Gauthier Goatette, Jeff

Cryptogramophone, 2008CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 14.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Violinist Jeff Gauthier combines with Nels Cline (g), Alex Cline (d), Joel Hamilton (b) and David Witham (p) to make a fusion quintet. They play a set of seven new compositions opening with “Biko’s Blues”, a mild mid-tempo track. “Friends of the Animals” blends Gauthier’s creative violin melodies with Nels’ rock-fusion guitar. The title track is a well-developed spontaneous composition that evolves into a cool vibe. The balance is more along the free jazz side of the spectrum. We enjoyed the more structured side of the set.


Publicist: D. L. Media