This 2008 post below somehow managed to lose its video. Today, a Rifftides reader asked about it, so we have restored and slightly moderated it. The post first appeared on June 20, 2008.
Recently, I came across this quote:
Jack Reilly’s music is singular, almost private, and yet it reaches beyond his personal vision. This is music that speaks to the colllective spirit of all mankind – Bill Charlap
The quote is by a student of Reilly who is one of his most dedicated fans and has himself gone on to considerable renown. It led to a search that turned up video of Reilly in a performance that melds Chopin and Strayhorn. His subtle key changes are central to the fun and fascination.