"I have been paying attention to Greg Reitan for several years now, finding him to be a pianist and composer who is already quite impressive and who seems to have a great deal of rapidly developing potential.
The sentence just above is very much the kind of opening you might be all too accustomed to reading in the notes accompanying an album like this -- the second recording effort by a trio led by a young player who certainly would seem to have full command of his instrument, a warm sound and a fluent touch, and who, in his mid-thirties, has developed a readily identifiable personal approach to his instrument. So you could almost be forgiven for dismissing what I am writing here as merely hard-sell advertising copy, the kind of commodity that is by now extremely difficult to avoid on the various on-line commercial and social networks that consistently invade our homes and businesses. But I am understandably aware of one distinction between these notes and most others you're likely to come across these days— and that difference, which at least is very important to me, is that these have been written by me.”
(From the CD liner notes by Orrin Keepnews, legendary producer of among others of the Riverside albums of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans)
released January 12, 2010
Greg Reitan - piano
Jack Daro - acoustic bass
Dean Koba - drums