An old-school trio record of the highest order, Greg Reitan's Some Other Time harkens back to the day when great tunes played by a swinging band were reason enough to make an album. With a lyrical sense of articulation and a penchant for leaving space across his phrases, the Los Angeles-based pianist and composer grooves hard on a varied set of standards and originals. Reitan's playing, ably supported by Jack Daro on bass and Dean Koba on drums, is peppered with a healthy mix of bebop and blues. His take on Cole Porter's "All Of You" recalls both latter day Kenny Barron, and '50s-era Red Garland; note his frequent use of the top register of the piano keyboard. And on Reitan's reading of Coltrane's venerable standard "Giant Steps," he makes the cutting room classic all his own. Some Other Time is an unexpected treat.
- Jon Regen -- Keyboard Magazine, February 2009

 

"A piano man with an exquisitely supple touch along with an obvious erudition--erudition and elegance go hand-in-hand--Reitan has crafted a superb set..."
- Dan McClenaghan -- All About Jazz, February 2009

 

"This is a record that gives new meaning to the words "lyrical beauty."
- Raul d'Gama Rose -- All About Jazz, February 2009

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