Dennis Gonzalez – C trumpet; | Joe Morris – bass; | Timo Shanko – tenor sax; | Luther Gray – drums
Tracks : 1. Loft 9’18” | 2. Acceleration 11’19” | 3. Bush Medicine 12’14” | 4. Idolo 10’13” | 5. In Tallation 6’57” | 6. Lamentation 7’45” | 7. Those Who Came Before 14’58” | 8. Loyalty 5’31”
This record has been made possible by generous support of UAB “Garsu pasaulis”. NoBusiness Records NBCD 6, 2009, edition of 1000 cd’s. * Bush Medicine, Idolo, and Loyalty are by Dennis Gonzalez (daagnimMusic). All other compositions are group improvisations. * Recorded by Dennis Gonzalez at Riti Studios – Guilford, Connecticut. * Remixed by Dennis Gonzalez with assistance from Joe Morris at Meio Dia Studios – Dallas, Texas. * Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios. * Design by Oskaras Anosovas. * Executive producer – Danas Mikailionis. * Co-producers – Dennis Gonzalez and Valerij Anosov.
Four great musicians met in Connecticut. The result is expressed on this outstanding musical document. We are proud and happy to release it on NoBusiness Records. We hope that you will share our emotions and enjoy this adventurous musical journey.
Liner Notes for “Songs Of Early Autumn”
It’s almost a month into autumn, and driving through New England is exhiliarating, as the trees are vivid with color, and fallen leaves line the country lanes along Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound. This is the first chance I’ve had to travel since midsummer. A bit of snow falls as I arrive in Guilford, and the temperature has fallen.
After playing that August with a quintet that included Joe Morris – the gig is documented on the Clean Feed CD No Photograph Available – he’d suggested that I take a few days to come up to Connecticut to do some playing with him, and maybe do a record while we were at it. Joe had asked Timo Shanko, one of Boston’s finest bassists, and at the time of this recording quickly becoming one of its great tenor saxophonists as well; and drummer Luther Gray to join the session. They are expected soon, probably following the same road I’ve taken from Boston for the afternoon session in Joe’s loft studio, still unheated, although the work to change it into a playing space has obviously begun.
Early afternoon has come, and all four of us are in place behind our microphones, with cold hands and noses. There are serious moments, and lots of joking around, like at the beginning of “Those Who Came Before”, where Timo begins to yodel and beat his chest…you can hear us laughing and snickering in the background…
But as the music unfolds, the chill is soon forgotten, and time flies, the songs coming easily. And before we know it, we have 100 minutes of pretty fine music which Joe and I have pared down to just over 78 minutes for this release.– Dennis Gonzalez
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