Conceived as a suite for a concert performance, En Tránsito, the fifth album by pianist Ricardo Gallo and his Bogotá-based quartet explores percussive sonorities, collective improvisations, rhythmic webs both loose and controlled, evoking trance-like sonic explorations. The melodic and harmonic palette keeps expanding as well as the plethora of percussion instruments adding both to the color and the pulsation of the music. With nods to Art Ensemble of Chicago, Bartok, Western African music and its diaspora to Colombia, En Tránsito re-affirms the cohesiveness of this over-a-decade working band as well as its relentless quest for new conceptions.
Juan David Castaño: percussion
Ricardo Gallo: piano
Jorge Sepúlveda: drums
Juan Manuel Toro: double bass
Produced by: Ricardo Gallo
Recorded at: Sala Juan Segundo Parra, Bogotá Colombia 6/Sep/2015
Recorded and mixed by: Julián Gallo -JuGa Music
Assistant Engineer: Vanesa Ocoro
Mastered by: Seth Foster at Sterling Sound NYC, U.SA.
Design: Carmen Gil Vrolijk