From All About Jazz:
Rivaled only, in recent memory, by Cecil Taylor’s 1988 “Kongresshalle” collaborations in Berlin, Evan Parker’s residency at The Stone in East Village, Manhattan was, like those, a string of assorted and inventive pairings. In this case the participants were largely fixtures of the “downtown scene,” the term given to a loosely associated scattering of Manhattan jazz, and post-jazz, musicians challenging fixed form and genre in the idiom—rather than the veteran “free” European artists who accompanied Taylor at his storied festival. Though the Parker outings will doubtless be the stuff of fable for those fortunate enough to have witnessed them, apparently the press saw fit largely to bypass the genuinely historic occasion.
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