Peter Erskine drums
John Taylor piano
Palle Danielsson double-bass
Prelude Nr 2
The Ant & The Elk
Recorded July 1997
Fourth album from the subtle Erskine Trio continues to explore space and
texture and what the dummer-leader refers to as the "underside of music-making".
As on previous showings, pianist John Taylor's still-undervalued
compositional skills are to the fore, but Erskine and bassist Danielsson also
contribute material - ranging from a waltz to a 12 tone piece - and the tradition
of including a Kenny Wheeler piece on each disc is also brought up to date.
Down Beat described this as a "Zen" trio; Erskine says "We never solo but we always solo."