The Anton Webern Project is Available Now! Featuring
Matt Moran, Russ Lossing, Johannes Weidenmueller, Pete McCann, Tyshawn Sorey and Margret Grebowicz.
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March Sublime Grammy Nomination
I'm very happy to announce that my good friend Alan Ferber's recording "March Sublime" has been nominated for a Grammy! I'm honored to have been part of it and recommend that everyone run out and buy a copy.
New CD Upcoming Release!
Watch for the new CD coming this fall on Fresh Sound Records.
featuring Johannes Weidenmueller on bass, Mark Ferber on drums playing all new compositions.
Tammy Scheffer Sextet
Tammy Scheffer John O'Gallagher Dan Pratt Chris Ziemba Daniel Foose ronan Itzik
John O'Gallagher Trio
John O'Gallagher - alto saxophone Johannes Weidenmueller - bass Mark Ferber - drums
John O'Gallagher Trio
John O'Gallagher - alto sax Johannes Weidenmueller - bass Mark Ferber - drums
Billy Mintz Quintet
Billy Mintz -drums John O'Gallagher - alto sax Adam Kolker - tenor sax Roberta Piket - piano Cameron Brown - bass
Press Highlights"O'Gallagher is a force to be reckoned with both as a performer and as a composer." - Blogcritics.org
" a player with crisp articulation and intriguing ideas" - JazzTimes
"He is a leader in every sense of the word." - Jazz Review
"flat-out thrilling" - Cadence Magazine
"convincingly ferocious" - Downbeat
"John's music is a very hip classical music, in a way; since the bass and drums are playing more written functions. The whole conception of his composing is very special." - Lee Konitz
Best Album list of 2013 - The Blue Moment
Best Album list of 2013 - London Jazz
"Courageous stuff and easily the most innovative album of the year."
Marc Myers - JazzWax
"...an expert jazz adventure conducted with uninhibited respect."
"This music is addictive and beautiful, played with dedication and passion: challenging and intriguing, taking the jazz tradition on a step further into Schoenberg's 'emancipation of dissonance'."
London Jazz News
"A synthesis of modern New York improvisation and serial technique; a muti-layered, artful music that always swings despite all the complexity and grooves.”
5 Stars, Nordwestschweiz (Switzerland)
"O' Gallagher has long been associated with 12-tone music and takes the bull by the horns by adapting eight Webern pieces for his sextet plus voice. O'Gallagher is both mathematical and creative with his approach, staying close to Webern's melodic intention while trying to pull out the music's internal essence...The Anton Webern Project contains a wealth of riches that pays off with multiple listens."
All About Jazz
"It's a thrilling ride...the chattering, very involving O’ Gallagher lead makes the music sufficiently distinctive, and on ‘The Secret Code’ he improvises superbly in one of his best solos of a fascinating and involving album."
4 Stars, Marlbank
"the lunatic jazz disc of the year, by far"
The Buffalo News