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NEWS: OBITUARY

Jack Reilly, RIP

Jack Reilly, RIP

News has arrived that the pianist Jack Reilly died of a massive stroke on Friday at his home in New Jersey. Mr. Reilly, 86, was an accomplished classical and jazz pianist who returned to his native New York in 1954 following Navy service and pursued graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. His early experience ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kevin Hays: Creative Flow

Read "Kevin Hays: Creative Flow" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

If you aren't familiar with pianist Kevin Hays, you should be. He's recorded and toured with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. And those who call him can't seem to get enough of him. His recent projects as a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jack Reilly - "Live at Maybeck Recital Hall"

Jack Reilly - "Live at Maybeck Recital Hall"

OVERVIEW: When you read the biographies of jazz artists, many relate a common story; musical studies that began with a foundation built on classical training before giving way to jazz. And while a classical influence can still be heard in a number of contemporary musicians, see Brad Mehldau, few actually perform both classical and jazz, and even ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent Listening: Jack Reilly at Maybeck

Recent Listening: Jack Reilly at Maybeck

Jack Reilly, Live At Maybeck Recital Hall (Unichrom). Maybeck is a small hall in Berkeley, California, loved by pianists and listeners for the perfection of its acoustics. Carl Jefferson of Concord Records was so taken with the sound of the room that he initiated a series of 42 solo piano recordings there. It began with Joanne Brackeen ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Innocence: The Music of Jack Reilly Duo Concert on November 17th

Innocence: The Music of Jack Reilly Duo Concert on November 17th

Jack Reilly, composer/pianist, with assisting artist Ashton Fletcher (bassist), will play at the WEINBERG Ceremonial LOBBY of the SIDNEY KIMMELL CANCER CENTER, (Johns Hopkins Hospital), 901 S. Bond Street, downtown Baltimore, MD. on Tuesday, November 17th at noon. The program includes excerpts from Jack's GREEN SPRING SUITE and The SILENCE of the HEART plus his four movement ...

Jack Reilly Trio: Live at Dean Clough

Read "Jack Reilly Trio: Live at Dean Clough" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Jack Reilly Trio
Live At Dean Clough
Dean Clough
Unichrom
2007



After composing, performing and recording a work motivated by and patterned after a struggle with a life- threatening illness (Innocence: Green Spring Suite, Unichrom, 2007), Jack Reilly might be expected to lighten up on his ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Pianist Jack Reilly Interviewed at AAJ

Pianist Jack Reilly Interviewed at AAJ

After nearly three-quarters of a century, Jack Reilly's career is hardly in need of queries from one more interviewers--questions about his past associations, his musical history or his previous recordings and accomplishments. These have been fairly well documented. The accomplished and well-traveled pianist/composer, though undeniably obscure to the general public, has made an indelible mark in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jack Reilly: Making the Most of the Gift of Life

Read "Jack Reilly: Making the Most of the Gift of Life" reviewed by Ralph A. Miriello

After nearly three-quarters of a century, Jack Reilly's career is hardly in need of queries from one more interviewer--questions about his past associations, his musical history or his previous recordings and accomplishments. These have been fairly well documented. The accomplished and well-traveled pianist/composer, though undeniably obscure to the general public, has made an indelible mark in ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jack Reilly Trio: Innocence - Green Spring Suite

Read "Jack Reilly Trio: Innocence - Green Spring Suite" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Jack Reilly Trio
Innocence: Green Spring Suite
Unichrom
2007

“A man's reach must exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Pianist/composer Jack Reilly is a creative spirit whose temperament matches that of an indomitably positive, life-affirming major poet such as Robert Browning. Seeing obstacles as challenges, set-backs as opportunities, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jack Reilly: Pure Passion: Solo Piano Improvisations

Read "Pure Passion: Solo Piano Improvisations" reviewed by John Kelman

With the surprising wealth of exceptional music out there, discovering any new artist is always a treat. But when one comes across a performer as impressive as Jack Reilly--a pianist who, while performing for over 45 years, has mysteriously remained outside the watchful eye of the greater jazz fan base--that joy of discovery is equally coloured ...