Fresh off hosting our tuesday session on Tuesday, September 27 the legendary Hal Galper returns with his trio featuring Jerry Bergonzi.
Galper’s 21st century series of trio albums for Origin Records incorporates his development of “Rubato” playing as a means of melding In his fifth decade as a major jazz artist, Hal Galper continues the innovation that has made him one of today‘s most surprising and satisfying pianists. Galper’s 21st century series of trio albums for Origin Records incorporates his development of “Rubato” playing as a means of melding melodic lyricism with the rhythmic excitement and “sound of surprise” of the bebop tradition, deepening the jazz experience for musicians and listeners alike.
“…the high level of integration and communication the trio displays is rare and quite thrilling to experience…” – Downbeat.
“He has also found two like-minded musical brothers in bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop, versatile and sophisticated players who can keep up with his “Rubato” concept, one of playing loose and free with tempo and harmony—even structure—twisting the familiar forms like a rubber band, then pulling them back and letting them fly free.” – All About Jazz.