Quotes by Evan Parker
30 quotes by 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...
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Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction. Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language.
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I think it's a great document of John Stevens' originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it's pretty obvious.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If I think about the way I was drawn into the music, it was much more by recordings than by live performances.
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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.
Quote by Evan Parker about tests, order, common sense, sense
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.
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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.
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