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Ricardo Gallo


Colombian pianist and composer Ricardo Gallo has written for acoustic and electro- acoustic formats, for short films, videos, dance and multimedia stage productions, and has performed and written for improvisatory groups. He has published nine albums as a leader, his music has appeared in several compilations in Colombia, USA, and Europe, and has participated in recordings of several other groups. Among his main projects is the quartet he leads since 2005 with some of the best musicians from Bogotá’s scene: drummer Jorge Sepúlveda, bassist Juan Manuel Toro, and percussionist Juan David Castaño, developing repertoire and an improvisational approach that integrates an avant-garde and free language with rhythmic and melodic elements from folkloric musical traditions


Tribu del Asfalto

Label: La Distritofonica
Released: 2013


The Great Fine Line

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. Intruders; 2. Stomp at No Man’s Land; 3. Conspiracy; 4. Three Versions of a Lie; 5. Hermetismo; 6. The Intervention; 7. South American Idyll; 8. Improbability; 9. La Piña Blanca. Tutte le composizioni sono di Ricardo Gallo.

Article: Album Review

Ricardo Gallo's Tierra de Nadie: The Great Fine Line

Read "The Great Fine Line" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il progetto Tierra de Nadie, del pianista colombiano Ricardo Gallo, trae ispirazione da un pensiero di Julio Cortazar, riportato nelle note di copertina dell'album, che afferma che “la musica è una terra di nessuno, un territorio in cui quel sottile confine che separa i generi, e le identità nazionali/razziali, si fa sempre più labile. Un pensiero ...

Article: My Playlist

Ricardo Gallo

Read "Ricardo Gallo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

01. Michaël Attias - Renku in Coimbra (Clean Feed - 2010). Adoro i labirinti di melodia che Attias crea, e il supporto di Satoshi Takeishi e John Hébert alimenta una musica realmente stratificata. 02. Sylvie Courvoisier - Signs and Epigrams (Tzadik - 2007). Questo album in solo è un gioiello di uno dei miei pianisti contemporanei ...


News: Recording

Pianist Ricardo Gallo's Tierra de Nadie: The Great Fine Line

Pianist Ricardo Gallo's Tierra de Nadie: The Great Fine Line

Some free improv dates are neither here nor there. Ricardo Gallo's The Great Fine Line (Clean Feed 209) manages to avoid that. It's here. By that I mean it has an immediacy. The composed sections structure the freedom in ways that bop heads frame the improvisations. Only this is not bop derived in any palpable way. ...


Article: Album Review

Peter Evans Quartet: Live in Lisbon

Read "Live in Lisbon" reviewed by Troy Collins

Recorded at Portugal's Jazz em Agosto Festival in August of 2009, Live in Lisbon captures Peter Evans' longstanding quartet in concert, deconstructing a program of reconfigured standards--a regular feature of the New York-based trumpeter's oeuvre. Using classic American Songbook tunes as the basis for the quartet's freewheeling improvisations, Evans dismantles familiar melodies, harmonies and rhythms, rearranging ...


Urdimbres Y Maranas

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: Tablitas; La Inundacion; Esto Es Un Paseo; Artificio; Remolino Humano; Ventanas; El Trueque; Contradicciones De Una Serpiente Inversa; La Distritofobia.


Article: Extended Analysis

Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto: Udimbres y Maranas

Read "Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto: Udimbres y Maranas" reviewed by James Nichols

Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto Udimbres y Maranas La Distritofonica 2008 The Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto's sound is complex--and not just because the Cuarteto is born out of a marriage between avant-garde jazz and Colombian rhythms. What adds further depth to their music is the emotional density that shows itself almost immediately on ...


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