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Michael Gallant Trio: Completely

Read "Completely" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


For many an ivory-tickler, the piano trio is the perfect format for supper club-appropriate sashays through standards, but Michael Gallant doesn't think that way; he'd rather put a little power, pizzazz and punch into the piano trio, using it as a springboard to launch his oft-excitable tunes. Gallant is a talented multi-tasker who served as an editor for Keyboard magazine, contributes articles to Downbeat, scores videos for various clients like the Anti-Defamation League, and gigs regularly, so ...

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Michael Gallant Trio: Completely

Read "Completely" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The art of the piano trio can go the conservative route. How many players are out there going over the same jazz standards, the same American Songbook tunes? Some do it very well; others sound uninspired. But things evolve. Bill Evans created a quiet revolution with his late fifties/early sixties trio with bassist Scott La Faro and drummer Paul Motian, shifting the trio-mates to more prominent positions in the creation of the sound. Keith Jarrett pushed things further in that ...


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