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REVIEWS

 

reviewpix"Lenore Raphael has a love affair with the piano, as demonstrated by the myriad of emotions she is able to evoke in her playing...from a sweetly swinging mode to pure, nonstop bop, Raphael is the personification of swing"
...John Gilbert, AllAboutJazz

“Jazz critics have compared her to Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and even Thelonious Monk, but with all these influences, Lenore Raphael is just ONE thing…a great pianist!”Ricky Miller, JazzUSA

“A wonderfully inventive musician. It is hardly surprising that that she is earning a reputation as one of the most versatile and impressive modern day mainstreamers”…Wes Gillespie, euroclubdejazz

“Raphael has a delightful, playful touch. She swings hard, fast and always melodically on originals, jazz standards and classics”
…Seth Rogovoy, the Rogovoy jazz report”

“Lenore Raphael has emerged as one of the most promising pianists currently playing creative music in the modern mainstream of jazz. She always swings and never runs out of fresh ideas”
…Scott Yanow, author and critic Swing, Bop and Afro Cuban Jazz

“One of the world’s top jazz pianists…a melodic finesse and electric punch,,,a complete jazz artist with a very personal style…superb!
…Joao De Penha, Jazz & Bossa Nova.

“Every note glows…Lenore Raphael has a powerful voice, and it sure is worth hearing”…John Barrett, JazzUsa

“One of the top new talents in mainstream jazz. A bright pianist with roots in the post-bop era”…Richard Bourcier, JazzReview

“Her music is like a world-class piece of art…it’s message and meaning become clear and absolute”…George Carroll, EjazzNews

“Raphael’s performance at the Westin (IAJE, Long Beach) was exciting, impressive, swinging and unpredictable”…Scott Yanow, LA JazzScene

“Of the several noted pianists who call New York home, Lenore Raphael has to be exceptional…technique, mastery of keyboard harmonics and dynamics…she can do it all”…Allen McQuaid, Freshman Fans Worldwide News

“Lenore Raphael is a pianist I deeply advise everyone to discover. Post-bop lovers would particularly appreciate this artist with strong Bill Evans accents”
…Patrick Haond, The Jazz Site

“Simply wonderful playing! Raphael is a marvelous interpreter of Monk…but she goes a step beyond to make it fresh and her own”
…Alex Lemski, Creative Music Works

“While you can hear a little of Bud Powell, some Bill Evans and a bit of Thelonious Monk, Raphael has assimilated her influences into a unique voice. ..a swinging session of fine trio music all lovers of piano trios will want to own”
…John Kelman, euroclubdejazz

“Though it’s clear she has been influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, Raphael pays homage to her roots without slavishly imitating anyone.”
…Marshall Bowden, Jazzitude

(On Invitation) - “It’s a great CD and sonically very good too considering it was recorded live. Lenore is a wonderful pianist and the rhythm section provide solid cover for Lenore’s dynamic piano playing.”

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Mark Robinson, It’s A Jazz Thing radio show presenter and Program Director of George Jazz - www.georgefm.co.nz/jazz