Open Source  The Jeff Gauthier Goatette

A Downbeat Rising Star as both producer and violinist, Jeff Gauthier’s new release Open Source is his sixth CD as a leader. His ensemble of almost 20 years,The Jeff Gauthier Goatette features guitarist Nels Cline, his twin brother Alex Cline on drums and percussion, John Fumo on trumpet, David Witham on piano and keyboards, and Joel Hamilton on bass.  Gauthier’s music draws from as many different influences as the title Open Source would suggest. Open Source is a mature work by an experienced musician who values human interaction in music making above all else.


John Fumo
Joel Hamilton


140 Lashes (With Mascara)8:22
2From a Rainy Night 4:20
3Seashells and Balloons6:24
4Prelude to a Bite8:21
5Things Past8:36
6Joy of a Toy 7:48
7Open Source14:44


... a journey from ambient improvisation to an electrical storm of melodic drive

Chris Barton, LA Times, 10/17/11

...not only accomplished as a violinist, he is also accomplished as a composer and as a group leader,...

All Music Guide, 10/11/11

With Open Source, Gauthier creates his own engaging sonic L.A. metaphor.

Mark Shikuma, Humbolt County Journal, 10/21/11