JD Parran

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Krentz Ratings:
Omegathorp: Living City (2002), 5.5/10
And Spirit Stage (2005), 5/10
Window Spirits (2010), 5.5/10
Creative Music for Three Bass Saxophones (2011), 5/10
Tiresian Symmetry (2012), 5.5/10
Particle Ensemble (2012), 6/10

Saxophonist and clarinetist JD Parran moved from St Louis to New York in 1971 and became a frequent collaborator of Anthony Davis and Anthony Braxton. He debuted as a leader with And Spirit Stage ( featuring Stephen Haynes on trumpet, Bill Ware on vibraharp, Joan Bouise on vocals, Tony Cedras on accordion, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Brad Jones on contrabass, and Warren Smith on drums. He debuted solo with Window Spirits (Mutable, 2010).

JD Parran, Mark Deutsch (bazantar and sitar), and David Darling collaborated on the live Omegathorp: Living City (september 2002).

Jason Robinson (tenor & soprano sax, alto flute), with JD Parran (alto & contrabass clarinet, tenor sax), Marty Ehrlich (alto sax, bass clarinet, flute), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Bill Lowe (tuba and bass trombone), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Drew Gress (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) recorded Tiresian Symmetry (february 2012).

Thomas Buckner (baritone voice), J D Parran (bass saxophone, alto flute, bamboo flutes, mbira), Mari Kimura (violin) and Earl Howard (electronics, saxello) formed the Particle Ensemble, documented live on Particle Ensemble (2012): Earl Howard's 29-minute Frond, J D Parran's 23-minute Pundititis and Thomas Buckner & Earl Howard's 26-minute Duo Improvisation.

Creative Music For 3 Bass Saxophones, Vol 1 (april 2011) documents a live collaboration between Scott Robinson, JD Parran and Vinny Golia (bass saxes) and Warren Smith (percussion and vibraphone).

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