Personalities | Evan Parker | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Tenor and soprano saxophones, b. 1944)

Bristol-born Evan Parker has been an important experimentalist in the UK and continental Europe for 40 years with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Music Improvisation Company, London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Brotherhood of Breath, Dutch-based ICP and Globe Unity Orchestra. His mastery of circular breathing and alternate fingerings have resulted in inimitable, multi-levelled, atonal improvisations. Live shows by his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble feature interactive electronics.

Styles & Forms | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | William Parker | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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