A native of New York, Giallorenzo immersed himself in both rock and jazz during his high school years. Through the former, he developed an interest in synthesizers that would lead him to two collaborative projects, the startlingly original synth-pop duo Telegraph Series, and the powerful abstractions of his work with Swiss contrabass saxophonist and like-minded electro/acoustic explorer Thomas Mejer. Simultaneously, however, Giallorenzo fostered his growing infatuation with improvised forms, completely absorbing the multiple histories and complexities of forces as diverse as John Coltrane and Bill Evans, both of whom exerted strong power over his burgeoning improvisations and compositions. Upon relocating to Chicago, where he received a comparative literary studies degree from Northwestern, Giallorenzo's vision of his own musical future began to solidify. Concerts of free improvisation at the Empty Bottle allowed him to witness the inventiveness and subtlety of performance styles and techniques as disparate as those of Tony Oxley and Fred Anderson; their ability to create new forms while maintaining adherence to the music's traditions sowed the seeds that would come to full flower on Get In to Go Out, the 15th entry in the label's Document Chicago series.
Get In to Go Out
with Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly
"...the music is superb."
- Chicago Reader
"...an impressive batch of music with impressive depth and breadth."
Paul Giallorenzo website
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