Friday June 29th 8PM $10
J D Parran’s most recent releases on the Mutable Music label are the collaborative Particle Ensemble and his Window Spirits Solo. His performing on clarinets, saxophones and flutes is legendary. In his hometown, St Louis, he was a founding member of the Black Artist Group (BAG) where he participated in the early artistic statements of Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake,James Jabbo Ware, Hamiet Bluiett and Baikida Carroll.
J D has made many appearances at New York’s Vision Festival, as well as the AACM series and the Interpretations series. He has performed with Edward Kidd Jordan, Reggie Workman, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Amiri Baraka, Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart in Ancestral Duo, George Lewis, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Randy Weston, and Douglas Ewart.
His recordings including You Have the Right to Remain Silent, Concerto for Clarinet by Anthony Davis, Andrew’s Hill’s Beautiful Day and Marty Ehrlich’s Trumpet in the Morning have garnered him critical acclaim as a soloist.
Parran is currently performing with his quartet Harlem Reunion as well as recording with Andrew Drury and Cristian Amigo’s Deep Ecology Trio, Jason Robinson, Scott Robinson, Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra and Thurman Barker. He and his bass saxophone are now touring with Amir Elsaffar’s Rivers of Sound after the release of their CD, NOT TWO.
He teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Greenwich House Music School and In Performance Music Workshop in Marine Park Brooklyn.
Ancestral Duo is the special collaboration of multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart. The two channel the spirit of Ancestry through structured improvisation in unique electro-acoustic meditations that aim to reach deep within one's soul and offer a connection to the past, using the power of the present, looking toward the future.