A vigorous performance by Charles Gayle (saxophone, clarinet, voice), Michael Bisio (bass) and Michael Wimberly (drums) that was recorded live in 1994 and features lively gospel music.
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Catalog ID: ESP4070
Squidco Product Code: 16932
Recorded live on September 19th, 1994 in Santa Monica, CA.
Charles Gayle-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, vocals
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1. Alpha 14:26
2. Homage To Albert Ayler 11:19
3. I Remember Dolphy (Eric Dolphy) 14:31
4. In The Name Of The Father 8:26
5. The Book Of Revelations 22:34
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"For his first release for ESP-Disk, we present a 1994, HIGH ENERGY performance of Charles Gayle recorded live in Santa Barbara, California playing total FIRE MUSIC. The unique complementary nuance of the group brings forth (5) incredible performances featuring Charles playing tenor sax, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Michael Wimberly. Liner notes are written by journalist Russ Musto."-ESP
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"Michael Bisio, bassist/composer, has eighty five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : "The physicality of Mr. Bisio's bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;..."
As a composer Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship
Collaborators include Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen."-Michael Bisio Website (http://michaelbisio.com/bio.shtml)
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