shipp (p-2), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Scott Currie 06.07.10, 06.08.24}


    98.05.24 (1) • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—40:35]

    May 23, 1998, 7:45pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    1. Mass for the Healing of the World [40:35]
    "... [The tape listing] Little Huey playing the extended composition ‘Revolt on the Plantation’ is incorrect. The archives document William running through a couple sections of ‘Mass for the Healing of the World’ at the VF3 LHCMO gig (in preparation for the concert/recording date in Verona)...
    A comparison between LHCMO's Black Saint recording of MHW and the WKCR-FM archival DAT (40:35) of the VF3 gig (24 May 1998)
    has confirmed that they ran through three sections of the work in the earlier NYC concert: ‘Invocation,’ ‘1st Reading,’ and ‘Dawn Song’
    (n.b. they fleshed out middle section considerably with additional individual solos and collective improvisations). The festival MC introducing
    the band announced that they would be performing ‘a First Reading from Mass for the Healing of the World,’ and repeated this identification
    once again at the end... In addition to the personnel you [had] listed, Richard Rodriguez (tp) and Aleta Hayes (voc) performed with the band
    (but were somehow left off the program)—the guests were Charlie Waters (of Gold Sparkle Band), Kidd Jordan, and Gunda Gottschalk."
    —Scott Currie 06.07.13

    Assif Tsahar and Kidd Jordan (ts), Marco Eneidi, Rob Brown, and Charlie Waters (as), Chris Jonas and Darryl Foster (ss), Dave Sewelson (bar),
    Lewis Barnes, Roy Campbell Jr., and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Masahiko Kono and Alex Lodico (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu), Aleta Hayes (voc),
    Gunda Gottschalk (vn), William Parker (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive; Scott Currie 06.07.10, 06.07.13, 06.08.24}


    98.05.24 (2) • Matthew Shipp & William Parker Duo [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—43:00]

    May 24, 1998, 9:45pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    1. unknown title [43:00]
    Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.24 (3) • Assif Tsahar Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—34:30]

    May 24, 1998, 11:45pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. unknown title [34:30]
    Assif Tsahar (ts), William Parker and Peter Kowald (b), Susie Ibarra (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.25 (1) • Karen Borca Trio & Quartet [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—38:15]

    May 25, 1998, 8:30pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. Trio [8:30]
    2. Quartet [11:00]
    3. Cambia [18:45]
    Karen Borca (bsn), Rob Brown (as-2,3), William Parker (b), Paul Murphy (dr-1), Susie Ibarra (dr-2,3)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; 1998 Vision Fest Program}


    98.05.25 (2) • Raphé Malik Quartet: Companions

    Eremite Records MTE 034 (CD) 2002

    May 25, 1998, 9:30pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, New York City
    1. Lyon's Jump [13:24]
    2. Emblematic [10:38]
    3. Health Food [9:53]
    4. Bend [7:19]
    "The Vision Festival's Jimmy Lyons Tribute, and the final Malik/Spearman concert." —from the liners.

    Raphé Malik (tp, Comp), Glenn Spearman (ts), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

    {MTE013}


    • 98.05.25 (3) - Jimmy Lyons Big Band: Karen Borca (Cond, bsn), Sabir Mateen (ts), John Hagen (ts, ss), Rob Brown and Marco Eneidi (as),
      Scott Currie (bar), Will Connell Jr. (fl), Arthur Brooks and Roy Campbell Jr. (tp), Jeff Hoyer (tb), Lisa Sokolov (voc), Glynis Lomon (ce),
      William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (dr) + "possibly others to be announced" / premiere of Lyons's composition "Something is the Matter" /
      Vision Festival, 10:30pm, Orensanz Art Center, NYC [ibid]

    98.05.27 • Klas Heckman's Intermission [WKCR-FM Archival Recording—50:57 +]

    May 25, 1998, 8:30pm / Vision Festival, Orensanz Art Center, NYC
    1. unknown title [29:49]
    2. unknown title [13:18]
    3. Kirk [7:50]
    4. Sonic Animation
    Klas Heckman (bsx), William Parker, Wilbert DeJoode, and Hideji Taninaka (b), Paul Murphy (dr)

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    98.05.31 • William Parker & The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Mass for the Healing of the World

    Black Saint 120179-2 (CD) 2003 ITALY; CAM Jazz Black Saint 120179-2 (disc-on-demand and digital download) 2010 IT

    May 31, 1998 / Teatro Nuovo, Verona, Italy
     Invocation [0:30]
    1. First Reading (Dawn Song) [13:22]
    2. Hallelujah [8:46]
    3. Mysticism [5:44]
    4. Response (Muezzin's Call) [13:00]
    5. Second Reading (Cathedral in the Mountains) [6:55]
    6. Willows (Can You Give Me Back My Life) [8:36]
    7. Cantos (Love God) [13:55]
    Assif Tsahar (ts, bcl), Darryl Foster (ts, ss), Rob Brown and Marco Eneidi (as), Chris Jonas (ss), Dave Sewelson (bar),
    Roy Campbell Jr., Lewis Barnes, and Richard Rodriguez (tp), Alex Lodico, and Masahiko Kono (tb), Dave Hofstra (tu),
    Aleta Heyes (voc), Cooper-Moore (p), William Parke