Chris Parker

Late in Lisbon

OA2 22004

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...a particularly strong and memorable release of fairly accessible modern jazz.
Scott Yanow

OA2 presents a powerful, rollicking set of originals by New York jazz pianist & composer Chris Parker and a group of contemporary jazz greats featuring the Dave Liebman rhythm section of Marco Marcinko and Tony Marino, New York String Trio violinist Rob Thomas, Ma Recording artist Peter Epstein and percussionist Bob Velez.

A multi-faceted composer who has written for everything from small jazz groups and chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestras, Parker infuses his music with eclectic sensibilities creating a rich aural palette that has garnered many fans in his native Northeast.


Track Listing:

1. Calypso Facto
2. The Chimney
3. The Return
4. Under the Bridge
5. Late In Lisbon
6. The Thought Of Seeing You
7. The Long Way Around
8. There's Been A Slight Change Of Plans
9. Night Song
10. Passage

Performers:

CHRIS PARKER - piano
PETER EPSTEIN - alto & soprano sax
ROB THOMAS - violin (except 6,9)
TONY MARINO - acoustic & electric basses
MARCO MARCINKO - drums & percussion
BOB VELEZ - percussion (3,8)

Production Info:

produced by CHRIS PARKER
production assistance by MARCO MARCINKO
recorded at RED ROCK RECORDING STUDIOS, Saylorsburg, PA
engineered by KENT HECKMAN
mixed by KENT HECKMAN & DEAN BASKERVILLE
mastered by MARK GUENTHER at Seattle Disc Mastering
photography by OWEN CAREY
Lisbon photos by JOHN BISHOP
layout & design by JOHN BISHOP/OriginArts


Reviews of Late in Lisbon

Jazz Review ( Javier Antonio Qui“ones Ortiz )
Pianist Chris Parker wrote all ten compositions on Late in Lisbon, incorporating a contemporary sounding »lan with high ended sonic textures provided by violinist Rob Thomas and saxist Peter Epstein on alto & soprano. The latter two have finely honed chops with untraceable sonic personalities, giving the date its singular aural character. The recor ...

All About Jazz (Javier Antonio Qui“ones Ortiz )
Pianist Chris Parker wrote all ten compositions on Late in Lisbon, incorporating a contemporary sounding »lan with high ended sonic textures provided by violinist Rob Thomas and saxist Peter Epstein on alto & soprano. The latter two have finely honed chops with untraceable sonic personalities, giving the date its singular aural character. The recor ...

All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
Pianist Chris Parker's Late In Lisbon, which consists of ten of his originals, gets off to a particularly strong start with a heated and tricky 36-bar calypso number, "Calypso Facto," which features fluent and spirited solos from Peter Epstein on soprano sax, Parker, and violinist Rob Thomas. While "The Chimney" is funky, "The Return" (which finds ...







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