It’s exactly the kind of unexpected pairing you hope to find at a festival. British sax virtuoso Parker is a brilliant improviser who has a deep rep for solo flights, and he is even more engaging when exchanging ideas with a partner. His extended technique skills take him to places few can follow. Pianist Shipp is all about collaboration as well, and from Joe Morris to Darius Jones, he has had plenty of formidable duet-mates. His forte is taking a two-person operation to sizable dimensions.
Thu., June 9, 11 p.m., 2011