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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Belgian reviews of Gary Windo

http://www.keysandchords.com/6/post/2014/01/gary-windo-deep-water.html

Gonzo Multimedia brings three rare CDs by British saxophonist Gary Windo again ! This musician was born on 07/11/1941 in Brighton , and came from a musical family . At six, he started playing drums and accordion at the age of twelve was that guitar , and eventually at the age of seventeen he took the sax bite . During the 60s he lived in the USA, but in 1969 he returned to England . In the early '70s he founded his own group , the Gary Windo Quartet , and worked with Brotherhood of Breath , Centipede , Matching Mole , The Running Man , Carla Bley and Nick Mason ( Pink Floyd ) .

During his time in the USA , he was exposed to all types of jazz , and he could each wind instrument , from soprano to bass clarinet playing . Sony Stitt heard him once at the Berlin Jazz Festival , and asked him to join his band, but Gary refused. Gary also worked with groups such as The Psychedelic Furs , Robert Wyatt and NRBQ . However, he suffered from asthma and died on 25.07.1992 at an asthma attack . So between 1984 and 1988, he led his own rock quartet , the Gary Windo Band, containing Knox Chandler on guitar , Jack Robinson on bass , and Steve Moses , and his stepson Jamie Russell , on drums . With these musicians he recorded this LP , which was released on Island Records in 1987 . Gary called it "the sound of New York , my home for the past nine years ." " Deep Water " is about what is to be a scorpion and hidden emotions , while " Blonde Country 'is about a vision of blondes on horseback , say a Marlboro commercial. That we can not do without machines , he puts in ' Clean Machine ' , and ' Do not Bite Too Hard ( Your Teeth Are Too Sharp ) ' ex -girlfriend centrally set . The instrumental ' Ginkie "he wrote to his grandfather , followed by ' Subway Love ' because he met his wife in the New York subway . The life of junkies there he used as inspiration for Exit 'Breakfast in Bed ' he does a cover of " Sister Europe" , a song by The Furs.

Patrick Van de Wiele ( 4 )


Gonzo Multimedia brings three rare CDs by British saxophonist Gary Windo again ! Born on 07.11.1941 in Brighton in a musical family , he learned to play the drums and accordion at age six , and six years later was that guitar . At 17 he picked up the sax real bite and lagged . During the 60s he lived in New York , but at the end of that decade, he returned to England . In March '70 , he played alongside Jack Bruce , Mitch Mitchell , and Brian Auger Graham Bond's all-star Sun Festival . That same year he joined Keith Tippett's Centipede orchestra and Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath . The following year, he collaborated with Robert Wyatt , formed the progressive rock group Symbiosis . Two years later he played in pubs with Ray Russell 's heavy- rock trio The Running Man , worked with Robert Wyatt in the jazz quartet WMWM . In the fall of 1975 he formed Gary Windo & Friends , and that was the precursor to this project , " Steam Radio Tapes " , recorded between 1976 and 1978 but never released . The idea was to test . 's New studio Pink Floyd You hear next to Gary , Robert Wyatt and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason . But the album was pitted against the then emerging punk , galmourrock and disco . Gary opens with ' Ginkie ' which is dedicated to his grandfather , and ' Night Train ' is a best- known song . 'Stand Fast' is a re-recording of a track he wrote for the band Symbiosis , followed by " Sweetest Angel " which Carla Bley plays the piano , and originally Healing Line ' name. " Letting Go " is sung by Julie Tippetts with Gary's wife on piano. It ends with the traditional cowboy folk song " Red River Valley " . A nice reissue for the fans !

Patrick Van de Wiele ( 4 )



Gonzo Multimedia brings three rare CDs by British saxophonist Gary Windo again ! Gary was born in Brighton on 7/1 / / 1941 into a musical family , taught at the age of six all drums and accordion playing , and six years later the guitar . On his 17th , he picked up the sax bite and lagged . During the 60s he lived in New York , but at the end of that decade, he returned to England . Gary worked with Brotherhood of Breath , Centipede , Matching Mole , The Running Man , Carla Bley and Nick Mason . In the early 70s he formed his own group , the Gary Windo Quartet and he could immediately play any wind instrument . In the USA he met all kinds of styles of jazz . Furthermore, he worked with groups such as The Psychedelic Furs , Robert Wyatt and NRBQ . He died in 1992 from a massive asthma attack . His contemporaries praised the LP " Dogface " , but critics ignored it . Carla Bley called him the best saxophonist that she had ever heard . Gary was a chameleon on this 1982 recording , because here you have it with different groups . " Puppy Kisses " opens , where he is in the company of The K9 's . Then you hear him along with his wife Pam and his band in the swinging ' Feela Dog. On " Guard Duty " he plays in the company of NRBQ , after 'Rex and Spot Meet the International Bitches " performed by Pam and Gary Windo Band. ' Hound ' is then played again by Gary and The Wools , while the strange title track of him and The Law Dogs is . The K9 's return back to "The Husky " , followed by a cover of Elvis Presley's " Do not Be Cruel " , performed by Gary and The Wools . ' Baxter ' comes from Gary and NRBQ , and " That's All " . However, the dog breaks out in ' Lassie Breaks Out , "a strange makeshift track , performed with The Chows . The musical standards which have on the contrary here , but he remains an influential figure .

Patrick Van de Wiele ( 4 )

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99

Dog Face
CD - £9.99

Deep Water
CD - £9.99

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