A stirring multi-instrumentalist, J.D. Parran provides few recordings under his very own name, but he provides contributed quite successfully to some excellent free schedules. Parran plays an array of clarinets from soprano to contralto, in addition to sopranino, bass, and tenor saxophone; flute; as well as other equipment. He has documented with Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Hamiett Bluiett, John Lindberg, Peter Brötzmann, as well as the group Firm (including Derek Bailey, Jon Corbett, Hugh Davies, Jamie Muir, Evan Parker, Vinko Globokar, and Joelle Leandre). He is able to also be noticed on three recordings — Cliff, Grip, and Digging It Harder from Afar — produced during the past due ’80s and ’90s by the brand new Winds trio, also offering Ned Rothenberg and Robert Dick (trumpeter Supplement Robertson changed Parran for the 2006 New Winds documenting Traction force). Parran’s very own releases through the 2000s possess included J.D. Parran & Heart Stage, Omegathorp: Living Town (co-led by banzatar and sitar participant Tag Deutsch), and Screen Spirits, a single performance recorded reside in 2009. He is able to also be noticed on reissued discs by Jenkins, Bluiett, Hemphill, among others.