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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo via Stranahan / Zaleski / Rosato.

Photo via Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato.

Reflecting on his collaboratively-led trio with the pianist Glenn Zaleski and the bassist Rick Rosato, the drummer Colin Stranahan muses: “What’s great about this band is that we are all composers, and we work on our music as a band. One of us writes something, but the composition doesn’t take shape until we work on it together as a band, making changes as each of us adds our input.”

Anticipation (Capri), the debut release from Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, has been described by The New York Times as “an estimable album… [with a] meticulously flowing sound.” The Ottawa Citizen remarks that the album should be “required listening,” and that the band “helps set the standard high for not only jazz 20-somethings, but for musicians of all ages.” Stranahan remarks, “We started playing and noticed how making music together seemed so effortless. It was really a pleasure and we felt the chemistry right away.”

All three members of the trio are active sidemen and have received independent recognition for their work. Colin performs with Kurt RosenwinkelJonathan KreisbergDan TepferMaria Neckam, and others, and recently took third place in the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drum Competition. Glenn can be heard with the likes of Ravi ColtraneLage Lund, and Ben van Gelder. The pianist was a finalist for the 2011 APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, and a semi-finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Rick’s performance credits include work alongside Ari HoenigAaron GoldbergAaron Parks, and Tigran Hamasyan, among numerous others.

Colin, Glenn, and Rick have all appeared at The Gallery both separately and together numerous times over the past few years, and we look forward to their performance on Saturday night. In anticipation of the show (no pun intended), we’re offering an exclusive stream of “Limitless,” which is the title track from the trio’s forthcoming album:

[audio http://www.jazzspeaks.org/wp-content/MEDIA/Limitless.mp3 ]