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William Parker, Hamid Drake Duo, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Greg Fox

William Parker/Hamid Drake Duo:

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City. He has recorded over 150 albums and performed with some of the most important creative musicians of our time, published six books, and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists. 

He was a key figure in the well-documented Loft Jazz scene of 1970s New York, a sought after bass player at artist-run spaces like Studio We and Studio Rivbea, where he developed musical relationships with Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon, Sunny Murray, Don Cherry, and Milford Graves, among many others. 

Parker’s current active bands include the large-band Little Huey Creative Orchestra, the Raining on the Moon Sextet, the In Order to Survive Quartet, the Die Like a Dog Quartet (with Peter Brotzmann), his duo with Hamid Drake, as well as a deep and ongoing solo bass study. His recordings have long been documented by the AUM Fidelity record label and on his own Centering Records, among others.

By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers Peter Brotzmann, Fred Anderson, and Ken Vandermark, among others. 

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe:

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and multi instrumentalist that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and singing to them has been a focus of live performance and recordings.
Quality of sound through the marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, both in a live setting and recorded. The sensitivity of analogue modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state. To usher in Deep Listening through sound and feeling. Losing one's self in sound while being acutely self aware.

Later Event: September 18