EVAN PARKER / JOHN WIESE

C-Section

(Pan - PAN9) LP $18.00

Pan’s vinyl edition of the CD (Second Layer 2010) contains all the final mixes and edits of the sessions by the British free jazz phenomenon and L.A.’s no-nonsense electronic and tape noise artist. The duo’s real-time, evolving improvisations are intended for maximum volume and have been mastered accordingly. C-Section finds density in scarcity — deep, glacial muck bubbles emerge beneath Parker's inhuman circular breathing, only to plunge into an incessant clatter of industrial landscape. Edition of 330, 140g black-and-white LP jacket in a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs. Artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas.

TEPPO HAUTA-AHO / EVAN PARKER / PHIL WACHSMANN

The Needles

(Leo) Used 2xCD $12.00

One disc showcasing a 2000 live performance in Finland by violinist Wachsmann, saxophonist Parker and bassist Teppo Hauta-Aho (the trio’s first time together), one disc recorded a year later in the studio.

EVAN PARKER / KEITH ROWE

Two Rags

(Potlatch - 12.00) Used CD $12.00

Rowe’s use of almost ambient noise and circulating guitar loops lay out a calmness,” notes All Music Guide, “And Parker acts accordingly, playing free but without disturbing the soul. Bits of gray noise float in…, a radio searches for a station, all the while Parker (on tenor throughout) keeps the peace. It is easy to be lulled into this music, but don’t mistake their … pacific nature for anything less than complex improvisations. In the relative quiet there is fury.” From 2000