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Soho Solo

Label: Zoning Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Integrity; Costarican Dawn; Blue Grits; Tar; Eclipse Orange; Breakthru; Soho Blues; The Brook and the Bird; Walking Zig; Mirrors; Sunshades; High Beam; Blue Heron Serenade; The Chanson; Punch; Where the Gardinia Grows; Cool Digs; Blink; Waltzing the Splendor; I've Got the World on a String.

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Claire Ritter: Soho Solo

Read "Soho Solo" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Almost any jazz pianist you can think of has taken a shot at the solo recording. Keith Jarrett explores uncharted territory with his wholly improvised approach. Denny Zeitlin and Fred Hersch examine the Standards and some of their own outstanding compositions. Brad Mehldau brings more modern musical mix with his own distinctive tunes stirred up with ...

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The Streams Of Pearls Project

Label: Zoning Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Beauty of its Stillness, Overflowed Me Like a Tide; Bolero On The Charles; Swiftly Winding; Blue Ridge in Watercolor; Stream of Pearls; Across the Gorge; The Brook, The Bird, & I; Catfish Shuffle; Valse of the Ponds; Fortuity; Under the Moonrise; Skydune Mambo; Ballade of the Flight; Wild Ponies Run Free; Sailing Pamlico; Mustang Calypso; Along the Banks; Island Jingle, Dancing With My Heart.

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Claire Ritter: The Stream of Pearls Project

Read "The Stream of Pearls Project" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Disco decisamente piano-centrico questo The Stream of Pearls Project di Claire Ritter. Perché nonostante in buona parte dei diciotto brani compaiano a turno violoncello, fisarmonica, percussioni, vibrafono e banjo il protagonista assoluto resta il pianoforte. In barba alle più elementari norme sull'interplay in questa incisione il resto degli strumenti funge da sparring partner, da fondale più ...

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Claire Ritter: The Streams Of Pearls Project

Read "The Streams Of Pearls Project" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Claire Ritter's tenth album, The Stream Of Pearls Project, is inspired by water. More accurately, it's inspired by waters: rivers, lakes, brooks, ponds, cascades and their attendant beaches and shorelines. Ritter began the work in 2006 and over the next four years her travels took her to many different places across North America. The result is ...

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Waltzing The Splendor

Label: Zoning Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Punch; Over the Rainbow; Integrity; Echo Meadow; Valsa; Four Jazz Serenades for Georgia O'Keefe, Opus 23: No.1--OrangeRedYellowGold; No.2--Painter's Serenade; No.3--Strings in the Desert; No. 4--Waltzing the Splendor; Telepathy; Hot Pepper; Suppose; Funky Feet; Punch; In Between; Waltzing the Splendor; Hot Pepper.

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Claire Ritter: Waltzing The Splendor

Read "Waltzing The Splendor" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist/composer Claire Ritter's expansive artistic vision comes into sharp focus on her ninth CD release, Waltzing the Splendor. It's music that won't slip into a neat category, though “classical jazz"--if you must apply a label--might be as good a fit as you'll find for her highly melodic approach. And that sharp focus is laid ...

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Greener Than Blue

Label: Zoning Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Soho Rag, Up to You, Imagine That, Into Turquoise, Funky Feet, Claire's Blue, Hymn of Greener Than Blue, Up to You 2, Soho Rag 2. Pous 21: World Poems for Peace--While Leaves Are Changing, Bright Rain, Tender are the Echoes, Samba Silhouettes, Hymn of Greener Than Blue, Ghost Danza, September Reverie, Rising Star

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Claire Ritter: Greener Than Blue

Read "Greener Than Blue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Dichotomy prevails on pianist Claire Ritter's Greener Than Blue --rhythmic blues motifs versus peaceful impressionism; rags vs. tone poems; alternating west and east atmospherics; the rent party vying with the parlor. And still it holds together, thanks to the music's spare beauty and Ritter's always interesting melodic vision.Ritter delivers here on solo piano and ...

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Claire Ritter: Castles In The Air & River Of Joy

Read "Castles In The Air & River Of Joy" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Charlotte, NC-based composer/pianist Claire Ritter has earned numerous awards from various organizations while also teaching at the “New England Conservatory of Music” and garnering kudos for her works, which have been recorded by some of jazz’ best and brightest. On Castles in the Air, Ms. Ritter spins a symmetrical web consisting of slightly disparate motifs that ...


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