Live in Brooklyn
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)
- Extralogical Railman
- Credulous Intro
- Blood Ties
- Nothing To It
- The Honeycomb
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