Tony Gallo Has "Something to Say" and sing!
Innovative interpretation and vocal tones coated in class describe the contents of Tony Gallo’s debut project "Something to Say." This balladeer just pulsates with the attitude and finesse all polished crooners are expected to carry vocally. Along with a group of multifaceted musicians who with every cut compliment the panache of the project, this effort brings one back to that Bourbon Street feel after midnight, very smooth with a clean delivery.
You can slice and dice the talents enclosed in this jewel case but the fact is, it emulates cool with an attitude!
Johnny Mercer’s "Autumn Leaves" in the hands of Mr. Gallo, enters a whole new dimension with respect to style. He brings life to areas of the piece that before were hidden in past performances, an imaginative performance to a traditional jazz piece.
"Good Rockin at Midnight" is just packed full of vibrant sounds and instrumental ingenuity. The addition of the mouth harp just enhances this New Orleans-esque piece. Premiere ear candy on this debut introduction to Mr. Gallo.
An evening of "My One and Only Love" can bring even the most accomplished ice queen to beat an extra beat, with the delivery Mr. Gallo serenades. The piano and percussion make this rendition the quintessential lounge tribute to that one across the table.
Mr. Gallo’s performance throughout his debut has us wondering how far he can climb both as a vocalist and bandleader. A very enjoyable and exciting push-n-play effort, looking for more in 2005!Karl Stober is an international freelance columnist and broadcaster who can be reached at
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