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Being Human

Lynne Arriale Trio

Being Human

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Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917357226
Catnr: CR 73572
Release date: 01 March 2024
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CR 73572
Release date
01 March 2024

"... This is a musical message of optimism, positive thinking and the healing power of music..."

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 02-4-2024
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Being Human, pianist-composer Lynne Arriale’s 17th album as a leader, is her fourth for Challenge Records International. Joining Lynne are bassist Alon Near and drummer Lukasz Zyta in a suite of original compositions that explores life-affirming facets of humankind. Being Human is dedicated to the things that define our better nature, and to those individuals, whether celebrated or unsung, who personify them.

In recent years, Lynne’s compositions and albums have reflected current social issues. Chimes of Freedom (2020) highlights the worldwide immigration crisis and the experiences of refugees who risk everything to find a better life for themselves and their families. The Lights Are Always On (2022) examines the life-changing events wrought by COVID-19. Some compositions are named in honor of heroes, including those who served as caregivers on the front lines of the pandemic and those who defended American democracy

In Being Human, Lynne’s compositions celebrate the ways our lives are enriched by passion, courage, love, persistence, heart, soul, curiosity, faith, and joy. Responding to the negative effects of polarization in society and culture, Lynne created this album as an affirmation of love, hope, and unity. It is a musical inspiration to fully appreciate the incredible potential in each of us, and to live our lives individually and collectively as the best expression of what it means to be human.

“I wrote this suite in response to the division and turmoil in our world. The music focuses on qualities we all share; that define our humanity. I hope this album will be uplifting and convey a sense of unity and optimism. The dedications reflect my admiration for those who I feel personify the traits that inspired the music.” Lynne Arriale
Being Human, das 17. Album der Pianistin und Komponistin Lynne Arriale, ist ihr viertes für Challenge Records International. Neben Lynne spielen der Bassist Alon Near und der Schlagzeuger Lukasz Zyta eine Reihe von Originalkompositionen, die die lebensbejahenden Facetten der Menschheit erforschen. Being Human ist den Dingen gewidmet, die unsere bessere Natur ausmachen, und den gefeierten oder unbesungenen Persönlichkeiten, die sie verkörpern.

In den letzten Jahren haben Lynnes Kompositionen und Alben aktuelle gesellschaftliche Themen reflektiert. Chimes of Freedom (2020) beleuchtet die weltweite Einwanderungskrise und die Erfahrungen von Flüchtlingen, die alles riskieren, um ein besseres Leben für sich und ihre Familien zu finden. The Lights Are Always On (2022) befasst sich mit den lebensverändernden Ereignissen, die durch COVID-19 ausgelöst wurden. Einige Kompositionen sind zu Ehren von Helden benannt, darunter solche, die als Pfleger an der Front der Pandemie dienten und solche, die die amerikanische Demokratie verteidigten.

In Being Human feiert Lynne mit ihren Kompositionen die Art und Weise, wie unser Leben durch Leidenschaft, Mut, Liebe, Ausdauer, Herz, Seele, Neugier, Glauben und Freude bereichert wird. Als Reaktion auf die negativen Auswirkungen der Polarisierung in Gesellschaft und Kultur schuf Lynne dieses Album als Bejahung von Liebe, Hoffnung und Einheit. Es ist eine musikalische Inspiration, das unglaubliche Potenzial in jedem von uns voll zu schätzen und unser Leben individuell und kollektiv als den besten Ausdruck dessen zu leben, was es bedeutet, ein Mensch zu sein.

"Ich habe diese Suite als Antwort auf die Spaltung und den Aufruhr in unserer Welt geschrieben. Die Musik konzentriert sich auf Qualitäten, die wir alle teilen und die unsere Menschlichkeit ausmachen. Ich hoffe, dass dieses Album aufmunternd wirkt und ein Gefühl der Einheit und des Optimismus vermittelt. Die Widmungen spiegeln meine Bewunderung für diejenigen wider, die meiner Meinung nach die Eigenschaften verkörpern, die die Musik inspiriert haben." Lynne Arriale

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Lynne Arriale (piano)

Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, 'She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.' At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. 'The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances...
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Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, "She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices." At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. "The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances and recordings with her trio led to comparisons with the great trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, yet she has been consistently praised as having a "singular voice" as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger. "I really can’t compare her to anyone," said recent collaborator and multi-Grammy winner Randy Brecker. "Her music transcends the word ‘jazz’ – it is just pure music." Arriale was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and soon launched her touring and recording career. Her 13 CDs as a leader have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts; Inspiration and Arise reached #1 and Come Together #3, Nuance #4 and were included on numerous "Best Of" lists, including The New Yorker and United Press International. Her tenth trio recording, LIVE (CD/DVD) was named one of UPI’s Best Jazz CDs and among The New Yorker Magazine’s Best CDs of the year. Solo was named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine, and Convergence was named one of the top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes. Arriale was #13 and #17 in the piano category for the 2015 and 2016 Downbeat Reader's Poll.
She was selected to substitute for Marian McPartland with the 100 Golden Fingers tour of Japan with iconic jazz pianists Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant. Arriale has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid and Marian McPartland, to name a few. Her international performances on concert and festival stages include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Montreux, Burghausen, Gilmore, Spoleto Arts, Montreal, Monterey, North Sea, Stuttgart, Pori, San Francisco, Ottawa, Zagreb, Perth, Brisbane, Rouen, Cannes MIDEM, Sardinia, Rochester, Wigan, Poznan, Estoril, Palermo, Inverness, Cork and San Javier. Arriale has toured Brazil, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, France, Belgium,The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.S.
Arriale’s live TV and radio appearances and concert performances include Profile of a Recording Artist, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, NPR’s Jazz Piano Christmas, CNN/FN Biz, the BBC, Radio France and German National Television.Press features include Billboard, Downbeat, JazzTimes, JAZZIZ, BBC Magazine, The London Times and cover stories for JazzEd, One Way and M Magazines.
A devoted educator and Yamaha artist, Arriale is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at The University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
“Lynne Arriale’s remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds” (All About Jazz).

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Alon Near (double bass)

Composer(s)

Lynne Arriale (piano)

Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, 'She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.' At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. 'The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances...
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Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, "She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices." At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. "The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances and recordings with her trio led to comparisons with the great trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, yet she has been consistently praised as having a "singular voice" as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger. "I really can’t compare her to anyone," said recent collaborator and multi-Grammy winner Randy Brecker. "Her music transcends the word ‘jazz’ – it is just pure music." Arriale was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and soon launched her touring and recording career. Her 13 CDs as a leader have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts; Inspiration and Arise reached #1 and Come Together #3, Nuance #4 and were included on numerous "Best Of" lists, including The New Yorker and United Press International. Her tenth trio recording, LIVE (CD/DVD) was named one of UPI’s Best Jazz CDs and among The New Yorker Magazine’s Best CDs of the year. Solo was named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine, and Convergence was named one of the top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes. Arriale was #13 and #17 in the piano category for the 2015 and 2016 Downbeat Reader's Poll.
She was selected to substitute for Marian McPartland with the 100 Golden Fingers tour of Japan with iconic jazz pianists Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant. Arriale has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid and Marian McPartland, to name a few. Her international performances on concert and festival stages include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Montreux, Burghausen, Gilmore, Spoleto Arts, Montreal, Monterey, North Sea, Stuttgart, Pori, San Francisco, Ottawa, Zagreb, Perth, Brisbane, Rouen, Cannes MIDEM, Sardinia, Rochester, Wigan, Poznan, Estoril, Palermo, Inverness, Cork and San Javier. Arriale has toured Brazil, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, France, Belgium,The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.S.
Arriale’s live TV and radio appearances and concert performances include Profile of a Recording Artist, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, NPR’s Jazz Piano Christmas, CNN/FN Biz, the BBC, Radio France and German National Television.Press features include Billboard, Downbeat, JazzTimes, JAZZIZ, BBC Magazine, The London Times and cover stories for JazzEd, One Way and M Magazines.
A devoted educator and Yamaha artist, Arriale is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at The University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
“Lynne Arriale’s remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds” (All About Jazz).

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... This is a musical message of optimism, positive thinking and the healing power of music...
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 02-4-2024

She has long been one of the grande dames of American jazz: Lynne Arriale creates subtle music between folkloristic ballad and modern jazz composition...  
Jazzthing, 26-3-2024

...the three- to four-minute paeans are positively therapeutic. (...) Arriale's laser like execution throughout is magnified by the locked-in accompaniment of bassist Alon Near and drummer Lukasz Zyta.
BBC Music Magazine, 01-5-2024

As is true of all of Arriale’s recordings, Being Human is well worth several close listens.
The New York City Jazz Record, 01-5-2024

... Arriale's impressive creative power, as she presents her seventeenth album under her own name with “Being Human”, with her favorite line-up, the classical piano trio...
Jazz'n More 05 06 2024, 01-5-2024

with the exciting sounds of The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis. the delicate pianism of Lynne Arriale, the fabulous missi-on of Gregor), _Organ Monk" and Lewis a previously unreleased concert by the legendary Yusel Laren...
Image Hifi 05 06 2024, 16-4-2024

... more freshness and "adventure", the two companions definitely add their own personal touch. ...
musikansich, 14-4-2024

... jazzy playing style, here in a trio with bass and drums, combined with a consistently harmonious overall sound...
NaDann, 03-4-2024

... Together with bassist Alon Near and drummer Lukasz Zyta, she celebrates love, hope and unity in eleven instrumental pieces...
Melodiva, 16-3-2024

In a sense the deeply meditative music with their one-word titles makes these glorious miniatures seem like vortices of emotion... For this is music that is born of body and soul. The compositions bear the hallmark of a composer who composes not so much with pencil on staved paper, but with the proverbial nerve-endings of the very flesh of her fingers that caress the keys as she plays the music. Her glorious melodic lines lift the black dots off the paper and exhort them to sing and dance and pirouette like Apollo's Angels in the air around you.  ...an album with so many heart-on-the sleeve moments that you will find yourself catching your breath in absolute awe of Arriale's introspective artistry...an artist of the first order... ...the album speaks to Arriale's humanity is the fact that it has been inspired by the epiphany that we all belong to the Human Race and if we are to survive we should allow "Love", in directing our humanity, to be the glue that binds us.
That Canadian Magazine, 05-3-2024

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