ENJA 24 BIT MASTER EDITION.
Recorded in 1977. Newly mixed from analog source and 24-bit mastered. One bonus track.
Born in Salem, PA in 1938, Hal Galper studied at Berklee College (1955-58) before going on the road with the likes of Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson and the Brecker Brothers. He was Cannonball Adderley's last piano player until the saxophonist's untimely death in 1975. Firmly rooted in the bop tradition but open to new adventures, he presents this 1977 all-star quartet featuring Japan's trumpet genius Terumasa Hino, free jazz veteran Cecil McBee on bass and the one and only Tony Williams (ex-Miles Davis, ex-Lifetime). Intense and inventive music, played with heart and brain. "He has assembled an outstanding group here," Cash Box read. "A sterling group." German Jazz Podium said: "A successful, loose session that throws up just one question: What if there wasn't ENJA anymore?"