Parker, William / Luc's Lantern
Album:Luc's Lantern Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, William Added:Mar 2005
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-03 Pull Date:2005-06-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 29May 15May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10

Recent Airplay
1.May 27, 2005:Memory Select
Luc's Lantern
4.Apr 26, 2005:The [Pianist's] Panoply
2.May 13, 2005:Memory Select/Ravish Momin interview
Mourning Sunset
5.Apr 22, 2005:Memory Select
Bud in Alphaville
3.Apr 29, 2005:Memory Select - guest DJ Colin
6.Apr 16, 2005:Morning Glory

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-03-28 
Bassist Parker tries the piano-trio format. Fans of the ECM label, take note.

The result is calm and often soft, with plenty of open-air improvising but following traditional piano-trio rules. Pianist Eri Yamamoto provides a gentle touch in a mellow Keith Jarrett vein; many tracks have that same soulful stride to them.

(Post-script: In 2006, Yamamoto released a trio CD on Thirsty Ear titled "Cobalt Blue" ... similar stuff to "Luc's Lantern" but with Yamamoto as the leader. Nice stuff.)

1- Lushly aggressive, midtempo
2- Slow, gentle
3- A bit stormy
4- Happy shuffle, w/slightly edgy piano solo
5- Quick-footed
6- A pleasant stride, midtempo
7- Tangly swing, happy. Gets a bit wild.
8- Slow, gentle
9- Midtempo bluesy groove
10- Drifty miniature

Track Listing
1.Adena 6.Jaki
2.Song for Tyler 7.Bud in Alphaville
3.Mourning Sunset 8.Charcoal Flower
4.Evening Star Song 9.Phoenix
5.Luc's Lantern 10.Candlesticks on the Lake