Pianist Lynne Arriale @ JALC's Women In Jazz Festival (9/25)


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The Lynne Arriale Trio
Sunday, September 25, 2005
featuring Lynne Arriale (piano); Jay Anderson (bass); Steve Davis (drums)

Lynne Arriale has developed a singular voice as a composer, leader and pianist, through her compelling originals, known for their heartfelt, folkloric quality and her surprising reinventions of pop classics. Her trio, featuring bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Steve Davis, is reaching jazz and mainstream audiences around the world with their emotionally stirring performances. Critics have universally praised the group for its singular sound, intuitive interaction, and consistently excellent recordings, which have reached the top of every jazz chart of note.

With back to back #1 Jazz Week radio hits (Inspiration and Arise), an unprecedented #17 Billboard Jazz chart debut, and Arise being chosen #1 on UPI's (United Press International's) top ten jazz CDs of 2003, the Lynne Arriale Trio takes its place among the most compelling jazz groups on the scene today. The trio's previous CD, Inspiration, was # 1 on The New Yorker Magazine's Best Jazz CD's of the Year 2002 and named Best Jazz CD of the Year by the German Record Critic's Association. Grammy winning jazz critic Bob Blumenthal describes the trio as “one of the most empathetic threesomes in jazz," and as having “a shared metabolism and almost telepathic interaction," forged over the past ten years.

The Lynne Arriale Trio's uniquely lyrical and passionate voice has captured international audiences at the prestigious Spoleto Arts Festival, Ireland's Cork Jazz Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, “100 Golden Fingers" tour of Japan, (a bill that Lynne shared with jazz greats Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, and Monty Alexander), as well as numerous festivals throughout Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, The Czech Republic, Ireland and the UK. Lynne has captivated fans and critics alike with her expressive passion and melodic virtuosity, which earned her first place at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. She has dedicated herself exclusively to leading the Lynne Arriale Trio and developing a singular voice in the great jazz piano trio tradition.

The trio has now released their ninth CD, Come Together. The material on the CD includes the Beatles' “Come Together," the New Orleans favorite “Iko, Iko," the Scottish ballad “Red is the Rose," as well as six new originals that Arriale composed for this recording. As always, the CD reflects the trio's signature sound - that of three master musicians listening and communing as one.

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