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Strings with Evan Parker: Strings with Evan Parker (1998)

Read "Strings with Evan Parker (1998)" reviewed by John Eyles


Free improvisation works best in trios, quartets and quintets, where the music resembles a discussion or debate, with each player responding to the contributions of all the others. In larger groupings, it becomes increasingly impossible for each participant to listen and respond to everyone else. A “cocktail party effect" takes over, as each player only responds to some of the others, and several parallel conversations happen. Although these may be individually valid, the total effect for the listener can become ...

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Strings With Evan Parker: Strings With Evan Parker (1998)

Read "Strings With Evan Parker (1998)" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Strings With Evan Parker is a newly released 3-CD set, presented to us by some of the prime movers and shakers of the British free-jazz, and/or improvised music circuit. And while Parker, performing solely on soprano sax, is not featured on every piece, his commanding presence is felt on the “Double Headed Serpent”, “The Spider’s Web” and a few other predominately lengthy works. Recorded between 1997 and 2000, more than just a few Parker and free-jazz aficionados might rejoice with ...


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