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Za 07:02
Skies 05:54
No Dice 04:35
Land 03:08


1. Placid, Ruffled (5:15)
2. Za (7:02)
3. Skies (5:54)
4. No Dice (4:35)
5. Picture Window (6:29)
6. Land (3:09)

Wild Geese Suite
7. I Cloudburst (4:10)
8. II Placid, Ruffled (9:51)
9. III Follow Our Sun (9:42)

10. In That Number (6:20)

“… blew me away with his debut (Passageways) and continues to impress… A-”
(Tom Hull, tomhull.com/blog/archives/2292-guid.html)

“* * * * … a simultaneously innovative and accessible album.”
(Hrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz — www.allaboutjazz.com/flight-michael-mcneill-self-produced-review-by-hrayr-attarian.php)

“Flight walks by the classic and the modern fluidly… proving that the Michael McNeill Trio has much to offer not only to jazz or classical music, but music as a whole. 4/5”
(Gabriel Carvalho, Music On The Run — www.musicontherun.net/2015/09/resenha-michael-mcneill-trio-flight.html)

“ * * * * Brimming with intelligence and passion… Engaging from start to finish, Flight is one of those special albums can be enjoyed on many levels… with more of its secrets revealed with each listen.”
(Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz — www.allaboutjazz.com/flight-michael-mcneill-self-produced-review-by-budd-kopman.php)

“'Flight' is thoughtful music, interactive music that is seriously playful. … the listener will find much to ponder and enjoy each time the recording unfolds.”
(Richard Kamins, Step Tempest — steptempest.blogspot.com/2015/08/ensembles-small-big-august-15.html)

“For piano trios, the McNeill outfit as heard on the new album is one-of-a-kind, enormously talented and pushing the boundaries of the art in the best ways.”
(Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review)

“… (The) juxtaposition of old vs. new and of catchy vs. chaotic creates an appealing tension from the way these diametrically opposed motivations work so well in tandem.”
(Daniel Sumner, Bird Is The Worm — www.birdistheworm.com/this-is-jazz-today-santos-silvazetterberglindwall-bruno-heinen-kristian-borring-fred-alarie-duo-michael-mcneill-trio-and-paintbox/)

“McNeill is definitely a player with technique and a composer with ideas. Flight is definitely well worth checking out.”
(Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine (April/May/June 2016))

“The trio creates some nice moods but also cooks. A very interesting record which will stand up to many plays.”
(Bernie Koenig, Cadence Magazine (April/May/June 2016))


released September 1, 2015

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

Compositions by Michael McNeill

Recorded by Jon Rosenberg, January 18, 2014
Natalie Davis-Rooke Recital Hall
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Mixed and mastered by Jon Rosenberg
Produced by Phil Haynes
Executive producer: Michael McNeill

“Za” is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Beverly McNeill.
“Placid, Ruffled” was inspired by Pierre Boulez and Ben Thomas.
“Picture Window” is dedicated to my parents.

Special thanks to Kelly Knox,
whose spontaneous choreography
'gave wing' to our live performance.

Special thanks to Paul and Beverly Smoker
for continuing guidance and inspiration.

Cover Art: "Beloved Wilderness" © 2010, Emily Otto, www.emilyottostudios.com
Design/layout: Julie Zack, www.juliezack.net

Produced by Phil Haynes
Executive Producer: Michael McNeill
© & Ⓟ 2015 Michael McNeill, www.MichaelGrayMcNeill.com




Michael McNeill Buffalo, New York

Pianist Michael McNeill has cultivated a personal style that has found a home in contexts both mainstream and avant-garde, from the ethereal chamber-jazz sounds of resAUnance, to the post-bop energy of Kelly Bucheger's What Would Mingus Do?, and in his own music for his trio with veteran improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums) and for the Buffalo Jazz Octet. ... more

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