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Impro Integrated Music Projects

From 1997 – 2008 Impro Integrated Music Projects, a company led by Eddie and his partner Elaine Furness, designed and ran major education and community projects in London and nationally with funding from Arts Council GB, Youth Music, Gulbenkian Foundation and other bodies.   “Developing Musical Communities” was a 3 year project in Greenwich and Lewisham; “People Symphony”  involved 15 schools and community groups from across London, and “Groove On” was a KS2-3 transition project in Enfield. Impro also worked with World Music group Akasae, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice and the Eddie Parker Group and designed and led training courses for teachers and musicians. Impro led Brecon Jazz Festival’s Education and Outreach project for 3 years.

Delightful Precipice

In 1993 he toured Britain with Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice with a final gig at Berlin Jazz Festival. Other International Festival performances include Le Mans (France), Molde (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Wiessen (Austria), Guimaraes (Portugal). With Chris Batchelor he also co-led an education project, based on Django Bates compositions. The tour and education projects were supported by Contemporary Music Network. Eddie appears as soloist on both of their albums and on other Django Bates albums “Music for the Third Policeman” and “City in Euphoria, World in Chaos”.

Loose Tubes repertoire for big band

For Loose Tubes he wrote ‘Sosbun Brakk’, which was featured on Loose Tubes’ second album Delightful Precipice in 1985 and also on the 2012 Sad Afrika CD, along with ‘Exeter, King of Cities’;  ‘The Last Word’, on their third album Open Letter in 1986 and also on the 2011 Dancing On Frith Street CD. ‘Children’s Game’ is to be featured on the next volume of Ronnie Scott’s live material. In 1990, his orchestral piece, ‘Tin Tin Goes to Hell’, was performed by Loose Tubes and the Docklands Sinfonietta. For the reunion of Loose Tubes 2014 he has been commissioned by the BBC to write a new piece, entitled “Bright Smoke, Cold Fire”.