Jack Reilly: All the Things You Are


All the Things You Are


Jack Reilly Trio


Live at Dean Clough (Borderline Records)

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Jack Reilly (piano),

Dave Green (bass), Stephen Keogh (drums)


Composed by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein III


Recorded: Live at Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK March 2, 2007


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Pianist Jack Reilly continues to delight with his intelligent piano playing. This version of the Jerome Kern standard served as the final encore from a performance by Reilly's trio recorded in the UK last year. This music comes out of the rich Tristano-Evans tradition, which Reilly understands at a very deep level. This trio doesn't jump on any bandwagons or try to impress with its trendiness. Rather, they deliver thoughtful, linear improvisation handled with consummate skill. The recording quality is a mixed bag, with the drums getting lost in the mix, but Reilly's keyboard comes through loud and clear. If life were fair, this artist would not be building his discography with low-visibility indie releases, but would have an ECM or Verve behind him. Maybe we need to get a "musical taste" transplant from the savvy jazz fans in the UK, who have hosted Reilly on three visits since 2002.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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  • 1 Giovanni Petranich // Mar 30, 2008 at 11:00 PM
    Caro Jazz .com, Jack Reilly e' un genio. Ho studiato con lui nel 1987 a Brooklyn, per un'anno. Io non ho questo disco ma posso imagiare que e' fantastico. Grazie per la rivista da Jack. Io pagero'qesto disco presto. Mi scusi, ma non scrio in englese! Io abito a Torino adesso e io godo jazz.com. E' una website molto bravo. Ciao, Sig. Petrtanich
  • 2 Jason Stefan // Apr 02, 2008 at 06:14 PM
    Jack Reilly is brilliant. Bill Charlap was among his many students, and Jack has worked with Ben Webster, Sheila Jordan, George Russell and written a definitive book on The Harmony of Bill Evans. As you noted, if life was fair, he'd be with a major label, as his wonderful work, notably his own compositions deserve a listen by a wider audience.
  • 3 Boaz Klachkin // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:15 PM
    There are pianists and there are angels who play the piano. I studied with Jack for a few months back in 1976, and was inspired to think differently about music and the piano. Music is the universal language and Jack is one of its Galactic powerhouses.