Evan Parker (saxophone), Monkey’s Fist (Track 2), Time Lapse (Tzadik)
Much of this material has been inspired by the work of European saxophonist Evan Parker, whose unique improvisational technique has given me a model upon which to begin to develop my own style, while often adopting many of his own. The bulk of his work is concerned with lengthy free improvisations in this multi-threaded melodic style, often with the use of circular breathing. His use of embouchure shape, articulation, and phrasing can create delicate threads of interactive melodies, while simultaneously introducing high frequency buzzing in the upper register. From both a saxophone player and listener perspective, I’m deeply inspired by his music.