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William Roper

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William Roper's professional experience ranges from the symphony stage to free improvisation groups. He has toured the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe with jazz and classical ensembles. His musicianship is represented on recordings with the rock bands: Thelonious Monster, The Fibonaccis and The Other Woman; poets: Jimmy Townes and Mark Weber; avant ensemble: Motor Totemist Guild; the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Parachute Express, and Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo. He has played and/or recorded with jazzmen: The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, American Jazz Institute ensembles, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra under James Newton, Bobby Bradford, Anthony Braxton, John Carter, Jimmy Cleveland, Douglas Ewart, Vinny Golia, Billy Higgins, Glenn Horiuchi, Clay Jenkins, Yusef Lateef, James Newton, Charles Owens, John Rapson, Kim Richmond, Adam Rudolph, Wadada Leo Smith, Horace Tapscott, Michael Vlatkovich and Francis Wong

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If I Ran the Circus

Label: Tomato Sage Consortium
Released: 2005
Track listing: Three Guys on a Hilltop-The Ascension (If I Ran the Circus); Images of Issey Miyake; Throttle Up!-In Memorium 51-L; Poem for Emmett Till-A Freedom Song; Darkest Night- Balthazar Joins the Sacred Company.

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William Roper: If I Ran the Circus

Read "If I Ran the Circus" reviewed by Rex  Butters


William Roper makes an auspicious launch of his Tomato Sage Consortium Records with If I Ran the Circus, a collection of solos and small ensembles composed by Roper and featuring improvisations by veterans of the EAR Unit, the Terry sisters, Alex Cline, and of course Roper himself, among others. The compositions reflect the tuba player's unique ...

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Juneteenth

Label: Asian Improv Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Juneteenth; Pigs, Pigs, Oh! Those Tasty Pigs; The Perfect Construction of Decisive Moments; Kagami Jishi; Dance of the Sophists; A Recondidte State of Lorn; Lachrimae

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William Roper with Judicanti Responsura & Zen Tsuba: Juneteenth

Read "Juneteenth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


California-based tubaist William Roper is among an elite few of virtuosi who are capable of extending their instruments range and capabilities to previously unvisited terrain. The artist is also known for his involvement with legendary new music/modern jazz icons Anthony Braxton and James Newton amid stints with other notables who generally alter or extend the tried ...

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William Roper, Francis Wong & Elliot Humberto Kavee: The Lament Of Absalom

Read "The Lament Of Absalom" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The tuba is an often-misunderstood instrument, especially within jazz circles. However, skilled artists such as William Roper and Howard Johnson to cite but a few, have made great strides incorporating this bulky and almost comical looking instrument into the jazz forefront. Roper has made quite a name for himself performing or recording with Yusef Lateef, Anthony ...


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