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Parker Trio, Jeff : Bright Light In Winter (Delmark)

The 3rd album by Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker with Chris Lopes (bass) and Chad Taylor (drums), tuneful modern jazz compositions from all three members, with an elastic, dynamic approach to improvisation and group interplay.

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product information:

UPC: 038153201524

Label: Delmark
Catalog ID: DMK 2015
Squidco Product Code: 15827

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Bundy K. Brown at Riverside Studio, Chicago on November 14th-16th, 2011.


Jeff Parker-electric guitar, effects, Korg MS-20 monophonic synthesizer

Chris Lopes-acoustic bass, flute, Korg MS-20 monophonic synthesizer

Chad Taylor-drums, cymbals

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track listing:

1. Mainz 6:32

2. Swept Out to Sea 4:50

3. Change 5:10

4. Freakadelic 5:31

5. The Morning of the 5th 3:13

6. Occidental Tourist 5:01

7. Bright Light Black Site 6:07

8. Istvan 5:23

9. Good Days (for Lee Anne) 6:38
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Improvised Music
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Trio Recordings
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"Bright Light In Winter is the long-awaited third album by Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker. With his associates Chris Lopes (bass) and Chad Taylor (drums), this trio continues their examination of our post-modern musical universe via tuneful compositions by all three members, and an elastic, dynamic approach to improvisation and group interplay - rooted in our familiar musical traditions, but also searching for the new ones. Recorded and mixed by Bundy K. Brown. Also available: Jeff Parker, Like-Coping (Delmark 543) with Chris Lopes and Chad Taylor. "Jeff Parker is arguably the most exciting and thoughtful jazz guitarist of the past two decades, a masterful free improviser who's also fluent in everything from postbop to postrock."-Chicago Reader

Artist Biographies:

"Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 16. Chad has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors and many others. Chad leads his own band Circle down which debut recording was given a 5 star review by All music:

"What is remarkable is that there is no wasted motion, no histrionics or grandstanding, as pure emotion is translated to superlative music making on this most highly recommended recording, one for the ages."

Chad has a BFA from the New School in Jazz Performance and a MFA in Jazz Research and History from Rutgers University."

-Chad Taylor Website (

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