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Rave Reviews for the Jazz Arts Trio’s Latest CD “Swing of Many Colors”

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Rave Reviews for the Jazz Arts Trio’s Swing of Many Colors





Once again the Jazz Arts Trio is receiving rave reviews, this time for their second release Swing of Many Colors!


Jay Harvey of the Indianapolis Star calls the release “… an inspired tribute” and states that “Moyer, Tillotson and Fraenkel spiritedly recapture the rapport of Jamal with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier.”


John Henry of Audiophile Audition calls Swing of Many Colors “… a delight to hear” and gives it a 5/5 star rating.


C.J. Bond of states: “I was amazed by my initial visceral reaction to George and Ira Gershwin’s ‘But Not For Me.’ This was more than just a transcription and re-interpretation of an influential jazz classic, this was an uncannily accurate transcription of time and history, personal and musical. … Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘The Surrey With the Fringe on Top’ made my knees weak… by the time Karl Suessdorf /John Blackburn’s ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ crested, I needed something to hold on to. … What is important, and ultimately will be enduring about Swing of Many Colors is the effect it has on its listeners. It is the effect that removes any doubt about the need for such an interpretive retrospective, and makes moot such questions as: Why? Is it necessary?”


George Carroll, of, calls the trio “a dead ringer to re-illustrate the talents of such luminaries as Oscar Peterson, Jarrett, McPartland, Chick … ” He goes on to say “… the group deals successfully  in viable syncopated accents and infectiously gay artistry in their musical output resulting in recreating with near military precision the art of those that have preceded us.”


To read the reviews please visit these links:

Indianapolis Star


To purchase the Jazz Arts Trio’s Swing of Many Colors and their groundbreaking debut Tribute please visit JRI Recordings where you can purchase both releases as CDs and digital downloads.


You can also download the music from iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic, or listen on Rhapsody and iHeartRadio. To learn more about the Jazz Arts trio and to hear them live, visit


A portion of the sales made from Swing of Many Colors will go to the Jazz Foundation of America, which is dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.  Swing of Many Colors is also presented in JRI Recording’s environmentally friendly CDBook™ packaging. To learn more about the CDBook click here.




Explore Newly Unveiled Schumann Works

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Explore Newly Unveiled Schumann Works

As you may know, Paul Green and Frederick Moyer have presented on this site two works by Robert Schumann that have never before been available to the general public. If you are viewing this site with Safari, Google Chrome, or the latest Firefox click the following links to explore these works in detail:


Schumann: Sonata No. 3: Original Finale Movement

Schumann: Sonata No. 4 (Sketch): First Movement

Schumann: Sonata No. 4 (Sketch): FinaleMovement

Note: These web pages will only run properly with Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox as these browsers use the latest web technology (“WebKit” / “HTML5.”) Safari, Chrome, and Firefox are  free and run on Windows and Mac. For the latest versions, please click the respective links above.

On our Schumann pages, you can:

  • See both the original manuscript and our deciphered score:


  • Listen to Frederick Moyer perform these works while following along in either manuscript or deciphered score:


  • See the manuscript zoomed in:


  • Read notes on places in the manuscript:


  • Hear animated commentary about other places:


Note: If you would rather download the software as a standalone application, please click on the following links:

Schumann4thSonata: WindowsMac

SchumannPrestoPossibile: WindowsMac

Please let us know if you have any problems!

Concurrently, Moyer’s record label, JRI Recordings, has made available for purchase the sheet music for these works, either in printed form or as PDF downloads. These then are the first publications of these works by the great Romantic master:

• “Presto Possibile” — early version of finale movement to Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14, is available here.

• Sonata No. 4 (Sketch,) is available here.

Music Critics Hail Schumann 4th Piano Sonata

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

As news of the uncovering of Robert Schumann’s 4th piano sonata spreads, various newspapers, magazines, Schumann scholars, radio stations, bloggers and others are taking note:


Washington Post

Baltimore Sun

Chicago Tribune

The Herald Sun


The New Yorker

International Piano

Classical Music Magazine

Radio Stations that aired the Schumann 4th in 2009:

CBC Radio Music Canada (First to air the 4th Sonata performed by Fred Moyer on 8/22/09 at 12:00 PM during the program “In Tune” with Host Katherine Duncan)

88.3 KPAC-FM Classical Oasis, San Antonio, TX

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio, Davidson, NC

90.3 WHRO-FM Public Radio, Norfolk, VA

New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)


Instant Encore

Dial “M” for Musicology

From Stanford University:

Green Library, Stanford University

Stanford Information Center