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By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

Of course when people are as talented as Jim O'Rourke or Gene Coleman, pretty soon you know that they're going to be part of the bigger scene anyway.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without being imitated by other instruments.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

To speak about notation as the only way that you can guarantee structure of course is already very suspect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

In a certain sense, aspects of my solo playing were developed in order to test the theory about how long particular elements could be, as parts of so-called free improvisations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

So I'm looking to the saxophone as a resource which has its own unique set of possibilities. I'm looking to exploit them and develop them and have the fullest range of possibilities of the saxophone be known.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

A kind of synthesis, but with some elements that perhaps you wouldn't have expected in advance. I always like that when that happens, when something comes that is more than the sum of the parts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution. But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records to understand the significance of the earlier records!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

We all listened to a lot of recorded music, especially American jazz, modern jazz, and that's where our studies were and our inspiration came from.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

Remarkable only the very best arrangers can get a sound like that from four horns

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

In my mind these two instruments speak to me in different ways, and the solo stuff seems to be easier to do on the soprano.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

So what starts is ad hoc and you never know where it's going to lead, so it's important to keep an open mind about those things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

I've never been one that thinks that the function of an instrument is to approach the purity of voice or the structure of a beautifully sung line.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

When you add a period of 25 years between the playing and the listening, then the whole question of meaning gets very complicated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

If I think about the way I was drawn into the music, it was much more by recordings than by live performances.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

I've been to the studio several times, and it's not that I'm not happy with what I've got, but each time I come away, I feel that I've learned something that I want to work on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

Of course I knew the work of Roland Kirk and Harry Carney and the specific uses they would make of circular breathing, so I knew it was physically possible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

My roots are in my record player.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room! What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Evan Parker

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Evan Parker

Improvisation is a compositional method.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Evan Parker

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo, came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors that that technique opened for me.