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The Vortex has announced the line-up for iconic UK saxophonist Evan Parker’s fourth annual Might I Suggest festival, which runs from 28 January until 1 February 2014.
Following 2013’s enormously moving run of concerts with the legendary ICP (Instant Composers Pool) Orchestra from Amsterdam, the next festival sees a focus on the French musicians Evan has forged musical relationships with.
Free improvised music has accounted for most of Parker's activities for nearly 50 years, whether playing solo or in groups, but both jazz and art music composers have also deployed the arresting physicality of his sound as a contrasting and energising element. A major force in European improvising, Parker is a natural collaborator. Put simply, he's one of the great saxophone players - ever. So, from his wide-ranging travels and experience, he has a unique slant on the European improvised music scene today. The festival is special for this year, as 2014 is the year when he celebrates his 70th birthday. Meanwhile many of these musicians are making all-too-rare visits to the UK.
"Can you think of a better saxophone player? I can't... the point with Evan is, he really starts beyond somewhere even where you could get to and takes it from there, that's the great thing about him. He is a giant." Robert Wyatt
TONY HYMAS & DIDIER PETIT
Anthony 'Tony' Hymas is an English keyboard player, pianist, composer and is well known for being a founding member of Ph.D. He is a very versatile musician and contributes in different styles of music. He played with Jack Bruce in the Jack Bruce Band during 1976-78. He subsequently became one of Jeff Beck's backing musicians, first appearing on record with Beck on the 1980 album There and Back. Hymas would go on to work with Beck for over twenty years.
Didier Petit is one of the most in-demand cellists in jazz and improvised music, able to make his instrument respond almost physically. Collaborators include Benoit Delbecq, Marilyn Crispel, Andrea Parkinsl and many more.
EVAN PARKER & BEOIT DELBECQ
Evan Parker and Benoit Delbecq: Evan and Benoit have played together in different contexts. Their work together is characterised by close listening and continuous interaction.
Delbecq is known for his prepared piano playing, making access to pitches, tone colours and intervals in addition to the normal tempered tuning. His connections with the UK scene go back many years to his collaborations with drummer Steve Arguelles nearly 20 years ago.
With the support of:
Bureau Export, WDR Radio Cologne, Association Jazzé Croisé
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