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Galper, Hal / Art-Work
Album:Art-Work Collection:Jazz
Artist:Galper, Hal Added:May 2009
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-24 Pull Date:2009-07-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 5Jun 21May 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 29, 2021:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Jun 8, 2012)
4.Jun 19, 2009:Memory Select
2.Jun 08, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
5.May 29, 2009:Memory Select
Take The Coltrane
3.Jun 30, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum: Tuesday Edition

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-24 
Origin, 2009

MODERN/AVANT JAZZ – Great trio of adventurous veteran players (Galper, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Rashied Ali, drums) in a loose, jamming live set, much of it based on standard ballads but taken to another dimension. Really shows the linkages between free jazz and the bop “tradition.” Highly advanced playing is both familiar and startling.

* * * * | All very impressive! Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 7

1. 9:50 – quick jam: piano chords everywhere, bashing drums, calm bass solo
2. 10:02 – scattered midtempo: a ballad in constant, elusive motion
3. 8:09 – classic tone poem, very soft with amorphous edges, drifts out & back
4. 9:55 – speedy and expansive, roller-coaster twists and turns, busy solos
5. 9:17 – roaming, fractured midtempo: well-known ballad is unrecognizable
6. 9:25 – relaxed, billowing tune; gauzy smoke wafts around a tender melody
7. 9:35 – free-flowing midtempo, teeming with energy, wanders hither and yon

[ Fo ] 05/24/09

Track Listing
1.Take The Coltrane 4.Constellation
2.Soul Bod 5.Stella By Starlight
3.Blue In Green 6.Soliloquy
 7.When Autumn Leaves Us