Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Northern Light is confirmation that Boston-based guitarist Steven Kirby is one of the most gifted guitarists in jazz today. From the opening quick paced, quick witte…
These recently unearthed recordings from the 1960 Birmingham (Michigan) Jazz Festival are a major find. Produced by Dave Usher, best known for co-owning a jazz label with D…
One of the finest clarinetist of the past quarter century, Peplowski successfully straddles the fence between tradition and modernism. On "If This Isn’t Love," for instance…
This is nothing if not an interesting and sometimes fascinating project. Interspersing stories with the inventiveness of a full spectrum 12-piece jazz orchestra, Indigo Inv…
Francesca Tanksley has held down the piano chair in the Billy Harper Quintet for 15 years. None of the exquisite playing glimpsed in that format prepares for the power unle…
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…