Drawn Inward

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Drawn Inward
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Studio album by Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Released 1999
Recorded December 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 65:16
Label ECM
Producer Steve Lake
Evan Parker chronology
Chicago Tenor Duets
(2002)Chicago Tenor Duets2002
Drawn Inward
At the Vortex (1996)
(1996)At the Vortex (1996)1996

Drawn Inward is an album by British saxophonist and improvisor Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble recorded in 1998 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy awarded the album 4 stars stating "Evan Parker has performed in so many contexts, but he seems to have hit a particular stride with his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, a strange combination of saxophones, strings, and electronics. What makes this so exceedingly attractive is the continuous wonder that permeates throughout... Parker fans that have not heard this group before may be surprised at the results. Although the saxophonist embraces his now well-known advanced techniques, they are clearly subordinate to the project. At times there is a busy intensity to it all, at others a serene quality. Highly complex strokes for an increasingly intricate society, perhaps, where moods change and so do their contexts. Don't file under easy listening".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Evan Parker except as indicated
  1. "The Crooner (For Johnny Hartman)" (Evan Parker, Philipp Wachsmann) - 9:13
  2. "Serpent in Sky" - 7:30
  3. "Travel in the Homeland" (Paul Lytton) - 7:58
  4. "Spouting Bowl" (Lawrence Casserley) - 2:56
  5. "Collect Calls (Milano-Kingston) (Bugged)" (Parker, Walter Prati) - 10:38
  6. "Aka Lotan" (Parker, Wachsmann) - 4:24
  7. "Reanascreena" (Barry Guy) - 5:43
  8. "At Home in the Universe (For Stuart Kauffman)" - 3:20
  9. "Writing on Ice" (Wachsmann) - 3:43
  10. "Phloy in the Frame" (Parker, Lytton) - 3:49
  11. "DrawnInward" - 5:59
    • Recorded at Gateway Studios in Kingston in December 1998.



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 21, 2011
  2. ^ a b Loewy, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 21, 2011