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Maarten Altena / Derek Bailey / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Philipp Wachsmann
PISA 1980: Improvisors' Symposium

Album UK 1981 on Incus label
Jazz (Free Improvisation)

This record collects a selection of the tapes recorded during the Improvisors' Symposium project directed by Evan Parker for the fifth edition of the Rassegna Internazionale del Jazz di Pisa. The Symposium took place in the San Zeno Abbey and in the Giardino Scotto open theatre on the 26, 27 and 28 June 1980. 'Pisa String Duet' and 'San Zeno Quintet' are excerpts from longer improvisations; the remaining pieces are presented as played.

PortraitMaarten Altena b, cb, vc, *1943 NL
double bass, album by
PortraitDerek Bailey g, eg, 1930-2005 GB
guitar, album by
PortraitBarry Guy cb, *1947 GB
double bass, album by
PortraitGeorge Lewis tb, *1952 US
trombone, album by
PortraitPaul Lovens dr, perc, cym, *1949 DE
percussion, album by
PortraitPaul Lytton perc, dr, *1947 GB
percussion, electronics, album by
PortraitEvan Parker ss, ts, *1944 GB
saxophone, album by
PortraitPaul Rutherford tb, *1959 GB
trombone, album by
PortraitGiancarlo Schiaffini tb, *1940 IT
trombone, album by
PortraitPhilipp Wachsmann vn, *1944 UG
violin, electronics, album by
PortraitBarry Guy / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker ,
performer on track
PortraitMaarten Altena / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Rutherford ,
performer on track
Gérard Rouy photography by
Roberto Masotti photography by
Francesco Martinelli producer
Roberto Terlizzi producer
Jean-Marc Foussat recorded by
Luciano Bernini recorded by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Pisa Wind Duet 1Evan Parker5:32
2Pisa Wind Duet 2Evan Parker9:40
3Pisa String DuetDerek Bailey10:18
4San Zeno QuintetBarry Guy / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker12:04
5Pisa QuintetMaarten Altena / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Rutherford (2)11:27
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