by John Kelman
When pianist G.F. Mlely returned to the music scene in 2000, one might easily have wondered if, after a hiatus of nearly twenty years, he still had it. After all, he had quite a successful touring and recording career and a recording, Trio , that was among the top ten jazz albums being played on US radio when personal circumstances caused him to bow out. How would he sound twenty years later? Asserting in no small way that he was ...read more
by Michael P. Gladstone
It's difficult enough keeping up with the many new jazz piano trio offerings. So, when you come across G.F. Mlely, who has a recording history going back to 1979, it's a bit puzzling that someone so prolific has been so unknown. As a jazz composer and pianist, avant-garde choral composer, author of essays on jazz writing and both student and instructor of jazz composition and theory, this resident of Honolulu, Hawaii has a busy agenda.
The bulk of ...read more