Evan Parker/George Lewis: From Saxophone & Trombone (2003)
On the first track ("One"), the artists engage in circular movements and temperate exchanges, as Lewis' droning, muted lines anchors Parker's wide-ranging developments. The duo forsakes an austere approach on numerous occasions. They integrate wit and whimsy into a series of verbose exchanges while frequently veering off into angular dialogues complete with abnormal musical sounds. At times, they seemingly let the chips fall into some sort of randomized order. That's the beauty of it all. However, in lesser hands, these situations do not always pan out. It's all about artistry in motion and the duo's acute cognizance of dynamics and temperance. (Recommended)
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Track Listing: Untitled: one thru five.
Personnel: Evan Parker: saxophones; George Lewis: trombone.
Record Label: Emanem
Style: Modern Jazz