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Hal Galper Trio: O's Time

Read "O's Time" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

O's Time è un ragguardevole CD che ci fa ritrovare Hal Galper in splendida forma e ne documenta sia la ricchezza espressiva che la rilevante creatività. Emblema di una particolare schiera di jazzisti, i musician's musicians, Galper propone un affascinante viaggio di fantasiosa esplorazione di alcuni standard.

Senza cali di tensione, il fiorito ...


Hal Galper Trio: O's Time

Read "O's Time" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It's hard to be innovative in the piano trio format. The last big change happened in the late fifties and early sixties, with pianist Bill Evans' groundbreaking trio featuring bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian. The democratization of input and interplay changed the trio game, and countless groups have worked on refining that Evans approach ...


Hal Galper Trio: Airegin Revisited

Read "Airegin Revisited" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Hal Galper's Airegin Revisited is exhilarating. The pianist has been working at his artistry for more than a half century, and he is moving surely into the “elder statesman of jazz" category, riding the furious wave of several distinctive and idiosyncratic trio recordings. Galper, like alto saxophonist Lee Konitz and pianist Martial Solal, has gone deeper ...


Hal Galper Trio: Trip the Light Fantastic

Read "Trip the Light Fantastic" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

About eighty percent of the jazz piano players out there can fit into one of two schools: that of the introspective, harmonically rich Bill Evans mode; or the more percussive and gregarious Bud Powell bebop approach. There's also a small slice of the that pie that draws it primary inspiration from bright and splashy Art Tatum/Oscar ...


Hal Galper Trio: Agents of Change

Read "Agents of Change" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Hal Galper spent most of the '80s playing in Phil Woods' quintet, and he spent three years on the road with Cannonball Adderley. He's also worked with Chet Baker and Stan Getz, and he cites bop pioneer Bud Powell as a major influence; so you might expect on his latest offering, the piano trio Agents ...