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4.0 out of 5 stars Masters Indeed, 5 Feb 2010
This review is from: Geoff Eales Trio - Master of the Game (Audio CD)
This is the only recording i have listened to of this trio and what a treat it is.Jazz in a modern style, intricate but accesible. The first track, about the Welsh creator of the modern eisteddfod, " Iolos Dance", is conducted in 7/4 time and truly does dance along with a tune both memorable and interesting. Other tracks are more reflective but never ponderous apart perhaps from the bowed opening of track 2. In Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald critic John Shand gave a glowing appraisal of this CD. The Geoff Eales Trio have announced themselves as serious contenders to replace the sadly lamented Esbjorn Svensson trio. The Penultimate track is dedicated to the late svennson. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What the critics have said, 12 Aug 2009
This review is from: Geoff Eales Trio - Master of the Game (Audio CD)
"The ballads are sumptuously couched in lustrous chords and seductive melodic turns, built around the intertwined voicings of piano and bass. And the faster pieces exhibit a surging freshness... sounds here like a master of an old game who is hunting for a new one". Guardian (John Fordham)

"There are shades of Esbjorn Svensson and Brad Mehldau in the approach to some of these tracks, while others nod to Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett, but Eales is firmly his own man and what emerges over the course of the album is a highly original player who tends to make his point quietly but forcefull". Yorkshire Post

"A highly distinctive album in an overcrowded field. It deserves to propel Eales into the piano premier league". The Jazz Mann *****

"...the overriding sense on Master of the Game is of a famously `eclectic' pianist who's become a master of his influences and begun to speak in a voice that is distinctively and unmistakably his own". Jazzwise - 4 Stars ****

"...this is very much Eales's album, his compositions ranging easily between an affecting threnody ('Lachrymosa') dedicated to Esbjorrn Svensson to anthemic themes in which Laurence complements his power and lucidity perfectly, his playing by turns rumbustious, delicate, playful and grave, as demanded by the various moods of his pieces. Recommended". Vortex Jazz Review
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful, 27 Mar 2009
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Was lucky enough to catch Geoff Eales at his album launch at Pizza Express, Soho, a few weeks ago. Picked up this album and have been listening to it non-stop since. It is the third album I own off the Edition jazz label and I have been consistently impressed with their output. Would highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding CD, 3 April 2009
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Got this earlier in the week and must say it's a fantastic Cd - from first to last it keeps hitting you with catching riffs and what playing! Laurence and France are the perfect partners for Geoff Eales superb playing well worth getting this cd
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4.0 out of 5 stars His best yet, 25 Mar 2009
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This is by far the best album by Geoff Eales yet. His new trio with Chris Laurence and Martin France is amazing. Recommended!
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