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William Parker

MFM “SPEAKS OUT” Podcast EP40: William Parker on the Spiritual Essence of Music and Improvisation

William Parker“Music is Defined as Anything that is Beautiful, and What Makes Something Beautiful is Music”

In this episode of MFM Speaks Out, Dawoud Kringle interviews William Parker; bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, performer, and music educator.

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Music Docu Film Kickstarter Campaign: “INNER-ATTUNEMENT – Hamid Drake & William Parker”

Inner Attunement is a documentary film by Michael Lucio Sternbach about the musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Known worldwide as of one of the premier rhythm sections of jazz, the two discuss their musical kinship and the shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide. Inner Attunement is a comprehensive look into their music, which becomes a conversation about the substantial lessons we learn in life.

The fundamental message of the film is to inspire us to live up to our highest human potential, regardless of the endeavor. It’s a message that transcends the music – and is something meaningful that we can all take away from the film. Continue reading

Music listings – 1/3 through 1/9/2011

1. William Parker/Rob Brown/Gerald Cleaver

Date:  Monday, Januar 3, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Local 269 (269 E. Houston, NY)
Ticket: $20
Genre: contemporary Jazz/improve

 William Parker (bass), Rob Brown (sax) and Gerald Cleaver (percussion).

2. Johnny Winter

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Introducing Matthew Shipp – is Jazz dead?

Photo by Edvard Vlanders


Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, who after moving to New York in 1984 quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. discusses the world of Jazz and his work with Dusty from Culture Catch. In this video he is performing Matmos.


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