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

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

— Ahmad Jamal (Regarding Ray's album "Make Make 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 Fall

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
Top-notch accompanist...” - Andrew Gilbert

— JazzTimes

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

Ray Gallon's original composition, "I'm Running Late" is a hilarious downhill slalom .” - Michael Steinman

— Jazz Lives

The versatility of pianist Ray Gallon, is outstanding; an expert musician and top-drawer arranger.” - Will Friedwald, jazz critic and author
(Ray Gallon's arrangement of Dearly Beloved for Naama Gheber's album) is a challenging arrangement which alternates every eight bars between 5/4 time and a cooking 4/4, a device that makes the song fresh and surprising. "Since I Fell for You" has a particularly strong piano solo.” - Scott Yanow

— The New York City Jazz Record

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

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