Evan Parker and Friends in London, Reviewed

British saxophonist Evan Parker

Source: Financial Times.

When free jazz is alight, it delivers a peerless level of intensity. Without theme or structure to fall back on, the only safety net is the musicians’ skill and rapport, and when a band is on song, this infuses each note with risk and focus. This gig featured saxophonist Evan Parker, one of the idiom’s innovators, his regular collaborators, double bassist John Edwards and Mark Sanders on drums, and a guest, the Mobo-winning saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings.