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Ray Gallon

Jazz pianist & composer Ray Gallon has performed with many of the leading jazz artists, including Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, T.S. Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sweets Edison, Wycliffe Gordon, Les Paul, Benny Golson. Frank Wess, Lew Tabakin, George Adams, and the Mingus Big Band. He has performed at most of the major jazz festivals and venues throughout North and South America, Europe, and Japan, and has appeared in gala concerts at the White House and the Kennedy Center. Ray has also accompanied many vocal greats, including Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, Grady Tate, Nnenna Freelon, Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Joe Williams, Chaka Khan, and Jane Monheit. In addition, he also leads his own trio, and performs solo concerts. His compositions have been recorded by T.S

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Article: Album Review

Ray Gallon: Grand Company

Read "Grand Company" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Score one for truth in advertising. New York City-based pianist Ray Gallon is definitely in Grand Company on his first recording as the leader of a trio, ably chaperoned every step of the way by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash who are quite simply two of the best in the business (Hall of Fame ...

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Grand Company

Label: Cellar Music Group
Released: 2023
Track listing: Drop Me Off In Harlem; Acting Up; Zombette; Two Track Mind; Nardis; Pins And Needles; If I Had You; Monkey Bars; Old Folks.

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Ray Gallon: Grand Company

Read "Grand Company" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Ray Gallon is a pianist with a rich and complex musical vocabulary. In the company of bassist Ron Carter and percussionist Lewis Nash, he has recorded an album that is filled with technical proficiency and emotional depth as well as a unique artistic voice. Adding to the enjoyment is the sophistication of the recording, which was ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Yuhan Su + Sounds of the Middle East

Read "Yuhan Su + Sounds of the Middle East" reviewed by David Brown


This week we will feature a selection of music that congers of the sounds of the Middle-East though the lens of jazz. Our featured new release will be Liberated Gesture by Taiwanese vibraphonist and composer Yuhan Su. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from ...

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Ray Gallon, Larry Young, Rachel Eckroth & Vince Guaraldi

Read "Ray Gallon, Larry Young, Rachel Eckroth & Vince Guaraldi" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We are kicking off the 2023 holiday season and the 830th Episode of Neon Jazz in style with Vince Guaraldi leading the march of a never-before-released Charle Brown Thanksgiving. From there, we get into a host of tasty jazz from Rachel Eckroth, Janet Evra and Maria Grapsa. We also get some perennial music from heavyweights Petros ...

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Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova

Read "Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Angelina Kolobukhova Angelina Kolobukhova was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She started playing classical piano when she was five and singing when she was nine. She was introduced to jazz music by her early mentor Veronika Yanovskaya and, under her guidance, she performed jazz and popular music in Minsk and in Europe at competitions, ...

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Naama Gheber's Detours Lead Straight To Jazz Career

Read "Naama Gheber's Detours Lead Straight To Jazz Career" reviewed by Jim Trageser


There is no “normal" journey to becoming an established, professional musician. Every path is different; each story one of a kind. But some are perhaps more different than most. Naama Gheber's surely ranks among those in the “more different" category: not many jazz singers began their adult years by serving as an ...

Album

Make Your Move

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Kitty Paws; Out Of Whack; Craw Daddy; Harm's Way; Back To The Wall; I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance; That's The Question; Hank's A Lot; Yesterdays; Plus One; Make Your Move

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ray Gallon and Kenny Washington

Read "Ray Gallon and Kenny Washington" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off our 715th Episode of Neon Jazz with the veteran New York City pianist Ray Gallon. The music keeps on getting better here in 2021 and we profile artists including Alyssa Allgood, Mara Rosenbloom and Jeremy Monteiro. In between new tracks, we have older cats that influenced them from the likes of Ari Hoenig, ...


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