On many occasions, Mr. Gallon has performed and toured with me as part of my Quartet, Quintet, and Nonet. We have performed in clubs as a duo, we've been sidemen together, and we've been involved in recording sessions. Mr. Gallon is a very fine pianist who is not only a wonderful jazz player, but also a gifted accompanist. His versatility and knowledge of the tradition have allowed him to work with a diverse group of bandleaders including Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Les Paul, Grady Tate, Gloria Lynne and T.S. Monk. I often recommend Ray to other artists in need of a pianist.”

— Ron Carter, the Grammy-Award winning most recorded jazz bassist in history (2,221 records); member Miles Davis Quintet

“Music that comes alive in long sculpted phrases... soaring manoeuvers (with) uncommon eloquence.””

— Hot House Magazine

...meat-and-potatoes jazz that's anything but straightforward convoluted harmonics and odd scattered rhythmic skips seem like child's play. Pieces of music history are scattered all around, from endlessly playful spins on bebop and blues to the occasional piece chordally built from the bones of an old standard. The mastermind long-familiar things feel fresh, and tricky things easy on the ears. It's a brisk-swinging affair that's loads of fun on the surface and much deeper than it seems.”

Geno Thackara - All About Jazz

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to listen to your art!!! WOW!!! . . . Love your work. . .”

— Ahmad Jamal, Jazz Pianist, Jazz Master (regarding "Make Your Move")

I've always considered Ray Gallon to be one of the top pianists around. He's an excellent soloist and is the perfect accompanist. ”

— Kenny Barron, six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association, American Jazz Hall of Fame

I have worked with Ray extensively as both a performer and an educator. He is a wonderful pianist and natural teacher. He is the first pianist I recommend to other singers in need of an accompanist. He is a pleasure to work with. He's a team player who always maintains a high level of professionalism. Ray is accomplished and versatile. I have been a professional singer touring the world giving concerts and leading master classes, and I will say that Ray is very, very special. A wonderful jazz player.”

— Sheila Jordan, Jazz Vocalist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award

Ray is a wonderful musician and educator. His knowledge, versatility, and abilities as a pianist have been inspirational to our students at the The New School.”

— Martin Mueller

Ray Gallon's movements along the piano keyboard are richly textured and expansive, evoking a vision of jazz soundscapes that are emotionally-rich yet seem effortless and naturally flowing. His accompaniments blend in cohesively with his fellow musicians to create an all-round refined and tender touch that is masterful and exhilarating.”

— Marty Delia, The Jazz Music Blog

Pianist Ray Gallon's composition, "I'm Running Late" is effervescent and racy, blasting off into the appropriately rarefied atmosphere of bebop. ”

— Raul da Gama, Toronto Music Report

Listening to Gallon, one is struck by echoes of Hank Jones, Thelonious Monk, Barry Harris, Bud Powell, but it is distinctly him. (The recording) showcases not simply his technical virtuosity but also the fluidity of his playing and his imagination and skill in constructing a solo. As a composer, Ray Gallon crafts melodic themes that keep resonating with the listener while the performances take surprising, engrossing twists and turns that leaves listeners wanting more.” - Ron Weinstock

— Jazz & Blues Report

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