Urpth writes: “The aim of this book, as Evan Parker approaches his 70th birthday, is to not only record the fascinating life and musical history of the saxophonist – and to provide an accessible point of entry to the history of free jazz and improvised music in the UK and beyond – but to establish Evan Parker’s place at the very forefront of the radical and alternative new art that flourished in the UK and Europe in the 60s and beyond, and in the context of Parker’s life, connections and influences, the contemporary world of culture and social and political events.”
£10 gets an e-copy of the book when published, £20 gets a hardback copy, and there are also higher categories of donor. From the data on the Unbound site, there have so far been at least 50 backers, but it also makes clear that the (undisclosed) target is currently a long way from being met. The rules by which Unbound operates suggest that backers are protected in the event of the project not reaching its target: “if the target isn’t met you can either get your pledge refunded in full or switch your pledge to another Unbound project”. Please feel free to add more info in the comments!