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by Andrea Rotili
by Wilbert Sostre
The trio on Michel Reis' Point Of No Return is a testament to the international character of jazz music, especially in the 21th century. A pianist/composer from Luxemburg, Reis studied jazz performance and composition at Berklee College of Music. Adam Cruz is a Latin American drummer, born in New York, whose experience includes playing with Chick Corea and Danilo Perez. Bassist Tal Gamlieli is another amazing musician coming from Israel. The common ground here is the international language of jazz. ...read more
by Dan McClenaghan
With Point of No Return, pianist Michel Reis--born in Luxembourg and now New York-based after formal education at Berklee School of Music and the New England Conservatory--has recorded an album of atmospheric, often somber, and consistently beautiful music. The twenty-something musician avoids the trap into which so many budding artists fall: that of mixing styles and concepts on a single set, trying to show off everything they can do.The finely focused, mostly piano trio effort is augmented on ...read more