Albums

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Solo

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Lynne Arriale, piano
Label: Motema

 

"Lauded for more than a decade’s worth of acclaimed quartet and trio recordings, Lynne Arriale’s solo project introduces a new batch of evidence suggesting she’s one of the top working pianists in her field." –DownBeat

"A style that is both in tune with legends such as Jarrett and Tyner but also aligned with contemporaries like Charlap and Mehldau. People need to know and discover the simple beauty and complexity of Lynne Arriale.

I've always loved the intimacy of Lynne Arriale's records but nothing will strike you more than when you hear a great musician alone with their instrument than when you hear 'Solo.'  A wonderful record for all jazz fans (and yes you there thinking you're not a jazz fan–yes, you)." –JazzWrap

"Arriale gets everything it is possible to get out of each note... She has attained such a level of mastery in her approach that all she requires is a brief moment of polish before she moves on... a near subconscious fluidity of motion and thought." –All About Jazz

  • Named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine
  • Irish Times – 4 stars

  • Named Best CD of 2012 – Bird’s the Worm

  • #28 National Jazz Week Radio

  • Pick of the Week - EMusic


Convergence

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Lynne Arriale Quartet
Lynne Arriale, piano
Omer Avital, bass
Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Bill McHenry, tenor sax
Label: Motema

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"Lynne Arriale is a powerful pianist with a strong melodic sense and a taste for well-built pop tunes.

Of the originals, the highlight is 'Dance of the Rain,' a beautiful, flamenco-inflected tune featuring Avital’s lively oud; it makes you want to run outside into a summer shower, it’s so lovely.

'Here and Now,' the hottest original, is hard, stirring postbop featuring oracular McHenry sax and propulsive, excitingly busy Pinciotti drumming. The sturdy architecture Arriale brings to her playing generates memorable jazz no matter the source material." –JazzTimes

  • DownBeat Magazine – 4 stars
  • #4 on National Jazz Week Radio Chart
  • Named in the Top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes
  • Named Ten Best New Jazz Releases of 2011 in journalist Ken Frankling’s “Jazz Notes”
  • ‘Dance of the Rain’ named in Frankling’s 10 Best New Songs of 2011 list
  • One of Jazz Police’s Essential CDs of 2011
  • Winner of the SESAC 2012 National Performance Activity Award

Nuance – The Bennett Studio Sessions

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Lynne Arriale Quartet
Lynne Arriale, piano
Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn
George Mraz, bass
Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Label: Motema

"Ingenious arranger, composer, soloist and performer... Arriale has made one of the most original ensemble recordings of 2009. Nuance is an album of brilliant group interpretations, finely crafted original material, intricate arrangements and rapt solos.” —DownBeat

"Pianist Lynne Arriale brings a wider audience to jazz, I believe, because, like orchestra leader Maria Schneider, she values the heart over the head. Or rather, she places the head in service to the heart." –Jazz Breakfast

"Her playing is so open, and unpredictable. She is an extremely genuine player with no affectations... you can hear her intense appreciation and thanks for a beautiful tune in the way she touches the piano—with a blissful awe of what her hands are able to conjure... her phrases are full of life, humanity, and highly developed musicianship.

Lynne Arriale is a monster of a piano player—a gentle monster. She swings as hard as anyone but in a modern way. She can play soft and gentle like Bill Evans or loud and heavy like Monk or McCoy Tyner, and her harmonies are extraordinarily rich. She is an explorer, and a true artist, with a very unique voice and her ego seems to be completely out of the picture, allowing her to take musical explorations that only such humility can get you a ticket for." –JazzImprov

  • #4 Jazz Week Radio
  • DownBeat – 4 stars
  • The Guardian (London) – 4 stars
  • The Sunday Times (London) – 4 stars
  • CD of the month, Audio Magazine (Germany)
  • CD of the month, Stereo Magazine (Germany)
  • CD of the month, Fono Forum (Germany)
     

Lynne Arriale Trio Live (DVD/CD set)

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: In+Out Records/Motema

"She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity and the discipline of their creative process allow her audience to feel and think along with her. An important element of her communicative clarity is her imaginative retention of a song’s melodic thread, even through her freeset variations." –JazzTimes

"[The trio’s] individual and collective talents easily compare favorably to the perennial high flyers (Jarrett, Mehdlau, Moran, Charlap), and perhaps even more so to the critically acclaimed ensembles of Fred Hersch and Kenny Werner… together, this threesome has produced some of the most elegantly accessible yet sophisticated music of any small jazz ensemble working today." –Jazz Police

"Quietly and brilliantly the Lynne Arriale Trio has been defining the art of the piano trio [and has] created smart, inventive jazz that has the capacity to wow audiences thanks to its expansive approach to tunes, virtuosic playing and sheer longevity." –All About Jazz

"Arriale is a poet with soul. A heady mix of grit and gravitas, her free-flowing lines and implied narrative always seem on the edge of revealing some transcendent truth..." –Hartford Courant

  • Selected in Billboard Magazine as one of Jazz’s Most Valuable Young Players
  • #17 Jazz Week Radio
  • Named one of United Press International's Best Jazz CDs
  • New Yorker Magazine’s Best CDs of the year
  • German Record Critics Award


Come Together

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: Motema

"This album is identifiable from the start as one possessing positive electricity and inventiveness. One of the most important aspects of Arriale’s music is its capacity to develop a theme in an essentially songlike manner. It is as though she reaches into the heart of a piece and draws out it deepest lyrical elements, time and again in fresh ways. Arriale has proved once again her disposition to scintillate." –Jazz Review

"Regardless of what she is playing, Arriale pours her heart and soul into the enterprise... Arriale's technique is beyond reproach, and she uses it to enhance the natural warmth and intelligence of her approach to music in general and jazz in particular. One can't ask for more than that." –All About Jazz

"On her 'Sea and Sand,' Arriale presents a simple melody and then deconstructs rhythm and tempo... With the lyricism of a Beethoven sonata, Arriale brings us back to the melody, weaving a final variation." –JazzPolice

"One of the most exciting pianists in contemporary jazz is Lynne Arriale, whose glistening left-left hand melodies, rich harmonic palette and gift for flowing extemporization bring to mind the crystalline lyricism of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett… Arriale can make music that is ravishingly beautiful… Undoubtedly one of the year’s best new jazz records." –Jazz Collector

  • #17 on Billboard Jazz chart
  • #3 on Jazz Week Radio chart
  • Jazz Collector – 4 Stars
  • Best Jazz CD of 2003 – United Press International's
  • SESAC’s (comparable to BMI or ASCAP) National Performance Activity Award


Arise

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: Motema

"Lynne Arriale is, in the best sense of the term, a popularizer. Her music is instantly engaging and accessible; it draws you in and catches you in its gentle, sharp hooks. She takes pieces in the public domain like Bill Withers' 'Lean on Me' and 'Kum Ba Ya' and transforms them into manifestations of her own lucid, rhapsodic sensibility. Her vision of such material is so personal and meticulously detailed and complete that often it feels like there is little opportunity or need for improvisation. But from deep inside them, she does invent upon these songs." –JazzTimes

"Arriale is one of those few musicians who are able to delve beneath the surface of a melody reaching ever deeper into the inner core of the music... I highly recommend this inspirational and emotionally charged album from one of the true modern day poets of the piano." –Jazz Views

"Much of today’s mainstream jazz is technically impressive, but few recordings touch the soul. Lynne Arriale’s keen sense of melody renders her music far more passionate than most piano jazz." –JAZZIZ

"One of the most intuitive pianists combining head and heart, her improvisations are tethered to a tangible, hugely melodic treasury. Lynne Arriale and 'Arise' are hands-down winners and serve as a template for jazz-piano trios. She has indeed arrived!" –JazzEd

"Lynne Arriale has developed a reputation for being an intelligently harmonic and effortlessly lyrical pianist, orbiting in the same rarified sphere as Fred Hersch, Alan Broadbent, and the late Tommy Flanagan... Classic Lynne Arriale is colored with pastels in dark and pale shades. She is at once impressionistic and expressionistic." –All About Jazz

  • #20 on Billboard jazz chart
  • #1 Jazz Week Radio

Inspiration

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: TCB

"The Lynne Arriale Trio is Jazz as high art. If, as I always tout, that the piano trio is the true jazz chamber music, then Arriale is Mozart." –All About Jazz

"Some piano trios are all about the individual virtuosity of their members or focus on complex, iconoclastic arrangements. Lynne Arriale's trio gives primary place to group empathy. The communication she shares with longtime drummer Steve Davis and frequent bassist Jay Anderson produces interpretations of familiar themes that glow with a sense of proportion and coherence that is all the more effective for being so uncommon... The musicians... seemed to be inventing out of a shared metabolism." –Boston Globe

"Arriale is one of the most intellectual, introspective and insightful swingers on the current scene, bringing a flawless touch, an impeccable sense of complex rhythms and a harmonic curiosity to everything she attempts." –JazzTimes

"It’s always thrilling when a new star shines in the jazz Firmament, and pianist Lynne Arriale is an exceptional talent… this is a great album." –BBC Music Magazine

  • Pick of the Month, BBC Music Magazine
  • #1 Jazz Week Radio
  • New Yorker Magazine’s One of the Best 6 CDs of the year
  • German Record Critics Award
  • Jazz Review – Editor’s Choice

Live at Montreux

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: TCB

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"Lynne Arriale's, brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her among the top jazz pianists of the day. One of the sparkling entities to be found in the penumbra of the chosen few is Lynne Arriale, whose brilliant musicianship, ebullience and bandstand instincts certainly place her among the top instrumentalists of the day." –The New York Times

"Her phenomenal trio has made a sneak attack and stolen my heart and mind, if not my soul. The accolades have been pouring in since the beginning, making it difficult for a new devotee to write yet another rave review without seeming over the top. Arriale strikes emotional chords that are deep and universal, without once resorting to cliché or artifice.

Anyone who has not yet heard this visionary artist and her trio is missing out. Their music is not only emotionally evocative, but raises your musical sensibilities. It is intelligent music, but not in the sense of over-intellectualizing; this sound comes straight from the spirit." –JazzImprov

  • Critic’s Choice – Reader’s Guide Magazine (Neil Tesser)

Melody

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
Scott Colley, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: TCB

"A marvelous yet under-recognized pianist from the Bill Evans-Keith Jarrett-Richie Bierach school of introspective lyricism, Arriale unites with bassist Scott Colley and longtime associate Steve Davis for this highly interactive trio session.

With this fifth trio outing, the abundantly talented Arriale should take her rightful place alongside Brad Mehldau, Bill Charlap, Jacky Terrasson and other young pianists as one of the vital new voices on the jazz scene."  –JazzTimes

"Accolades for pianist Lynne Arriale and her trio have become rather predictable. I have contended Arriale’s ascendancy to pace-setting status has been assured at this point of her growth and development. She is surely one of the most intuitive pianists on the scene with a smooth integration of her head and heartfelt passion. She is surely one of the most intuitive pianists on the scene with a smooth integration of her head and heartfelt passion." –IAJE Journal


A Long Road Home

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Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale, piano
John Patitucci, bass
Steve Davis, drums
Label: TCB

"Listening to pianist Lynne Arriale is like listening to a confession. With an artist like Arriale, the personal stakes seem unusually high. This is music from the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. As a result, there’s a directness, a purity, an unalloyed honesty that makes us listen and therefore 'see' anew. The pianist proves anew why she is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices." –JazzTimes

"…a singular voice as a pianist and as a leader." –DownBeat


With Words Unspoken

When You Listen

The Eyes Have It

 

Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale: piano
Drew Gress: bass
Steve Davis: drums
Label: DMP

currently unavailable

Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale: piano
Drew Gress: bass
Steve Davis: drums
Label: DMP

currently unavailable

Lynne Arriale Trio
Lynne Arriale: piano
Jay Anderson: bass
Steve Davis: drums
Label: DMP

currently unavailable