Dave Holland and Evan Parker line-up for Vortex Fundraiser ahead of new album

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Two of British jazz's biggest names – former Miles Davis bass alumnus Dave Holland and renowned improv legend Evan Parker – play two back-to-back concerts (at 8.15pm and 10pm), at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London on 1 March, with 100 per cent of ticket sales going to the venue. At a time when it is increasingly challenging for venues and arts organisations to contniue cutting-edge programming, the duo's support will help ensure the Vortex remains a bastion of high-calibre and innovative contemporary music in the capital.

The pair, who first performed together in the 1960s and countless times since, are set to release a new collaborative album, Uncharted Territories, released on 11 May on the bassist's Dare2 label. The pair are joined by heavyweight US pianist Craig Taborn and rising star drummer/percussionist Ches Smith, across the album's 23 improvised tracks, which are to be released on 2CDs and a 3LP set.

Ahead of this Holland and Parker have also released an exclusive duo track – to raise further funds for the Vortex – which can be downloaded here:

davehollandevanparkerinduo.bandcamp.com

Mike Flynn