We preview double-bassist William Parker's new recording due out in September - a tribute to one of the great composers of the 20th century, Duke Ellington. With an all-star orchestra, Essence of Ellington features original works by Parker and re-interpretations of some Ellington's best known pieces recorded in concert at Teatro Manzoni in Milan on February 12th this year.
Also featured are new recordings by the Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Planetary Unknown with David S. Ware, Cooper-Moore, William Parker and Muhammad Ali, and Jacam Manricks who is touring Australia and New Zealand.
Plus music by Django Bates, Farmers By Nature, Bill Dixon, and Tinkler/Rex/Grabowsky/Edie, along with Monk interpretations by the Roswell Rudd-Steve Lacy Quartet, Antoine Herve and Dave Douglas.
See the complete playlist here.
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William Parker (born January 10, 1952) is an American free jazz double bassist, poet and composer. Biography: Parker was born Bronx, New York City. He was not formally trained as a classical player, though he did study with Jimmy Garrison, Richard Davis, and Wilbur Ware and learned the tradition. Parker is one of few jazz bassists who regularly plays arco. He also plays several other...
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