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Lynne Arriale Trio: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Pianist Lynne Arriale has come a long way since completing master studies in classical piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and making the shift to jazz about eight years ago. On her sixth album, a dramatic eight-tune set recorded live with drummer Steve Davis and bassist Jay Anderson in Miles Davis Hall at Switzerland’s 1999 Montreux Jazz Festival, she reaches another dazzling peak.

Opening with a knockout, snappy rendition of “Alone Together,” Arriale demonstrates the creativity, spontaneity and melodic expertise that have won her wider notice since her 1993 release, The Eyes Have It (DMP). Davis has been with her since the start and his versatility is central to this flexible trio which here features confident, responsive newcomer Anderson.

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