Hal Galper

O's Time

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Rotcod Zzaj, improvijazzation

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Hal's piano is just fantastic on this great jazz trio CD, also featuring Jeff Johnson on bass and John Bishop's drum work. Crisp recording makes it a true pleasure to listen to, but it's the shining talent of all three players that makes their music work so well. The energy is palpable on pieces like the grand opener, "Like Sonny"... just loved this one... the bass solo is quite simply astounding! The group literally shines on tunes like the high-energy title track, "O's Time"... what's most noticeable in their playing is the sense that they're "joined at the hip"... not one single note escapes their attention, but they be-bop right on along the whole way through this 8:23 masterpiece. It was the 9:04 Shorter tune, "Wildflower" that got my vote for favorite of the half-dozen (all long) pieces offered up for your aural pleasure, though... just the kind of intricate jazz involvements my ears grew up with back (ah, WAY back) in the day. I give Hal & his partners a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this one, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.98.






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