On November 11th
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“…The emotional resonance invoked by the music is striking. So too is the structural and formal sophistication of the young keyboard player Ricardo Gallo’s music.”
-James Nichols, All About Jazz, May 9th 2008
Ricardo Gallo’s “Tierra de Nadie” performs original music conceived as a sort of imaginary musical folklore, a “No man’s land” which is the intriguing basis for exploratory improvisations. Featuring Mark Helias on bass, Ray Anderson on trombone, Pheeroan akLaff on drums and Dan Blake on saxophones, pianist Ricardo Gallo aims for a vivid collective sound, rooting the music with lush compositions that picture a landscape of its own, providing a space in which contributing musicians can inhabit freely and also, that is devoid of flags.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Ricardo Gallo is active as a composer of contemporary concert music, and as a pianist performing jazz and improvised music. He leads different projects that relate aspects of Colombian folklore to contemporary musical expressions.
* This concert will be the release of Tierra de Nadie’s debut album: “The Great Fine Line”, issued under the Portuguese label Clean Feed Records, which was lauded record label of the year in 2009 by All About Jazz NY. This album is also the 5th by Ricardo Gallo as a group leader.
Price: $12 in Advance; $15 at Door
7:30 PM – November 11