Joe Gallivan

Joe Gallivan

Drummer/percussionist/synthesizer player Joe Gallivan is an improviser and composer specializing in improvised and avant-garde music. He pioneered the use of electronic instruments and ethnic percussion instruments in jazz, and was the first ever to use a drum synthesizer in performance. He has played on over 30 released albums and CD's, on 28 of which he was the leader or co-leader, plus on a myriad of live and recorded radio broadcasts. Joe's experience includes performing at many jazz festivals and major clubs in Europe, Japan, and in the United States. He worked with the Gil Evans Orchestra for over two years and with Larry Young for over three years, as well as in extended collaborations with Ira Sullivan, Duke Pearson, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Charles Austin, Elton Dean, and Keith Tippet. He is the composer of approximately two hundred published pieces of music, and has composed and conducted music for movies and television. "A musician of remarkable creativity and originality" Downbeat œA mercurial presence in the field of avant jazz for over 30 years The Wire œOne of the unsung heroes of this music¦Time he was recognized Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD, Fourth Edition "Le Sorcier" Le Matin Three CDs chosen as Essential Recordings of the Year by The Wire, London: Joe Gallivan and Gary Smith (for 2000), Electronic/Electric/Electronic (for 1999), Love Cry Want (for 1997).

Joe Gallivan'S SETUP:

1.14" HiHats - K Constantinople (top), K Custom Session (bottom) *
2.Stack - 9" FX Oriental Trash Splash (bottom), 6" Splash (top) *
3.19" K Dark Thin Crashes
4.22" K Custom High Definition Ride
5.10" FX China Trash

6.15" FX Azuka Latin Multi-Crash *
7.16" K Dark Thin Crashes

* May be prototype