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Lynne Arriale Trio: Live

Lynne Arriale

I did not “get” Lynne Arriale until I saw her live, in the optimum setting of Duc des Lombards in Paris. She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways.

Another reason Arriale is best in person is that her trio provides a visual as well as a sonic experience. Arriale is gorgeous in Technicolor, with flaming red curls and startling blue eyes, and she presides over the piano with the grace of a princess. Her drummer, Steve Davis, pirouettes around the drum kit like a ballet danseur.

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