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|
|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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