New Release  

Many Moons

Press Quotes
“Lopato’s performances are as impressive and strikingly individual as his compositions, as demonstrated on “The Big Bad Wolf Ain’t So Bad After All”, a rollicking and striding tour de force performance suggesting influences from Tatum and Ellington.”
Cadence Magazine
“Many Moons is an amazingly varied retrospective of sorts of David Lopato’s compositions of the past three decades. The album is so eclectic that it also provides an overview of many of the facets of solo jazz piano. From stride to blues, bebop, bluegrass, avant-garde improvisation, prepared piano, and ballads, the common thread that connects the music is a love of textural and harmonic richness and a very personal approach to the creation of improvised music. ...An extraordinary album.”
“An impressive display of Lopato’s talents as a musician and composer.”
All About Jazz (Karl Ackermann)
“The lead cut to Many Moons is Swing Trades and David Lopato can swing like crazy...wiith many trade-offs into hard bop, abstract, and the avant-garde.”
“Lopato has his own way. The solo disk goes in many different directions as suits Mr. Lopato's inclinations. In the end you have an impressively musical presentation by a player who has something to say.”
All About Jazz (Grego Edwards)
“What's best about this music is that it is not self-conscious or reverential. It is a group of aural stories that neither overstay their welcome nor feel incomplete. There is humor, passion, love, sorrow and a whole lot of music. Lopato references the history of jazz piano without being obvious or resorting to cliches. In a year that has already seen excellent solo piano releases from Brad Mehldau and Fred Hersch, go find "Many Moons" - it's well worth your time.”
Step Tempest (Richard Kamins)
“Lopato's compositions and performances display an inner logic, whether conjuring Willie "The Lion" Smith or James P. Johnson on the fascinating "The Big Bad Wolf Ain't So Bad After All," or swimming in the murky and perilous waters of artists like John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow ("Piano Roll"). ...Lopato's music exudes an inextinguishable spirit of optimism and hope”
All About Jazz (Dan Bilawsky)