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Cubist by Hal Galper

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Album Title: Cubist
By: Hal Galper
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018

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Fiona's Comments

Cubist like Tetris. Fast, inescapable like volcanic lava and inexcusably chaotic.

About the Album

With his focus on ‘the art of the trio’ since moving on from the Phil Woods Quintet in the late ‘80s - the last decade incorporating his innovative development of trio ‘Rubato’ playing into 7 albums on Origin Records - pianist Hal Galper made a major, personal musical statement in adding his old friend and saxophone titan Jerry Bergonzi to a late 2016 tour and live recording. Diving into the ‘Rubato’ deep end with the trio, Bergonzi provided another dimension and an added spark, opening unforeseen avenues to the trio and quickly becoming an integral part of Galper’s musical concepts. Thus, the Hal Galper Quartet, featuring Jerry Bergonzi! Recorded at Cleveland’s Tri-C, Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, the quartet recorded live in an open session format with a small but involved audience. Bassist Jeff Johnson contributed much of the music for the tour and four of the tracks for the recording. His composition “Cubist,” provided the implied visual of a subject with many parts out of place or overly-dramatized, offering new perspectives on a familiar image, and a fine metaphor for the music. “...a moment of thrilling uncertainty, slightly airborne and stretched out in unusual shapes and motions, and (the moment extended) out for the length of a song, each and every time.” - Wondering Sound.

Track Listing

Solar; Israel; Artists; Kiwi; Cubist; Scene West; In A Sentimental Mood; Scufflin'.

Personnel

Hal Galper: piano; Jerry Bergonzi: tenor sax; Jeff Johnson: bass; John Bishop: drums

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Date featured

February 17, 2018

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