Shadowhead

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All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Joe Gallant's dense compositions pick up where his freakishly stylized arrangements of the Grateful Dead's Blues for Allah and Terrapin Station albums left off: a vivid cross-section of New York's downtown musical life, cross-cutting with abandon among moods and feels like a hungry listener hopping from club to club. He uses his large ensemble, Illuminati, to his fullest advantage and their best talents, creating a blend that manages to be both chaotic and controlled simultaneously. Like Illuminati's recording of Terrapin, haunting female voices drift in and out, setting a spooky vibe further propagated by the arrangements. While there are brash stylistic crossings here, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Joe Gallant's dense compositions pick up where his freakishly stylized arrangements of the Grateful Dead's Blues for Allah and Terrapin Station albums left off: a vivid cross-section of New York's downtown musical life, cross-cutting with abandon among moods and feels like a hungry listener hopping from club to club. He uses his large ensemble, Illuminati, to his fullest advantage and their best talents, creating a blend that manages to be both chaotic and controlled simultaneously. Like Illuminati's recording of Terrapin, haunting female voices drift in and out, setting a spooky vibe further propagated by the arrangements. While there are brash stylistic crossings here, they all combine into a distinctly cohesive Gallant style that lies somewhere between big band and the avant-garde.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Accurate Records
  • UPC: 743431504425
  • Catalog Number: 5044
  • Sales rank: 288,079

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shadowhead - Illuminati (6:20)
  2. 2 Vivian - Illuminati (4:41)
  3. 3 Scourge - Illuminati (6:13)
  4. 4 Ché - Illuminati (5:26)
  5. 5 Aurora - Illuminati (10:57)
  6. 6 Liquid Heart - Illuminati (5:49)
  7. 7 Tess - Illuminati (10:04)
  8. 8 Sparky - Illuminati (6:02)
  9. 9 What Time Does - Illuminati (11:38)
  10. 10 Breath - Illuminati (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Gallant Primary Artist, Contrabass Guitar
Karen Mantler Vocals
Jody Espina Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Evan Gallagher Synthesizer, Piano
Julia Kent Cello
Alan Jay Lerner Percussion, Drums
Catherine Russell Vocals
Paul Stewart Vocals
Gary Miles Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Newell Soprano Saxophone
Illuminati Track Performer
Rolf Sturm Guitar
Erik Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Rob Henke Trumpet
Rick Faulkner Trombone
Paul Gallagher Synthesizer, Piano
Barbara Cifelli Soprano Saxophone
Joe Deninzon Violin
Rob Wolfson Guitar
Bob Hovey Trombone
Alan Lerner Percussion, Drums
Jared Barkan Guitar
Calamity Jen Vocals
Scott Chasolen Hammond Organ
David Gotay Cello
Lex Grey Vocals
George Hooks Percussion
Maxim Moston Violin
Technical Credits
Alec Head Engineer
Jay Ward Mastering
Ché Graham Paintings
Joe Gallant Producer, Sound Design
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