The Lamp and the Star

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The Lamp and the Star
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Studio album by Alex Cline
Released 1989
Recorded September 1987, Mad Hatter Studio, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 49:51
Label ECM
ECM 1372
Producer Alex Cline and Nels Cline
Alex Cline chronology
Not Alone
(1981)Not Alone1981
The Lamp and the Star

The Lamp and the Star is an album by jazz percussionist and drummer Alex Cline released on the ECM label in 1989.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

The AllMusic review states "Percussionist Alex Cline's first album as a composer demonstrates, right out of the gate, the man's knack for conjuring timeless, elemental music. Minimal ambience opens most tracks, with Cline's love of Asian percussion evident via gongs and Tibetan singing bowls".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alex Cline.

  1. "A Blue Robe in the Distance" - 16:07
  2. "Eminence" - 6:26
  3. "Emerald Light" - 7:26
  4. "Altar Stone" - 13:00
  5. "Accepting the Chalice" - 7:05