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Evan Parker/Craig Taborn/Sam Pluta/Peter Evans: Rocket Science

Some forward-looking albums can serve as great casual listening. But Rocket Science, four sonic explorations performed live by a collaborative quartet in London, isn’t one of them. On tenor and soprano saxophones is Evan Parker, long a leading light of the European free-jazz scene. On piano is Craig Taborn, an indispensable sideman whose solo and trio albums are among the most acclaimed jazz recordings of the past couple years. Two slightly younger standouts from New York’s experimental scene, Peter Evans on trumpet and piccolo trumpet and Sam Pluta on laptop computer, round out the ensemble.

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