"This, my friends, is the future of jazz. Fresh, invigorating, progressive - there are simply not enough positive adjectives to list here. The perfect piano trio? Top 3, easy! Gallant, Oh, and Infusino bang out a real winner for 2013. To find anything critical to say would be absurd." - Brent Black, Critical Jazz
"Completely" is the debut album from the Michael Gallant Trio, featuring Gallant on acoustic and electric piano, DownBeat Critics Poll winner Linda Oh on bass, and New York session drummer Chris Infusino on percussion.
The album features nine original works by Gallant, as well as a cover of Pearl Jam's "Go" that channels equal parts Eddie Vedder and McCoy Tyner. Throughout his compositions and arrangements, Gallant sought to alchemize the energy of the Seattle grunge band with the grace of Bill Evans, the timeless melodicism of Leonard Bernstein, and the improvisational astronautics of Medeski Martin and Wood - all within the vehicle of the traditional jazz trio.
"Completely" was produced by Gallant and his wife and frequent musical collaborator Rachel Rossos. Grammy-winning engineer Mario J McNulty recorded and mixed.