Lynne Arriale Trio – Arise

Lynne Arriale TrioLynne Arriale Trio
(Happydog – 2001)
by Paula Edelstein

With the release of ARISE, Lynne Arriale’s debut for Motema Records, the pianist is poised to take her place among the best-selling and most compelling pianists of her generation. Arriale and her trio immersed themselves in the studio after a triumphant international tour and emerged with a CD of deep conviction that speaks poignantly to our times. ARISE is the follow up to the trio’s sensational 2002 release titled INSPIRATION, which hit number one on U.S. Jazz radio, made the Best of 2002 list in the New Yorker, and in Germany was named Best Jazz CD of 2002. Ms. Arriale personally challenges herself on nine new arrangements written for ARISE. She composed four new compositions and devotes equal passion to such brilliant covers as Gismonti’s “Frevo” and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.”

The stunning beauty connects with her audiences by weaving a conversation of many musical styles throughout the lyrical nine-song program and beautifully offers her enlightened poetry in the many different ways the 88 keys on her piano can speak. Her collaborators: Jay Anderson on bass and Steve Davis on drums have undergone years of training and their perseverance has brought the Lynne Arriale Trio into the spotlights at prestigious concert halls and jazz venues. Top picks: “Arise,” and the lively bossa-flavored “Esperanza.”

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