-Original notes on the album-:
Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto's music is based on Colombian rhythms from the Andes and from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the country. Both rhythmically intense and at times dissolved in more spacious textures, their music never loses sight of its roots in traditional Colombian music. The quartet’s approach to improvising varies with the unique character of each composition. The interaction and collaboration of each of the members (piano, bass, drum set and percussion) is an essential part of the collective sound. Their strong interest and backgrounds steeped in Colombian traditional music, in conjunction with their openness to free improvisation, bring a unique energy to the genre of Latin Jazz and World Fusion.
released January 18, 2006
Ricardo Gallo, piano
Jorge Sepúlveda, drums
Juan Manuel Toro, double bass
Juan David Castaño, percussion
All music written by Ricardo Gallo except “Chontaduro Free-to”, composed by Ricardo Gallo, Jorge Sepúlveda, Juan Manuel Toro and Juan David Castaño.
Produced by Ricardo Gallo
Recorded at Sonolux studios, Bogotá, Colombia august 10th, 2005.
Recording Engineer: Marco Silva.
Mixed by Mark Helias and Ricardo Gallo at Radio Legs Music Studio, New York City.
Mastered by Katherine Miller at Annandale Recording, North Plainfield, New Jersey.
Graphic design: Nicolás Herrera