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Waitin' 2 End Hell

This play, written by Northern California native William A. Parker, is a direct response to Terry McMillan's popular book Waiting to Exhale. McMillan's book can loosely be described as a group of women coming together to complain about the lack…
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Doctor Parker

New York bassist William Parker believes in music as a healing force, a vehicle for ecstatic transformation, similar to the meditative chants of Buddhist monks and the mystical dances of Sufi dervishes. His basic concept is to mix earthy grooves…
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Hear This

Featuring an extraordinary double bill -- an all-star trio of veterans Sam Rivers (saxophone, pictured above) and Reggie Workman (bass) plus renowned young-blood Jason Moran (piano), along with the William Parker Quartet, one of New York's leading-edge groups of the…
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Hear This

Matthew Shipp & William Parker Sometimes Matthew Shipp sees the piano as a spaceship, an enigmatic vehicle for transporting both player and listener to unfamiliar galaxies. William Parker often views the strings of his contrabass as bands of light, the…
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10 cents Everybody Wins (Angel Dust Records) Remember grammar school recess when you were a kid and they were picking teams for, heaven help us, smear the queer? So much rode on where you landed in the draft -- specifically,…
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