The sixth album by pianist Lynne Arriale, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Steve Davis demonstrates the exemplary cohesion and compatibility, that they have been honed and refined ever since the three first came together in 1993.
The programme for this concert, recorded in Germany in 2005, vividly reflects Lynne Arriale's predilection for seeking material from the widest possible variety of sources. Her own compositions reflect her love of Brazilian music and flamenco from Spain. She has a genuine flair for seeing jazz potential in compositions which would not appear to suggest themselves as jazz vehicles - in this case, Lennon & McCartney's "Come Together" and the traditional New Orleans classic, "Iko Iko". On the other hand, Arriale is equally adept at creating refreshingly new treatments of oft-recorded standards and jazz originals - "Seven Steps to Heaven" and "Bemsha Swing" being just two examples on this live recording.
Lynne Arriale (piano), Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums)
(4 stars) What sets Arriale apart is her sure tone and the soulfulness of her playing. -- The Times, (John Bungey), October 14, 2006