Label: Origin Records
Catalog number: ORIGIN 82670
- “...the high level of integration and communication the trio displays is rare and quite thrilling to experience...” - Downbeat.
In his fifth decade as a major jazz artist, Hal Galper continues the innovation that has made him one of the most surprising and satisfying pianists alive. His 21st century series of trio albums for Origin incorporates his development of "Rubato" playing as a means of melding melodic lyricism with the rhythmic excitement and "sound of surprise" of bebop. The 5th recording in that series, "O's Time," highlights the deep musical bond of his trio, with bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop, as they explore standards such as "Smile," jazz classics like Wayne Shorter's "Wildflower," and originals including the title track, a dedication to Ornette Coleman. "...the most complex, daring, exhilarating music of Galper's career.” - JazzTimes.