Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

As much as the unearthed Monk and Coltrane from a couple of years ago was, this is a monumental find. Recorded in performance at UCLA in 1965, this marks the first relea…
This 2006 entry from guitarist Mark Kleinhaut’s trio is exquisite. The Maine-based guitarist has a fluid sound that frequently reminds of Pat Metheny, and a fat tone tha…
Guitarist and Berklee College of Music instructor Bruce Saunders has a mellow, thick sound which serves him well on ballads and mid- and up-tempo tunes equally. His work…
McCoy Tyner will forever be saddled with the blessing/curse of being the pianist in the classic John Coltrane Quartet of 1960-1965. There are those who will call it his …
The four CDs collected here represent the best of Miles Davis' output for Prestige. He would later record for Columbia (he would actually record his first Columbia sessi…
The four CDs collected here represent the best of the trumpeter’s output for Prestige. He would later record for Columbia (he would actually record his first Columbia se…
This handsome 6-CD box set doesn’t unearth any previously unheard gems, but it does collect in one central location some of the best of Trane’s Prestige output. The labe…
This Kirk collection was one of the highlights of the year. Recorded in Hamburg, Germany in March 1972 with a band that complimented and cajoled, this is as fine a colle…
Drummer Stanton Moore’s "III" is one of the funkiest albums to slide down the pike in many a year. With Robert Walter on a killer Hammond B3 and Will Bernard on a…
This 3-CD collection chronicles one glorious afternoon and evening in the life, as it were, of this extraordinary trio. These two sets in the afternoon and three more on…