Live in Brooklyn

John O'Gallagher Trio

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Jazz, Contemporary
Whirlwind Recordings
December 16, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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As New York-based saxophonist and composer John O'Gallagher would emphatically relate, there is nothing quite like the concept and energy of a live performance to provide both artist and listener with the affecting, visceral tingle which is at the heart of great music - and especially true when it comes to the spontaneity of improvised jazz.

So the opportunity to offer up these riches to a wider audience, through a live album, has always been an aspiration for the acclaimed altoist and his longtime colleagues Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) and Mark Ferber (drums).

One of the most compelling saxophone improvisers on the New York scene, John O'Gallagher's many collaborators have included Jeff Williams, Ben Monder, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler - and all the years of experience cascade from his alto bell with a seemingly inexhaustible and colorfully individual vocabulary, supported prominently by the high-level, malleable responses of Weidenmueller and Ferber.

Describing the elevated, exposed nature of this three-way partnership, O'Gallagher concludes: "We are constantly listening and taking risks, creating an atmosphere which is exciting to play in - there is no 'wrong', and we all know the paths back. A shared trust provides the confidence to pretty much explore any avenue and be assured that everything will be OK. That transformative, on-the-edge excitement - not knowing what's gonna happen - is what I've always wanted."

Personnel: John O'Gallagher (alto saxophone), Johannes Weidenmueller (double bass), Mark Ferber (drums)

Press Quotes

"(4 stars) "An album of predominantly spontaneous exploration and improvisation...A wholly satisfying affair."

All About Jazz

"(4 stars) "Powerful jazz-making without a safety net."

The Guardian

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Key Value
Catalogue number WR4697
Barcode 5052442009771
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Prime 10:24
2. Extralogical Railman 06:15
3. Credulous Intro 02:50
4. Credulous 10:45
5. Blood Ties 06:37
6. Nothing To It 06:34
7. The Honeycomb 06:14