Emanem 5046 Karyobin: are the imaginary birds said to live in paradise

Spontaneous Music Ensemble

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Derek Bailey, amplified guitar; Dave Holland, double bass; John Stevens, percussion.

  1. Karyobin part 1 (07.59)
  2. Karyobin part 2 (05.34)
  3. Karyobin part 3 (06.24)
  4. Karyobin part 4 (06.23)
  5. Karyobin part 5 (12.37)
  6. Karyobin part 6 (09.52)
Recorded by Eddie Kramer at Olympic Sound Studios, 18 February 1968; remixed and remastered by Adam Skeeping, 2014.

Re-issue in November 2017 of Island (UK) ILPS 9079 (LP) and Chronoscope CPE 2001-2 with a far superior mix compared to these previous issues.

Original sleeve design (reproduced above) by David Chaston; painting of Karyobin by Robert Macauley.

Evan Parker discusses Karyobin in an interview.

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