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Stephen Gauci

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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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

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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 ...

Studio Sessions Vol. 3

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

Live At The Bushwick Series!

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

Live at Scholes Street Studio

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

Studio Sessions Vol. 6

Label: Gaucimusic
Released: 2020
Track listing: Improvisation 1; Improvisation 2; Improvisation 3; Improvisation 4; Improvisation 5; Improvisation6; Improvisation 7; Improvisation 8.

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.

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Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!

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This week lots of new music from Jesse Ryan, Junk Magic, Noah Haidu, Dave Young, and James Brandon Lewis, a focus on Cambridge UK musician Ryan McCaffrey and more great improvisation from Stephen Gauci with his pandemic duets. As Gauci says “I resolved to safely record a series of duet recordings in order to fully express ...


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