All the profits from their fundraising night in March will go to the club
On 2 March bassist Dave Holland and saxophonist Evan Parker unite for a special benefit concert at London's Vortex Jazz. The pair have been performing together since the 1960s, with many of their gigs taking place at London's The Little Theatre Club. They also participated in the recording of Spontaneous Music Ensemble’s 1968 album Karyobin. Back in the here and now, Parker and Holland have made a new album with two US musicians – Craig Taborn on piano and Ches Smith on drums – called Uncharted Territories, which will be released by Holland’s Dare 2 Records in May.
Parker, who plays regularly at the club, has described The Vortex as “my haven from the demands of the road… The Vortex is for me, a space to play ‘free jazz’. I cannot imagine life without it.” At the gig, he and Holland will perform two sets: one at 8:15pm, the other at 10pm. Anyone who can't make it but would still like to donate can buy the track “Bass And Tenor Duet” via Bandcamp for £1.