Romantic War Novel
Jeff Neville began playing the piano at an early age in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended college in New York City and played keyboards with a local band at clubs on New York City's Lower East Side. He returned to Chicagoland and in October 2007 through November 2009 was part of a Soul / Rock band in Chicago and also composed and recorded his first solo album, 'A Romantic War Novel'. In September of 2013, he wrote and recorded a kids' album with his group The Glow Drops, titled 'Serenity Park'. 'With an ear for both cinematic expansiveness and relaxed immediacy, Jeff Neville's Romantic War Novel (Tableturn) highlights his extensive musicianship. Composing and playing all of the instruments, Neville layers a beautiful piano melody and blurry, shimmering guitar in the sweet reminiscences in "What She Said To Me." He skillfully reflects the solemn piano coda that closes the jazzy turns in "Your Stubborn Pride" through watery echoes in the tender ballad "Tonight."- Patrick Conlan, Illinois Entertainer, Around Hear, July, 2009.