William Parker Quartet

William Parker Quartet

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM William Parker Quartet $20/Adv $23/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “The most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” – Village Voice At the forefront of an avant-garde cultural revolution, upright bassist / multi-instrumentalist William Parker takes his art very seriously. Parker’s unique approach encourages the cultivation of daring musical concepts such as ‘universal tonality’, which employs melodic, rhythmic and harmonic equality to free compositions from the limitations of an explicit key signature. Although not classically trained, he frequently bows his instrument to invoke rich, voice-like phrases. Parker’s enormous vision invariably drives band mates Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Rob Brown (saxophone) and Hamid Drake (drums) into brave new terrain with every performance....