Harold O Neal s best tunes slink like a panther. --Kevin Whitehead, Fresh Air, NPR
He comes with a full, orchestral piano sound,
rippling, weaving, punching ... mysteriously sweet and
ruminating ballads. --Ben Ratliff, New York Times
On this breakout jazz piano concept influenced by the classical Phantasy, Harold O Neal
takes up the reins at the roots of jazz improvisation. Here at the juncture between romance and modernism,
Harold O Neal performs a set of new compositions
that are by turns lilting and rhapsodic.
Influenced by Ravel and Gershwin, the music also
recalls the modern sensibilities of Satie, Debussy,
The virtuosic and masterful solo jazz piano is stirring,
beautiful, and will be cherished by both jazz and
This is an audiophile recording made on a period instrument.