Evan Parker


The whirlwind British saxophonist has dazzled jazz’s freedom contingent for decades now, his virtuosity making abstraction seem like an utterly natural language and the physical impact of his lines creating a cyclone of sparks. This five-night run puts in touch with some of NYC’s more intrepid improvisers, such as Ned Rothenberg, Sylvie Courvoisier and Milford Graves. Perhaps the most intriguing session will be his evening with John Escreet, John Hebért, and Tyshawn Sorey—the first set finds them working in duos, and in the second they connect as a quartet.

Sept. 18-22, 8 & 10 p.m., 2013