Evan Parker

(A) September Duos

Creative Works Records CW 1036

Evan Parker, Soprano & Tenor Saxophone; Peter A. Schmid, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet

Track Listing

1. Lichen 2. Flies & Mosquitoes, 3. Ants, 4. Mushrooms, 5. Bugs, 6. Worms

(B) September Winds

Creative Works Records CW 1038/39

Hans Anliker, Trombone; Evan Parker , Soprano & Tenor saxophone; Peter A. Schmid, Clarinet, Bass & Contrabass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Wooden Flute; Reto Senn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Taragot; Jurg Solothurnmann, Alto & Soprano Saxophone

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. Spar Sam 2. Hallo Heino 3. Winds 4. Insects-part 1 5. Solopark 6. Blackwood

7. Anlipark 8. Blown Chairs 9. Sagssolo 10. Insects- part 2 11. Red Points 12. tar a got

Disc 2

Almost one hour

Evan Parker is among Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, Parker's solos and playing style are distinguished by his creative use of circular breathing and false fingering.

He's one of the few players not only willing but anxious to demonstrate his affinity for late-period of John Coltrane.

These two cd's were recorded with different units the first is a duo, the second an all wind. Recorded in an empty water reservoir on the Zuerichberg...built in 1922 and standing empty for nearly thirty years. The acoustics are unique, perfectly unbalanced and heterogeneous: ideal conditions for improvising musicians. This space produces tones, that vibrations and perceiving their multi-facetted transformations in the space or letting the sounds die away.

What you have here are two titles for the serious avant-garde listener.

The first disc is the assessable to a wider audience. With Parker and Schmid experimenting with duration, changing the color of sound even the pitches are sustained.

The quintet stands alone without bass or drums, and invokes its remarkable ability to trade off tight free improvisations.

by Richton Guy Thomas

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