Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Best known for his infectious "Grazing In the Grass," a tune that topped the American Top 40 in 1968 (and which is included here), African trumpet/flugelhorn player and voc…
Dexter Gordon was one of the most important tenor saxophonists to emerge in the bop/post-bop era, and he remained a formidable player for at least 4 decades. A tall, good l…
This 9-song set features 7 superb originals from the pens of principals Brent Jensen (alto) and Rob Walker (flugelhorn), alongside gorgeous takes on "It Could Happen To You…
Lester Koenig’s Contemporary Records was the leading West Coast jazz label at its most prolific period in the 1950s and 1960s. This delightful 4 CD box captures the magic o…
This mini chronicle of the musical magic of Bud Powell was recorded live at the beginning and at the end of his career. The opening six tunes were recorded live at the Roya…
Steve Fentriss was 16 years old when he went into the studio to lay down tracks for this masterwork. At 17 he was named a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellow by the National Fo…
Luis Munoz is a brilliant composer/arranger/percussionist born in Costa Rica in 1953 and a resident of Santa Barbara, California for the past 30 years. Vida, recorde…
Evolution is one of the standout jazz discs of the year, if not of the past couple. Don’t be surprised to see a Grammy nomination and don’t be surprised to see a ras…
Comprised of three extended pieces, the two on the original LP -- "Conquistador" (17:51) and "With Exit" (19:17) - and an alternate take on "With Exit" (17:21), this 1966 r…
One of my favorite recordings is The Right Touch, a 1967 Duke Pearson masterpiece. Sweet Honey Bee, released the year previously is nearly its equal. Also on …