Michael McNeill

Pianist - Improviser - Composer - Teacher

A new album from The Buffalo Jazz Octet: PausaLive (Cadence Jazz Records)

“If you've been waiting for the perfect disc recorded here with which to get acquainted with some of the most forward thinking and individualistic members of Buffalo's jazz community, your time has arrived. This is it. It's terrific. 3.5 stars (out of four)”
Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

“roughly one hour of exhilarating music ... both reinforces and obliterates notions of jazz as a convenient label. The album is striking in its dynamic variances, pulling you into an aural adventure from the very beginning to the final breathy notes.”
Patrick Keyes, The Public

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Available soon on iTunes, at The Bop Shop and from Cadence Jazz Records

A new album from resAUnance: Migration (FMR Records)

“* * * * * Highly emotional and ravishingly beautiful, Migration is a feast for the ears and heart…Quite amazing music; mere words fail to describe its emotional power. Without a doubt a 'Best Of' 2016.”
Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz

“…a wonderfully evocative collection of new compositions and traditional Bulgarian folk music granted an inventive new twist. Throughout, Gunduz’ singing is a revelation…”
Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News

“…resAUnance offers a unique aesthetics… highly original.”
Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

“…get ready for some of the most ethereal music you'll ever hear.”
Ron Netsky, City Newspaper

“…ultra-cool sound paintings… featuring the vocal wizardry of Istanbul-born singer Esin Gunduz."
Jan Jezioro, ARTVOICE

Download from iTunes  •  Download from Bandcamp  •  FMR Records  •  Squidco

a new album from Michael McNeill,
Ken Filiano, and Phil Haynes:


Cover art by Emily Otto
Design by Julie Zack

“…blew me away with his debut (Passageways) and continues to impress… A-
(Tom Hull) (See also: Tom Hull's "The Best Jazz Albums of 2015")

“* * * * … a simultaneously innovative and accessible album.”
(Hrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz)

Flight walks by the classic and the modern fluidly… proving that the Michael McNeill Trio has much to offer not only to jazz or classical music, but music as a whole. 4/5
(Gabriel Carvalho, Music On The Run)

“ * * * * Brimming with intelligence and passion… Engaging from start to finish, Flight is one of those special albums can be enjoyed on many levels… with more of its secrets revealed with each listen.”
(Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz)

“'Flight' is thoughtful music, interactive music that is seriously playful. … the listener will find much to ponder and enjoy each time the recording unfolds.”
(Richard Kamins, Step Tempest)

“For piano trios, the McNeill outfit as heard on the new album is one-of-a-kind, enormously talented and pushing the boundaries of the art in the best ways.”
(Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review)

“… (The) juxtaposition of old vs. new and of catchy vs. chaotic creates an appealing tension from the way these diametrically opposed motivations work so well in tandem.”
(Daniel Sumner, Bird Is The Worm)

“McNeill is definitely a player with technique and a composer with ideas. Flight is definitely well worth checking out.”
(Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine (April/May/June 2016))

“The trio creates some nice moods but also cooks. A very interesting record which will stand up to many plays.”
(Bernie Koenig, Cadence Magazine (April/May/June 2016))

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