Galper, Hal Quartet Featuring Jerry Bergonzi / Cubist
Album: Cubist   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Galper, Hal Quartet Featuring Jerry Bergonzi   Added:Feb 2018

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Add Date: 2018-03-06 Pull Date: 2018-05-08 Charts: Jazz
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1. May 05, 2018: Music Casserole
Scene West
4. Mar 31, 2018: Old Fart at Play
2. Apr 21, 2018: Old Fart at Play
5. Mar 10, 2018: Markov Chain Gang
Scene West
3. Apr 06, 2018: Sound Landscapes

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-02-26
Reviewed: 2018-02-26
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Galper is back with his trio in top form, & invited saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi into the fold. It was an inspired addition to the sound. Bergonzi is one of those distinctively daring players who doesn't get the recognition he deserves. He can be fierce; his tone is muscular. In the trio's ruminations and maelstroms he can sound like the voice of reason, or like a ranting maniac (with a method to his madness).
If You Like: McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Charles Lloyd, John Coltrane, Phil Woods
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Solar (5:50) - piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo swings to fast tempo then slows> bass solo> off-kilter jam> fade
2/ Israel (9:06) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> jam> slow fade
*3/ Artists (5:20) – sax starts> slow jam> beautiful sax solo> slow jam> slow fade
4/ Kiwi (11:28) – sax starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> fade
*5/ Cubist (8:06) – sax starts> hesitating start swings into fast tempo jam> piano solo> fast jam> sax solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick stop
*6/ Scene West (12:57) – bass starts> slow tempo jam, hesitating & playful> wild slow piano solo> sax solo> wild slow jam> false stop> bass solo> quick stop
7/ In a Sentimental Mood (7:57) – sax starts> slow jam> lovely piano solo> bass solo> slow jam> fade
*8/ Scufflin’ (8:29) – sax starts> uptempo jam> sizzling piano solo, then slows to midtempo> drum solo> uptempo jam> fade & a note

Track Listing
1. Solar   5. Cubist
2. Israel   6. Scene West
3. Artists   7. In A Sentimental Mood
4. Kiwi   8. Scufflin'