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Towner Galaher

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Uptown!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Simone; Tell It Like It Is; Cafe Con Samba; Jimmy & Johnny; House Of Jade; Uptown!; East 104th St Waltz; Phantom City; Shuffleocity; Blues On The Corner; Say What?

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Towner Galaher: Uptown!

Read "Uptown!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Uptown!, like drummer Towner Galaher's two previous releases, relies on multiple horns to flesh out the leader's melodies and some choice covers, but it's still a departure from his earlier work. Piano, bass and drums with some added percussion was served as the rhythmic nucleus at the center of Panorama (Self Produced, 2007) and Courageous Hearts ...

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Courageous Hearts

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: Courageous Hearts; Boogaloobop; Second Line Samba; Winter Sunrise; Hot House; April 28th (Vivre Egale A Vous M

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Towner Galaher: Courageous Hearts

Read "Courageous Hearts" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Non possiamo non riconoscere che Courageous Hearts sia un buon disco di jazz. Perché il secondo album del percussionista Towner Galaher possiede tutti gli ingredienti per dar credito a questa affermazione. Un gruppo di ottimi musicisti, una manciata di solide composizioni ancorate al postbop, una spruzzata di latin tinge con l'immancabile “Afro Blue" di Mongo Santamaria ...

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Towner Galaher: Courageous Hearts

Read "Courageous Hearts" reviewed by J Hunter


Thanks to a weapons-grade lineup and original compositions that recall the salad days of The Brecker Brothers, Towner Galaher's Courageous Hearts has more than its share of awesome moments. However, Courageous also begs a question about the drummer that was asked about Mike Tyson back in the day: Can he do more than just hit really ...

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Panorama

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Midtown Shuffle; Have You Met Miss Jones?; I'm All Smiles; Legba; Panorama; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Charisma; East 104th St.

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Towner Galaher: Panorama

Read "Panorama" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Panorama is a testament that straight-ahead jazz can still thrive in modern times. Drummer/composer Towner Galaher, an astute leader and sideman who has performed with names like Wynton Marsalis and in ensembles such as Chico O'Farrill's Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band, carries the torch of jazz drummers like Art Blakey. Galaher's playing is more ...


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