Galaher, Towner / Uptown!
Album:Uptown! Collection:Jazz
Artist:Galaher, Towner Added:Sep 2012
Label:Rhythm Royale 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-09-07 Pull Date:2012-11-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 11Nov 4Oct 28Oct 14Oct 7Sep 30Sep 23

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 09, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Jimmy & Johnny
4.Oct 27, 2012:Music Casserole
Phantom City
2.Nov 02, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
East 104th St. Waltz
5.Oct 25, 2012:Love Den
Tell It Like It Is
3.Oct 30, 2012:Rebop
6.Oct 12, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Jimmy & Johnny

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-03 
Rhythm Royale, 2012

STRAIGHTAHEAD JAZZ – Galaher is a hard-hitting drummer with a strong sense of swing. This unusual quintet has Hammond B3 organ burner Pat Bianchi and three top horn players (Donald Harrison, Craig Handy, Brian Lynch). By focusing on horns and leaving out guitar, the results are a bit more bop than soul-oriented, but still have plenty of the bluesy grease one expects from organ combos. Good stuff!

All pretty good! Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11

1. 7:01 – midtempo, swinging postbop: saxes sing & wail, rolling drum solo
2. 7:38 – nice blues-march take on a sneaky Wayne Shorter tune
3. 5:19 – perky melody & Brazilian beat: solos glide and swoop
4. 4:33 – cool soul strut with a jerky, staccato beat
5. 6:01 – more W. Shorter: slow and dreamy, delicious harmony, cool solos
6. 6:43 – relaxed stomp: a lot of blues in it, but balanced by angular solos
7. 7:06 – good rolling rhythm: trumpet & saxes just glide on top
8. 7:20 – cool latin-tinged tick-tock beat gives this a sense of suspense
9. 5:57 – upbeat but easygoing blues shuffle: a straight-up groove
10. 6:48 – laid-back McCoy Tyner blues-with-a-twist, hidden Coltrane quote
11. 7:15 – brisk boppin’ with twisty horn solos over a low, steady groove

[ Fo ] - 3 September 2012

Track Listing
1.Simone 6.Uptown!
2.Tell It Like It Is 7.East 104th St. Waltz
3.Cafe Con Samba 8.Phantom City
4.Jimmy & Johnny 9.Shuffleocity
5.House Of Jade 10.Blues On The Corner
 11.Say What?