Studios Sessions, Vol. 1

Cooper-Moore, Stephen Gauci

Medium: CD
Year: 2019

Availability: Out of stock



Two Creative Music Warriors get together for a weekly series at HappyLucky No. 1 on Nostrand Ave, way out there in Brooklyn. Those two master musicians are Cooper Moore (piano & hand-mades) and Stephen Gauci (tenor sax). Both of these musicians have impressive, diverse resumes: Cooper Moore with William Parker, David S. Ware & Bill Cole, while Stephen Gauci - two dozen records with Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke and Nate Wooley. Since Cooper Moore and Stephen Gauci have played together on a regular basis, they have developed into to an extraordinary duo. This is a studio session hence the sound is well-recorded. Since both of these musicians have worked their way through the wide world of jazz, both written and free, they draw from an immense palette. They begin with an intense, bristling, free eruption before calming down to what sounds like a ballad. Midway things completely erupt with explosive and abandon, it steel like we are climbing a mountain and eventually get to the top only to slowly descend back down to the calm shoreline. The experience was extraordinary, almost too much to bare, but well worth the trip. Without a doubt this is one of the best duo efforts I’ve heard in years, absolutely astonishing! If you want to have your mind blown, then go see the this duo at HappyLucky No. 1 or just grab the disc and go along for the ride on the emotional roller coaster! - ( ByBruce Lee Gallanter, )