|Born||April 18, 1938|
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Harold Galper (born April 18, 1938)is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and writer.
He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.Galper studied classical piano as a boy, but switched to jazz which he studied at the Berklee College of Music from 1955 to 1958. He hung out at Herb Pomeroy's club, the Stable, hearing local Boston musicians such as Jaki Byard, Alan Dawson and Sam Rivers. Galper started sitting in and became the house pianist at the Stable and later on, at Connelly's and Lenny's on the Turnpike. He went on to work in Pomeroy's band.
Later on he worked with Chet Baker and Stan Getz and accompanied vocalists Joe Williams, Anita O'Day, and Chris Connor.
Between 1973 and 1975, Galper played in the Cannonball Adderley Quintet replacing George Duke.He performed in New York and Chicago jazz clubs in the late 1970s. Around this time, Galper recorded several times with guitarist John Scofield for the Enja label.
For 10 years (1980–1990) he was a member of Phil Woods's quintet.
Galper left the Woods group in August 1990 to start touring and recording with his new trio with Steve Ellington on drums and Jeff Johnson on bass. From 1990 to 1999, his group was on the road six months a year.
Galper is internationally known as an educator. His theoretical and practical articles have appeared in six of Down Beat editions. His scholarly article on the psychology of stage fright, originally published in the Jazz Educators Journal, has subsequently been reprinted in four other publications.
He is on the faculty of Purchase College and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
|1971||1971||The Guerilla Band||Mainstream||Randy Brecker (trumpet, electric trumpet, flugelhorn), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, soprano sax), Bob Mann (electric guitar), Victor Gaskin (bass guitar), Charles Alias and Steve Haas (drums)|
|1971?||1972||Wild Bird||Mainstream||Randy Brecker (trumpet, electric trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, soprano sax), Jonathan Graham (electric guitar), Bob Mann (electric guitar), Victor Gaskin and Charles LaChappelle (double bass, bass guitar), Bill Goodwin (drums), Billy Hart (drums)|
|1972?||1973||Inner Journey||Mainstream||Dave Holland (double bass), Bill Goodwin (drums)|
|1975||1976||Windows||SteepleChase||Lee Konitz (alto sax)|
|1977?||1977||Now Hear This||Enja||Terumasa Hino (trumpet), Cecil McBee (bass), Tony Williams (drums)|
|1976||1977||Reach Out!||SteepleChase||Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, flute), Wayne Dockery (bass), Billy Hart (drums)|
|1978?||1979||Speak with a Single Voice||Century||Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, flute), Wayne Dockery (bass), Bob Moses (drums)|
|1991||Invitation to a Concert||Concord|
|1978?||1991||Redux '78||Concord Jazz|
|1994||Live at Vartan Jazz||Vartan Jazz|
|1994||Just Us||Enja||Jerry Bergonzi|
|1991||1991||Live at Port Townsend '91||Double-Time||Todd Coolman (bass), Steve Ellington (drums)|
|1999||1999||Let's Call This That||Double-Time||Tim Hagans (trumpet), Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax), Jeff Johnson (bass), Steve Ellington (drums)|
|2006||2006||Agents of Change||Fabola||Tony Marino (bass), Billy Mintz (drums)|
|2006||2007||Furious Rubato||Origin||Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)|
|2008||2009||Art-Work||Origin||Reggie Workman (bass), Rashied Ali (drums)|
|2009||2010||E Pluribus Unum||Origin||Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)|
|2011||2011||Trip the Light Fantastic||Origin||Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)|
|2012||2012||Airegin Revisited||Origin||Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)|
|2016||2018||Cubist||Origin||Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax), Jeff Johnson (bass), John Bishop (drums)|
|1990||–||Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Six||Concord|
With Cannonball Adderley
With Nat Adderley
With Franco Ambrosetti
With Chet Baker
With Randy Brecker
With Tom Harrell
With Sam Rivers
With John Scofield
With Phil Woods
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.
John Scofield, sometimes referred to as "Sco", is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer whose music includes bebop, jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, and rock. He has worked with Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Joey DeFrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Pat Martino, Mavis Staples, Phil Lesh, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, George Duke, Jaco Pastorius, John Mayer, Robert Glasper, and Gov't Mule.
Nathaniel Carlyle Adderley was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, whom he supported and played with for many years.
Philip Wells Woods was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer.
Keith Moore "Red" Mitchell, was an American jazz double-bassist, composer, lyricist, and poet.
Irving Herbert Pomeroy III was an American jazz trumpeter, teacher, and the founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble.
Vincent Herring is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Louis Hayes is an American jazz drummer and band leader. He was with McCoy Tyner's trio for more than three years. Since 1989 he has led his own band, and together with Vincent Herring formed the Cannonball Legacy Band.
Adam Nussbaum is an American jazz drummer.
Walter Booker was an American jazz musician. A native of Prairie View, Texas, Booker was a reliable bass player and an underrated stylist. His playing was marked by voice-like inflections, glissandos and tremolo techniques.
Franco Ambrosetti is a jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer. He was born in Lugano, Switzerland; his father, Flavio, was a saxophonist who once played opposite Charlie Parker. He has recorded several albums for Enja Records, and worked professionally with his father in a group which also included George Gruntz.
F. Bill Goodwin is an American jazz drummer.
Ivory Forest is a recording by a quartet led by pianist Hal Galper. It was released on the Enja Label in 1980. It features a 28-year-old John Scofield, whose 1979 Enja album Rough House featured Galper and drummer Adam Nussbaum in a similar quartet context. Nussbaum and Scofield also formed part of the Dave Liebman Quintet at this time, and played together in Scofield's trio from 1980 to 1983.
Roy McCurdy is a jazz drummer.
Terumasa Hino is a Japanese jazz trumpeter. He is considered one of Japan's finest jazz musicians. His instruments include the trumpet, cornet, and flügelhorn.
Landmark Records was an American jazz record company and label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews. Landmark's releases included music by Donald Byrd, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, Bobby Hutcherson, Mulgrew Miller, Buddy Montgomery, and reissues of Cannonball Adderley.
Love, Sex, and the Zodiac is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded in Berkeley, California in 1970, but not released on the Fantasy label until 1974, featuring performances by Adderley's Quintet featuring Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest appearances by George Duke and Jimmy Jones and narration by Rick Holmes.
Inside Straight is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1973 featuring performances by Adderley's Quintet with Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest percussionist King Errisson.
Pyramid is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in 1974 featuring performances by Adderley's Quintet with Nat Adderley, Hal Galper, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest appearances by Phil Upchurch, George Duke, and Jimmy Jones.
Edward Lozano Duran was an American jazz guitarist from San Francisco. He recorded often with Vince Guaraldi and was a member of the Benny Goodman orchestra during the 1970s.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hal Galper .|