ABOVE ALL ELSE
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Solo piano improvisation by Michael Gallant
Release date: 9/17/2021
Produced by Michael Gallant and Rachel Rossos
Engineered by Josh Giunta at GSI Studios in New York City
Mixed and mastered by Kevin Blackler
Visualization video by Cheyenne Picardo
Single Cover Design by David Finkelstein
Art by Pawel Czerwinski
When I let myself sink into playing unchained, fully-improvised solo piano, I feel tied to the world in a way that's explosive and peaceful and impossible to reproduce in any other context.
"Above All Else" was recorded in that style and spirit. The piece is multi-thematic and was fully improvised from first note to final silence.
The name "Above All Else" refers to the pandemic, what it's burned off, what remains. After nearly two years of pain and corrosion, what we hold tight to and refuse to compromise - that's what we cherish above all else.
If nothing else, I hope that this music brings you some small level of peace during this inside-out time.
Thank you so much for listening.