Joe Gallant and Iluminati: Shadowhead
The talented leader Joe Gallant, whose day gig consists of being the sound designer for the CBS program, Guiding Light, is one serious bassist. His Contrabass lines are deep and robust on every selection. His solos are creative and masterful. Listen to the hypnotic bass melody on the cut, “Che”. Cool Stuff. The timely use of strings add rich layers to the inventive process. Gallant’s Iluminati ensemble, which features over twenty talented musicians are skilled, creative, and truly propel this recording beyond the mundane contemporary music scene into one that is unique and fun.
Track Listing: 1. Shadowhead 2. Vivian 3. Scourge, 4. Ch
Personnel: Maxim Moston - violin; Joe Deninzon - violin; David Gotay - cello; Julia Kent cello; Rob Henke - trumpet; Barbara Cifelli - soprano sax; Jeff Newell - soprano sax; Jody Espina - alto, tenor & soprano sax; Erik Lawrence - tenor sax; Rick Faulkner - trombone; Bob Hovey - trombone; Catherine Russell - voice; Karen Mantler - voice; Lex Grey - voice; Calamity Jen - voice; Paul Anthony Stewart - voice; Evan Gallagher - piano & synthesizer; Scott Chasolen - Hammond B3 Organ; Andrea Beth Paykin - synthesizer & voice; Rolf Sturm - guitar; Rob Wolfson - guitar; Jaren Barkan - guitar; Gary Miles - guitar & voice; Joe Gallant - contrabass guitar, sound design & additionals; Alan Lerner - drums & percussion; George Hooks - percussion
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock