Reviews for Post No Bills (2014)

 

"The gorgeous piano trio heard here has been together since they formed in 1996 at the University of Southern California’s music school. Even in a world of younger jazz pianists that includes the great Brad Mehldau, Reitan would clearly now be a standout. And his trio with bassist Jack Daro and drummer Dean Koba is unusually fine, especially when you consider the truly exalted taste with which the whole disc was programmed...Reitan is a pianist who can, when necessary, gobble up the keyboard at racehorse tempo, but he is, at heart, a lyric player writing tender waltzes like “Spring” and playing some of the most heart-rending music in the jazz pianist’s repertoire (“I Loves You Porgy”) as well as some that is among the artfully adaptable uptempo “standards” in any band book (“Stella By Starlight.”) A delicious jazz piano trio.”

- Jeff Simon – The Buffalo News, NY, August 2014

 

"Defining Reitan's piano style isn't easy because he's not easily boxed in. That said, he's most at home with light-touch, fleet-fingered runs on the uptempo numbers (Keith Jarrett's "The Mourning of a Star," Chick Corea's "Windows") and broad, elegiac statements on the ballads (Horace Silver's "Lonely Woman," Reitan's own "Solitude")...The Reitan-penned title track, intro'd by the pianist alone, graceful and sure, is transformed midway through into a frolicsome and gregarious chase scene. Greg Reitan, it would certainly appear by now, is firmly committed both to honoring the piano trio tradition and ensuring that it doesn't get stuck in a rut."

- Jeff Tamarkin JazzTimes Magazine, May 2015

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