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November by Jack Reilly

This album was taped in a live performance at New York City's Jazz Forum on April 30, 1981.

Except for track one's "With A Song In My Heart" these are original compositions by Jack Reilly from the late 60's to the 70's.

Reilly is a true virtuoso of the piano with remarkable facility and ideation. One might hear a flicker of Bud Powell or a whisper of Bill Evans (done with reverential regard) but clearly Jack Reilly has a unique style along with rhythmic flexibility and the ability to swing...He, however, paints with his own brush.... And is definitely the sine qua non on this recording.

"With A Song In My Heart" There was no thin gruel here, only fat chords and a jaunty message filled solo from Reilly. On the 8 bar exchanges with the drummer, Mr. Reilly was merciless.

Bud Powell was talked about a bit on "Minor Your Own Amos" as the pianist unleashed a torrent of impressionistic bop lines. The drums and bass were clearly inspired on this tune.

"Lento For Carol" has a thought provoking melody and a haunting quality that conjures up the bittersweet pall of love (on occasion)

This is a trio that epitomizes the true meaning of sophistication and professionalism in the jazz world today, and tomorrow and the next day.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Jack Reilly
  • CD Title: November
  • Genre: BeBop / Hard Bop
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Progressive Records
  • Tracks: With A Song In My Heart, January, Minor Your Own Amos, November, Lento For Carol, Kyrie
  • Musicians: Jack Reilly (p), Jack Six (b), Ronnie Bedford (d, perc.)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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