The deeper you travel into the light and to the heart of jazz the more you will encounter Evan Parker and that need to journey further to remain in that dimension is crucial.
It took me many years to really get what Parker does beyond the basics of appreciating his astounding technical command of the saxophone and progressing to survey his own ''linguistic'' innovations achieved through circular breathing and a microscopic sense of cellular detail. That process started in a live context by hearing Parker in duo with Stan Tracey in Gateshead in 2005.
Here with an outrageously simpatico band Parker is with John Edwards and the double bassist's fellow Mulatu bandmate pianist Alexander Hawkins plus drummer Paul Lytton recording in Kent the day after a Vortex gig in east London.
Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year (1772) is one of a number of literary inspirations in the titling. Serene, contemplative, outstanding: All Knavery & Collusion is aptly a desert island disc. SG Out on Cadillac on Friday