Sphereology Volume One is out now! The first in a series of Thelonious Monk tribute albums on the Chromatic Audio label, it features Peter Bernstein, Dezron Douglas, Rodney Green, Martin Heslop and André White. Click here to buy the album.
“Vial, Bernstein and the rhythm sections make what they do sound so easy (almost effortless), that you can sometimes lose appreciation for how amazing it is—painting a portrait of one of the most monumental composers in jazz, in the colorful brushstrokes of their own ideas.” Chris M. Slawecki, All About Jazz
"Vial eschews the obvious to dig a little deeper, thus this project is, indeed, infinitely rewarding." - Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly
“ . . . beautifully-crafted arrangements of beguiling variety and sensuousness . . . Vial’s love [for Monk’s music] . . . shines brightly.” - Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama
“A crisp, inventive pianist.” - Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote
"Vial shows us what a brilliant Monk interpreter and pianist he is." - Tor Hammerø’s Blog
“An essential purchase for all jazz collections.” - Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist