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Restored and mastered from the original archived 1/4" tape that captured Evan Parker's dynamic, innovative 1978 solo performance on soprano sax at Vancouver's Western Front, the last of 29 dates during his North American tour.

Parker, Evan
Vaincu.Va! Live at Western Front 1978 [VINYL]

Parker, Evan: Vaincu.Va! Live at Western Front 1978 [VINYL] (Western Front New Music)
Label: Western Front New Music    
Released in: Canada    

"Restored and mastered from the original archived quarter-inch tape that captured his dynamic, innovative performance 34 years ago, Parker's Vaincu.Va! remains well ahead of its time. His work is unconventional and unpredictable, and this album, to be issued on limited-edition LP, with new cover art created by Front co-founder Eric Metcalfe, is no exception.

EVAN PARKER BIOGRAPHY:Putting saxophonist Evan Parker into historical context is easy: just consider the other musicians who joined him on the Spontaneous Music Ensemble's Karyobin, his first appearance on vinyl. That 1968 release also featured Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Derek Bailey on guitar, Dave Holland on upright bass, and of course bandleader John Stevens on drums: five musicians who were already redefining their instruments, none more comprehensively than Parker himself.

Born in Bristol in 1944, Parker was shaped early on by the contrasting influences of Paul Desmond and John Coltrane-but hearing Cecil Taylor and his trio during a 1962 trip to New York City was arguably the starting point of a more singular musical adventure. Creating music that embodied the spontaneous impulses of jazz but that was liberated from obvious syncopation became his aim, one he pursued in a variety of collaborative ventures, including long-term partnerships with Bailey, German pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, British percussionist Paul Lytton, and, more recently, the young American trumpeter Peter Evans.

Parker has also explored electronic music, and has operated a pair of influential record labels- Incus, with Bailey, and his own psi. But it is as a solo saxophonist that he's made his most radical and influential contributions. Working with extended techniques that include circular breathing, split tonguing, overblowing, and multiphonics, he produces long-form improvisations that are so intricate they sound more like collective improvisation than the product of a single musician. Parallels can be made between his work and various strains of pattern music, but Parker's approach is intuitive rather than deeply structured; each performance is a taxing and trance-inducing flight into the unknown.

ABOUT WESTERN FRONT: On the occasion of the Front's 40th anniversary, the release of Vaincu.Va! is part of an ongoing archival project that highlights visits from influential artists like Parker, whose unmistakable sound and ideas have left an indelible mark on our creative music scene. Vaincu.Va! was recorded at the Front's Grand Luxe Hall, in the final concert of Parker's epic 29-date (in 31 days) tour of North America in 1978."-Western Front

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Includes a coupon for a free mp3 download of the LP. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Label: Western Front New Music
Catalog ID: LP01
Squidco Product Code: 17372

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Canada
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Vaincu.Va! was recorded on November 8, 1978 at the Western Front's Grand Luxe Hall, in the final concert of Parker's 29-date (in 31 days) tour of North America in 1978.


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Track Listing:

Side One:

1. Vaincu.Va! Part 1 17:37

Side Two:

1. Vaincu.Va! Part 2 17:11