Recorded at the Oorstof concert series, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp 24 January 2015. A two track offering with Evan Parker – tenor saxophone , John Edwards – double bass and Steve Noble drums & percussion, released by Dropa Disc in 2017.
Freely improvised, there are 20 and 17 minutes respectively of fascinating explorations with Edwards particularly delivering with an almost punk rock like intensity at times. Noble is his usual busy self and Parker runs the whole gamut of his technique. Overall perhaps more muscular and strident than recent releases from Parker and because of that one of the more captivating offerings from the master improviser.
PEN is another solid contribution to Evan Parker’s massive back catalogue.