Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Maybeck Recital Hall

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Maybeck Recital Hall

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Jack Reilly - Maybeck Recital Hall

Unichrom 2010

Jack Reilly (solo piano) Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, April 10, 1988

Prelude-Chorale-Fugue (Cesar Franck) / Chopin & Jazz: C Major Prelude (Chopin)-Take The 'A' Train (Strayhorn)- Homage To Chopin (Reilly)-It Don't Mean A Thing (Ellington)- G Minor Prelude (Chopin / Theme and Variations Opus 8 (Reilly) / My Bells (Evans) -Minuet (Ravel)-Waltz For Debby (Evans)-Peri's Scope (Evans) / November (Reilly) / Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)-My Man's Gone Now (Gershwin)-I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)-Willow Weep For Me (Ronnell) / Willow Weep For Me(Ronnell) TT: 73:53

First of all, this is not a Concord Jazz release. Jack Reilly has put it out on his own label. However, like so many other recordings in this famous hall, the piano is great and the performance is great.

This concert is a mixture of classical and jazz and sometimes one wonders where the boundaries are. Maybe what I heard Willie "The Lion" Smith say one time, there is only two types of music good and bad, is the final definition. The Franck is done without embellishment. …

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