Thursday, August 6, 2009
That's all. Just Lynne Arriale. Well, not quite all. Lynne was born in Milwaukee just three days after I was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She learned to play the piano. I learned to read classical Greek. I got fifteen eMusic downloads today, in return for seeing my eMusic subscription cut into little shreds. But Arriale's album, Inspiration, is no loss. It's inspiring. The trio is superb. Jay Anderson on bass, and Steve Davis on drums. You can hear everything. Here is a sample. Monk's Bemsha Swing never gets old. This treatment is rough, with a lot of unexplored avenues opened up.