|Galper, Hal And The Youngbloods / Live At The Cota Jazz Festival|
|Add Date:||2017-09-27|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-29|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||15 Oct||8 Oct||1 Oct|
Review: stellar pianist Galper redefined the piano trio over 6 CDs released during this century. He has also backed Chet Baker, Phil Woods, & Cannonball Adderley. Now he stretches out with a quartet of young turks and everyone is up to the challenge. Each piece is a freewheeling foray into what is referred to as "rubato" playing. The best way to define the term is to listen. There isn't a dull moment on this disc. Three originals & one cover.
if You Like: Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Geri Allen, Charles Lloyd, Chris Potter
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): 1/ Speak With A Single Voice (17:40) - piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> wild uptempo piano solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> slow fade *2/ O's Time (11:08) - piano starts> uptempo jam> wild sax solo> piano solo> drum solo> uptempo jam & crescendo end 3/ Goodbye (14:22) - piano starts> slow tempo jambuilds to midtempo> sax solo> piano solo takes it back to slow tempo>slow tempo jam> fade *4/ Scufflin' (14:48) - sax starts> uptempo jam> lightning fast piano solo> wailing sax solo> back & forth between drums & Piano> uptempo jam> crescendo end