Christopher Cauley


Eremite Records MTE-06 CD


Cauley alto saxophone
Gregg Bendian
drums & percussion
William Parker
Steve Swell
trombone (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)

Track Listing:
  1. Pulsebreath (5:48)
  2. My Bell (11:31)
  3. Heavenly Peace (7:13)
  4. Arco Sketch (5:59)
  5. As Ballad (5:57)
  6. Douzes Au Santropol (10:22)
  7. For Eva with Love & Squalor (7:50)
  8. Agua Viva (In Memory of Salvador Roquet) (7:44)

31 May 1996, Teaneck NJ
producers: Cauley & Michael Ehlers
engineer: Jon Rosenberg
photography: Charles Gross
poem: "For Harold Bloom," A.R. Ammons

debut recording as a leader by now toronto-based musician/artist cauley.  composed & improvised texts of great beauty & detail.

Ferocious & amusing, a reminder that people who go out convincingly are those with a strong sense of the communicative thrust of 'inside' playing.

Ben Watson, Hi-fi News & Record Review

Strong but measured musical statements that overwhelm with sensitivity, balance & detail.


Sophisticated Free Mingusness.

The Wire