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Chris Gall: Room Of Silence

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Chris Gall's Room of Silence shines best on its original material, and it's a good thing since the album has ten originals and four covers. In keeping with his classical foundation, Gall's compositions feel like ballets. One can picture dancers stepping gently along a brook, underneath a late-afternoon sky on a fall day in Vermont. Like sugar and red maples swaying in a cool breeze, Gall's music weaves back and forth and stretches out in dark reds, oranges, and yellows. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Chris Gall: Cosmic Playground

Read "Cosmic Playground" reviewed by Don Phipps

It's easy to hear references to classical music in Chris Gall's style of jazz. After all, he is a trained classical pianist. And those who like a bit of Chopin with their jazz will certainly enjoy Cosmic Playground. Gall's music also incorporates elements of rock and funk. Offering up strong melodic lines, Gall and his fellow musicians (Henning Sieverts on bass and brother Peter Gall on drums) intermix a confluence of styles on seven original tunes and two ...


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