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Vinnie Golia is in NYC through 4/15 playing at The Stone. I highly recommend checking it out. He is one of my favorite avant-garde sax players. I have a bunch of his CDs from his own Nine Winds label. His playing makes sense and is can be melodic and beautiful even when he uses double-stops/noise/key percussion. He is not a trying to blow the house down, so there is room for dynamics.

I saw him play on Friday night in a duo with Ken Filiano (bass.) Besides some great music, I sat in awe of his embouchure as he switched from Baritone Sax to clarinet, to soprano to flute and back to Baritone.

Tim Price was at the show also.
 

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Re: Vinnie Golia at The Stone thru 4/15 in NYC

yikes, it's "Vinny Golia".
 

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YES...GREAT SET. I love hearing Vinny. Great to see someone mentin his name here for once. Thank you Budget.

The set was pure Golia...I loved the Bari and " A" clarinet sounds, and the exotic flutes.Plus I adore Vinnys soprano playing.The audience was for sure his and I hoped there was more there...for a 10 dollar cover there SHOULD of been.

To me Golias music ( we've been friends over 27 years ) is pure and a very personal expression.What made the distance for Vinny has been his joy of discovery and expression, not some perceived fame.As a player and WRITER he sure excells in a world of stunning excellence. That said, here is another musician who didn't really get at a shot at the "brass ring" but is a huge part of important music. Vinny is a great example of the very overlooked fact that music is made by musicians, not just musicians who have the adjective famous or celebrated appended to their name. It don't help the artists economic footing, but there's always the music. The music is all we got. ( imho )

I wish I could of heard the 1st set with Tim Berne. :mrgreen:

Some Vinny history, I hope some enjoy it. Vinny did the art work on the BlueNote record of Chicks called...Song of Singing by
Chick Corea. Click here to see the cover ;

http://www.amazon.com/Song-Singing-...=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1301962953&sr=1-1

One of my fav Blue Note covers! Which points to the famed 19st NYC building that Brecker, Liebs, Holland and many others along with Vinny inhabited in the early 70's. Art was music and music IS art. Vinny was originally a very unique artist as you can see from that CD cover....then he got a soprano. The rest is history. A beautiful story.

FWIW- Those mouthpieces were Theo Wanne pieces- on bari and soprano. The reeds were that brand Forreststone or something like that. I just saw Vinny in NAAM in LA back in January 2011, when I was there with Theo. As I said Vinny and I go back, and he even remembers the 1st time we met in Allentown Pa at one of his gigs. Great guy- and a fellow John Carter fan too. Somewhere there is even something he did with Patty Smith ( who is a great clarinetist too ) in the vaults.

NICE POST BUDGET....Vinny is the coolest. A great one- doing it personal.
 

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Major +1 for Vinny !

Maybe 4 or 5 years ago, during a solo soprano tour in Europe, I was invited to join with Vinny/Ken Filiano/ Bobby Bradford/ Alex Cline band for a few concerts in Portugal. Great nights and great inspiration playing with the West Coast's best.

When the tour was over, Vinny gave a solo concert in a small club in Lisbon, with his octobass flute included.

The music was scary great and deeply beautiful too.

And, Tim is right, Vinny is a jewel of a person too.

Players really need to know about Vinny Golia.
 

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Re: Vinnie Golia at The Stone thru 4/15 in NYC

Good to see some discussion about Vinny G. here. VG is a unique creative voice in the music. A really great free player - on all of his many instruments. I hope that East Coast folks check out Vinnie while he's out there. He's really an original talent in the world of improvised music.
 
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