Evan Parker

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Date of Birth April 5, 1944
Place of Birth Bristol, England
Age 77 years old
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Evan Parker

Evan Shaw Parker is a British tenor and soprano saxophone player who plays free improvisation. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation. He has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "among Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists...his solo sax work isn't for the squeamish."

Birth name: Evan Shaw Parker
Born: April 5, 1944, Bristol, England
Genres: Jazz, free improvisation, free jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Saxophone
Labels: Psi, Emanem, Clean Feed, Incus, Leo Records, Rune Grammofon, Tzadik
Associated acts: Irene Schweizer, Barry Guy, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra
Website: Evan Parker's Official site

About Evan Parker

Key figure in the free jazz movement, pioneer of various sax techniques, and known as a master of improvisation.

Evan Parker Before Fame

He was originally inspired by cool jazz players like Paul Desmond.

Achievement of Evan Parker

His breathing and tonguing techniques were initially so intense that he would find blood dripping from his saxophone mouthpiece.

Evan Parker Family Life

His father was a former union activist.

Associations of Evan Parker

He was a guest musician on the Scott Walker album Climate of Hunter.

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Latest information about Evan Parker updated on April 12, 2021.

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