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A superb West Coast sextet ensemble led by reedist Vinny Golia with long-time associates, many from the California Institute of the Arts, performing Golia's complex and exuberant compositions.

Golia, Vinny Sextet
Abstractions And Retrocausalities

Golia, Vinny Sextet: Abstractions And Retrocausalities (Nine Winds)
Label: Nine Winds    
Released in: USA    

"The West Coast ias an amazing place to live, it affords the luxury of experimentation. Our West Coast players rival any of the players throughout the world for the imagination, dexterity, reading abilities and commitment. This ensemble has been together for many years in various forms since its first incarnations as "Jazz for Model's"; an ensemble never recorded, but the seeds were sown, germinating and transitioning to give rise to this CD. A quintet version of this group recorded in 2008 and was released as a download only project on the now defunct Redline Park label. An earlier version of music for sextet was made available for free at, and now we have this document of a well seasoned working group.

Common threads from previous sextet project are the superb alto saxophonist, Gavin Templeton, guitarist Alex Noyce and Andrew Lessmann on drums, trumpet player Dan Rosenboom was added to expand the quintet and Jon Armstrong a tenor saxophonist following in the footsteps of Andrew White and Wilton Felder was the last piece of the puzzle on electric bass. All of these fantastic musicians are the product of the California Institute of the Arts where I first met them."-Vinny Golia, 2011

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892014942

Label: Nine Winds
Catalog ID: 309
Squidco Product Code: 15568

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on July 5th, 2011 at Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles by Jon Baffa.


Vinny Golia-sopranino saxophone, baritone saxophone, contrabass saxophone (Tubax version), contra alto clarinet, bawu, daegeum, hichriki

Dan Rosenboom-piccolo, Bb trumpet, flugelhorn

Gavin Templeton-alto saxophone

Alex Noyce-electric guitar

Jon Armstrong-electric bass

Andrew Lessman-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Why would a whale Act like this? (God help us all!...another SyFY Channel Original Movie?) 5:40

2. Spare the Rod, Spoil the series (silver at it's best) 0:57

3. Photoshoot, One, Two 3:59

4. BTSO (big time secret organization) 9:05

5. Spare the Rod, Spoil the series (reprise) and His Career in Dance, is not yet Doomed! (Here's Johnny!) 8:07

6. Maboo's Justice (are you mocking me now?) 9:41

7. Kamikakushi 8:06

8. A Carload of Trouble 6:48

9. Locked In 8:02

10. Abstroblue (greetings fellow stargazers!) 8:05

11. Full Moon (so thats a piano) 7:56