Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Bursting onto the scene in the early 90's with a string of critically acclaimed albums, today Jason Rebello is regarded as one of the most talented, inventive and intuitive pianists in jazz. Known for his with electronic keyboards in his own groups (as well as with Sting and Jeff Beck), he has decided it's time to say something on the instrument he loves. Held is his début solo piano album, featuring mostly original compositions inspired by the people and places that have been important in his career. In this solo format, the intensely lyrical quality always evident in Rebello's music comes to the fore and, allied to his formidable technique and maturity as an artist and musician, ensures that on Held, he is creating some of the most compelling and beautiful music of his career.
Audio Mixer: August Wanngren.
Recording information: Michael Tippett Centre, Bath (08/2015/01/2016).
Photographers: Alex Mills; Dave Stapleton.