John O'Gallagher (as), Johannes Weidenmueller (b), Mark Ferber (d)
Bar code: 8427328424622
"The Honeycomb displays OGallaghers continuing penchant for pushing chromatic melodicism to its final frontiers. The freebop veneer masks a carefully structured approach: melodies and improvisations that initially seem outward bound eventually circle back on themselves.
Uroboros is based on a 12-tone row and OGallaghers solo of fast, finely wrought lines builds with taut internal logic. Extralogical Railman, based on Charlie Parkers Relaxin at Camarillo, recalls the original, but seems to exist in a parallel intervallic universe; OGallaghers exciting doubled-up solo never loses coherence in the midst of the maelstrom. This is musicians music in the sense that the more one can appreciate the complexity of OGallaghers concept, the more one is blown away by the seemingly effortless, high-speed delivery of his ideas. His remarkable solos on Petulant Snoot, the title track, Eve Day and Kerberos collectively reinforce the impression that here is an artist thoroughly in tune withand perhaps slightly ahead ofhis musical times."
Tom Greenland (February, 2015)
-The New York City Jazz Record