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Artist: Galper, Hal Quintet
Title: Live At The Berlin Philharmonic, 1977
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82810
Barcode:805558281020 itemnumber=1000124905
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/15/2021
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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Legacy, historical recording; 340 US radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"(Mike & Randy Brecker) comprised a blistering front line. Galper was in aggressive form, playing with an energy reminiscent of McCoy Tyner, a spirit of embellishment reminiscent of Art Tatum and a harmonic knowledge reminiscent of Bill Evans. Dockery and Moses formed a heart-pounding tandem." - JAZZTIMES. Captured during a pivotal, trailblazing period of his five decade career, pianist Hal Galper had come off the road with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet looking to establish his new working band. Pulling in Michael & Randy Brecker, whom he had recorded & worked with in the early '70s, along with bassist Wayne Dockery and drummer Bob Moses, Galper set up Sunday matinees at NY's Sweet Basil Jazz Club for a year to woodshed the group concept and new compositions. In the studio, 1977's 'Reach Out!' displayed an astonishingly original collective, with all matching Galper's chance-taking, high-spirited, free-wheeling approach to music making. 1979's "Speak With a Single Voice" captured the energy of the quintet live, but on this 1977 Berlin Jazz Festival performance, the band shifts into an other-worldly overdrive. From the opening salvos of Galper's "Now Hear This," the mission is defined - jazz giants, in the prime of their youth, set free to blow, pushed to the limits by Galper's facility, full-bodied sound, and fertile imagination.

Track Listing

[13:59]  NOW HEAR THIS 




[14:04]  TRIPLE PLAY 


[9:31]  HEY FOOL

Performers on this Album
RANDY BRECKER - trumpet, flugelhorn
MIKE BRECKER - tenor saxophone
HAL GALPER - piano
BOB MOSES - drums
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Berliner Philharmonie, Germany
Mastering Facility: Dan Dean Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Mastering Engineer: Dan Dean
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