Michael McNeill::Recordings

Buffalo Jazz Octet: PausaLive


The Buffalo Jazz Octet:
  • John Bacon (drumset),
  • Steve Baczkowski (baritone saxophone),
  • Kelly Bucheger (alto and tenor saxophones),
  • Tim Clarke (trumpet),
  • Brian DeJesus (bass),
  • Michael McNeill (piano),
  • Nelson Rivera (tenor and soprano saxophones),
  • Phil Sims (trombone and euphonium),
  • Brendan Fitzgerald (conductor)

Cadence Jazz Records , 2017

“…a remarkable large free jazz ensemble, with… brisk and energetic group improv that never breaks down. A-
Tom Hull

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  • John Bacon (vibraphone & percussion),
  • Jonathan Golove (electric cello),
  • Esin Gunduz (voice),
  • Michael McNeill (piano)

FMR Records , 2016

“* * * * * Highly emotional and ravishingly beautiful, Migration is a feast for the ears and heart…”
Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz

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

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Michael McNeill Trio:
  • Michael McNeill (piano),
  • Ken Filiano (bass),
  • Phil Haynes (drums)

Cover art by Emily Otto

“…blew me away with his debut (Passageways) and continues to impress…” Tom Hull

“…the Michael McNeill Trio has much to offer not only to jazz or classical music, but music as a whole.”
Gabriel Carvalho, Music On The Run

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

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Michael McNeill Trio:
  • Michael McNeill (piano),
  • Ken Filiano (bass),
  • Phil Haynes (drums)

Cover photo by Keating Godfrey

“I often despair of my inability to sort out the vast wave of piano trios that come my way, but sometimes I'm caught by surprise -- just rarely by someone I've never heard of before. …when the pianist takes over he darts in and out, never settling for something ordinary… A-” — Tom Hull

“Pianist Michael McNeill's exhilarating and innovative debut recording Passageways pushes the harmonic boundaries of the ensemble [piano trio] into unique and intriguing territories…”
Hrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz

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See also

Kelly Bucheger: House of Relics

Ravi Padmanabha (several albums)

Mari McNeill: Here Beneath The Blue

with Wooden Cities