The past decades have been good to Jerry Granelli.
Jazz Times magazine calls Granelli “one of those uncategorizable veteran percussionists who's done it all.” A Canadian citizen since 1999, Granelli burns with an intensity fuelled by a passion for “the pursuit of the spirit of spontaneity which drives the player.” A veteran of the West Coast jazz scene, Granelli's recent flourish of recordings has documented remarkable collaborations between the generations.
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The Sonic Temple is one of those rare collective improvisations that can at times sound fully composed... Honestly, prepare to be amazed, because it's that good. —Mark Saleski
V16 is simply responding to the myriad of influences that make one night different from the next for a group that's clearly out on a limb with every performance. There may be no safety nets for V16, but The Sonic Temple simply proves that Jerry Granelli and his younger cohorts don’t need one. —John Kelman, All About Jazz
Four Stars —Downbeat
Granelli remains one of the best working drummers in any genre of music, but the band’s just as fine—this is an electric-guitar quartet unlike any other. —Paul Olson, All About Jazz
This is precision, this is punch, this is real exploratory music that cannot really be held down by anything