20 ottobre 2014

Il compleanno privato è stato ad aprile ma i festeggiamenti in pubblico cominciano oggi: ogni sera per una settimana intera Evan Parker si offre generosamente ad amici ed estimatori alternando concerti al Cafe Oto e al Vortex, a due passi uno dall'altro nel cuore di Dalston, a Londra. E sulla torta dei settant'anni la ciliegina la mette Otoroku, promettendo per dicembre la ristampa in vinile in copia conforme dello storico The Topography of the Lungs - Parker con Derek Bailey e Han Bennink -, album che nel 1970 diede il via alle autoproduzioni Incus. Auguri!


Monday October 20 - Cafe OTO
Evan Parker + The Necks 

Tuesday October 21 - The Vortex
Evan Parker / Chris Corsano / John Edwards (trio)
Evan Parker / Joe McPhee (duo)
Evan Parker / Chris Corsano / Joe McPhee / John Edwards (quartet)

Wednesday October 22 - Cafe OTO
Evan Parker + AMM (John Tilbury & Eddie Prévost)

Thursday October 23 - The Vortex
Evan Parker with Black Top (Pat Thomas & Orphy Robinson)
Evan Parker / John Edwards / Steve Noble

Friday October 24 - Cafe OTO
Evan Parker / John Edwards / John Russell

Saturday October 25 - The Vortex
Trance Map Quartet with Matt Wright computer and turntables/Hannah Marshall cello/Barry Guy bass

Sunday October 26 - Cafe OTO
Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark his 70th year, Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe Oto, performing with some of the artists he’s worked so closely with over the years. Both venues are close to Parker’s heart, having built reputations as spaces where musicians can experiment and take risks, and for this week they present a very special programme of concerts on alternating nights.

“Can you think of a better saxophone player? I can’t. He is a giant.” (Robert Wyatt)