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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. The adventurousness and technical brilliance of Hal Galper’s artistry have made him one of the busiest and most admired pianists in modern jazz.
Here are recent critical comments on recordings by his trio with bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop: “Central to the group’s approach is the releasing of inhibitions and the willingness to embrace and follow the paths spontaneity presents. Each player simultaneously fills the soloist and accompanist roles.” —Downbeat “Galper sometimes opts for the fluid, lyrical sensibility popularized by stylists like Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. But on other occasions he works in an edgier mode. His trio…is superbly interactive.” —Jazz Times Read More...
New Hal Galper Trio Release
“…the most complex, daring, exhilarating music of Galper’s career.” – JazzTimes.
“Exhilarating! The Hal Galper Trio shows the others guys what innovative is all about.” Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“Successfully taking bop into the new century, Galper is on the money throughout with restless creativity that draws you in and keeps you there. Well done throughout.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record
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From Bach To Bebop
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“Even glancing at this book will generate new ideas for improvisers at any level.”
“Takes intermediate and advanced improvisers to new heights.
And it may very well foreshadow the next generation of jazz methods.”
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