Feature Article by Peter Aaron
“A pianist whose innovations have lately astonished the jazz world”
Feature Article by Peter Aaron
I certainly intend to play something from Connie Crothers’ new release SPONTANEOUS SUITES FOR TWO PIANOS which is a masterpiece of freely improvised duets with David Arner — a 4-cd set that I’ve only so far listened to the first disk (about seventeen times! ) — of my thoughts on this, it occurred to me [...]
David Arner has a pianistic fulminosity (it’s a kind of abundance) that comes across with the substantial release Porgy/Bess Act 1 (CIMP). He is joined by the first-rank bass virtuoso Michael Bisio and the lightly subtle yet freely engaging drummer Jay Rosen.
Flights and songs of birds served as this concert’s inspiration. Arner’s expressive freedom seemed the perfect embodiment of avian disregard for human-contrived borders and rational systems.
Arner is an intense, introspective pianist who methodically constructs sound portraits of shattering dimensions [on Live from the Center].
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Gapplegate review of Out/In the Open. “Remarkable piano trio interplay throughout.” “Three imaginative players.”
Preview of the Mitchell-Ruff Duo in concert in New Paltz. David Arner, “whose commanding technique and orchestral palette place him in a category of one,” is quoted regarding Dwike Mitchell, his mentor.
Concert Review: Solo piano concert at the Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, NY in December 2003. The CD “Live From the Center” is from this concert.
How vast is the capacity of this pianist to create exciting, energized and unforgettable music.
Performance Review: Susan Osberg Workwith Dancers Company performed Ubiquitous Gestures & Found Object featuring five dancer-narrators and the emphatic yet empathetic piano of David Arner at the 2005 Improvised and Otherwise festival. Published in Signal to Noise magazine.
Arner “holds and transports listeners through the incredible maze of his seemingly unflagging imagination.”
Whether glissading over the keyboard or wailing on the balafon, David Arner is one of the Valley’s most consistently inventive and stimulating musical improvisors.
Featuring David Arner on a 1968 Steinway L piano, Michael Bisio on contrabass and Jay Rosen on drums. I hadn’t heard of pianist David Arner before four discs of his recently arrived at DMG, one on CIMP, two self-produced and this one. While the CIMP CD is based on the music of “Porgy & Bess”…
New Vanguard Series performance review. David Arner (piano), Michael Bisio (bass) at Deep Listening Space.
Arner has a pianistic touch that conveys intensity, even when he’s dancing lightly over the keyboard.
Review of “Live From the Center” in Chronogram Magazine (mid-Hudson Valley, NY). “Brilliant pianist”
Review of “Live from the Center.” Includes a review of David Arner’s New Vanguard Series.
New Vanguard Series Preview: David Arner’s Prometheus Project. David Arner (piano), Rosi Hertlein (violin, voice), Jayna Nelson (flute, piccolo), John Esposito (drums)
The Uptown, Kingston, NY.