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William Parker: Luc's Lantern

Read "Luc's Lantern" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Where's Hamid Drake, you might ask. And who is pianist Eri Yamamoto? These questions quickly become secondary as you discover that the latest William Parker release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series is as musically interesting, listenable, and rewarding as his previous efforts for the label: Painter's Spring (2000), Raining on the Moon (2002), and Scrapbook (2003). ...

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William Parker: Luc's Lantern

Read "Luc's Lantern" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Bassist William Parker has been a key figure in different piano trios in the past, including Cecil Taylor's Feel Trio (Looking: Berlin Version, FMP, 1990 and Celebrated Blazons, FMP, 1994), his longtime partner Matthew Shipp's Trio (The Multiplication Table, Hatology, 1998) and most recently in Dave Burrell's Full Blown Trio (High Two, 2004). But none of ...

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William Parker: Luc's Lantern

Read "Luc's Lantern" reviewed by John Kelman

Bassist William Parker is one of those artists you can count on to deliver. Whether it's in the more powerful context of his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra or the smaller but no more restricted confines of the Eric Dolphy-informed O'Neal's Porch quartet, Parker has, since emerging from the aegis of pianist Cecil Taylor in the ...

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William Parker: Luc's Lantern

Read "Luc's Lantern" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You might not get bassist William Parker to agree, but his music has always focused on assemblage and order. You can hear it in the large congregations of his Little Huey Creative Music Ensemble or his work with Cecil Taylor and Peter Brötzmann. His internal logic always is expressed by his sheer will and determination to ...