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The Jeff Gauthier Goatette

Label: Cryptogramophone
Format: CD
Barcode: 0671860014522
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Catalog number: CG 145
Releasedate: 11-11-11
Violinist, composer, producer, label owner and concert promoter Jeff Gauthier has been named a Downbeat “Rising Star” as both violinist and producer for several years running. He has worked with many prominent musicians in a variety of creative contexts during a career that has spanned over 25 years. As an improvising violinist he has performed and recorded with Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph for Meta Records, The Alex Cline Ensemble for ECM, Nine Winds & Cryptogramophone Records, the Cline Gauthier Stinson trio for Cryptogramophone and Nine Winds Records, and The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble and Quartetto Stig for Nine Winds Records. His own ensemble, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette has recorded six CDs including Internal Memo and The Present for Nine Winds and Mask, One and the Same, House of Return, and Open Source for Cryptogramophone. Gauthier has also performed in ensembles with bassist Mark Dresser (Banquet) and drummer/percussionist Gregg Bendian (Bone Structure). As a founding member of the ensemble Quartet Music (with Nels Cline, Alex Cline and Eric von Essen) in the late 70s, Gauthier recorded four albums, received several NEA and California Arts Council grants, and performed twice as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony. Gauthier also founded and produced the long running Cryptonight new music concert series at the Club Tropical in Los Angeles, and is currently co-producer of The Angel City Jazz Festival.
  • Gauthier’s band, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 with its core members.
  • Nels Cline and drummer Alex Cline have worked in ensembles with Gauthier for over 30 years.
  • Violinist, composer, producer, label owner and concert promoter Jeff Gauthier has been named a Downbeat “Rising Star” as both violinist and producer for several years running
  • He has worked with many prominent musicians in a variety of creative contexts during a career that has spanned over 25 years
Gauthier’s band, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette (named after his childhood nickname in a spectacular lapse of judgment) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 with its core members. Guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Alex Cline have worked in ensembles with Gauthier for over 30 years. Pianist/keyboardist David Witham joined Gauthier’s group in 1992 along with bassist Eric von Essen. After von Essen passed away in 1998, bassist Joel Hamilton joined the band. Trumpet player John Fumo, the most recent member of the Goatette, worked with Gauthier for several years and recorded 3 albums with Steuart Liebig’s Quartetto Stig.
Violinist, composer, producer, label owner and concert promoter Jeff Gauthier has been named a Downbeat “Rising Star” as both violinist and producer for several years running. He has worked with many prominent musicians in a variety of creative contexts during a career that has spanned over 25 years. As an improvising violinist he has performed and recorded with Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph for Meta Records, The Alex Cline Ensemble for ECM, Nine Winds & Cryptogramophone Records, the Cline Gauthier Stinson trio for Cryptogramophone and Nine Winds Records, and The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble and Quartetto Stig for Nine Winds Records. His own ensemble, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette has recorded six CDs including Internal Memo and The Present for Nine Winds and Mask, One and the Same, House of Return, and Open Source for Cryptogramophone. Gauthier has also performed in ensembles with bassist Mark Dresser (Banquet) and drummer/percussionist Gregg Bendian (Bone Structure). As a founding member of the ensemble Quartet Music (with Nels Cline, Alex Cline and Eric von Essen) in the late 70s, Gauthier recorded four albums, received several NEA and California Arts Council grants, and performed twice as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony. Gauthier also founded and produced the long running Cryptonight new music concert series at the Club Tropical in Los Angeles, and is currently co-producer of The Angel City Jazz Festival.