Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Innocence - Green Spring Suite

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Innocence - Green Spring Suite

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INNOCENCE - GREEN SPRING SUITE

JACK REILLY TRIO

UNICHROM UNI 1210

Jack Reilly (pno) Dave Green (bs) Stephen Keogh (dms) Rec London, December 22, 2004

Disc One - Gettin' Through It/Two Me/Onocological/RN't Any/Caroline/One For Tammy TT: 40:43

Disc Two - Jacobias Mia/Gobaj/Quartel Fields/Solieux/Phil Form/Blues For All/Encore TT: 49:16

This is a very special recording by a very special person. One needs a bit of background concerning the origins of this magnificent suite. Jack Reilly was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Spring of 2002. He was informed that he had about a one in three chance of survival. His treatment was performed at the Johns Hopkins Radiology Clinic located in the Green Spring Station sector of Lutherville, MD. The medical team was successful in his treatment. While he was in there, he was befriended by a local jazz pianist, Andy Fields and members of the Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church also in Lutherville, MD.

The result of this was that Mr. Reilly did not feel that candy and flowers was enough of a thank you. So he sat down and composed this 12 part suite of music. The remarkable factor is that this was a work in progress during his treatment over an eight week period of time. Just consider his faith in that medical team and prayers offered in his behalf. He maintains that his cure is a combination of medical science, prayer and music. He wrote a celebration of his return to a normal life. But it goes beyond that. …

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