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Fabian Gisler: Backyard Poets

Read "Backyard Poets" reviewed by Chris May

Though he's played with some prime-time bandleaders--including pianists Bill Carrothers and Mark Soskin, saxophonist Gary Smulyan and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel--Swiss bassist Fabian Gisler is a new name to me. Backyard Poets is his debut album as leader, and it's a pleasure to make his acquaintance, and those too of his colleagues Henrik Walsdorff, saxophones, Colin Vallon, bass, and John Schroder, drums.

Without any prior knowledge of the musicians, and with no clues provided by the studiously Absurdist liner notes written ...


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