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Tenor saxophonist Gauci & trumpeter Nate Wooley with the dual bass backbone of Mike Bisio and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten in original compositions using extended instrumental techniques.

Gauci's Basso Continuo, Stephen

Gauci's Basso Continuo, Stephen : Nididhyasana (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"The name "Basso Continuo" refers not to early music but rather to the double double bass backbone Mike Bisio and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten provide to Stephen Gauci's quartet. On this remarkable recording these sub-sonic kindred spirits interweave to form a latticework that supports the multitude of sounds that tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci and trumpeter Nate Wooley draw from their instruments and imaginations. Somehow the pair squeeze their oversized axes into every nook and cranny the music creates. They are here, then there, lurking, then striking.

In sharp contrast to the faux-baroque name of Gauci's quartet, the title of the album and each of the tracks have Indian overtones, perhaps bringing to mind John Coltrane's late spiritual works. And of course Gauci plays the tenor saxophone, and so, like all who followed Coltrane, owes a debt to the tenor's great master. Gauci's more immediate indebtedness, however, is to his former teachers, "mainstream" greats Joe Lovano and George Garzone. His front-line running mate, Wooley, is one of the most daring experimentalists of present day improvisation and a brass master in his own right. These two teams -the pair of provocative horn players and the contemporary basso continuo - make a fantastic and unexpected combination."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001013

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 101
Squidco Product Code: 9257

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten-double bass

Mike Bisio-double bass

Nate Wooley-trumpet

Stephen Gauci-tenor saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Nididhyasana (uninterrupted contemplation)

2. Dhriti (steadfastness)

3. Chitta vilasa (play of mind)

4. Turyaga (beyond words)

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