Steve Adams & Vinny Golia: Circular Logic
His latest offering, subtitled Music For Woodwinds, features 22 instruments. No, this isn’t a Golia Large Ensemble. It’s a duo recording with ROVA saxophonist Steve Adams. Call it modern classical/chamber jazz, the duo weaves the elegant “Not Quite What You Thought” around free overdubbed pieces like “Caucus 1.” Beautifully recorded, they utilize silence as much as sound to present their musical poetry. On “Indeterminate Duo 2” Golia’s bass saxophone prods Adam’s baritone saxophone through the heavy weather. Circular Logic is a series of conversations between two multi-instrumental conversationalists.
Track List:Phonation; Not Quite (What You Thought); Caucus 1; 5 a.m.; Into Thick Air; Caucus 2; Circular Logic; Diatribe, Part 4; Maybe It’s The Light; Indeterminate Duo 2; In Ludwig’s House; Glue; Indeterminate Duo 1; Symbolic Logic
Personnel: Steve Adams - Sopranino Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, C, Alto & Bass Flutes; Vinny Golia - Sopranino, Baritone & Bass Saxophones, English Horn, Bassoon, Piccolo, C, Alto & Bass Flutes, Eb, Bb, A, Alto, Bass, Contra-Alto & Contra Bass Clarinets
Record Label: Nine Winds Records