Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Baltimore-based guitarist Mark Stanley cites Frank Zappa as an influence. An element of that influence certainly reflects in Stanley’s refusal to be easily categorized. He’…
Trombonist Al Cron is joined by Bob Schlink (guitar), Dave Zinno (bass), Vinny Pagano (drums) and Ed Tomassi (saxophone) on a program of original and envelope-pushing mater…
Baritone and soprano player Strayer plays from a reserve of emotion and an inherent sense of swing that combine for an extraordinary disc. Mentor is a gorgeous colla…
For Branford Marsalis’ second release on the Rounder distributed Marsalis imprint label, following the magnificent Footsteps Of Our Fathers, he explores the music pr…
This brilliant quintet effort from Canadian drummer/percussionist Thom Gossage, Remi Boldue (alto saxophone), Frank Lozano (tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet),…
Guitarist Mark Kleinhaut has been a well regarded player in the Northeast for three decades. A member of the advisory board of the jazz studies program in the School of Mus…
One of my top 10 of 2003, this is a mesmerizing work that showcases the musicianship of these three visionaries: Piotr Michalowski (alto and bass clarinet, baritone, tenor,…
The phrase "muscular" is frequently used in musical criticism to describe a musician’s attack or forceful nature in the playing of their instrument. Pharaoh Sanders or McCo…
Larry Nozero has been a major figure on the Detroit jazz scene for 40 years, capable of many styles, including the mellow, almost light-jazz quality of the disc at hand. Th…
Frank Wess’s reputation as a first-rate tenor player was well established 40 years ago. More importantly, he is credited as being one of the innovators of jazz flute, havin…