What I Learned From Cannonball

Hal Galper

The pianist talks about what it was like to play with Cannonball Adderley

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Pianist-keyboardist Hal Galper has had a long and productive career playing modern jazz.

He was part of altoist Cannonball Adderley’s group during 1973-74, touring with the popular band and recording three albums with Adderley.

In this interview from 2010 (put together by Bret Primack), Galper talks about that period in his life, working with bassist Walter Booker and drummer Roy McCurdy as the rhythm section, the way that the quintet played ensembles, about Adderley’s playing, how phenomenal he was as a musician, and a bit about Cannonball the man.

It is a nice tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley.

-Scott Yanow


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