The Chris Parker Trio

December 13, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Ameen Saleem, Chris Parker, Kyoko Oyobe, The Chris Parker Trio

(GPR Records)

Drummer Chris Parker, pianist Kyoko Oyobe and bassist Ameen Saleem make beautiful music together as The Chris Parker Trio. Parker, a veteran of trios since he was 11 years old playing backup to exotic dancers, has assembled a unit that a true pleasure to hear. The trio moves nicely through ballads and swing tunes with the precision of a Swiss watch. The album is even divided between originals and covers of a variety of compositions from Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Woody Shaw, Bruno Destrez, Cole Porter and Horace Silver, all of which are nicely arranged. Looking for a record to sit back and just enjoy? This is the one.

Click to listen to a clip of “Six Beauties on a Rooftoph”:

Tracks:  C’est Possible, Love for Sale, Wednesday Morning, Song for Bilbao, Waltz for Apple, We’ll Meet Again-Matane, In a Capricornian Way, I Want You, Six Beauties on a Rooftoph, Improptoph, Rockhouse.