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Golia, Vinny / A Gift for the Unusual
Album:A Gift for the Unusual Collection:Jazz
Artist:Golia, Vinny Added:08/2004
Label:Nine Winds 

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Add Date:2004-09-06 Pull Date:2004-11-07 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-06 
Vinny Golia – A Gift For the Unusual

LA saxophonist Golia picks up a new instrument for this one.. the Tubax, which is some sort of bass saxophone somehow rearranged for size and tone optimization. It’s got a surprisingly huge, meaty sound which stands out when paired with the other low instruments (standup bass, cello, trombone) that appear on the disc. The pieces are mostly improv, but all that bass gives this album a mysterious vibe throughout.

1. Short sax solo
2. Repetitive (duh) motifs from small group
*3. Low rumbling sax with sparse, light percussion
*4. Bouncy sax/piano duet
5. Growling sax solo
*6. Jazzy low-instrument combo
*7. Slow and mysterious
*8. Creepy electronics and sax, horror movie style
9. Meandering improv with harmonica, organ and sax.. weird
10. Exploring the limits of the Tubax, slow and deliberate
*11. Haunting slow bass flute

Ben B 8/25/04

Track Listing
1.Single Booth Enclosure ... 6.The Mozart of Vice
2.Repetition 7.The 15TH
3.Mr. Amons Builds His Bridge 8.Just Something I Thought of
4.Eye My 9.Once Upon a Time on My ...
5.Single Booth Enclosure Third 10.A History of Everything ...
 11.The Last of Its Kind