Reviews that mention Gustavo Aguilar

May 31, 2004

GUSTAVO AGUILAR GET LIBRE COLLECTIVE

Destinations
Circumvention 040

DESTINATIONS is an apt title for this session of compositions and improvisations by drummer Gustavo Aguilar’s collective quintet. But the targets for these organic creations seem to range farther geographically than the booklet notes realize.

Much is made of how the CD unites improv musicians from both Southern and Northern California. But throughout the seven compositions which feature Chris Garcia on udu and tabla plus Eric Crystal on flax and melodica plus saxophones, the connection appears to be between variations of Oriental and Occidental sounds. MORE