A NYC-native, pianist Ray Gallon has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for over three decades, with a resume that includes touring and recording with many legendary jazz masters. Rooted in bebop and blues, his expressive, swingin’ playing melds old and new into a fresh, original style.
Ray’s new trio album “Grand Company” features the dream-team rhythm section of Maestro Ron Carter and Lewis Nash. Recorded at the iconic Van Gelder Studio, the album showcases a mix of Ray's distinctive original compositions along with his freah perspectives on several classic standards. Bill Charlap, in his liner notes for the CD, calls the album “a milestone”. This special release can be ordered from the label Cellar Live via Bandcamp and is also available for streaming on all platforms.
Ray’s 2021 trio album, “Make Your Move”, was greeted with unanimous critical acclaim and features the stellar rhythm section of David Wong and Kenny Washington. Released on Cellar Live, CD order information, reviews, and other links, are available on Ray's Linktr.ee. The album is available on all streaming platforms.
“Gallon is a brilliant pianist deeply rooted in the tradition.” - The New York City Jazz Record
“WOW!!! . . . Love your work. . . Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to listen to your art!!! ” - Ahmad Jamal
“Ray Gallon…extraordinary pianist…talented composer and arranger…” - Ron Carter