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Robair, Gino
Buddy Systems

Robair, Gino: Buddy Systems (Meniscus)
Label: Meniscus    
Released in: USA    

"What makes these 14 duos and trios so much fun is their variety. Nearly every track is a gem, as the ten musicians who join percussionist Gino Robair create unique sound palettes. The combinations of players shift, with the only constant being Robair. The three cuts with computer whiz Tim Perkis (also with saxophonist John Butcher added on one) are revelatory, but the duos with LaDonna Smith (on violin and viola), the Splatter Trio, saxophonists Oluyemi Thomas and Dan Plonsey, violinist Carla Kihlstedt, and bassist Matthew Sperry are also filled with not-to-be-missed moments. As expected, some of the groupings work better than others, but the quality of the performers leads to results that are at once unanticipated and timeless. Robair never takes the back seat, but his self-effacing contributions help to make this one the success that it is."-Steve Loewy,

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Product Information:

UPC: 017685103728

Label: Meniscus
Catalog ID: MNSCS 003
Squidco Product Code: 4037

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1998
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Track 1, 6, 14: 6/22/97 at Guerilla Recording, Oakland, CA.

Track 2, 12: 3/96 at Guerilla Recording, Oakland, CA.

Track 3: 7/10/97 at Guerilla Recording, Oakland, CA.

Track 4: 1/3/98 at Solitary Confinement, San Leandro, CA.

Track 5, 7 9, 13: 7/95 at Guerilla Recording, Oakland, CA.

Track 8: 9/25/96 at Venue 9, San Francisco, CA.

Track 10: 7/12/96 at Beanbenders, Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkekey, CA.

Track 11: 12/1/96 at Beanbenders, Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkekey, CA.


Gino Robair-Percussion John Butcher-saxophones

Tim Perkis-computer

Otomo Yoshihide-turntable, cd player

Carla Kihlstedt-violin

Matthew Sperry-bass

Dan Plosney-clarinet

LaDonna Smith-violin

Dave Barrett-sax

Myles Boisen-guitar, bass

Oluyemi Thomas-reeds, percussion

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