Evan Parker

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Evan Parker (born 1944) is a British free jazz saxophone player.

He has recorded dozens of albums solo or as a group leader, and has recorded or performed with Peter Brotzmann--including Brotzmann's epochal Machine Gun in 1968--Derek Bailey, Keith Rowe, Joe McPhee and many others.

In recent years, Parker has expanded beyond free jazz, working with the dub music oriented Jah Wobble, the adventurous drum n bass duo Spring Heel Jack and rock group Spiritualized.

Parker is one of rather few saxophone players who has extensively recorded and performed unaccompanied, and has developed a unique, identifiable approach. One critic has written that Parker's solo performances "reveal also the mechanical possibilities for the instrument that weren't even considered before he came along things like playing in all three registers of the instrument at the same time." [1] (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB020405201225411692&sql=Asnm1z81a8yv3)

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