Parker, Evan (Shaw )
- Mark Gilbert
(b Bristol, England, April 5, 1944). English tenor and soprano saxophonist. At first, inspired by Paul Desmond, he played alto saxophone, but after discovering John Coltrane’s music in 1960 he changed to the tenor and soprano instruments. In the early 1960s he studied botany at Birmingham University and played with Howard Riley and in a Coltrane-inspired quartet. Late in ...