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Stephen Gauci

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tephen Gauci is recognized as one of the most strikingly original saxophonists on the New York City improvised music scene. Stricken by a childhood illness that has left him with a profound hearing loss, Gauci was drawn to the clear, deep, tone of the tenor saxophone. This was the first step in a lifelong relationship with, and investigation of tone, timbre, and especially.. voice. The nature of Gauci’s hearing loss are that outer sounds require of him the utmost level of concentration and focus. The flip side, however, is that inner sounds, and the inner voice, are magnified… crystal clear and singing

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More Pandemic Duets And Other New Releases

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On this week's show more of the outstanding Pandemic Duets curated by Stephen Gauci together with a selection of brand new releases including featured albums from Luciana Morelli, Noa Fort, Peace Flag Ensemble and Gregg Belisle-Chi interpreting the music of Tim Berne. We kick off the show with the Joel Frahm Trio.Playlist Joel Frahm ...

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Fredrik Nordstrom, Jeff Albert & Charles Lloyd

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There's much “hat-tipping in respect" by current musicians to their influences in this episode. Saxophonists Miguel Zenon, Charles Lloyd and Sweden's Fredrik Nordstrom are in an Ornette mood on their albums, while the Oles Brothers from Poland recognize the iconic Polish trumpeter Andrzej Przybielski on a recording of a rediscovered session. British avant-garde quartet featuring Paul ...

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Nate Wooley, UMO, Alban Darche & Chick Corea

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This show has a tribute to the great Chick Corea and new releases from here and there: Finland's UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, France's Le Gros Cube led by saxophonist Alban Darche, Australian's Alister Spence Trio augmented by guitarist Ed Kuepper, Canada's See Through 4, another guitarist Jörg Schippa from Germany, and Nate Wooley's Mutual Aid Music. ...

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The Sounds Of New York City

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On this show I explore the current sounds of jny: New York City with more of the Pandemic Duets from Stephen Gauci. There's also new music from Tony Malaby, Rose Tang and Justin Rothberg plus the exciting new Playfield project lead by Daniel Carter. I conclude the show of the stellar quartet of Carter with Matthew ...

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Stephen Gauci / Adam Lane / Kevin Shea: Bulletins From The Frontline

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Until the pandemic hit, tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci's trio, with bassist Adam Lane and drummer Kevin Shea, formed the keystone of the Bushwick Improvisers Series organized by the hornman. The band had played every week since the summer of 2017, give or take the occasional substitution, either as a threesome or with the addition of guitarist ...

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Stephen Gauci / Santiago Leibson / Shawn Lovato / Colin Hinton: Live at Scholes Street Studio

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When tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci was offered a set at Brooklyn's Scholes Street Studio performance space in December 2019 he leapt at the chance. At short notice he pulled together three former duet partners in the classic jazz quartet formation, though they had never previously performed as a single unit. So this is both the group's ...

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Stephen Gauci Pandemic Duets

Read "Stephen Gauci Pandemic Duets" reviewed by John Sharpe


When everything shut down in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, New York City native tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci initiated what he thought would be a set of five duet recordings in a refusal to be cowed by the lack of performance opportunities. In fact the collection has run to some 19 entries over that ...

Album

Studio Sessions Vol. 4

Label: Gaucimusic
Released: 2020
Track listing: Improvisation 1; Improvisation 2; Improvisation 3; Improvisation 4; Improvisation 5; Improvisation 6; Improvisation 7; Improvisation 8; Improvisation 9; Improvisation 10; Improvisation 11; Improvisation 12.

Album

Studio Sessions Vol. 3

Label: Gaucimusic
Released: 2020
Track listing: Untitled Improvisation 1; Untitled Improvisation 2.


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