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William Gagliardi Quintet: Memories of Tomorrow

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Saxophonist William Gagliardi writes songs with a free jazz posture and a hard bop conscience, a duality which sometimes leads to a kind of psychic split at the middle of a tune. There are various examples of this on Gagliardi's quintet release Memories of Tomorrow. The discourse and tonality between Gagliardi's tenor and John Carlson's trumpet on “Coup d'etat follies recalls Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. Ken Wessel's almost subliminal guitar is the wheel's axle and Lou Grassi's relentless drumming ...

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William Gagliardi 4tet: Music is the Meditation

Read "Music is the Meditation" reviewed by Derek Taylor

CIMP artists are notorious for coming up with some of the most eclectic and esoteric composition names in creative improvised music. William Gagliardi shoots for a new standard on his first entry as a leader for the label turning with a clutch of titles that exude equal parts idiosyncrasy and mystery. As it turns out the saxophonist’s personal history is as colorful and diverse as his appellative sense. Making stops in locales as diverse as Puerto Rico, Norway and India ...


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