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Gary Windo - Deep Water (CD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 30th September 2013

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST170CD
Price: £7.99
Available: In stock


Gary Windo - Deep Water

Gary Windo was one of those people who never achieved the full recognition due to him. At least, not while he was alive. A highly original musician with an instantly recognizable style, Windo was involved in the seventies with various musicians of the Canterbury scene. Most notable was his work with Robert Wyatt on the albums Rock Bottom (1974) and Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (1975), and with Hugh Hopper on 1984 (1973) and Hoppertunity Box (1976). 

Windo was born in 1941 into a musical family in Brighton, and began playing music at an early age. He learned to play drums at six, guitar at twelve and saxophone at seventeen. After sailing the world in the Merchant Navy, he settled in New York in 1962, studying tenor sax and music theory with Wayne Marsh and Lennie Tristano. A long period of apprenticeship, both on- and off-stage, followed during the sixties, until he moved back to England in 1969.

In March 1970 he took part in the all-star jam session at Graham Bond’s Sun Festival at The Roundhouse, with Jack Bruce, Mitch Mitchell, and Brian Auger. Later that year he was invited to join Keith Tippett's 50-piece orchestra, Centipede, and then Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath. In 1971, he and Robert Wyatt formed Symbiosis, a prog-rock jamming band featuring Mongezi Feza, Nick Evans and Roy Babbington.

After playing pub gigs with guitarist Ray Russell's heavy-rock trio The Running Man, Windo recruited Russell for his own Gary Windo Quartet, which also featured Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Alan Rushton on drums. In 1973 he and Robert Wyatt formed the jazz quartet WMWM with pianist Dave MacRae and bassist Ron Matthewson. Windo was about to become a member of Wyatt's new Matching Mole group when Wyatt had his accident and the project was shelved. However, Windo appeared on Wyatt’s subsequent albums, Rock Bottom and Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard.

Meanwhile, Windo continued to tour with the Brotherhood of Breath and the occasional Centipede performance.  He also formed Gary Windo & Friends, with his wife Pam Windo on piano, guitarist Richard Brunton, and the rhythm section of Bill MacCormick, Nick Mason, and Laurie Allan. This line-up was for a one-off gig at Maidstone College of Art in November 1975, but was the precursor to Windo's Steam Radio Tapes project, recorded between 1976 and 1978 in Pink Floyd’s studio Britannia Row, but never released. Among the participants, along with the aforementioned, were Julie Tippetts, Robert Wyatt, Mike Hugg, Steve Hillage and Hugh Hopper.

In May 1976 Windo played on Hopper's album Hoppertunity Box, and joined him in Carla Bley's band, in time for the European Tour 1977 and the album that followed.  In 1979 the Windos emigrated to America, where he continued playing with Carla Bley, notably on Musique Mécanique, as well as various related projects - Michael Mantler's More Movies, Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports. He also recorded the album Loaded Vinyl in Carla Bley’s studio, with Pam Windo and CBB members Steve Swallow and D. Sharpe, but again it remained unreleased. He also appeared on Daevid Allen's New York Gong album, About Time.

Windo spent the subsequent years in America doing copious session work, touring as special guest with rock’n’roll band NRBQ, and with the Psychedelic Furs. He played with Pam Windo & The Shades, and went on to record what would be his first released solo album, Dogface (1982). Between 1984 and 1988, he led his own rock quartet, the Gary Windo Band, with Knox Chandler on guitar, Jack Robinson on bass and Steve Moses or Jamie Russell on drums. This album, Deep Water, originally released on Island records in 1987, was the result. An unsung classic, I am very proud to be part of the team that has finally made this peerless record available again. JON DOWNES


Tracks:
1. Deep Water
2. Blonde Country
3. Clean Machine
4. Don't Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp)
5. Ginkie
6. Subway Love
7. Ghosts
8. Breakfast In Bed
9. Sister Europe

 



 Review: GARY WINDO: Deep Water French review translated


 

GARY WINDO: Deep Water (2013)
Posted by Nestor on 02/20/2014 Genre (s): ROCK
  
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ALBUM / GONZO MULTIMEDIA  
CLOSE GROUPS: -
(Could be better)
TRACKS:
. 01 Deep Water, 02. Blonde Country, 03. Clean Machine, 04. Do not Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp), 05. Ginkie, 06. Subway Love, 07. Ghosts 08. Breakfast In Bed, 09. Sister Europe TRAINING (Saxophone Singing /) Ann Sheldon (Cello), Gary Windo, Jack Robinson (Bass), Knox Chandler (guitars), Steve Moses (Drums) TAGs: 80'sExperimental , Funky , Instrumental , Jazzy

 


 
    
More than a decade after his death, three albums saxophonist Gary WINDO just been reissued with the " Deep Water " , the second of his records released under his own name from 1988. Although it is more affordable than his first solo effort (" Dogface " ), this album shows us an eclectic artist who is only required little stress and seems to take pleasure in looking confuse the listener. Suffice to say that we have a subject not to put all hands, or at least between all ears, the risk of rejection is very real. Indeed, if several pieces are part of the wave Jazz-Rock Funk orientation which had its heyday in the 80s in the image of ' Ghost ' and ' Breakfeast In Bed ' , other titles show less readily accessible. This is the case of a ' Deep Water 'completely improvised in which the saxophonist demonstrated a complete mastery. Unfortunately, the whole remains far too deeply entrenched in the 80s and titles of the caliber of ' Clean Machine ' , ' Do not Bite Too Hard ' and ' Subway Love ' sounds are disabled by New Wave Funky that return not necessarily the best of that time and greatly reduce the value of such compositions. If the musical style of  Gary WINDO artist who lived his music without concessions, suffers no objection, it will probably not Even with this reissue which indeed offers no bonus track and seems to have been no specific work on the sound. The result is a music and production have greatly aged. A reissue that has at least the merit of making available in CD format a hard drive to get. 

 Review: http://shakefire.com/review/gary-windo-deep-water


http://shakefire.com/review/gary-windo-deep-water


DEEP WATER 
(Gary Windo)
Label(s): 
Gonzo Import 
Genre: 
Jazz
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Grade: 
A+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
9

After having reviewed Gary Windo’s Steam Radio Tapes, a collection of found songs, I was able to get a glimpse of what Windo was about. His Sax and Clarinet skills amazed me and it only helped that he was backed by a skilled collection of musicians, but that album seemed to be a best of, lacking a continuity within its design. 

Deep Water is a 1988 release that features what the Steam Radio Tapes had been missing, a substantial theme at its core. The album feels as if it comes from a dark place with songs that feel very much in tune with a band like Joy Division. Windo’s vocals are unfeeling and monotone, but with an edge to them, much like Ian Curtis had. 

Very few of the songs on the album have a lot of lyrics on them though, instead Windo opting to provide the album with his masterful alto sax skills. Rounding out each song though is a mesmerizing guitar foundation, drums that can be rhythmic and calming or explosive in that jazz standard. Bass is a real stand out on the album providing the songs with that dark vibe, but there is also that funky jazz feel to them as well. Just look at Subway Love, a track that reminds me of Frank Zappa or Zapp. 

Thought this album was very different from Steam Radio Tapes, aside from the obvious inclusion of Ginkie which features on both, I found myself once again captivated by the late performers mastery of on everything he touched. Well worth throwing down a few bucks to grab this album up. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy. 

Review by AJ Garcia 

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:

Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99

 

Dog Face
CD - £9.99

 

Deep Water
CD - £9.99

 Review: GARY WINDO: Deep Water Review


http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_review.php?id=1250
Gary Windo – Deep Water
Gonzo Multimedia
http://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15591
Rating: B
Gary Windo is one of those guys you probably have never heard of, unless you are a jazz rock aficionado.  Gary was a guy who was best known as a jazz tenor saxophonist, yet as can be heard on this release, he was a talented songwriter and arranger as well.  He did not chase after pop music stardom, as he was too unique for that…too creative…too one-of-a-kind.
He got his big break when he took part in an all-star jam session at Graham Bond’s Sun Festival in 1970 with Jack Bruce and Mitch Mitchell.  By the end of the decade he was playing with anyone who let him share the stage including Nick Mason.  By 1987, when this album was released, Gary had gone from being a guy who just plays with other people, to a strong band leader not afraid to push the envelope.
The music on Deep Water is all over the map, making Windo so hard to categorize.  Most of all, above anything else, this is a rock album…or is it a jazz album?  Hell, it’s a good album of unique music that came from the mind of a musical genius.  Sadly, we lost Gary to heart failure triggered by a massive asthma attack in 1992, his health silencing a musical vision that only he could totally comprehend.  Thank goodness for labels like Gonzo Multimedia who still believe in that vision and are doing what they can to make sure Gary, while gone, is not forgotten.
Also released by Gonzo Multimedia are Gary Windo’s albums Dogface and Steam Radio Tapes.

Tracks:

1. Deep Water
2. Blonde Country
3. Clean Machine
4. Don't Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp)
5. Ginkie
6. Subway Love
7. Ghosts
8. Breakfast In Bed
9. Sister Europe
By Jeb Wright
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99
Dog Face
CD - £9.99
Deep Water
CD - £9.99

 Review: GARY WINDO: Deep Water French review translated


http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=11029&REF=GARY-WINDO_Deep-Water

GARY WINDO: Deep Water (2013)
Posted by Nestor on 02/20/2014 Genre (s): ROCK
  
0
  •  
ALBUM / GONZO MULTIMEDIA
CLOSE GROUPS: -
(Could be better)
TRACKS:
. 01 Deep Water, 02. Blonde Country, 03. Clean Machine, 04. Do not Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp), 05. Ginkie, 06. Subway Love, 07. Ghosts 08. Breakfast In Bed, 09. Sister Europe TRAINING (Saxophone Singing /) Ann Sheldon (Cello), Gary Windo, Jack Robinson (Bass), Knox Chandler (guitars), Steve Moses (Drums) TAGs: 80'sExperimental , Funky , Instrumental , Jazzy

 


 
     
More than a decade after his death, three albums saxophonist Gary WINDO just been reissued with the " Deep Water " , the second of his records released under his own name from 1988. Although it is more affordable than his first solo effort (" Dogface " ), this album shows us an eclectic artist who is only required little stress and seems to take pleasure in looking confuse the listener. Suffice to say that we have a subject not to put all hands, or at least between all ears, the risk of rejection is very real. Indeed, if several pieces are part of the wave Jazz-Rock Funk orientation which had its heyday in the 80s in the image of ' Ghost ' and ' Breakfeast In Bed ' , other titles show less readily accessible. This is the case of a ' Deep Water 'completely improvised in which the saxophonist demonstrated a complete mastery. Unfortunately, the whole remains far too deeply entrenched in the 80s and titles of the caliber of ' Clean Machine ' , ' Do not Bite Too Hard ' and ' Subway Love ' sounds are disabled by New Wave Funky that return not necessarily the best of that time and greatly reduce the value of such compositions. If the musical style of  Gary WINDO artist who lived his music without concessions, suffers no objection, it will probably not Even with this reissue which indeed offers no bonus track and seems to have been no specific work on the sound. The result is a music and production have greatly aged. A reissue that has at least the merit of making available in CD format a hard drive to get. 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99

Dog Face
CD - £9.99

Deep Water
CD - £9.99

http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=11029&REF=GARY-WINDO_Deep-Water

GARY WINDO: Deep Water (2013)
Posted by Nestor on 02/20/2014 Genre (s): ROCK
  
0
  •  
ALBUM / GONZO MULTIMEDIA
CLOSE GROUPS: -
(Could be better)
TRACKS:
. 01 Deep Water, 02. Blonde Country, 03. Clean Machine, 04. Do not Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp), 05. Ginkie, 06. Subway Love, 07. Ghosts 08. Breakfast In Bed, 09. Sister Europe TRAINING (Saxophone Singing /) Ann Sheldon (Cello), Gary Windo, Jack Robinson (Bass), Knox Chandler (guitars), Steve Moses (Drums) TAGs: 80'sExperimental , Funky , Instrumental , Jazzy

 


 
     
More than a decade after his death, three albums saxophonist Gary WINDO just been reissued with the " Deep Water " , the second of his records released under his own name from 1988. Although it is more affordable than his first solo effort (" Dogface " ), this album shows us an eclectic artist who is only required little stress and seems to take pleasure in looking confuse the listener. Suffice to say that we have a subject not to put all hands, or at least between all ears, the risk of rejection is very real. Indeed, if several pieces are part of the wave Jazz-Rock Funk orientation which had its heyday in the 80s in the image of ' Ghost ' and ' Breakfeast In Bed ' , other titles show less readily accessible. This is the case of a ' Deep Water 'completely improvised in which the saxophonist demonstrated a complete mastery. Unfortunately, the whole remains far too deeply entrenched in the 80s and titles of the caliber of ' Clean Machine ' , ' Do not Bite Too Hard ' and ' Subway Love ' sounds are disabled by New Wave Funky that return not necessarily the best of that time and greatly reduce the value of such compositions. If the musical style of  Gary WINDO artist who lived his music without concessions, suffers no objection, it will probably not Even with this reissue which indeed offers no bonus track and seems to have been no specific work on the sound. The result is a music and production have greatly aged. A reissue that has at least the merit of making available in CD format a hard drive to get. 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99

Dog Face
CD - £9.99

Deep Water
CD - £9.99

http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=11029&REF=GARY-WINDO_Deep-Water

GARY WINDO: Deep Water (2013)
Posted by Nestor on 02/20/2014 Genre (s): ROCK
  
0
  •  
ALBUM / GONZO MULTIMEDIA
CLOSE GROUPS: -
(Could be better)
TRACKS:
. 01 Deep Water, 02. Blonde Country, 03. Clean Machine, 04. Do not Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp), 05. Ginkie, 06. Subway Love, 07. Ghosts 08. Breakfast In Bed, 09. Sister Europe TRAINING (Saxophone Singing /) Ann Sheldon (Cello), Gary Windo, Jack Robinson (Bass), Knox Chandler (guitars), Steve Moses (Drums) TAGs: 80'sExperimental , Funky , Instrumental , Jazzy

 


 
 
More than a decade after his death, three albums saxophonist Gary WINDO just been reissued with the " Deep Water " , the second of his records released under his own name from 1988. Although it is more affordable than his first solo effort (" Dogface " ), this album shows us an eclectic artist who is only required little stress and seems to take pleasure in looking confuse the listener. Suffice to say that we have a subject not to put all hands, or at least between all ears, the risk of rejection is very real. Indeed, if several pieces are part of the wave Jazz-Rock Funk orientation which had its heyday in the 80s in the image of ' Ghost ' and ' Breakfeast In Bed ' , other titles show less readily accessible. This is the case of a ' Deep Water 'completely improvised in which the saxophonist demonstrated a complete mastery. Unfortunately, the whole remains far too deeply entrenched in the 80s and titles of the caliber of ' Clean Machine ' , ' Do not Bite Too Hard ' and ' Subway Love ' sounds are disabled by New Wave Funky that return not necessarily the best of that time and greatly reduce the value of such compositions. If the musical style of  Gary WINDO artist who lived his music without concessions, suffers no objection, it will probably not Even with this reissue which indeed offers no bonus track and seems to have been no specific work on the sound. The result is a music and production have greatly aged. A reissue that has at least the merit of making available in CD format a hard drive to get. 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
Steam Radio Tapes
CD - £9.99

Dog Face
CD - £9.99

Deep Water
CD - £9.99

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