ON BEING NATIVE

In 2007 William Parker conceived a DVD as a collaboration between William, Lois Eby and David Budbill. The DVD, now finally available, features Lois’ ink drawings which she created for the original publications of David Budbill’s Judevine poems. Read More ...


ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS

Poems from Budbill's book, MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE plus the music of world-renown bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist William Parker playing his original compositions on acoustic bass, Gralle--a double reed from Barcelona--the Shakuhachi--a vertical, Japanese bamboo flute--pocket trumpet, slit drum, valve trombone and innumerable bells, gongs and other percussion. Read More ...


A FLEETING ANIMAL 2000

A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE tells the tragic story of the lives of Tommy Stames, a Vietnam Vet returned to Judevine, and Grace, the angry and put-upon welfare mother accused of abusing her children, and how their ill-fated union leads to suicide and madness. Read More ...


SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD

Budbill and Parker, well known for their previous CD, ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS, also on the Boxholder label, unite for this recording with the extraordinary drummer, Hamid Drake. SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD is both a musical outcry for peace and an emotional outburst, a protest, against war. Read More ...