JazzTimes - 6/03, p.112
"...Her music is instantly engaging and accessible; it draws you in and catches you in its gentle, sharp hooks..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 5/03, p.1034 stars out of 5
- "...Arriale always explores new musical ground and finds the right balance between flawless technique and soulful expression....Magnificent..."
Lynne Arriale Trio: Lynne Arriale (piano); Jay Anderson (bass); Steve Davis (drums).
Producers: Lynne Arriale, Richie Beirach, Steve Davis, Suzi Reynolds.
Recorded in August 2002.
Personnel: Lynne Arriale (piano); Steve Davis (drums).
Audio Mixers: Suzi Reynolds; Bill Winn.
Liner Note Authors: Jana Herzen; Lynne Arriale.
Recording information: Steve Davis Studios (08/2002).
Photographer: Jean-Marc Lubrano.
Pianist Lynne Arriale continues to grow as a pianist and as an individualist with each recording. Arise is her strongest set to date. Her well-rounded program is highlighted by the blues "American Woman," the sensitive ballad "Arise," and a Latin romp during "Esperanza," but each of the nine selections (which include four of her originals) is rewarding. On the slower material, Arriale sometimes sounds a little like Keith Jarrett, but she has her own voice on the blues and the more intense pieces. Her close interplay with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Steve Davis results in the three musicians often thinking as one. This is an excellent effort, making one look forward to Lynne Arriale's continuing musical growth. ~ Scott Yanow