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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

Read "Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

Gary Windo: Deep Water

Read "Deep Water" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated British saxophonist Gary Windo had an imposing musical presence as his untimely passing in 1992 left a huge void on the international jazz and rock scenes. He could seemingly gash titanium into shards via his colossal sound, linked with shimmering vibrato phrasings and serrated lines. During the 70s he was very much in- demand and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gonzo Multimedia To Release Rare Albums By Sax Legend Gary Windo Featuring Robert Wyatt And Pink Floyd's Nick Mason

Gonzo Multimedia To Release Rare Albums By Sax Legend Gary Windo Featuring Robert Wyatt And Pink Floyd's Nick Mason

London, UK: To the great excitement of music fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia is releasing three rare albums by sax legend Gary Windo, one of which features Robert Wyatt and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason. Windo was a highly original musician with an instantly recognizable style, and was involved in the Seventies with many icons of the British jazz and rock genres, including ...

Rag, Saddle and All: Curlew and George Cartwright / Davu Seru

Read "Rag, Saddle and All: Curlew and George Cartwright / Davu Seru" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Saxophonist and composer George Cartwright might not be an oft-repeated name in creative improvised music, but he should garner a weighted whistle whenever he does crop up. Raised in Mississippi and now calling Minneapolis home, Cartwright was co-leader of the seminal New York post-RIO/squirrely downtown jazz ensemble Curlew, alongside cellist Tom Cora, throughout the 1980s and ...

Pam and Gary Windo: Avant Gardeners

Read "Avant Gardeners" reviewed by Donald Elfman

One second into this collection of '70s performances--one of a small slew of Windo compilation discs released over the past decade--and there's absolutely no question about the kind of terrain these adventurers would be negotiating. Or perhaps to be more accurate, there's every question that this kind of freedom continues to ask.

Both Windos--pianist Pam ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gary Windo: Anglo American

Read "Anglo American" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Sometimes musicians are more famous for their associations. Gary Windo, a late Brit hornman from a period with no end of visionary English saxophonists, may be a strangely familiar name. Check your LP stacks: have anything by the Brotherhood of Breath (BOB)? Ray Russell or Robert Wyatt? Hugh Hopper or Carla Bley? Maybe even NRBQ? If ...