GREG REITAN TRIO | live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Monday, October 23rd 2017 | 7:30pm. & 9:30pm
GREG REITAN TRIO
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Monday, October 23rd 2017
Sets 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Greg Reitan, piano
Jack Daro, bass
Dean Koba, drums
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Latest album | Post No Bills
"The gorgeous piano trio heard here has been together since they formed in 1996 at the University of Southern California's music school. Even in a world of younger jazz pianists that includes the great Brad Mehldau, Reitan would clearly now be a standout. And his trio with bassist Jack Daro and drummer Dean Koba is unusually fine, especially when you consider the truly exalted taste with which the whole disc was programmed...Reitan is a pianist who can, when necessary, gobble up the keyboard at racehorse tempo, but he is, at heart, a lyric player writing tender waltzes like "Spring" and playing some of the most heart-rending music in the jazz pianist's repertoire ("I Loves You Porgy") as well as some that is among the artfully adaptable uptempo "standards" in any band book ("Stella By Starlight.") A delicious jazz piano trio."
- Jeff Simon -The Buffalo News, NY
"Defining Reitan's piano style isn't easy because he's not easily boxed in. That said, he's most at home with light-touch, fleet-fingered runs on the uptempo numbers (Keith Jarrett's "The Mourning of a Star, " Chick Corea's "Windows") and broad, elegiac statements on the ballads (Horace Silver's "Lonely Woman, " Reitan's own "Solitude")...The Reitan-penned title track, intro'd by the pianist alone, graceful and sure, is transformed midway through into a frolicsome and gregarious chase scene. Greg Reitan, it would certainly appear by now, is firmly committed both to honoring the piano trio tradition and ensuring that it doesn't get stuck in a rut."
- Jeff Tamarkin - JazzTimes Magazine
"Los Angeles-based pianist/composer Greg Reitan's Some Other Time (Sunnyside Records) vied for the honors of "Debut of the Year" in 2009. Using his same trio—with bassist Jack Daro and drummer Dean Koba—Reitan followed up that auspicious start with two more outstanding sets, Antibes (2010) and Daybreak (2011), both for the Sunnyside label. With this same trio—they have been together since 1996—he has honed an elegant and polished sound...the light touch, subtle dynamics, translucent harmonic beauty. Post No Bills builds on that approach, with a bit more of an edge this time around..."
- Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz
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