Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Perpetual Groove is an improvisational rock quartet from Savannah, GA that has apparently grown a sizeable fan base based in large part on their free CD promotions. They’re…
The formal title of this wonderful disc is Richard Simon Presents Sam Most and Al Viola. Bassist Simon has shared the stage with an impressive group of musicians in his tim…
Recorded in 1962 and 1963, this represents one of the first and most superb recordings of bossa nova. Byrd studied with Andres Segovia and brings that classical guitar touc…
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Talk about an "A" team! Recorded live at Toronto’s Massey Hall in 1953, this captures the archite…
This quintet of trumpeter Davis with Philly Joe Jones (drums), Paul Chambers (bass), Red Garland (piano) and John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) is simply one of the great jazz…
This Buffalo New York quartet has an enjoyable straight ahead, swinging style. The principals, reedman Schiavone and pianist Brancato are graduates of Berklee. While the wo…
There are those who would call Trane the most important and influential player to ever pick up a saxophone. Long before his fascination with the soprano and his harmonic ev…
Seattle-based pianist Dave Peck works in the traditional jazz piano trio format on his wonderful live Out of Seattle, recorded at the famed Jazz Alley. Traditional b…
Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson plays electric and acoustic guitars and electronics masterfully on Tyft. Abetted by Jim Black (drums, melodica, electronics and vi…
Language of Swans’ eponymous offering is unusual in it’s sparseness and deceptively tentative tone, though principal Joe Giardullo is no musical wallflower or novice. Havin…