Paul Giallorenzo’s Git Go: Force Majeure (Delmark, 2014)
I’m a big fan of Giallorenzo’s piano playing and I have really dug his past two efforts. Here on this hit he joins up with horn players Mars Williams and Jeb Bishop and a couple of other guys I don’t really know.
When people say they don’t understand jazz I really don’t understand what the fuck they’re on about. I don’t really understand the point of Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, and this is some melodic and swinging music made for humans. Instead of playing a completely structured tune, jazz has space for people to improvise and explore various musical ideas. Hippies might call this a jam. I guess we gotta go back to the basics, y’all out there aren’t idiots, it’s pretty straight ahead.
I like all the players here with the drummer who I don’t know getting respect for his high energy. Mars Williams plays with his usual fire — part squeak, part red in the face rocking’.
Jazz is a subculture I’m very well acquainted with and for some odd reason it’s in a sort of self made ghetto. You can’t find Soundcloud streams/Bandcamp embeds easily. The best I could do is the live clip below, but the studio record is really strong. I would ask you to trust me, but this is the music business where we’re in the post-trust age.