Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

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…
Pianist Gerard Masters has a beautiful touch and an open ear. He and his trio (bassist Brett Hirst and drummer Nicholas McBride) have the wonderful Palindrome, recor…
Former Mingus Big Band and Elvin Jones Jazz Machine bassist Andy McKee is joined here by drummer Idris Muhammad, vibraphone and marimba player Joe Locke, and saxophonist Al…
As was the case with guitarist Nick Demopoulos’ brilliant "Harmonic Convergence," reviewed here last year, Exegesis, a quintet lead by the adventurous guitarist (adding dij…
This free jazz exploration is packed with dynamic twists and turns that challenge the most adventurous ears. Alto player Carter, bassist Radding and the explosive drummer K…
Pianist Goldberg is joined on this lushly produced recording by saxophonist and flautist Kenny Goldberg, bassist Jeff Falkner and drummer Dave Renick. The eight original co…