Ricardo Gallo, piano
Jorge Sepúlveda, drums
Juan Manuel Toro, double bass
Juan David Castaño, percussion.
All music by Ricardo Gallo except 2, 4, and 5 by Sepúlveda, Castaño, and Toro respectively.
Produced by Ricardo Gallo.
Recorded Live at Festival de Jazz del Teatro Libre, Bogotá, Colombia September 5, 2012.
Recorded and mixed by: Julián Gallo
Mastered by Camilo Giraldo, Bogotá, Colombia.
Design: Nicolás Herrera
Cover Art: Ernesto Salmerón, 2012.
Group Photo: Catalina Villamizar.
I am writing you sharing some news, links, etc.
A new piece that I wrote for “Ecos Sinfónicos”, an event by Colombia National Symphony Orchestra is almost finished. This came about from a call for works for composers younger than 35 (a category I am leaving behind this week…). The piece, titled No es pasión, es delirio will be conducted by young and noted conductor Andrés Orozco , the concerts will be July 5th at Teatro Mayor in Bogotá and July 6th at Teatro Metropolitano in Medellín.
I will be in New York this month and will be presenting my group Tierra de Nadie with all the original personnel (Ray Anderson, Dan Blake, Mark Helias, Satoshi Takeishi, Pheeroan akLaff and myself) at ShapeShifter Lab on May 28th. If you are in NY then or know someone who might be interested please spread the word!
Recently we started with Canadian composer and recorder player Terri Hron a duo project that we call The RicTer Scale. We met in Banff, Canada last year and earlier this year we had the opportunity to come back to begin developing the duo and make several recordings of which we have a small sample on video:
Besides acoustic improvisations, we also plan other projects and collaborations. We will have a show in NY with our common friend Dan Blake at Douglass Street Music Collective on May 24th when I will also be participating with a project by guitar player Alejandro Flórez. With Alejandro, we have another duo some time now, and we will be on May 21st at Terraza 7.
On May 30th, Linos Trio will play at “Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango” in Bogotá my piece Chirimías Imaginarias for flute, viola and harp. This will be the debut of music of mine at this lovely stage with a piece that is almost 10 years old and perhaps is different from what I do now, but is still one of my favorites.
The 4th and latest album with my quartet, Tribu del Asfalto, is about to be released. Recorded live by my brother Julián Gallo at “Festival de Jazz del Teatro Libre” in Bogotá last year, will be #33 of La Distritofonica. Soon more details. Official release is June 8th.
Thanks fore reading, and listening. See you soon,
I would like to share some news, videos, links, etc.
24 of November at Festival de Jazz de Buenos Aires, 20:00h, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Terraza.
29 of November Thelonious, Santiago de Chile. 21:oo h
12 of December back in Bogotá at Biblioteca Nacional
14 of December at matik-matik (Bogotá)
It has been a great year for the quartet, in June we were on tour in Europe (Spain, Switzerland, Italy) and the concert at Novara Jazz was recorded and will be one of our two upcoming live albums. 2 videos below from that concert.
In September at the Festival of “Teatro Libre” in Bogotá we also recorded live, on that occasion focusing on new material, that will be the other next quartet album, stay tuned.. Alejandro Convers wrote a detailed review for Revista Diners accompanied with a video by Luna Løfstedt about what happend behind the stage on that concert (In Spanish.)
I just finished a fabulous residency at The Banff Centre, Canadá. I was working on a piece for the ensemble of two pianists and two percussionists Yarn/Wire, and I also recorded a piano solo session, another disc to come…. I met several musicians and with some of them some interesting collaborations are projected in the future. I also met other artists as well:
Lastly, an interview that appeared at All About Jazz Italia after our appearance there (in Italian).
Thanks for reading and listening,
Jueves 30 de agosto 9:00 pm
En Matik-Matik (carrera 11 #67-20)
Holman Álvarez y la metamorfósis del Diablo.
Viernes 31 de agosto 8:00 pm
Auditorio León de Greiff de la Universidada Nacional
Sábado 1 de septiembre 8:00 pm
Auditorio León de Greiff de la Universidada Nacional
Sábado 1 de septiembre 10:00 pm
Domingo 2 septiembre 3:00 pm
Biblioteca Pública de Suba
Ricardo Gallo – piano solo
I would like to share some news, links, recent collaborations, things that have happened and that will happen:
This Thursday I will be arriving to Europe with my cuarteto for a tour in Switzerland, Italy and Spain. We are traveling with support from the Colombian Embassy in Italy. We have these dates confirmed:
25 of May in La Fabbrica (Locarno, Suiza)
26 of May at the school SMAC (Chiasso, Suiza)
2 of June at Novara Jazz Festival (Italia)
5 of June at Robadors 23 (Barcelona, España)
Earlier this month, with the occasion of this tour and some concert we did in Bogotá, a substantial article appeared on Colombian newspaper El Espectador titled “Las Músicas de Ricardo Gallo“, written by Manuel Dueñas after a long interview we had. (In Spanish)
The disc “The Great Fine Line” of the group Tierra de Nadie continues to receive positive reviews, recently at All About Jazz Italy (in Italian) by Paolo Peviani.
We will be performing with Tierra de Nadie in New York on July 2nd, tickets are available already at Joe’s Pub’s website. The original personnel will be there: Ray Anderson on trombone, Dan Blake on saxophones, Mark Helias on bass, Pheeroan akLaff on drums, Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, and myself on piano and compositions.
I have been working since last year with an interdisciplinary group led by artist Carmen Gil, called La Quinta del Lobo. We premiered on march the work Vanitas Libellum at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, and we presented it in late April at Festival de La Imagen in Manizales (Colombia). We will be in Lima at the end of July at Teatro Britanico.
Last year I received a grant by Colombian Ministry of Culture for an artist residency at Banff, Canadá. The residency is scheduled for October-November this year and I will be finishing a piece for Yarn/Wire, a New-York based ensemble of two pianists and two percussionists.
Some links to listen to: On the web-radio program Antenas-Intervenciones broadcasted in several Latin-american stations a program on my music appeared in February (In Spanish but the program is mostly music!)
matik-matik, continues to publish on their website the concerts happening at this venue, in audio as well as in video in their YouTube channel. I don’t want to bore you with a list of concerts I have participated there within the last year because there have been many and very varied, but I invite you to check out this link and listen to the underground in Bogotá. And of course, keep returning to La Distritofonica and listen to the discs of our collective, including the three of my quartet.
Thanks for reading, listening, and supporting.
Three concerts each one with a different repertoire, before the tour of the group to Europe a in late may/early june (Switzerland, Italy (Novara Jazz Festival), and Spain (Barcelona))
Three invited bands open each night.
Thursday May 10th
Opens: Duo Holman Álvarez-Jorge Sepúlveda
Friday May 11th
Selections from the albums “Urdimbres y Marañas” and “Resistencias”
Opens: Romperayo (Pedro Ojeda, Juan Manuel Toro, Ricardo Gallo)
Saturday May 12th
Los Cerros Testigos – 2012 Live version of the whole album
Opens: Marimbo solo.
Carrera 11 # 67-20, Bogotá, Colombia.
All shows start 9:00 p.m.