Michael McNeill Trio | Passageways

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by Michael McNeill Trio

Dynamic, acoustic, improvised music for jazz piano trio, drawing on both the mainstream and the avant-garde of the jazz tradition.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Hold On
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20:34 $3.00
2. Nobody's Waltz
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5:48 $1.00
3. Prelude / Metropolis
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6:39 $1.00
4. Exit Now
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9:58 $1.00
5. I'm Ok Now
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6:32 $1.00
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Album Notes
“Michael McNeill Trio: Passageways. Pianist, b. 1982, based in Buffalo, first album, a trio with Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums). 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. First clue here is the bassist, who never plays on uninteresting albums. Filiano kicks off the 20:34 opener -- that length another sign that something is up here -- but when the pianist takes over he darts in and out, never settling for something ordinary… A-” — Tom Hull

“The McNeill Trio plays high-level improvisational music, built around strong compositions and sturdy motifs… His 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.”
— Jeff Miers, Buffalo News

Michael McNeill, piano & compositions
Ken Filiano, bass
Phil Haynes, drums

Recorded December 11, 2010
by Bill Sack at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Mixed and mastered by Jon Rosenberg
Cover photo by Keating Godfrey
Design/layout by Mari McNeil
Produced by Phil Haynes
Executive producer: Michael McNeill


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