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Saxophonist Stephen Gauci, pianist Kris Davis and bassist Michael Bisio work in an entirely improvised context, referencing jazz tradition with remarkable freedom and style.
 

SKM : Gauci / Davis / Bisio
Three

SKM : Gauci / Davis / Bisio: Three (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"Paul Bley once said that, if you want to change the music, you have to change the conventional jazz instrumentation. Jummy Giuffre did it excluding the drumkit from his trios, one of them precisely with Bley, and now Stephen Gauci, Kris Davis and Michael Bisio adopt the formula for a new welcomed deviation from the norm. As expected, the absence of a rhythmic driving instrumentalist mutates drastically the parameters of the music played: everything gets much freer, and at the same time it takes a chamber, clean, almost classical, flavor - even when the focus is on "groovin' for the hell of it", one of the CD subtitles. If there's a tenor saxophone, a piano and a double bass, like with the Giuffre's trio in 1961, stylistically what we find in Three have other premisses and objectives. First of all, and except for a Bisio's composition, all tracks are entirely improvised. So, this is something else, formally and organizationally. Only the musical language used, jazz, connects the proceedings with history, and if Gauci, Davis and Bisio are true innovators, they deal with the tradition. After all, Stephen Gauci had Joe Lovano, George Garzone and Frank Wess as masters, all of them guardians of the tenor lineage, Kris Davis is a remarkable heir of the third stream ambition to combine contemporary music and jazz elements, and Michael Bisio is the present day contrabassist more akin to Charlie Haden's lyricism."-Clean Feed






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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001891

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 189
Squidco Product Code: 13229

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound, NYC, June 17, 2008.

Personnel:

Stephen Gauci-tenor saxophone

Kris Davis-piano

Michael Bisio-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. The End Must Always Come 7:11

2. Like a Dream, a Phantom 8:07

3. Something From Nothing 9:37

4. Groovin' for the Hell of It 6:54

5. Still, So Beautiful 3:30

6. Now 5:20

7. No Reason To or Not To 8:16

8. Just to be Heard 4:46