About the album
Gauthier’s band, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette (named after his childhood nickname in a spectacular lapse of judgment) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 with its core members. Guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Alex Cline have worked in ensembles with Gauthier for over 30 years. Pianist/keyboardist David Witham joined Gauthier’s group in 1992 along with bassist Eric von Essen. After von Essen passed away in 1998, bassist Joel Hamilton joined the band. Trumpet player John Fumo, the most recent member of the Goatette, worked with Gauthier for several years and recorded 3 albums with Steuart Liebig’s Quartetto Stig.