"George Colligan is highly in demand, having worked with artists such as Cassandra Wilson and Don Byron. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from show tunes to funk, from free form to twentieth century classical music. As a leader he has an extensive discography, primarily on European labels. On “Runaway,” Colligan shows his eclecticism, not only in the music he has composed, but also by playing trumpet as well as piano, Fender Rhodes and synthesizers.
“As a creative artist, he’s really up there...In terms of technique, knowledge of music and improvisational creativity, there aren’t a whole lot of cats from his generation that are any better than him. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any.”
Don Braden in a blindfold test for Jazz Times"
released September 9, 2008
George Colligan - piano, trumpet, synthesizer
Josh Ginsburg - acoustic bass, guitar - bass
E. J. Strikland - drums
Tom Guarna - guitar
Kerry Politzer - vocals, piano