Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg
Live at Roulette


This is the complete duo concert from New York City’s Roulette performance space recorded on October 10, 2006 and presented in original sequence. It also includes an ipod-ready concert video excerpt and a prize musical cryptic crossword compiled by the esteemed compiler, Knave . This concert was listed by All About Jazz/NY as one of 2006’s 10 best of the year. From Andrey Henkin’s review: “In true egalitarian fashion, both players introduced motifs and spun lines that were absorbed and echoed by each other, action and reaction happening with such grace and ease as to become almost inextricable. The pair improvised five pieces and one encore, the aggregate music totalling exactly one hour. Due to this brevity, all the presented ideas were fully formed with no flat linking points and even the brief solo segments acted as vital connective tissue… so many improvised performances are too long and too ugly, a brief and beautiful one, full of intent listening, was one to savor.”

You can find a source to purchase the cd at the recordings page. Then savor it at your leisure and if you are one of the first 5 to finish the crossword you will be rewarded with a cdr of another Parker/Rothenberg live recording!


Photo by Caroline Forbes, click for 300 dpi

"an ideal partnership" Ben Ratliff, NY Times

"the way each anticipates the others moves is uncanny. It's a cliche, but the precise entanglement of their lines is nothing less than a tapestry of sound"
Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

"A hugely exciting encounter that should utterly floor fellow saxophonists". John Corbett Downbeat