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Galaher, Towner / Courageous Hearts
Album:Courageous Hearts Collection:Jazz
Artist:Galaher, Towner Added:Jun 2009
Label:(No Label Information) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-19 Pull Date:2009-09-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 13Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16Aug 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 27, 2015:Rebop
Courageous Hearts
4.Sep 04, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Sep 20, 2009:Transmission Overload
Afro Blue
5.Aug 26, 2009:Getting Over the Hump
Second Line Samba
3.Sep 06, 2009:Transmission Overload
Afro Blue
6.Aug 23, 2009:Transmission Overload
Winter Sunrise

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-18 
TOWNER GALAHER: Courageous Hearts
self-released, 2009

HARD BOP – Slamming original material in a classic vein from drummer Galaher, joined by a pick-up band of ace veteran players. The recording quality isn’t very sharp – it’s a bit muddy and poorly balanced, in fact – but the energy of the band largely makes up for that.

Brian Lynch - trumpet
Craig Handy - tenor sax
Fred Wesley - trombone
George Colligan - piano
Charles Fambrough - bass
Towner Galaher - drums
Gabriel Machado, Ze Mauricio - percussion

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9

1. 5:10 – tough midtempo strut with congas; flaring trumpet & sax solos
2. 4:58 – urban postbop: hard riffs; well greased trombone, sax & piano
3. 4:12 – uptempo samba-bop, hot percussion break, horn solos go to town
4. 4:49 – ponderous, slower tempo: piano sparkles, sax adds a bit of fire
5. 3:45 – bebop standard, merry bashing with a latinized rhythmic touch
6. 4:47 – unusual stroll, oblique and blaring, strong trumpet & sax breaks
7. 6:44 – slow and bluesy: trombone takes charge, piano adds gospel soul
8. 3:37 – heavy midtempo stride, solid percussion groove and wailing sax
9. 7:48 – rolling Latin-jazz standard, solos ride the steady groove

[ Fo ] 07/18/09

Track Listing
1.Courageous Hearts 5.Hot House
2.Boogaloobop 6.April 28th (Vivre Egale A Vous Meme)
3.Second Line Samba 7.Londel's
4.Winter Sunrise 8.Courageous Hearts (Rhythm Of Victory)
 9.Afro Blue