26 March 2007

evan parker's going to kick your slovenly arses

hi

heres a little something,
evan parker, noel akchote,paul rogers mark sanders-'somewhere bi lingual'(limited ed cd)1997 siesta records
i could'nt find a review, anywhere of this incredibly highly charged free improv disc.
line up is evan parker-saxes noel akchote-guitar paul rogers -double bass mark sanders -drums
i)activ 2to the power of 3, 2)silent 2 to the power of 3 3)m.p.n 4)e.p.n-1and2 5)m-1 6)e 7)pe 8)m-n 9)pn 10)e-

note this cd was a very limited release-500 copies .

christ knows why it'S one of the most intense parker's of the period,this is a group that worked together often with the exeption of akchote who was standing in for john russell the english improv guitarist. this is an altogether,different affair with akchote sounding almost belligerant at times. the whole thing almost has the flavour of an e.s.p blowout with hints of (or more an erasure )of early fusion, akchote almost sounding like mclaughlin-circa 1968 ,69 around the time of extrapolation. big slashing dissonant cluster chords...etc etc i dont have either the cover or liner notes im afraid i burnt this some years ago having borrowed it from a friend do yourselves a favor and grab it, it'l probably never be reissued!! think its 190 kbs,


the above description is just a whimsical spontaneous personal response, you may well feel differently. however one feels this is a very vivid session.
the above image is from www.jazzitalia.com
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2 comments:

glmlr said...

Thanks for posting this. I think the truth is that it is not an Evan Parker record, it's a Noël Akchoté record. It's listed on EFIP as:

Siesta Records STA 970911 "Somewhere bi-lingual"


Noël Akchoté/Mark Sanders/Evan Parker/Paul Rogers
Noël Akchoté, guitar; Mark Sanders, percussion; Evan Parker, soprano and tenor saxophones; Paul Rogers, bass.

Activ II3 (07.08)
Silent II2 (03.20)
MPN I1 (08.43)
EPN I1 & 2 (14.12)
M (03.16)
E (02.54)
PE (04.00)
MN (04.05)
PN (07.47)
EN (02.40)
Recorded on 15/16 April 1997 at Gateway Studio, London.

The Ghost of Jerry Reed said...

Well, whoever's name should be listed first on the album, it's moot b/c this is brilliant! Thanks for the amazing music...