RTV: Evan Parker

Release Date: Friday, January 10, 2014

In this RTV episode we watch as saxophonist Evan Parker leads the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet in a set of improvisations and talks about his work, the process of choosing collaborators, potential errors of self-perception, and FEEDBACK in all its forms!

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet:

Evan Parker: saxophones
George Lewis: trombone and electronics
Ikue Mori: electronics
Ned Rothenberg: clarinets, shakuhachi
Peter Evans: trumpet
Okkung Lee: cello
Sam Pluta: electronics

Performance date: 09/30/2013
Episode release date: 01/10/2014

Evan Shaw Parker (born 5 April 1944) is a British saxophone player who plays free jazz. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation. He has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as “[a]mong Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists…his solo sax work isn’t for the squeamish.”