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Lynne Arriale Covers the Beatles on Next CD

The Lynne Arriale Trio, fronted by jazz pianist Arriale (pictured), is set to release its ninth album, Come Together, on August 17 in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The trio, which also features Jay Anderson on bass and Steve Davis on drums, will head out on a nine to 11 week tour after the release, which will include a featured performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Come Together is Arriale’s second release for the independent label Motéma. Arise, her Motéma debut, hit number 17 on Billboard‘s jazz chart and number one on the national JazzWeek Radio Chart. Come Together features six original compositions, making this release Arriale’s most personal album to date. Arriale elected to include more original compositions on this release after the title track from Arise, also her own composition, became one of the most requested instrumental tracks on jazz radio in 2003.

“[The popularity of “Arise”] inspired me to write even more originals for this new CD,” Arriale said in a press release.

Come Together‘s title track is indeed the Beatles hit from 1969, treated by Arriale as an instrumental. The album also includes a new arrangement of the traditional Scottish folk song “Red is the Rose” and the New Orleans anthem “Iko Iko.”

Arriale will be featured on PBS’s Profiles of a Performing Artist in September and in an hour-long PBS special featuring concert and studio footage from Come Together. Motéma has plans to eventually distribute a 90-minute director’s cut of the special on DVD.

Arriale has also been confirmed as a featured performer for the Kennedy Center’s “Jazz Piano Christmas,” a concert to be broadcast on NPR, in addition to major club and performing arts centers around the country. This will be Arriale’s second year as a featured performer on the show.

Arriale gained international attention in 1993 when she won the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and was immediately signed to DMP Records. She has released eight increasingly acclaimed albums since, and has toured constantly to build a large, international fan base.

Arriale feels that Come Together is a celebration of the love she feels for her trio and the love they all feel for music.

“Music is an international language that transcends boundaries and cultures,” Arriale said in a press release. “I want to find music that reaches people everywhere.”

A track list for Come Together follows. For more information on Arriale and continuing updates on her upcoming tour, visit

Come Together

Come Together (Lennon-McCartney) – 6:14

Home (Arriale) – 6:03

Braziliana (Arriale) – 4:42

Red Is the Rose (Traditional) – 5:32

Sunburst (Arriale) – 6:11

Flamenco (Arriale) – 5:14

Iko, Iko (Traditional) – 5:11

Sea and Sand (Arriale) – 8:00

Twilight (Arriale) – 6:27

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