World of Jazz 264


Motif – Lontano Sea – My Head Is Listening
Fillipo Vignato – Harvesting Minds – Harvesting Minds
Nate Wooley – In Chine One Moonless Night – Legacy of Ashes
Oded Tzur – Single Mother – Translators Note
Noah Haidu – The Subversive – Infinite Distances
Greg Cordez – Cherry vs Des Moines – Last Things Last
Makaya McCraven – Above & Beyond – Highly Rare
Gianluca Petrella Tubolibre – The Forgotten Island – Slaves
John Chantler, Steve Noble, Seymour Wright – Above 1 – Front and Above
Jacob Garchik – One Five – 40twenty
Jason Moran, Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles – Gangsterism In The Wind – Bangs
John Wall, Mark Sanders, John Edwards – [ G ] – FGBH
Azimuth – Eulogy – The Touchstone
Martin Küchen – Purcell In The Eternal Deir Yassin – Lieber Heiland, Laß Uns Sterben
Joe Maneri – Lift – In Full Cry
Motif – The Guns of Amarone, Episode 1, 2 – My Head Is Listening


World of Jazz 229


  1. Charlie Rouse – November Afternoon – Soul Mates
  2. Luke Sellick – Q Tippin – Alchemist
  3. Jan Nijdam Kwartet – Whimsical Elf – Bij De Dieren Thuis
  4. Fela Kuti – Coffin For The Head of State – Coffin For The Head of State
  5. Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Joachim Florent, Denis Fournier – Lane Open – Escape Lane
  6. Marion Brown – Body and Soul – Back To Paris
  7. Evan Parker, John Edwards, Steve Noble – Track One (Podcast Edit) – PEN


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.