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Greg Reitan: West 60th (Sunnyside)

Forty-nine-year-old Los Angeles-based pianist Greg Reitan possesses blazing chops, which are put to excellent purpose on his fifth CD. Titled for inspiration received after his trio performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle (closest entrance on West 60th Street), the release builds upon Reitan’s previous CDs (Daybreak, Post No Bills, Some Other Time, … Read More “Greg Reitan: West 60th (Sunnyside)”

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Greg Reitan: Post No Bills

Perhaps it’s because he didn’t record his first album until age 35 that pianist Greg Reitan’s music has projected a mature, fully formed sensibility since that debut in 2009. And perhaps it’s because he’s used the same trio on each, with Jack Daro on bass and Dean Koba playing drums, that Reitan’s four Sunnyside releases … Read More “Greg Reitan: Post No Bills”

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Greg Reitan: Daybreak

Pianist Greg Reitan’s Daybreak seems custom-built for a late-September meander through Central Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Which is to say the record is pensive and beautiful and infused with delicate motion that conveys a sense of contentment tinged with nostalgic melancholy. Whether he’s leading his trio through original compositions (the bouncy “Five Four” … Read More “Greg Reitan: Daybreak”

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