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Chris Gall

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Born in 1975 in Bad Aibling, Germany, Chris Gall is an up and coming pianist who has been gaining recognition in the international music scene. His playing crosses the borders of jazz and jumps into the vast field of contemporary world and pop music. After years of training as a classical pianist, he was awarded with several scholarships and studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He finished his jazz studies there in 1998. Chris Gall was a permanent member of some promising international bands, including East Indian fusion band “Taalism” feat. Shakir Khan (sitar) and Kai Eckhardt (bass) or brazilian based “Giana Viscardi Group” with whom Chris Gall made his debut at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival

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Myriad

Label: GLM Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Myriad; Seguiriya; Pinhole Observer; Interlude I; Song of June; The Wheel; Interlude II; In a Landscape; Poem on a Typewriter; New Life.

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Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2020

Read "Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Geno Thackara


However strange the year has gotten, the urge to create clearly hasn't lessened at all--either that or the circumstances have left us more appreciative of art where we find it. Most likely it's some of both. Whatever the case may be, 2020 has still seen no shortage of musical treats good for the soul.

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Chris Gall - Bernhard Schimpelsberger: Myriad

Read "Myriad" reviewed by Geno Thackara


If there's one thing that makes Myriad such a subtly thrilling success, it is compatibility. Chris Gall has a consummately melodic voice at the piano with a relentless pulse running through everything, however heavy or light. Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a versatile percussionist whose rhythmic sense is bolstered by an extensive palette of sounds and tones. Somehow ...

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Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2019

Read "Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2019" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Another year, another wealth of goodies, and as usual it seems unfair to narrow down so many fine offerings to only a dozen favorites. Also as usual, there were a couple late discoveries that would have deserved to be included here last year if I'd known about them at the time. Belated credit goes to the ...

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Mulo Francel & Chris Gall: Mythos

Read "Mythos" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Even though Mythos exhibits little variation of intent or tone, and perhaps leans towards the blurry borders of new age, this saxophone-piano duet by Mulo Francel and Chris Gall, two European players catching a lot of continental attention—Francel with the globe-trotting, multiple award winning world music/jazz/acoustic German ensemble Quadro Nuevo, and Gall, who not only frequently ...

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Chris Gall: Room Of Silence

Read "Room Of Silence" reviewed by Don Phipps


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 ...

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Room Of Silence

Label: GLM Music GmbH
Released: 2018
Track listing: Behind the Curtain; Room of Silence; It Never Entered My Mind; Interlude I; Another Love Song; Mosaic; Interlude Ii; Julia; Backstage Cadence; The Puppeteer; Estrada Branca; Interlude III; Hymn To Freedom; Hays.

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Cosmic Playground

Label: GLM Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Cosmic Playground; Arthur Dent Knows; Sea Lion Woman; Across the Universe; Hymn; Follow the Milky Way, Then Turn Left; Gentle Snap; Drumsticks & Fingertips; Seven Beat Strut.

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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 ...


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