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