Australasia's Biggest Online Store

New Zealand's Lowest Prices. Guaranteed

Open Source [Digipak] *
By

Rating
Album: Open Source [Digipak] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    40 Lashes (With Mascara)
2)    From a Rainy Night
3)    Seashells and Balloons
4)    Prelude to a Bite
5)    Things Past
6)    Joy of a Toy
7)    Open Source
 

Album: Open Source [Digipak] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    40 Lashes (With Mascara)
2)    From a Rainy Night
3)    Seashells and Balloons
4)    Prelude to a Bite
5)    Things Past
6)    Joy of a Toy
7)    Open Source
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Jeff Gauthier (violin, electric violin); Nels Cline (electric guitar, classical guitar); David Witham (accordion, piano, keyboards); John Fumo (trumpet); Alex Cline (drums, percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Rich Breen .
  • Recording information: Castle Oaks Studios, Calabasas, CA (06/26/2011/06/27/2011).
  • Jeff Gauthier isn't the only person who has played electric avant-garde jazz on the violin (the late Billy Bang immediately comes to mind), but it is safe to say that the violin doesn't have a lot of representatives in that area of jazz. Gauthier, however, is not only accomplished as a violinist, he is also accomplished as a composer and as a group leader, and on Open Source, he once again leads the group he has had since 1992, the Goatette. Gauthier's group has had different lineups along the way; on this self-produced 2011 date, he is joined by John Fumo on trumpet, Nels Cline on electric guitar, David Witham on electric keyboards, acoustic piano, and accordion, Joel Hamilton on bass, and Alex Cline on drums and percussion. Under Gauthier's direction, the Goatette sounds cohesive but freewheeling and has a variety of pieces to have fun with -- some of them more left-of-center than others. Open Source (which finds Gauthier on both acoustic and electric violin) is not an exercise in atonal chaos for the sake of atonal chaos, and even the most left-of-center selections have an inside/outside approach rather than a totally outside approach (including Gauthier originals that include the insistent "40 Lashes with Mascara," the ominous "Prelude to a Bite," and the quirky "Seashells and Balloons"). And on an interpretation of Ornette Coleman's "Joy of a Toy," the Goatette demonstrates that being abstract and eccentric doesn't mean that a group cannot be musical, as well. The Goatette, however, moves closer to straight-ahead post-bop on Witham's pensive "From a Rainy Night" and Eric von Essen's "Things Past." And for those who are familiar with Gauthier's history, the fact that Open Source is avant-garde one minute and more straight-ahead the next should come as no surprise. Diversity has been one of Gauthier's strong points, and it continues to serve him well on Open Source. ~ Alex Henderson
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's a whole bunch of fun going on with this CD....As for the playing, Nels is typically outrageous but also very melodic at times..."

JazzTimes (p.47) - "It opens with '40 Lashes (With Mascara),' a spacious fusion-style jam that processes everyone's solos -- trumpet, guitar, electric piano -- with heavy echo."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Jazz
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Open Source [Digipak] * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top