William Parker: Brilliant Free-Jazz Bassist The Village Voice calls him, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time." Another critic likens Parker to Mister Rogers. A fierce player with a gentle personality, Parker made a name on the N.Y.C. jazz scene in the 1980's playing with pianist Cecil Taylor. He's gone on to perform and record with Don Cherry and Roscoe Mitchell. In addition to a recent solo bass record (Lifting the Sanctions No More Records No. 6), Parker has just released a new CD with his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra (Mayor of Punkville AUM Fidelity AUM 15/16). Karen Michel has a profile.