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Jeff Gauthier

Violinist, composer, and producer Jeff Gauthier has worked with a wide range of musicians in a variety of creative contexts in a career that has spanned over 40 years. As an improvising violinist, he has performed and recorded with Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph on the album The World At Peace for Meta Records, The Alex Cline Ensemble on albums for ECM & Cryptogramophone, and Nels Cline's Lovers project. His own ensemble, the Jeff Gauthier Goatette has recorded six CDs including Internal Memo and The Present for Nine Winds Records, Mask One and the Same, House of Return and Open Source for Cryptogramophone. Mask was nominated for a 2002 AFIM Indie Award. He has also performed in ensembles with bassist Mark Dresser (The Banquet) and drummer Gregg Bendian (Bone Structure). As a founding member with Nels Cline, Alex Cline and Eric von Essen of the ensemble Quartet Music, a creative presence in Los Angeles for 12 years, Gauthier recorded four albums, received two NEA grants, was a member of the California Arts Council touring roster, and performed twice as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony. He has also been named a “Rising Star” several times as both violinist and Producer in the Downbeat Critic's Poll. Gauthier has worked with such luminaries as Alan Broadbent, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Rowles, Stacy Rowles, Alan Pasqua, Taylor Ho-Bynum, Todd Sickafoose and many others recording CDs for Cryptogramophone, Delos and Nine Winds Records

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”Gauthier's compositions are quirky and offbeat, bubbling with unexpected rhythms and occasional warm lyricism.” —L.A. Times

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Open Source

Cryptogramophone
2012

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Open Source

Cryptogramophone
2011

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Continuation

Cryptogramophone
2009

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House of Return

Cryptogramophone
2008

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One And The Same

Cryptogramophone
2007

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One and the Same

Cryptogramophone
2006

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