William Parker

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This article is about the jazz bassist. For the baron, see William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle.

William Parker is an American free jazz double bassist.

A strong supporting player and striking soloist, Parker is one of few jazz bassists who regularly plays arco.

While Parker has been active since the early 1970s, he has had a higher public profile since the early 1990s. He is a vital musician in the New York City experimental jazz scene.

Parker first came to public attention with pianist Cecil Taylor. He has long been a member of saxophonist David S. Ware's quartet, and is a member of the cooperative Other Dimensions In Music.

Parker has recorded and performed with many musicians, including Matthew Shipp, Daniel Carter, Peter Brotzmann, Bill Dixon, Charles Gayle, Roscoe Mitchell, Butch Morris, DJ Spooky and Mat Maneri.

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