One and the Same  The Jeff Gauthier Goatette

One and the Same is violinist Jeff Gauthier's fourth CD as a leader, and features guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco. Gauthier has been named a Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star for two years in a row as both instrumentalist and producer. One and the Same features music by Gauthier, Nels Cline, Eric von Essen, and Bennie Maupin. "Gauthier and his group show how it should be done, rooting themselves solidly in the jazz tradition while at the same time extending and revitalizing it." -Bill Tilland, BBC Online


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3Water Torture12:12
4Don't Answer That6:30
5Heart Wisdom8:46
6Rina Pt. II14:25
7A Corner of Mornng12:49


Despite its considerably smaller output, the Los Angeles-based Cryptogramophone label could well be considered the American companion to ECM Records' distinctive aesthetic. Attention to sound quality and packaging has been integral to the label's approxim

Troy Collins, All About Jazz, 5/9/06

Violinist Jeff Gauthier has been quietly making records for about eight years. His last project with the Jeff Gauthier Goatette comprised of guitarist Nels Cline, his brother, drummer Alex, bassist Joel Hamilton, and pianist/keyboardist David Witham. As o

Thom Jurek,, 5/9/06

This post-fusion quintet led by violinist Jeff Gauthier is made up of Los Angeles veterans who've been working together in different contexts for years. This is the group's fourth album, but until bassist Eric von Essen died in 1997, Gauthier and

Peter Margasak, Downbeat, October 2006