Creative Improv Jazz
In 1995, Nuscope Record's producer Russ Summers witnessed a performance that Barry Guy and Randy Raine-Reusch had done with Tuvan vocalist Sainkho Namtchylak as part of a tour of "Fleabotics" - an innovative interactive multi- media performance produced by Eric Rosenzveig. Summers approached Ken Pickering, the Artistic Director of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, about putting Guy and Raine-Reusch together onstage again with either Vinnie Golia or Robert Dick. Thus Barry Guy, Robert Dick and Randy Raine-Reusch came together onstage for the first time at the 1997 Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Two days later they were in the studio recording for Nuscope.
Barry Guy: double bass,
Robert Dick: flute (sometimes with 'glissando headjoint'), alto flute, bass flutes, piccolo
Randy Raine-Reusch: Asian zithers, Asian and Middle Eastern winds, percussion
"Simply put, Gudira is a recording of monumental proportions and implications, as the teaming of three modern day innovators have crafted a series of improvisations-compositions which are unlike anything this writer has heard." All About Jazz.com
2. Jupet Backagain
IH3. Ideareal History
4. Modulous Contrascene
Finn 5. Finnfinnotus
Kock6. Kokopeli Dook
8. China Chambers
These sounds draw as much on a sculptor's or a dancer's sensibility as a musician's; mutilating and modifying their instruments, using spur-of-the-moment inspiration as well as techniques that are thousands of years old, these three performers ease sound into an infinite variety of previously unseen stances. But what would you expect from a classical flutist whose primary inspiration is Jimi Hendrix, a bassist who is equally at home with Baroque music and the most cutting-edge of improvisors, and a globetrotting visionary who is the only recognized occidental virtuoso on several oriental instruments?
More Reviews! Artist Website
- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight, June 24, 1999