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Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink reissued

Evan Parker, Derek Bailey and Han Bennink's The Topography Of The Lungs – a touchstone of British improvisation as the first release on Incus and Evan Parker's first recording as a leader – is being reissued on vinyl by Cafe Oto's OtoRoku label.

The record was originally released in 1970 on Incus, the label Parker started with Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley. It was reissued on CD by Parker via his Psi label in 2006, under his own name (rather than as the trio). When Parker left Incus in 1987, he took with him his own recordings and archived materials, and agreed not to reissue Topography while Bailey remained director. The CD was issued the year after Bailey's death in 2005, and this version resurrects it on vinyl, with the audio taken direct from Evan's own original vinyl copy, and then restored.

The record is due out on 15 December. Pre-orders are open here.