Evan Parker Profiled

Evan Parker, saxophonist, picture taken in Jaz...

Herald Scotland profiled Evan Parker in anticipation of his Glasgow Jazz Festival performance.

A lynchpin of European free jazz and improvisation, Bristol-born Parker played on such landmark recordings as the Spontaneous Music Ensemble’s Karyobin and Peter Brotzmann‘s Machine Gun, two 1968 albums which represent extreme ends of the genre: fluttering insect music and full-bore rammy. In addition to his collaborations with numerous figures in the worlds of jazz and improv, Parker has worked with cult pop artists such as Robert Wyatt, Scott Walker, David Sylvian and Spiritualized. He has also explored electronic music through his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and collaborations with drum ‘n’ bass duo Spring Heel Jack.