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Bon Lozaga (guitar)
and Hansford Rowe
(bass) and Frenchman Benoît Moerlen
(vibes & marimba) are this CDs core composers. The inimitable
Englishman Gary Husband (drums) and Brooklyn's
Phil Kester add their vast percussion skills.
Gongzilla's first CD, Suffer, is a cult hit in the fusion
world and the massive grooves on Thrive are legend in
the jamband world. They featured monster guitarists Allan
Holdsworth and David Torn.
East Village Sessions continues that tradition
with frequent collaborator David "Fuze" Fiuczynski
(Screaming Headless Torsos) whose magic fretless guitar
playing can also be heard on Gongzilla's Live!
This is true audiophile recording. Dangerous Music in Manhattan's East Village is a church of analog. State of the art analog gear at the pinnacle of its development was required and nothing else -no programming, no synths, no syncing, no sequencing, no sampling or digital editing and no BS. Press record and play.
About Jazz, Jazzreview.com,
Drummer, CityBeat, Prog Archives, Tomorrow Jazz, Sea of Tranquility
to surprise twentysomethings who think jam bands invented adventurous
instrumental passages, odd meters and searing melodies, Gongzilla's
album East Village Sessions does more with vibraphone, bass, drums
and guitar than an entire Vans Warped Tour of pierced-nosed freeloaders
could imagine. Not simply an excuse to blow notes,
Gongzilla also delivers subtlety and sophistication. Gongzilla
creates an atmospheric ride that even when speeding at 200 bpm
delivers a litheness that's practically feline."