Below are the solo and group offerings by Lynne and special guests.
Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook, and Grace Kelly, You Know How I Feel
Celebrating the music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell
Compelling and innovative pianist/composer Lynne Arriale and acclaimed saxophonist/vocalist/composer Grace Kelly have joined forces with guest vocalists for a special collaboration celebrating the music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell titled "You Know How I Feel." The group will be performing throughout the US in 2014 and 2015 with Grammy-nominated vocalist, Carla Cook.
Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook, and Grace Kelly Quintet – piano, vocals, saxophone, bass and drums
A singular voice as a pianist and leader....a powerhouse. ... Haunting, gorgeous– Arriale has a knack for finding a song's heart. –Downbeat
Carla Cook..a mad-loose straight ahead jazz diva with a gospel soul, big band heart, classical cool and improvisational hot....and what a beautiful voice...a warm amber-hued contralto. –JazzTimes
Grace Kelly has firmly established herself as one of the gifted jazz artists of her generation. –Don Heckman, International Review of Music
George Cables and Lynne Arriale Piano Duo
Lynne joins legendary pianist and composer George Cables for a joyful musical celebration of the Great American Songbook and beloved jazz classics. Cables was a member of the Dexter Gordon Quartet and has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including: Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson and Dizzy Gillespie.
Cables is an elegant pianist. He has the rare capability to play with great drama, but without ever becoming hard or abrasive. And of course he can swing with impeccable pace and timing, employing his deft sophistication that makes even simple passages sound structured and perfect. –Greg Simmons, All About Jazz
Lynne Arriale Solo Piano
Her remarkable career is defined by her love of melody, joy of musical discovery and willingness to remain emotionally exposed, making her performances so accessible to music lovers. From quirky excursions through Monk and high-spirited originals to the intimacy of ballads, an evening of solo jazz piano with Lynne Arriale brings the audience into 'the magic of the moment.
She belongs among the poets. Truly distinctive, her improvisations weave a seductive combination of lyricism and muscle... –The London Times
Lynne Arriale's Solo
- 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
The Lynne Arriale Trio
Comparing her ensemble to the great trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, critics have praised Lynne's singular voice as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger.
The finest American trio on the loose at the moment. –London Times
The trio has obviously attained the level ofcommunication paramount to all great threesomes. –JAZZIZ Magazine
The Lynne Arriale Trio covers the gamut from The Great American Songbook to Thelonious Monk and from The Beatles to Blondie, interwoven with Lynne's own melodic compositions. Known for their signature sound, creative interplay, and joyous enthusiasm, Lynne and her musicians seemed to be inventing out of a shared metabolism. –The Boston Globe
Lynne Arriale fronts an impressive power trio. She pinpoints a song's power, majesty, and soul simultaneously. –Jazz Week
The Lynne Arriale Quartet
With a style that is vibrant and hard-driving, yet lyrical and intimate, the Lynne Arriale Quartet provides an exhilarating musical experience that touches hearts and minds. Long admired for her piano trio magic, leading her quartet has launched Lynne on a high-arcing trajectory with her stunning originals and reimagined covers, combining world music inspirations including Celtic, Americana, Middle-Eastern, and Balkan, as well as pop and rock influences. Adding a horn further expands the emotional energy and sonic palette of her music.
Arriale cruises on the flow of an ensemble's activity with a succinctness and drive reminiscent of Herbie Hancock with Miles Davis... –The Guardian (UK)
There may be no jazz artist working today who brings a broader spectrum of musical ideas to the connection of mind and heart. – Jazz Police
I really can't compare her to anyone. Her music transcends the word 'jazz' - it is just pure music. –Collaborator and multi-Grammy winner Randy Brecker