Evan Parker- soprano and tenor saxophone
Recorded Live September 17, 2014 at Greenwich House, New York, NY
To już 55. tytuł w katalogu Fundacji SŁUCHAJ! "The Village" to zapis nagrania z września 2014 roku w nowojorskim Greenwich House. Wydanie zamieszcza obszerną notę Joe Morrisa o drodze ku temu nagraniu i jego realizacji.
In the late 1970’s while I was working on the early version of my solo guitar music contending with issues of open tonaIity, density, melody, and drawing on Cecil Taylor’s music, delta blues, and an abstracted view of chord solo jazz guitar for inspiration, I also spent a lot of time listening to Evan Parker’s solo music. I had admired his group playing too, his community of collaborators, the whole thing, his whole approach. It was clear by listening that when Evan played solo it was different than what he and the others played in groups.
Back then music that was known as minimalism made by composers such as Steve Reich, Phillip Glass was getting a lot of attention. That music employed melodic patterns and repetition with gradual variation. Great stuff, but as an improviser it never moved me the way other music did. It was too static, too formal. I preferred more dynamic repetition and variation and I could already find that in nearly every version of African-American music. Evan Parker was the improvising musician who created a way to blend the static and the dynamic.
These days it is well known that Evan, who is a passionate, dedicated student of John Coltrane, interpreted many elements from his playing. He drew materials from Coltrane and changed them by filtering them through his own processes and objectives. In addition to creating unique line configured phrases using pitches, multiphonics, and other extended techniques he also made them into cycles—repeated phrases that were movable, made so by constantly adding and subtracting bits, changing the notes or sounds and shortening and extending the phrase length. This invention by Evan Parker became a standard improvisati....... więcej