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Performing live at London's The Vortex in 1996, two extended exuberant improvisations from the trio of Evan Parker on tenor & soprano sax, Barry Guy on double bass, and Paul Lytton on drums & percussion, perhaps the most ferocious and relaxed example of this trio on record.

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton
At The Vortex

Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton: At The Vortex (Emanem)

Label: Emanem    
Released in: Great Britain    

"On At the Vortex, which was indeed recorded at The Vortex in London in 1996, there are only two long tracks, representing the music from each set played that night (June 26). Parker sticks to tenor for the first set, spinning his brusque lines against a high level of activity from Lytton. The second set begins with one of the saxophonist's trademark circular-breathing whirligigs, a la the remarkable Conic Sections. The accompanists creep in after awhile, not long before our man switches back to tenor. This was one great night for all three: Both sets are tapestries of moods and textbook examples of how free playing can remain fresh and imaginative. For the attentive listener, At the Vortex will become one of this deservedly celebrated trio's most rewarding recordings."-Robert spencer,

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Product Information:

UPC: 5030243402229

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 4022
Squidco Product Code: 18401

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1998
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at The Vortex, in London, England, on June 26th, 1996, by Martin Davidson.


Evan Parker-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Barry Guy-double bass

Paul Lytton-percussion, drums, cymbal

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Track Listing:

1. First Set 38:19

2. Second Set 40:26

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