Live at the Cota Jazz Festival – Hal Galper and the Youngbloods
Pianist Hal Galper has seen an impressive career. Whether as a valued sideman, alongside the likes of Chet Baker and Cannonball Adderley, or as an established leader, Galper has been passing the post-bop torch to young players and improvisers for many years. On this record, he is joined by saxophonist Nathan Bellot, bassist Dean Torrey, and drummer David Frazier, revisiting compositions of his seminal recordings from the ‘70s. Recorded during the 2016 Cota Jazz Festival, the quartet was celebrating the life of the legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods.
Notes by John Gilbreath