William Parker is a jazz bassist from New York City, born on January 10th, 1952. He has played a vital role in the experimental jazz scene of NYC and is renowned for his exceptional talent. Alongside his wife, dancer [a1053804], he organizes the annual Vision Festival in New York City.
Parker's music is influenced by various genres and artists, including Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, David S. Ware, and David Murray. His unique style sets him apart from others in the industry.
With an extensive discography and numerous collaborations with notable musicians such as Wadada Leo Smith, Matthew Shipp, Albert Ayler, and Henry Threadgill among others; Parker continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances.