Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

This is an exquisite recording. One of the most anticipated releases of the year, it is as amazing as Martino fans expected. Those of you new to the magic of Pat Martino…
A new entry in the Rudy Van Gelder Remasters series from Fantasy/Concord, this is a revisited classic that sounds all the more impressive 45 years after its August 15, 1…
Everything you’ve heard about this treasure is true. Representing the only live documented performance of the two jazz legends together, it is nothing less than the find…
This two disc set from Shout! Factory, like their set on Chet Baker’s mentor Dizzy Gillespie, is simply spectacular. Chet Baker, following in the footsteps of Louis Arms…
Best known until recently as guitarist with the great Harmonica Shah Band, Howard Glazer is an electric guitarist in the mold of Kim Simmons, Johnny Winter and the blues…
The Tijuana Brass was a band that found a formula and a niche and played it to the hilt. Schmaltz (a horrible version of "Hello Dolly," a song that was horrible from the ge…
When trumpeter Herb Alpert made a splash in the mid-1960s with his Tijuana Brass, there was a sense among some so-called hip jazz listeners that this was music for squares,…
There is a telling quote from the famed improvisational pianist Ran Blake framed over the back of the jewel box: "Prana Trio takes the listener on a nightmare from Soho …
Harri Stojka is a gypsy guitarist from Vienna. That in itself is enough to make comparisons to the king of the gypsies, Django Reinhardt, expected. The thrill is that th…
Like The Harder They Come, this is a movie that takes the viewer deep into the day to day reality of Jamaican Rastafari musical culture, at least the scene as it …