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Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.
Lynne Arriale will be releasing her 14th CD as a leader May 15, 2018 with her debut on Challenge Records. “Give Us These Days,” is ambitious both in its conception and its unbridled sense of wonder. The six originals and three arrangements on this CD lead, ever so gently, to the chambers of the heart, there to reflect upon the precious and ephemeral nature of existence. What emerges is the theme of this record, brilliantly illuminated by the title track.
Arriale’s playing throughout this record is powerful; informed by rigorous classical training, prodigious technique, and seemingly boundless creativity. Her music exhibits a purity, unfettered by ego, and is lifted by a palpable sense of spiritual equanimity.
“The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), Arriale’s performances and recordings with her trio have been consistently praised as having a “singular voice” as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger.
The world’s great jazz festivals and concert stages have invited Lynne to perform, including five performances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Montreux, Burghausen, Gilmore, Spoleto Arts, Montreal, Monterey, North Sea, Stuttgart, Pori, San Francisco, Ottawa, Zagreb, Perth, Brisbane, Rouen, Cannes MIDEM, Sardinia, Rochester, Wigan, Poznan, Estoril, Palermo, Inverness, Cork and San Javier.
Her 13 CDs as a leader have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts
and were included on numerous “Best Of” lists, including The New Yorker, United Press International, JAZZIZ and JazzTimes.
Lynne Arriale’s brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her among the top jazz pianists of the day.
— New York Times
She belongs among the poets. Truly distinctive, her improvisations weave a seductive combination of lyricism and muscle.
— The London Times