A brilliant album of subtle and masterful improvisation recorded in 2012 at and using the reverb of the St. Peters church in Whitstable by soprano saxophonist Evan Parker with two percussionists: Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion and Mark Nauseef on metallophone-based percussion.
The four part "Monoceros" was recorded by saxophonist Evan Parker, here on soprano, in 1987, originally for the Incus label, here in a remastered form with Parker showing his masterful use of the extended techniques that have influenced a generation of players.
Saxophonist Gerd Dudek's 2012 concert in London at the Vortex in a quartet with Hans Koller (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums), with Dudek and Koller picking some of their favorite jazz tunes including works by Nichols, Shorter, Coleman, Wheeler, &c.
The third CD by the trio of Rex Casswell (electric guitar), Phillip Marks (percussion) and Paul Obermayer (samples), creating beautiful jagged, sharp edged textures propelled by some of their tightest, strangest, most powerful rhythmic designs yet.
Exceptional free improvisation by Evan Parker performing solo at St. Michael and All Angels Church in England in 2001, urgent and powerful playing using extended techniques while playing to the natural reflections in the cathedral.
Three open improvisations recorded in concert at Kunstencentrum Belgie Hasselt, Belgium in 2010 by sub-groups from the Electrocacoustic Ensemble, plus an extended performance by the whole ensemble.
The first published recordings of the duo of saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lytton, recorded in London, 1927.
Dutch percussionist Han Bennink meets tenor saxophonist Evan Parker for their first duo release recorded in the studio in Gateway Studios, London, 2000.
An intense, meditative journey through the sound of stone, one continuous piece of more than three quarters of an hour during which the normal rules of time and flow are suspended by this master of lithophones.
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.
Complex, hyper-contrapuntal and molecular modes of group playing from the quartet of Stephen Grew (keyboard, processing), Richard Scott (wigi, buchla lightning, blippoo box), Nick Grew (transduction) & David Ross (drosscillator), joined by Evan Parker.
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..
Two improvisations with Misha Mengelberg on piano & Evan Parker on tenor saxophone, one in concert and the other before the audience arrived, recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2006.
Percussionist Marsh's quartet with Neil Metcalfe (flute), Alison Blunt (violin) and Hannah Marshall (cello) performing at the incredible acoustic space of Peter's Whistable, an intricate album of color and dynamic.
The complete performance at the 2010 Freedom of the City festival by the 38-member LIO with guest Wadada Leo Smith and conductions by Alison Blunt, Steve Beresford, Philipp Wachsmann, Caroline Kraabel, and Dave Tucker.
Bassist and electronic artist Adam Linson brought this group together to explore new contexts at the intersection of jazz and computer music using real-time processing and interactive electronics.
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.
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.
A recording from the long-standing collaboration between pianist Fernandez and live sampling artist Saura, compatriots from many groupings, but who have never previously recorded as a duo.
Electric pianist Hans Koller in an 11 piece band with guitarist Bill Frissell, plus Evan Parker on two tracks, playing arrangements of six Koller originals and 2 standards by Charlie Parker and Jimmy Giuffre.
Percussionist Tony Marsh in four percussion solos and eleven duos with Veryan Weston on church organ performed live at St. Peter's church in Whistable, England.
A sequence of three solo acoustic guitar improvisations from prominent Euro/UK Free Improv guitarist John Russell, recorded at St Peter's, Whitstable 2009.
A sequence of six duo improvisations from Evan Parker on tenor saxophone & Sten Sandell on church organ recorded at Evan Parker's recording studio of choice, St Peter's in Whitstable, UK, 2009.
Live recordings from the 2009 Perspectives Festival in Vasteras, Sweden by the trio of Pat Thomas on piano & synth, Clayton Thomas on double bass and Raymond Strid on percussion.
Cantankerous and brilliantly executed improvisation continuing the partnership of percussionist/live electronician Lytton and trumpet/amplifier player Nate Wooley.
Eight jaw-dropping, inspired soprano saxophone solos from Evan Parker recording in his studio of choice, the marvelously resonant St. Peter's church in Whitstable, UK.
Pianist Takase's visit to North East England resulted in these recordings: duos with saxophonist Tchicai, and trios with John Edwards & Tony Levin, plus solos from the 2008 Music Outside Festival.
Three live performances of collaborative electroacoustic compositions from 2007-08, each exploring different points of contact between precomposed structures and spontaneous invention.
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.
The duo of Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer in 12 studio tracks of semi-composed electronics, and a live improvised tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Live performances from this quartet of electroacoustic improvisers using intuitive and performance-oriented technologies to create surprisingly frothy and amazing sound.
A sequel to his highly-acclaimed 1st solo trumpet CD "More is More", demonstrating extreme creative and technical skills in studio and concert settings.
Pianist Agusti Fernandez in a trio with UK improvisers bassist John Edwards and drummer Mark Sanders, international interplay in modern improvisational language.
This versatile trio combine influences from the free improv, ea-improv, noise, ambient and contemporary art scenes into an original sound language.
Evan Parker's 1st solo saxophone recording from 1975 with additional FMP recordings from the same year, extreme and amazing improvisations aptly titled "Aerobatics".
UK European free improv in-demand double bassist John Edwards in what is surprisingly his first solo album, recorded by John Wall at his Utterspalm studio.
A classic European free-improvising trio lineup of Von Schlippenbach, Daniel D'agaro and Tristan Honsinger, 2008 studio recordings of amazing interaction.
Four improvisations from the London Improvisers Orchestra's monthly appearances at the Red Rose with Harry Beckett, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, Lol Coxhill, &c. &c.
Virtuoso double bassist John Eckhardt in eight performances of polyphonic and other-worldly explorations showing the instrument's breadth of sonic potential.
A smaller than usual Freezone Appleby Festival, 2007 presents duos and trios with the excellent lineup of Paolo Angeli, Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg.
Fred Van Hove's 52 minute solo piano performance at the Jazz à Mulhouse summer festival 2007 reveals one of the giants of improvised music at the height of his creative powers.
The followup to Furt's expanded format as heard on Spin Networks in 2005, in electroacoustic trios with John Butcher, Phil Minton, Rhodri Davies, Ute Wassermann, &c.
Evan Parker's followup to The Snake Decides is this live recording of saxophone solos from 1989 recorded in the Holywell Music Room by Michael Gerzon.
2013 reissue of the seminal London & European Free Improv trio release from 1970 with two additional tracks, making an amazing release showing the relationships between established jazz forms and the emerging modern language.