Arriale, Lynne / Convergence
Album:Convergence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Arriale, Lynne Added:Feb 2011
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-20 Pull Date:2011-04-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 18, 2022:Traditions
4.Apr 12, 2011:Rebop
For Peace
2.Oct 26, 2011:Brunch at a Synagogue
Paint It Black
5.Apr 05, 2011:Rebop
3.Apr 19, 2011:Rebop
For Peace
6.Mar 29, 2011:Rebop
For Peace

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-20 
LYNNE ARRIALE: Convergence
Motéma, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – As a highly melodic, straightahead player with eclectic tastes, pianist Arriale makes engaging jazz that fits comfortably within the mainstream while subtly pulling it in new directions. She also has a special affinity for pop songs, as seen on five tracks here. It’s a bit hit-and-miss, but well presented, with solid support from her strong, sympathetic quartet.

Lynne Arriale : piano
Bill McHenry : tenor sax
Omer Avital : bass, oud
Anthony Pinciotti : drums

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10

1. 3:44 – upbeat trio, slamming rhythm section: piano moves in gradually
2. 6:31 – strong, rolling tune with a few middle-eastern touches in the melody
3. 4:25 – Beatles classic takes on a soft ballad air, maybe too precious
4. 4:31 – Sting ballad: slow, a bit bluesy with a haunting after-hours feel
5. 5:11 – Blondie hit: starts limp, but cool sax solo finds depth in it
6. 4:05 – strong middle eastern flavor with oud, rides lightly on forceful rhythm
7. 4:41 – oooh… a really compelling ballad with a hint of Spanish mystery
8. 5:21 – Rolling Stones hit: bass makes it exotic, aching piano rhapsodizes
9. 4:33 – Nine Inch Nails tune: low and creeping, sax solo elevates
10. 5:13 – bright uptempo: piano glides on a good groove, then sax pushes it
11. 3:35 – relaxed ballad: gentle sax and lush, tender piano

[ Fo ] 02/20/11

Track Listing
1.Elements 6.Dance Of The Rain
2.Here And Now 7.For Peace
3.Here Comes The Sun 8.Paint It Black
4.Sister Moon 9.Something I Can Never Have
5.Call Me 10.Convergence
 11.The Simple Things