|Birth name||Raphaël Schecroun|
30 October 1925|
Oran, French Algeria
|Died||2 July 1998
New York City, New York, United States
In America he started a second career as a record producer, but unable to find a suitable drummer he started to perform as a jazz drummer (which was not affected by his shoulder injury). He died of liver cancer in New York City, aged 72. His daughter was Elodie Lauten (1950-2014), a pianist and composer.
- Duo (with Kenny Clarke) (Ricordi (unissued), 1958)
- Trio (with Georges Luca and Kenny Clarke) (Ricordi, 1960)
- Lorre (1963)
- Solo Concert (Sahara, 1979)
- Doodles (Sahara, 1979)
- Live at the Wollman Auditorium (Sahara, 1985)
- Compelling Forces (Cadence, 1985) solo
- A Night in Tunisia (Sahara, 1991)
- Remembering Billy Strayhorn (Sahara, 1994)
- Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, 2007, p. 514: "PARKER, ERROL (Raphael Schecroun), dms, pno, comp, arr; b. Oran, Algeria, 10/30/25; d. NYC, 7/2/98. Mother was classical pnst., daughter, Elodie Lauten, a comp. Began on African dms. at age 6, pno. at 14. As Ralph Schecroun, he pl. .. Changed name to Errol Parker '60 in order to avoid litigation while simultaneously rec. as leader for two different labels."
- "An Original Voice in Conformist Times" (obituary from The Scotsman), Jazzhouse.
- The New York Times biographical service, Vol. 29, 1998, p. 1036: "Mr. Parker was born Raphel Schecroun in Oran, Algeria, which was then French. He fought in the French Army in World War II, and in Paris he studied sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. A self-taught pianist, he played with Django Reinhardt while in Paris in his mid-20's and later played with James Moody, Don Byas and Kenny Clarke. In 1964 he wrote the song Lorre, a classical-jazz piece that became a hit in France."
- Liberation "Errol Parker ne fait plus jazzer. Le pianiste de «Lorre» est mort à New York à 72 ans", 7 July 1998; accessed 4 March 2015.
- Errol Parker scores, 1982-1990s Music Division, The New York Public Library.