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by Michael McNeill Trio

Original, acoustic, piano-trio music for improvisers; explorations of structure in interactive conversation.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prelude: Placid / Ruffled
Michael McNeill
5:14 $0.99
2. Za
Michael McNeill
7:02 $1.49
3. Skies
Michael McNeill
5:54 $0.99
4. No Dice
Michael McNeill
4:35 $0.99
5. Picture Window
Michael McNeill
6:28 $0.99
6. Land
Michael McNeill
3:08 $0.99
7. Cloudburst
Michael McNeill
4:09 $0.99
8. Placid / Ruffled
Michael McNeill
9:51 $0.99
9. Follow Our Sun
Michael McNeill
9:42 $1.49
10. In That Number
Michael McNeill
6:19 $1.49
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Album Notes
Michael McNeill, piano
Ken Filiano, bass
Phil Haynes, drums

Compositions by Michael McNeill

Recorded by Jon Rosenberg, January 18, 2014
Natalie Davis-Rooke Recital Hall
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Mixed and mastered by Jon Rosenberg
Produced by Phil Haynes
Executive producer: Michael McNeill

“Za” is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Beverly McNeill.
“Placid, Ruffled” was inspired by Pierre Boulez and Ben Thomas.
“Picture Window” is dedicated to my parents.

Special thanks to Kelly Knox,
whose spontaneous choreography
'gave wing' to our live performance.

Special thanks to Paul and Beverly Smoker
for continuing guidance and inspiration.

Critics’ reactions to the trio's first release, "Passageways" (2011)

“I often despair of my inability to sort out the vast wave of piano trios that come my way, but sometimes I'm caught by surprise -- just rarely by someone I've never heard of before… [W]hen the pianist takes over he darts in and out, never settling for something ordinary… A-” — Tom Hull

“With the release of his debut CD, ‘Passageways,’ McNeill is making a name for himself as a formidable band leader.” — Ron Netsky, City Newspaper

“With Passageways McNeill has burst on the modern music scene as an exciting and ingenious composer and improviser. His more seasoned associates, far from overshadowing him, enhance his singular vision. Hopefully this gem of a disc will serve as an introduction to a luminous career.” — Hrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz.com

“Michael McNeill's debut as a leader introduces a fresh perspective to the popular piano trio format… McNeill is an exceptional composer and player, with a debut that sets a high standard for those yet to come.” — Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz.com

“[McNeill’s] extended solo during album- opener ‘Hold On’ offers a master- class in musical storytelling, and his improvised prelude to ‘Metropolis’ is both playful and haunting. This is abundantly exciting modern jazz.”
— Jeff Miers, Buffalo News

Cover Art: "Beloved Wilderness" © 2010, Emily Otto, www.emilyottostudios.com
Design/layout: Julie Zack, www.juliezack.net

Produced by Phil Haynes
Executive Producer: Michael McNeill
© & Ⓟ 2015 Michael McNeill, www.MichaelGrayMcNeill.com



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