Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Vibraphonist Ed Saindon, a proponent of the 4-mallet approach, is a masterful musician capable of dazzling runs as well as of delightful passages, often in the same song…
Paul Hemmings is a talented guitarist who is as deft a distortionist as he is an outside tight-rope experimenter, offering an aural painting that is as bold as it is exc…
This self-produced release exemplifies the healthy state of independent jazz. With elements of world jazz, Latin jazz and straight ahead grooves, they defy easy categori…
Harry Allen is a hard blowing tenor saxophonist who, along with the equally impressive quartet that joins him on this disc, comes to impress. And he does so unequivocall…
Over the course of seven extraordinary original compositions the four-piece Groove Apparatus covers broad stylistic territory while staying within the general framework …
Alto saxophonist Rocco John Iacovone studied with Lee Konitz and put in time with Sam Rivers. As the liner notes point out, this explains the sense of having feet in bot…
This is a strong compositional and performance calling card for New York City-based pianist Serrato and his trio, bassist Hill Green, and conga player Henry Morales. Fro…
Jeff Lisenby breaks the stereotypical mold of accordion with this superb offering of originals and well chosen covers. Opening with "Donna Lee," the Charlie Parker class…
The story told by pianist Jackob Sachs and bassist Eivind Opsvik is that they posed the question to each other: "Out of all the remaining living masters, who would you w…
One of a series of extraordinary re-issues out on the Malanga Music imprint in 2007, this set from Cuban jazz piano maestro Chucho Valdes may well be the standout. Recor…
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