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Evan Parker (born 5 April 1944 in Bristol) is a British free-improvising saxophone player.

His original inspiration was Paul Desmond, and in recent years the influence of cool jazz saxophone players has again become apparent in his music — there are tributes to Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz on Time Will Tell (ECM, 1993) and Chicago Solo (Okkadisk, 1997).

However, Parker is probably better known for his 1960s work, which rapidly assimilated the American avantgarde — John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler… read more

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  • he so saxy [2]
  • That new album with john wiese is that shit bruuuuuuuuh! them boys go haaaaaard!!!!
  • I've heard a fair amount of Evan Parker collaborations already and loved what I'd heard, but after hearing Monoceros and while now listening to the first track of The Snake Decides I have a completely new appreciation for this man knowing what he does on his own.
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  • Listening to The Snake Decides, my introduction to this guy... How is what he's playing even possible?
  • Worth a listen!
  • geez i'm getting addicted to this guy. Just got to listen to Time Lapse.
  • sax solos is fucking insane
  • some of his collabs i've been listening to - two chapters and an epilogue, a life saved by a spider and two doves - are absolutely brilliant and are reminding me that i need to go give his solo output another run through.

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