Since his latest album release of Aliens & Wizards on April 23, 2021, Spike Wilner has received numerous reviews for his Cellar Music Group collaboration. Reviews from Jim Hynes (Making A Scene), Dee Dee McNeil (Musical Memoirs), Paul Medrano (Best of Jazz) and Lance Liddle (Bebop Spoken Here) all applaud the energetic performance from the trio on this new release.
“In nine selections, Wilner and trio deliver all that could be expected in a piano trio album, bright originals, improvisation, classical pieces, reverent renderings of standards, blues, ragtime, bop and everything in between.” – Jim Hynes, Making A Scene, review here.
“Listening to the Spike Wilner Trio makes me feel like I popped into a local jazz club to enjoy an evening of excellent entertainment. I close my eyes and settle back as Warner’s lightning speed piano dances into the room, propelled by Anthony Pinciotti’s power-packed drums and Tyler Mitchell’s bass profundity.” – Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs, review here.
“It works perfectly, simply, punctiliously. They humbly prove their dedication to jazz and yet manages to make it sound modern.” – Paul Medrano, Best of Jazz, review here.
“The twists and turns of the title track, Aliens & Wizards, features some dazzling piano playing from bandleader Wilner..” -Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here, review here.