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Lynne Arriale Trio: Live At the Montreux Jazz Festival

Read "Live At the Montreux Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Acid Impressionism. Classically trained pianist Lynne Arriale follows up Melody (TCB 99552) with an equally fine live recording, her first. Live At the Montreux Jazz Festival shimmers with wall-to-wall orchestral playing. The music here is full-bodied with a plush base provided by Arriale's smart pedal work. “Alone Together" swirls, while the two Monk tunes become her ...

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STB Big Band: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Read "Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even playing “offstage” (in other words, in an out–of–the–way venue), as the announcer says in introducing the ensemble, performing at the 30th Montreux Jazz Festival must have been one of life’s momentous watermarks for Germany’s youthful STB Big Band, and they certainly give the concert everything they have. Like most bands I’ve heard from that country, ...