Paul Simon and Bob Dylan covers feature on latest Lynne Arriale

Pianist, bandleader and composer Lynne Arriale has new album Chimes of Freedom out on 6 March. Listen to 'American Tune' from the Challenge Records release currently streaming. A pianist's pianist steeped in classic bop and swing derived jazz piano …

Published: 26 Feb 2020. Updated: 2 years.

Pianist, bandleader and composer Lynne Arriale has new album Chimes of Freedom out on 6 March. Listen to 'American Tune' from the Challenge Records release currently streaming.

A pianist's pianist steeped in classic bop and swing derived jazz piano traditions, Dutch bassist/co-producer Jasper Somsen, drummer, E.J. Strickland, and guest vocalist, K.J. Denhert join Arriale on the record.

The album features seven Arriale originals among the material with K.J. Denhert singing title track Bob Dylan’s 'Chimes of Freedom' and Paul Simon’s 'American Tune'.

E.J. Strickland, Lynne Arriale and Jasper Somsen, top.

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Robert Mitchell solo live piano album set for the spring

Recorded live at the Jazz Café in London in July 2018 The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care is new from pianist-composer Robert Mitchell via Depth of Field on 24 April, a landmark solo album first listens strongly suggest, it is dedicated to Cecil …

Published: 26 Feb 2020. Updated: 2 years.

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Recorded live at the Jazz Café in London in July 2018 The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care is new from pianist-composer Robert Mitchell via Depth of Field on 24 April, a landmark solo album first listens strongly suggest, it is dedicated to Cecil Taylor.

Mitchell in the liner notes writes: ''I have long admired this approach to pianistic expression. And so I had wanted to do a recording like this – and the opportunity felt right when I was asked to perform as a part of this concert (before the Grammy winner Vijay Iyer and his band). The further I have spent in reverence of a number of piano icons in Jazz and Improvised music – the more I consider this to be a rite of passage.''

Mitchell also this spring publishes new poetry collection ''City Of Sanctuary''. He plays the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on 26 April.

Photo of Robert Mitchell: Przemek Nowak.

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