The full text of an interview with Evan Parker for the French magazine Improjazz can be viewed, where a number of EP's recordings are discussed. The full text of Francesco Martinelli's essay on Evan Parker, his music, groupings, recordings, as included as 'Afterthoughts' to Martinelli's extensive discography of Parker, published in 1994. While happy to operate in all manner of ad hoc situations, Evan Parker has formed a number of long-term associations that have continued to allow him to grow musically.
The trio has included guests, either on an ad hoc basis or for specific projects and tours, and these have included Kenny Wheeler, Paul Rutherford, Mark Charig and George Lewis.
The mid-1990s have also seen the emergence of the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble formed by enlarging the trio with the sound processing capabilities of Philipp Wachsmann, Walter Prati and Mario Vecchi (see, for example, Toward the margins).
Then, around 1971/1972, the Alexander von Schlippenbach trio was formed with Evan Parker on reeds and Paul Lovens on percussion, Parker replacing Michel Pilz.
Around the core of this trio, quartets have sprung from time to time, including, on bass, Alan Silva, Nobuyoshi Ino and Reggie Workman.
From this time (after 1968) he started to work regularly with Derek Bailey, as a duo, documented on several recordings, and in the Music Improvisation Company with, in addition to Bailey, Hugh Davies, Jamie Muir and, for the last year of its life, Christine Jeffrey. During this period Parker also worked in various of Tony Oxley's groups and it was in 1970 when he formed Incus Records with Bailey and Oxley, the hugely influential label that was one of the few ways of getting the music outside of the capital.
Parker was also involved in many of Bailey's Company groupings but stopped working with Bailey in 1985 and left Incus at this time. At 16 he started to play the soprano saxophone and there followed a period where he concentrated on soprano only, influenced by John Coltrane. Following his undergraduate studies at Birmingham University, he moved to London and, in late 1966/early 1967 began playing in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME) who, at that time, along with Parker, comprised John Stevens, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Rutherford, Trevor Watts and Derek Bailey. The original full-length notes to Improvvisazioni the Evan Parker/Antonello Salis/Mauro Orselli CD release, written by Francesco Martinelli. This issue also includes a CD with two Evan Parker tracks. Text of an interview carried out by Seth Tisue of WNUR in Chicago in November 1995. The other long working association also stems from around the same time as the Parker/Lytton duo.