| March 22, 2005|
Thirsty Ear Recordings
22 March 2005
Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY|
William Parker albums, Jazz albums
Luc's Lantern is an album by bassist and composer William Parker which was recorded in 2004 and released on the Thirsty Ear label.
The AllMusic review states: "Luc's Lantern is something of a departure--it's a piano trio session that evokes the poignant lyricism and straightforward intimacy of 1960s works by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Monty Alexander. While there are indeed "free" moments, Lantern, on the whole, shines a contemplative, relaxing, and slightly melancholy light".
Pitchfork observed "with its adroit, seemingly effortless take on traditionalism, Luc's Lantern should prove to be as accessible a point of entry as a newcomer could hope for, and as a refreshing, uncomplicated rear-view glance for Parker's established jazz audience".
JazzTimes noted "the three musicians show a restraint that's all the more admirable for sounding unstudied".
The All About Jazz review said "This amazing trio sounds as if it is a working trio—fresh, relaxed, and assured, and with great affinity towards Parker's rhythmic leadership. Hopefully it will become a regular working trio, maturing with future releases".
All compositions by William Parker
William Parker - bass
Eri Yamamoto - piano
Michael Thompson - drums
- "Adena" - 5:12
- "Song for Tyler" - 4:18
- "Mourning Sunset" - 7:09
- "Evening Star Song" - 3:33
- "Luc's Lantern" - 6:33
- "Jaki" - 4:17
- "Bud in Alphaville" - 3:35
- "Charcoal Flower" - 5:13
- "Phoenix" - 5:28
- "Candlesticks on the Lake" - 1:20
1Adena5:12Luc's Lantern Wikipedia
2Song for Tyler4:17