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Digital studio recordings from 1988 of Charles Gayle's trio with Sirone and Dave Pleasant.

Gayle, Charles Trio

Gayle, Charles Trio: Homeless (Silkheart)
Label: Silkheart    
Released in: Sweden    

"Charles Gayle is an action player. For me he is to the saxophone what Jackson Pollack is to painting. The colors caress you as they burst all over the canvas in a carefully controlled frenzy. He is completely involved, yet at the same time totally uninvolved. His compositions cover the entire spectrum of feeling and thought. Charles Gayle is unique! Listen closely, and invite comparisons if you dare.

As for the other musicians on this date: Sirone is a co-founder of The Group, a fine working quintet, and the quartet, Phalanx, with "Blood" Ulmer, George Adams and Rashied Ali. He is a seasoned veteran whose playing on this date is total joy and whose overall work seems to get more beautiful with each stroke. He can do it all under any circumstances.

Drummer Dave Pleasant was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 1st, 1961, and raised on Supelo Island (one of the Georgia Sea Islands). Dave has a B.A. in psychology and was working on his Master's Degree at Columbia when he dropped out to concentrate on music full time.

This is his first major recording and the first time he has been able to make use of a full set of drums to compliment Charles' music, and the results are phenomenal! Live, Dave usually uses two snares, a hi-hat, assorted soundmakers, and his feet. He is a working member of the Charles Gayle Trio along with Hilliard "Hill" Green of Iowa, a fine young bass player. I had the privilege of being at this session and can only say that these three outstanding musicians came the closest I've ever heard to sounding like one impassioned voice. When it was over I walked all the way downtown, towards HOME, feeling totally full.

So put on this disc, button up your coat, and get ready for a GAYLE FORCE... and watch those walls come tumblin' down."-Steve Dalachinsky, from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 099792011622

Label: Silkheart
Catalog ID: SHCD 116
Squidco Product Code: 10795

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded digitallyat A&R Recording Studio by David Baker on April 13-14, 1988.


Charles Gayle-tenor saxophone


Dave Pleasant-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Then Creations 19:31

2. Prayers And Fears 4:56

3. Homeless 11:28

4. Life Every Voice 12:13

5. Your Design 8:59

6. Warm Bones Cold 9:22