Posted on February 20, 2019February 20, 2019 by John SinclairRoots & Branches 35: Heart & Soul of The Sound In our second hour titled All the Way Into the Heart and Soul of the Sound with William Parker— bassist, composer, bandleader, and with his wife Patricia Nicholson Parker, activist and organizer—we hear William talk about his teen-aged 1960s influences from French cinema, Beckett, Pinter, and Curtis Mayfield and how that “library” continues to inform his creations. We hear excerpts from the soundtracks to The 400 Blows, Alphaville and Alfie and we hear the compositions “Station” from his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra and “Petit Oiseau” from his quartet with Hamid Drake, Lewis Barnes and Rob Brown. We hear about his recent work with vocal music and how he came to choose the bass as his instrument. We hear about his 11+ years with the Cecil Taylor Unit and how Cecil strove to go “all the way into the heart and soul of the sound.” Our show opens and closes with beautiful songs by William, recorded more than 20 years apart, with Lisa Sokolov the singer, Cooper Moore (2015) and Yuri Fujiyama (early 1990s) the pianist, and William on bass. The John Sinclair Foundation Presents HEART AND SOUL OF THE SOUND ROOTS & BRANCHES 35 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 20, 2019  William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Cooper Moore: When A Sound Dances William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean Jean Constanten: The 400 Blows soundtrack Paul Misraks: Theme D’Amour from Alphaville Sonny Rollins: Street Runner with Child from Alfie William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Station William Parker Quartet: Petit Oiseau William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean William Parker Ensemble with Amiri Baraka: Think William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean Cecil Taylor Unit: Eternal (for Ornette > Baldwin’s Interlude II William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Cooper Moore: Eternal (for Ornette) William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Yuri Fujiyama: Baldwin’s Interlude II 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.