Keeling, Paul / Ancient Lights
Album:Ancient Lights Collection:Jazz
Artist:Keeling, Paul Added:Jan 2016
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-03-27 Pull Date:2016-05-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 3

Recent Airplay
1.May 27, 2016:Forest for the Trees
4.May 20, 2016:Rebop
Ancient Lights
2.May 22, 2016:K-area
5.May 13, 2016:Rebop
3.May 21, 2016:Music Casserole
6.May 08, 2016:K-area

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-03-19 

Pianist Paul Keeling, working in Vancouver, leads a changing lineup through an interesting and varied set of good sounding, soulful tunes. A core piano-bass-drums trio plays alone on tracks 4 & 6. Trumpet and tenor sax appear on about half the tracks, augmented further by guitar on a couple tracks and trombone on one. It’s the trio plus just a guitar on track 7. All compositions are by Keeling, except track #6 by Kenny Wheeler.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Fast, spirited. Trumpet & sax play in close harmony. Strong rhythm section. (7:29)
2 * Fast, lively, happy. Extended leads on trumpet then sax then piano. (7:37)
3 Mid-tempo. Gentle, easy going piece suggestive of flowing or falling water. (5:34)
4 Slow, gentle ballad. Just piano, bass, drums. Nocturnal. (6:41)
5 ** Mid-fast and swinging. Trumpet & sax are back, joined now by excellent & largely featured trombone. Six players sound like a big band. (7:35)
6 * Slow intro then mid-fast. Just the trio, but much better and more fun than #4. (5:45)
7 Mid-tempo. Light & breezy. The trio plus electric guitar, no horns. (7:12)
8 Slow & gentle. Trio is joined by a languid, legato trumpet. Soft rolling tom toms. (5:53)
9 ** Mid-tempo. Happy, light-hearted. Horns are back for a great ensemble sound. (6:32)

Track Listing
1.Ancient Lights 5.Transition
2.Face The Music 6.'smatter
3.Cascade 7.Keep Telling The Story
4.Hearth 8.I'm Going With You
 9.The Big Outside