The Gift (feat. The Red Road Quintet)

Release Date: 
May 2011
Tom Casale Red Road Quintet The Gift

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The Gift is Tom's second CD. While the first CD, Two Quartets—Live At The Lilypad, was recorded live, The Gift was recorded in the studio in November 2010. Where the live album shows a great deal of virtuosity and explores improvisation in a very raw setting, the studio album is more focused while still exploring many similar sounds and textures. The Gift features The Red Road Quintet with Casale on bass, Greg Takemoto on saxophone, Matt Macaulay on guitar, Tony Cabral on piano and organ, and Alex Chapman on drums. He calls on influences like The Esjborn Svenssen Trio, John Zorn, Ben Allison, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter and more.