With seven new original compositions mixing it up with two innovative arrangements of the Tadd Dameron favorite, Hot House
and Mongo Santamaria's seminal Afro Blue
, drummer Towner Galaher's Courageous Hearts
showcases the stellar talents of Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, James Brown alumni legend Fred Wesley on trombone, and tenor saxophonist Craig Handy, with the triple threats of bassist Charles Fambrough, and pianist George Colligan, and Galaher in the rhythm section. Special appearances by master percussionists Gabriel Machado and Ze Mauricio add to the fun.
Towner has done it again. He's managed to show off his drumming skills within his very melodic and swinging compositions. Towner is a triple threat. Great drummer, composer, and band leader. Great all star cast. --Lenny White