William Parker’s In Order To Survive
Two-night residency
January 5-6
  • Performance
  • Residency

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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These are seated shows.

Program Info

$30 General Admission
21 & Over


In Order To Survive 

  • William Parker – bass
  • Cooper-Moore – piano
  • Rob Brown – alto saxophone
  • Juan Pablo Carletti – drums

with special guest

  • Bobby Zankel – alto saxophone


Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the return of iconic bassist William Parker and his legendary quartet In Order To Survive, at Solar Myth on January 5th and 6th. 

One of the pioneering figures of the New York avant-garde jazz scene, William Parker is revered as a bassist, improvisor, composer, bandleader, griot, shaman and community leader. In the mid-1990s, when Parker finally took on the band leadership role that had long been urged on him by his fellow musicians, In Order To Survive was launched as his principal small ensemble. The group proceeded to regularly astonish audiences here in New York City, at various points west, and in Europe. Each member of the group is a cornerstone of their respective improvisational arena and share long and intricately entwined histories: alto saxophonist Rob Brown, pianist Cooper-Moore, and drummer/percussionist Juan Pablo Carletti.

Cover: William Parker. Photo by Anna Yatskevich (AUM Fidelity)