CD Convergence [Lynne Arriale] [798747709927] (CD 15816967),
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Convergence [Lynne Arriale] [798747709927]


  • 1. Elements
    2. Here and Now
    3. Here Comes the Sun
    4. Sister Moon
    5. Call Me
    6. Dance of the Rain
    7. For Peace
    8. Paint It Black
    9. Something I Can Never Have
    10. Convergence
    11. Simple Things, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 02070992

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Lynne Arriale has made her mark with a number of CDs of her own during her career. This predominantly trio date with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Anthony Pinciotti, adding tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry on several songs, mixes originals and covers of pop songs. Arriale's songwriting skills match her chops at the piano. The driving post-bop vehicle "Elements" provides a solid opener for Arriale's trio, with the pianist's unpredictable blues constantly shifting. Her rambunctious Irish jig "Convergence" features McHenry's powerful tenor and Arriale's furious solo. "The Simple Things" is a low-key, lyrical ballad played by the trio. The infectious "Here and Now" draws from multiple musical influences from around the world, showcasing McHenry's wailing tenor. The Middle Eastern-flavored "Dance of the Rain" includes an unidentified oud player, with Pinciotti presumably being playing the hand percussion. Arriale also shines with her fresh interpretations of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun," Sting's "Sister Moon," and the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." Only Nine Inch Nails' "Something I Can Never Have" never manages to gain traction. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.53) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Arriale's 'The Simple Things,' ends the album with a hush, its triadic voicings and folk-like theme making the case that playing minimally but listening to what's going on around you is often the key to artistry."
    JazzTimes (p.46) - "Of the originals, the highlight is 'Dance of the Rain,' a beautiful, flamenco-inflected tune....The steady architecture Arriale brings to her playing generates memorable jazz..."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he includes a dreamy deconstruction of the Stones' 'Paint It Black'..."
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  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: In & Out IORCD 770992
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • Released: 4/29/2011
  • UPC: 798747709927
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