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Evan Parker


 
Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 Angeli / Parker / Rothenberg:
Free Zone Appleby 2007

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.

DJ Sniff: EP (Evan Parker) DJ Sniff:
EP (Evan Parker)

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Turntable musician DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) in a strange take on Evan Parker as an homage and investigation into his work over the decades, as explained in Sniff's insightful essay in the booklet.

Foxes Fox: Live at the Vortex Foxes Fox:
Live at the Vortex

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A 2006 concert recording at London's legendary Vortex by Evan Parker (sax), Steve Beresford (piano), John Edwards (bass) and Louis Moholo-Moholo (percussion) with guest Kenny Wheeler for a 2nd set.

Frith, Fred / Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going Frith, Fred / Evan Parker:
Hello, I Must Be Going

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Two masters who rarely play together--guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist Evan Parker--performing together as a duo at the 30th Musique Actuelle Festival in Victoriaville, Canada for an amazing exchange of ideas and intensely subtle dialog.

Lexer, Sebastian / Evan Parker / Eddie Prevost: Tri-Borough Triptych Lexer, Sebastian / Evan Parker / Eddie Prevost:
Tri-Borough Triptych

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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3 recordings from 3 live concerts in 3 London boroughs, including the 2012 Freedom of the City Festival, bringing together master improvisers Evan Parker (saxophone), Eddie Prevost (Percussion) and Sebastian Lexer (piano) for unpredictable and exhilarating dialog.

Nilssen-Love, Paal: Townorchestrahouse Nilssen-Love, Paal:
Townorchestrahouse

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Parker / Guy / Lytton + Peter Evans: Scenes in the House of Music Parker / Guy / Lytton + Peter Evans:
Scenes in the House of Music

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The classic European Free Improv trio of Evan Parker, Barry Guy and Pual Lytton is joined by New York trumpeter Peter Evans for an incredible live concert at Casa de Musica, Portugal.

Parker / Neal / Sorbara: At Somewhere There Parker / Neal / Sorbara:
At Somewhere There

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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British saxophonist Evan Parker came to Toronto in 2009 as a guest of the AIMToronto (Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto) Interface Series, recording his trio with Wes Neal (double bass) and Joe Sorbara (drums).

Parker Octet, Evan: Crossing the River Parker Octet, Evan:
Crossing the River

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Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival [VINYL 2 LPs] Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton:
Live at Maya Recordings Festival [VINYL 2 LPs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Superb improvisation from three masters - Evan Parker on sax, Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lytton on drums - performing at the Maya Recordings Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley: Ninth Square Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley:
Ninth Square

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The extraordinary trio of three masterful players from different generations who have broken with convention while playing within free forms--Evan Parker on sax; Joe Morris on guitar; and Nate Wooley on trumpet--performing live at Firehouse 12 in Connecticut, 2014.

Parker, Evan / Leimgruber, Urs: Twine Parker, Evan / Leimgruber, Urs:
Twine

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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British sax giant Evan Parker meets Swiss tenor and soprano explorer Urs Leimgruber in an album of intertwining sax discussion using an unusual and unique language.

Parker, Evan & Matthew Wright: Trance Map Parker, Evan & Matthew Wright:
Trance Map

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Evan Parker met live sampling/electronic artist Matthew Wright in the studio to create these layered studio compositions, a unique approach for this hard-core free improvising saxophonist.

Parker, Evan: Hook, Drift & Shuffle Parker, Evan:
Hook, Drift & Shuffle

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Parker, Evan: Set Parker, Evan:
Set

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Previously unissued recordings from 2003 of Parker's work based on Lynn Margulis' serial endosymbiosis theory (SET), performed by Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, Furt, Lawrence Casserley, &c.

Pierrepont / Ladd: Maison Hantee (Haunted House) Pierrepont / Ladd:
Maison Hantee (Haunted House)

(RogueArt -- France )

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A work articulated around Pierrepont's main spiral poem and Ladd's traverse poems, with music improvised from a group inc. Hamid Drake, Roscoe Mitchell, Evan Parker, William Parker, &c.

Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.): With... Russell, John (with Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, &c.):
With...

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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British free improvising guitar master John Russell's 60th birthday gig at London's Cafe Oto is celebrated in a duo with Phil Minton, a trio with Henry Lowther & Satoko Fakuda, in a trio with Evan Parker and John Edwards, and in a duo with Thurston Moore.

Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost: 3 Nights at Cafe Oto Schlippenbach / Parker / Edwards / Prevost:
3 Nights at Cafe Oto

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Presenting 3 CDs, a DVD, and a solid 80-page book of images and text, capturing 3 nights at Cafe Oto from the trio of Evan Parker (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass), and Eddie Prevost (drums), joined one night by Alexander v. Schlippenbach, and another night by Christof Thewes.

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Challenge (1966-7) Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Challenge (1966-7)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Hinting at what was to come, this reissues the first SME LP from 1966 with one additional '67 track, more free jazz than free improv from the quintet of John Stevens (drums), Kenny Wheller (flugelhorn), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Trevor Watts (sax) and Bruce Cale (bass).

Stevens / Rutherford / Parker / Guy: One Four and Two Twos (1978/79/92) Stevens / Rutherford / Parker / Guy:
One Four and Two Twos (1978/79/92)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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John Stevens organized this improvised quartet session in 1978 at Riverside Studios, London with Paul Rutherford, Evan Parker and Barry Guy, originally released on the View and Konnex labels, here with 2 unreleased duo performances.

Stevens, John /  Evan Parker: Corner to Corner + The Longest Night Stevens, John / Evan Parker:
Corner to Corner + The Longest Night

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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Townhouse Orchestra (E.Parker/ Sandell / Flaten / Nilssen-Love): Belle Ville Townhouse Orchestra (E.Parker/ Sandell / Flaten / Nilssen-Love):
Belle Ville

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An all-star lineup for European free jazz with Evan Parker, Sten Sandell, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and Paal Nilssen Love on a double CD recorded live at Belleville.

Tracey, Stan / Evan Parker: Suspensions and Anticipations Tracey, Stan / Evan Parker:
Suspensions and Anticipations

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak: Mars Song Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak:
Mars Song

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Intense meeting of saxophone legend Parker and the remarkable Tuvan improvising vocalist Namtchylak performing live at Music Gallery in Toronto, 1996.

Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Vivaces Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee):
Vivaces

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Le Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee (GGRIL) of the St. Lawrence region is conducted by British saxophonist Evan Parker in this live concert held in Rimouski after a workshop hosted by Evan Parker.

Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Septet: Seven Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Septet:
Seven

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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UK multi-reed master Evan Parker brings an all-star electroacoustic septet to the 2014 Victoriaville Festival for the massive and wonderfully detailed two part composition "Seven", performed with Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Sam Pluta, and Ned Rothenberg.

Parker, Evan Trio & Peter Brotzmann Trio : The Bishop's Move Parker, Evan Trio & Peter Brotzmann Trio :
The Bishop's Move

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Guy, Barry / Eddie Prevost / Evan Parker / Keith Rowe: Supersession [REMASTERED, REPACKAGED, ADDITIO Guy, Barry / Eddie Prevost / Evan Parker / Keith Rowe:
Supersession [REMASTERED, REPACKAGED, ADDITIONAL TEXT]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Recorded at a concert in London, September 1984, this supersession brings AMM stalwarts Keith Rowe and Eddie Prevost together with saxophonist Evan Parker and bassist Barry Guy for an amazingly diverse and cohesive long improvisation.

Parker, Evan: The Ayes Have It Parker, Evan:
The Ayes Have It

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Two performances by one-off groups, both featuring Evan Parker (saxophones) and Paul Rogers (double bass) -- a 1983 trio studio recording with percussionist Jamie Muir, and a 1991 quartet gig with percussionist Mark Sanders and visiting trombonist Wolter Wierbos.

Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann: Squall Line Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann:
Squall Line

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A quirky and fascinating duo of unusual instrumentation from Ute Wasserman's voice & whistles, and Aleks Kokowski on stroh instrumements (viola, violin), noseflute, bird calls, musical saw, &c..

Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor Parker, Evan / Pat Thomas / John Russell / John Edwards / Alex Ward / Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy / Kay Grant:
Mopomoso Tour 2013 | Making Rooms [4 CD BOX SET]

(Weekertoft -- Great Britain )

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An excellent 4-CD set from a UK tour of the long-running London monthly concert series Mopomoso, featuring improvisations from various grouping of John Russell, Evan Parker, John Edwards, David Leahy, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, Kay Grant & Alex Ward.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dŐAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Parker, Evan / John Russel / Ian Brighton / Phillip Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor: Reuni Parker, Evan / John Russel / Ian Brighton / Phillip Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor:
Reunion: Live From Cafe Oto

(FMR -- UK )

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London's Cafe Oto organized a reunion of String Thing, guitarist Ian Brighton's project with violinist Phillip Wachsmann, bassist Marcio Mattos, & Trevor Taylor on percussion and electronics, adding guitarist John Russell and saxophonist Evan Parker, here capturing an impressive night of improv, and Brighton's first public appearance in nearly 40 years.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith: Uncharted Territories [VINYL 3 LPS] Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [VINYL 3 LPS]

(Dare2 Records -- E.U. )

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Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, in a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL] Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith:
The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.

Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard): Chiasm Parker, Evan / Kinetics (Anderskove / Melbye / Vestergaard):
Chiasm

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Performing live at The Vortex in London and live at the DKDM studio in Copenhagen, legendary UK saxophonist Evan Parker joins Swedish pianist Jacob Anderskov's trio Kinetics with Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Anders Vestergaard on drums, recording these four masterful improvisations of full-force momentum, concentration, exploration and exultation.

Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker: Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs] Bailey, Derek / Han Bennink / Evan Parker:
Topographie Parisienne [4 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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Recorded in 1981 by audio engineer and label owner Jean-Marc Foussat, the trio of guitarist Derek Bailey, saxophonist Evan Parker, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Han Bennink are heard in an amazing evening of performance at 28 rue Dunois, in Paris, France, in duo and trio configurations, exploring material similar to Parker's "Topography of the Lungs"; essential.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost: Tools Of Imagination Parker, Evan / Eddie Prevost:
Tools Of Imagination

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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An awe-inspiring concert between two of London's free improvisation legends, recording at Pardon To Tu [Teatr Nowy Clubroom] in Poland--percussionist Eddie Prevost and saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor sax--in an hour-long performance that starts with Prevost's reverberant bowed metal, as the two build and recede with profound concentration and masterful skill.

Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+:
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Composed by saxophonist Evan Parker and electronic artist Matthew Right, "Trance Map" has Parker triggering interactions with samples from Wright's record collection, reshaped by live processing, here in an incredible expanded performance at Konfrontationen 2017 with Adam Linson on bass & electronics, John Coxon on turntable & electronics, and Ashley Wales on electronics.

Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders: City Fall [2 CDs] Parker / Trzaska / Edwards / Sanders:
City Fall [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Part of Evan Parker's 70th birthday in 2014, this album captures the super-charged quartet of Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, Mikolaj Trzaska on alto sax, bass clarinet, John Edwards on double bass, and Mark Sanders on drums, in two sets for two extended improvisations of both power playing and powerful communication, along with one shorter final statement.

Morris, Joe / Evan Parker: The Village Morris, Joe / Evan Parker:
The Village

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Two innovators and masters of free improvisation meet in New York City's Greenwich House--NY guitarist Joe Morris and London saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano and tenor--to record these two extended improvisations of rapid parallel and intertwining dialog, both taking a non-frenetic approach to intensely virtuosic skill on their instrument; fascinating.

Parker, Evan / Lotte Anker / Torben Snekkestad: Inference Parker, Evan / Lotte Anker / Torben Snekkestad:
Inference

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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Three saxophonists -- Evan Parker, Lotte Anker, and Torben Snekkestad -- all on soprano sax plus Anker on tenor and Snekkestad on trumpet, in a primarily reed trio performing live in in Copenhagen, Denmark at KoncertKirken Blagards Plads, in two highly interactive improvisations that explore harmonic interaction, interference, and tonal intersections; fascinating!

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
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(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Music Improvisation Company, The (Bailey / Parker / Davies / Muir) : 1969, 1970 [VINYL 2 LPs] Music Improvisation Company, The (Bailey / Parker / Davies / Muir) :
1969, 1970 [VINYL 2 LPs]

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An impressive lineup of legendary players in this much-need reissue of guitarist Derek Bailey's 1976 Music Improvisation Company album 1968-1971", exploring innovative free and electroacoustic improvisation in these 1969 & 1970 recordings with Evan Parker on soprano saxophone & amplified auto harp, Hugh Davies on live electronics & organ, and Jamie Muir on percussion.

Moholo, Louis Octet: Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL] Moholo, Louis Octet:
Spirits Rejoice! [VINYL]

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Featuring an incredible lineup of masterful players from 1970's London creative jazz scene--Harry Miller & Johnny Dyani (bass), Keith Tippett (piano), Evan Parker (sax), Nick Evans & Radu Malfatti (trombone), and Kenny Wheeler (trumpet)--South African drummer Louis Moholo's debut album brings both joy and spirituality to freedom and lyricism, a joyful achievement.

Company: 1983 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Unreleased recordings from Derek Bailey's Company project, recorded at the BBC in 1983 with a stellar set of performers including Evan Parker (clarinet), Hugh Davies (electronics), Jamie Muir (percussion), Joelle Leandre (bass), J.D. Parran (winds), John Corbett (trumpet), Vinko Globokar (trombone), Ernst Reijseger (cello), and Peter Brotzmann (reeds).

Laboratorio Della Quercia: Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs] Laboratorio Della Quercia:
Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs]

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Documenting the 12-day Italian experimental jazz festival at the ancient amphitheater Tasso della Quercia in 1978, revolving around Italian improvisers Tommaso Vittorini, Eugenio Colombo, Maurizio Giammarco, Alberto Corvini, Danilo Terenz, with visiting players Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, and Evan Parker, trombonist Roswell Rudd, pianist Frederick Rzewski, and drummer Noel McGhee.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
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(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.



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