Kaleidoscope | GEST8

Artist / group

“Impossibly, this band is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Personnel 

Tony Gorman co-leader, composer
Sandy Evans co-leader, composer, tenor and soprano saxophone
Paul Cutlan tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet
Phil Slater trumpet
Carl Dewhurst guitar
Satsuki Odamura koto and bass koto
Steve Elphick bass
Simon Barker drums
Greg White computer

GEST8 is the brainchild of Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman, a project that explores new sounds in improvisation and jazz. 

Kaleidoscope is their only recording, unique for its instrumentation and the undeniable virtuosity of each player. 

These talents contribute equally to bringing some marvellous original compositions to life in a distinctively Australian manner – an unusual blend of ancient and modern sounds. The medieval meets the avant-garde through this band’s creative processes, stimulating musicianship and camaraderie. This is one of the most interesting and unusual jazz performances you will likely hear for some time.