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Bradley Parker-Sparrow

p, *1954
Musician / Composer / Producer of Jazz

Born in 1954 in Chicago, Bradley Parker-Sparrow is a prolific pianist, composer, producer, recording engineer and label owner. Sparrow composed music for the ballet, various theatrical productions, films and documentaries. He produced over 300 albums for many labels including AECO Records, Concord Jazz, Flying Fish (2), Universal, SteepleChase and Delmark Records. He participated at the Chicago Jazz Festival on piano in 1978-1979. In 1977, at the age of 23, Sparrow established Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio, where many prolific artists had been recording since, including The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Yusef Lateef and Richie Cole. In 1979 he opened his own recording label Southport Records, which is dedicated to documenting Chicago's versatile and fruitful jazz scene. In late 1990s, Sparrow launched Southport's sister label Northport.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World

Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Float Out To SeaJoanie Pallatto & Bradley Parker-Sparrow2017Album
The Light: A Tone PoemBradley Parker-Sparrow2004Album
Albert's LullabyHal Russell / Mike Staron / Bradley Parker-Sparrow & Rick Shandling2000Album
If It Wasn't For PaulTatsu Aoki & Bradley Parker-Sparrow1995Album
SoloBradley Parker-Sparrow1995Album
The Desert Rat SuiteBradley Parker-Sparrow1991Album
Sparrow AM/FM Featuring Joanie PallattoBradley Parker-Sparrow Featuring Joanie Pallatto1981Album
Latin BlackBradley Parker-Sparrow1979Album
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