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Jeff Gauthier Goatette: Open Source

Read "Open Source" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Il Goatette di Jeff Gauthier è una delle formazioni più interessanti che operano nella West Coast americana, spostandosi senza soluzione di continuità fra un jazz molto spiritato e il rock progressivo più denso. Una sorta di Mahavishnu Orchestra diretta dal violinista invece che dal chitarrista. Rispetto alle prove precedenti abbiamo l'inserimento della tromba di John Fumo, che dopo qualche timidezza iniziale si allinea velocemente alle tirate energiche tipiche di questa band che può contare anche sulla verve creativa ed esecutiva ...

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Jeff Gauthier: Open

Read "Jeff Gauthier: Open" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Violinist Jeff Gauthier has been a leading figure in cutting-edge jazz on the West Coast since the mid-'70s. As a leader, he's produced half a dozen compelling works with his band of 20 years, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette. Open Source (Cryptogramophone, 2011) finds the quartet grown to a quintet, with trumpeter John Fumo bringing added fire to what was already one of the most exciting combos in modern jazz. Open Source blends folkish, pastoral airs with a very modern jazz ...

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Album Review

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: Open Source

Read "Open Source" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Open Source would have made a good alternative name for violinist Jeff Gauthier's ensemble, as it draws inspiration from myriad sources. Goatette continues its near twenty-year journey into territory ranging from avant-garde and sci-fi soundscapes, and deep funk grooves colored by searing electric guitar, to an altogether more pastoral melodicism reminiscent of the Mahavishnu Orchestra at its most serene. Now a sextet with the addition of trumpeter John Fumo, the widely traveled musician steers a course between post-bop and electric ...

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Album Review

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: Open Source

Read "Open Source" reviewed by John Kelman


When two-thirds of a group has “effects" in their instrumental credits, it's a safe bet this ain't your granddaddy's jazz. When it's violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette, punctuating the quirky theme in the first moments of “40 Lashes (With Mascara)" with thundering drums and high-octane power chords, it's clear that Open Source is going to make plenty of demands--and not just on the musicians who play it. Any group featuring the intrepid Cline twins--guitarist Nels and drummer Alex--is ...

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Alex Cline: Continuation

Read "Continuation" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Dopo alcuni anni di silenzio discografico come leader (i suoi ultimi due lavori, Sparks Fly Upward e The Constant Flame sono rispettivamente del 1999 e del 2001) Alex Cline torna con uno dei migliori album della sua carriera. Sceglie compagni di viaggio nuovi, con l'eccezione del violinista Jeff Gauthier che ha quasi sempre collaborato con i suoi progetti e che ancora una volta funge anche da produttore. Sceglie una formazione molto basate sugli strumenti a corda (violino, violoncello, contrabbasso) e ...

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Jeff Gauthier Goatette: House of Return

Read "House of Return" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Jeff Gauthier è un violinista operativo da moltissimi anni a Los Angeles e dintorni che sta assumendo un ruolo sempre più importante sulla scena della musica jazz contemporanea della West Coast americana. Oltre ad essere un eccellente strumentista che sa mettere a profitto con grande lucidità la sua impeccabile formazione classica, Gauthier è un ottimo organizzatore e produttore e la sua etichetta Cryptogramophone sta diventando sempre più un punto di riferimento per le produzioni indipendenti di livello. Questo risultato è ...

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The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: House of Return

Read "House of Return" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Violinist/producer Jeff Gauthier is well-known for his cutting-edge solo work and being a proponent of his label's crystalline, sonic engineering process, where most all the details and nuances can be detected, even with low-budget stereo equipment. The Goatette's third release continues to demonstrate the musicians' nearly telepathic interactions amid an abundance of structured and improvisational components.

The quintet clearly projects a mark of distinction and from a stylistic perspective it might be somewhat of an anomaly to rigidly ...


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