Lynne Arriale released her 14th CD as a leader June 15, 2018 with her debut on Challenge Records. “Give Us These Days,” was recorded in the Netherlands and features renowned Dutch musicians, bassist Jasper Somsen and drummer, Jasper van Hulten, with a cameo performance from special guest vocalist, Kate McGarry.
“Give Us These Days,” is ambitious both in its conception and its unbridled sense of wonder. The six originals and three arrangements on this CD lead, ever so gently, to the chambers of the heart, there to reflect upon the precious and ephemeral nature of existence. What emerges is the theme of this record, brilliantly illuminated by the title track.
Arriale’s playing throughout this record is powerful; informed by rigorous classical training, prodigious technique, and seemingly boundless creativity. Her music exhibits a purity, unfettered by ego, and is lifted by a palpable sense of spiritual equanimity.
The media about “Give Us These Days”:
As with every move in her celebrated career, Lynne Arriale remains both readily identifiable in her different pursuits and impossible to pin down in specific character. Whether given to introspection or taken by extroversion, she remains a force of nature. – All About Jazz
There’s an overarching feel of freedom and joy that surpasses all that came before. Majestic themes typically build intensity over the tracks while allowing Lynne’s bandmates plenty of room to shine…This album sits atop a discography that continually evolves, from an artist who manages to combine the ethereal and ferocious. And one who never lets us forget the melody. – Jazz Police
Jazz that sounds so elegant and powerful, from such a sound and such energy, you just want more and you will not be disappointed over the entire length of the album.. On her 14th album, Lynne Arriale demonstrates how to use this gift to repeatedly convince and surprise her audience. The result is brilliant, and I urge you to listen to it for yourself. – Bayerische Rundfunk, Germany
…the improvised melody flows in a rush through Arriale’s fingers, as if the power of the combined forces of the trio were unable to contain the music. – Jazz History Online
August 11: Festival Rencontres Musicales, Champèry (CH)
September 24 – 31: Marian’s Jazz Club, Bern (CH)
October 1: TheMu e.V., Reutlingen (DE)
May 17 – 18: Bird’s Eye, Basel (CH)
May 24: Jazzkeller, Esslingen (DE)
AVAILABLE: MAY 7- 25 & FALL 2019
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(c) 2017 photo Carlos Villarroel – New Arts International