Posted on February 13, 2019February 13, 2019Roots & Branches 34: A Very Wide Being William Parker, the master bassist, expansive composer, bandleader, activist and organizer says, “There’s Always a Room in the House of Sound,” and in this first hour of his three hours of conversation with Maryse Déjean and Don Paul on November 17, 2018 he takes us through more than 60 years of groundbreaking music and political events. We hear tracks from four albums recorded by William as a leader since 1993, taken from the more than 30 albums that he’s led during that 25-year span. We also hear from some of his own major influences: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. William Parker is one of the major creators and carriers advancing songs and poetry—the music called ‘Jazz’ and more streams of expression—into the 21st century. The John Sinclair Foundation Presents A VERY WIDE BEING ROOTS & BRANCHES 34 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 13, 2019  William Parker Quartet: Groove In Order To Survive: Anast in In Crisis Mouth Full Of Fresh Cut Flowers William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean PBS American Experience: Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony > Lyndon Baines Johnson Press Conference > Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker: So Often William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean Raining On The Moon: Soledad William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean Duke Ellington Orchestra: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean William Parker Orchestra: Take the Coltrane A JOINT PRODUCTION Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair Executive Producer: Steve Pratt © 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.