William Parker
Public Talk
Coastin' Creative Music Conversations

William Parker & Cisco Bradley

with Taylor Ho Bynum, director of the Coast Jazz Orchestra
May 04, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Original season. This is an archived view.

Join Taylor Ho Bynum and Hop Ensemble Fellow Noah Campbell '21 for a discussion with bassist William Parker and historian Cisco Bradley.

20/21 Hop Original

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William Parker is a bassist, composer and community organizer widely recognized as a foundational figure in avant-jazz over the past several decades, with important collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Amiri Baraka, David S. Ware and many others. He is also a historian and scholar, and author of three important books of musician-to-musician interviews. 

Cisco Bradley is a professor of American History at Pratt and the author of an authorized biography on Parker, Universal Tonality, which was released this year. As we consider how "jazz" history is told and who tells it, this is a particularly vibrant opportunity for conversation with a living artist (who is also a writer/scholar) and their biographer.

Part of the Coastin' Creative Music Conversations series.
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Funded in part by a gift from the Bob Gatzert 1951 Jazz Series Fund for the Hopkins Center and the Lewis Pace Poag 1972 Fund.

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