Saxophone Solos by Evan Parker on OTOROKU Records

Evan Parker - Saxophone Solos


  • £21.99

Evan Parker's first solo LP, Saxophone Solos. recorded by Martin Davidson in 1975 at the Unity Theatre in London, at that time the preferred concert venue of the Musicians' Co-operative, Parker's densely woven and often cyclical style had yet to form; instead throaty murmurs appear under rough hewn whistles and calls - the wildly energetic beginnings of an extraordinary career. 


"The four pieces across the two sides of Saxophone Solos - Aerobatics 1 to 4 - are testing, pressured, bronchial spectaculars of innovation and invention and determination. Evan tells four stories of exploration and imagination without much obvious precedent. Abstract Beckettian cliff-hanging detection/logic/magic/mystery. The conic vessel of the soprano saxophone here recorded contains the ur-protagonists: seeds, characters, settings, forces, conflicts, motions, for new ideas, to delve, to tap and to draw from it story after story as he has on solo record after record for 45 years. ‘Aerobatics 1-3’ were recorded on 17 June 1975, by Martin Davidson at Parker’s first solo performance. This took place at London’s Unity Theatre in Camden. ‘Aerobatics 4’ was recorded on 9 September the same year, by Jost Gebers in the then FMP studio in Charlottenburg, Berlin. Music of balance and gravity, fulcra, effort, poise and enquiry. Sounds thrown and shaken into and out of air, metal and wood. It is - as the titles suggest - spectacular" - Seymour Wright, 2020 



  1. Aerobatics 1 
  2. Aerobatics 4 
  3. Aerobatics 2 
  4. Aerobatics 3 


  • Liner notes by Seymour Wright 
  • edition of 500 copies 



also available: 
Evan Parker - Six Of One   LP 
Evan Parker - The Snake Decides   LP 


also on OTOROKU: 
Decoy With Joe McPhee - AC/DC   CD 
Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas - The Truth   LP 
Evan Parker - The Snake Decides   LP 
Evan Parker - Six Of One   LP 
Okkyung Lee / Jérôme Noetinger / Nadia Ratsimandresy - Two Duos   LP 
Park Jiha & Roy Claire Potter - To Call Out Into The Night   LP 


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Experimental & Avant-Garde collection 



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