RG Quartet

Rosemary Galloway Quartet

This is a project led by composer/ bassist Rosemary Galloway, and has included the internationally known Canadian jazz musicians – Pat LaBarbera on saxophones, Gary Williamson, piano, Terry Clarke, drums. This quartet released a CD in 2006, 'Live at the Montreal Bistro', featuring reworked standards and original material written and arranged by members of the group.
THE MUSIC The music is a mixture of standards arranged by band members or rewritten to create new tunes on familiar structures, as well as original material created for this ensemble. The musical styles represent a cross section of current influences including latin and Caribbean based grooves, and contemporary harmonic structures.

CD Live at the Montreal Bistro
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Rosemary Galloway, composer/bass, has led her own groups and participated in those of Jim Galloway, New York based Sherri Maricle and Diva, Lorraine Desmarais with Jane Bunnett and Ingrid Jensen, Stacy Rowles (Los Angeles), Doc Cheatham, Wild Bill Davison, and many others. She has several recordings under her own name.

Pat LaBarbera, saxophones, is known internationally for his years on tour with the Buddy Rich Big Band, and Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine. He also performed with the big bands of Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Louie Bellson. He has worked and recorded with musicians such as Chet Baker, McCoy Tyner and Dizzy Gillespie; performed at major international jazz festivals and jazz clubs; appeared in numerous radio and television shows and film documentaries; and recorded over 100 albums.

Gary Williamson, piano, sadly now deceased, was simply one of the best jazz pianists anywhere. A musician’s musician, he appeared in a supporting role for a variety of jazz greats at George’s and Bourbon St. clubs in Toronto over many years, and his skills were highly sought after. Gary spent many years in Phil Nimmons’ groups, and was a mainstay of great jazz in Toronto over many years.

Terry Clarke , drums, is one of Canada’s most in demand jazz musicians. He travelled to Europe, the U.S. and Japan regularly with guitarist Jim Hall, and was invited to record with Nancy Wilson. He began his jazz career with John Handy in San Francisco in 1965, eventually making his home in Toronto as one of Canada’s busiest studio drummers. Terry moved to New York City in 1985 to pursue an exclusively jazz career, returning in 2000 to Toronto with his family. Terry is a founding member of Canada’s Boss Brass, spent many years in Oscar Peterson’s trio, and has worked with a who’s who of Canadian and International jazz musicians.

CONTACT INFO: For further information: Ph 204 755 2150
email: rosemary.galloway@outlook.com  web: www.rosemarygalloway.com