Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Lawrence Casserley: Dividuality
For this project on Barry Guy’s Maya Records, the Parker and Guy pare down the electronics and sound processing to a single voice from the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, that of Lawrence Casserley. This somewhat simpler approach doesn’t spare the complexity and the boundless possibilities made available through electronic sound processing. For the most part the recording keeps things austere playing trios and duets with either Parker or Casserley or Guy and Casserley.
Dividualtiy is all about ‘man-meets-intelligent-machines and more like machines-meet-intelligent-man. Casserley re-engineers sounds and tosses them back at both, giving the musicians something to respond to. Parker’s soprano saxophone hesitates on the pyrotechnics because Casserley seems to always provide his next thought. Guy’s bass finds a mirror and at times a response in the process.
Electronics seem the natural extension of what both Parker and Guy have been working through these many years. This is an excellent recording.
Track Listing: Frondescence; Dividuality; Aulos; Shifting; Scion; Zool; Spinney; Transmute; Calyx
Personnel: Evan Parker
Record Label: Maya
Style: Modern Jazz