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Lynne Arriale Trio
November 18, 2017| $20.00
THE LYNNE ARRIALE TRIO
Dinner seating begins at 6:45 pm, Show starts at 8 pm
Lynne Arriale, piano
Aidan Carroll, bass
Ross Pederson, drums
The Lynne Arriale Trio, featuring bassist, Aidan Carroll and drummer, Ross Pederson will be making its debut in the fall of 2017.
This new group will create a fresh and exciting exploration of Lynne Arriale’s musical world.
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. — JazzTimes
The poet laureate of her generation — Jazz Police
Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, “She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her.”
At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. “The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances and recordings with her trio have led to comparisons with the great trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, yet she has been consistently praised as having a “singular voice” as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger.
“I really can’t compare her to anyone,” said recent collaborator and multi-Grammy winner Randy Brecker. “Her music transcends the word ‘jazz’ – it is just pure music.”
With a style that is vibrant, lyrical and intimate, with a great joy of musical discovery, the Lynne Arriale Trio provides an exhilarating musical experience that touches hearts and minds. The trio is known for reimagining the classics of The Great American Songbook, modern popular classics by the Beatles, Sting and Blondie, playful deconstructions of the tunes of Thelonious Monk and Lynne’s own highly melodic and compelling compositions. With each note, her touch and her musica
l imagination, she has created a sound and a musical voice that is uniquely her own.
Lynne is thrilled to be collaborating with such extraordinary musicians as Aidan and Ross.
Aidan Carroll is a versatile and thriving bassist living in Brooklyn, NY. Aidan Carroll’s passion, determination, and creativity for music has given him the opportunity to perform with such diverse and esteemed artists as Fred Hersch, Ben Monder, Greg Hutchinson, Aaron Goldberg, Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes, Melody Gardot, Lisa Fischer, Ralph Alessi, Seamus Blake, and toured with the Dan Tepfer Trio, Logan Richardson’s SHIFT, multilingual singer Marta Topferova, Zimbabwean singer Chiwoniso (R.I.P.), Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and Melody Gardot. Carroll regularly works with his New York peers playing in town with groups led by Sullivan Fortner, Chris Dingman, Julian Shore, John Raymond, Richie Barshay and Jason Palmer. Carroll was selected to attend the prestigious Banff Creative Workshop, where he studied with James Genus, Donny McCaslin, Dave Douglas and Rez Abassi. He earned his Masters of Jazz Performance at The City College of New York where he worked with mentor John Patitucci for two years.
Aidan has performed at such international festivals as the Juans Les Pins Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Pontevedra Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, New Orleans Voodoo Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, and many others.
Currently Aidan is performing and touring with Grammy award winning Lisa Fischer. Aidan’s debut album “Original Vision” was released on March 2015 on Truth Revolution Records and Lyte Records.
An explosive, sensitive, dynamic, and compelling voice on the drum set and in the
studio, Ross Pederson has quickly emerged as an in-demand drummer and producer since arriving in New York City in early 2009. Ross has shared the stage with such renowned and diverse musicians/artists as Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Grammy-Award Winner Patti Austin, Chris Potter, Snarky Puppy, Emmy Rossum, Jessie James, David Binney, Lew Soloff, Jean-Michel Pilc, Rufus Reid, Mark Egan, Francois Moutin, Grace Kelly, John Ellis, Gary Versace, Oz Noy, Marc Johnson, Patricia Barber, Lynne Arriale, Johannes Weidenmueller, Jon Hendricks, Madeline Eastman, Nir Felder, Joe Martin, Taylor Eigsti,John Abercrombie, Billy Drewes, Rich Perry, Wycliffe Gordon, Gilad Hekselman, Henry Hey, Pete McCann, Tim Lefevbre, Alison Wedding, Ralph LaLama, among many others. Ross has recorded on dozens of albums ranging from Jazz trio to Indie Rock. He is a current member of Grace Kelly’s band, a frequent member of the Kenny Werner and Fred Hersch Trios, and the Jean-Michel Pilc New Trio +1. In addition to his jazz roots Ross stays in touch with his rock and pop roots, playing in the band of up-andcoming pop/rock singer Jackson Harris, as well as producing jazz and indie-electronic artists.
Lynne Arriale has toured the world with her trio throughout Brazil, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, France, Belgium,The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.S.
In addition to her trio work, Lynne has toured with jazz piano icons, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant. She has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid and Marian McPartland.
The world’s great jazz festivals and concert stages have invited Lynne to perform, including five performances at the Kennedy Center and additional performances at 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.
Lynne was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Her 13 CDs as a leader have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts; Inspiration and Arise reached #1 and Come Together #3, Nuance #4 and were included on numerous “Best Of” lists, including The New Yorker and United Press International. Her tenth trio recording, LIVE (CD/DVD) was named one of UPI’s Best Jazz CDs and among The New Yorker Magazine’s Best CDs of the year. Solo was named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine, and Convergence was named one of the top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes. Arriale was #13 and #17 in the piano category for the 2015 and 2016 Downbeat Reader’s Poll.
A devoted educator, Lynne Arriale has conducted educational clinics and masterclasses throughout the world and is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at The University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
What the critics are saying:
A singular voice as a pianist and leader … a powerhouse. — Downbeat
Lynne Arriale is putting the heart back into jazz.
— The Sunday Times, London
A great organic pianist and composer whose beautiful and muscular playing ranks with Mehldau and Bill Evans. — L.A. Weekly
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
This sound comes straight from the spirit. She holds the audience spellbound. — Jazz Improv
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
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.
— All About Jazz
Lynne Arriale creates difficulties for reviewers: how to find fresh superlatives for a pianist who maintains such extraordinarily high standards? There is a handful of jazz pianists that I would gladly listen to all night long. Those master craftsmen Ahmad Jamal and John Bunch immediately come to mind. Arriale makes three.
— The Sunday Times, London
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 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. And to top it off, she writes beautiful melodies that are memorable and singable, yet with mindboggling harmonic richness. — Jazz Improv Magazine