"This music is part of the vast Golia vault of creativity, coupled with respect for past musicians and at the same time pushing the creative envelope. A true inventor and prose composer, his music creates the image of part filmstrip, part word game, coupled with marvelous fantasy.
His playing is a tight rope act of episodic improvisation,
it all interlocks like a Chinese box. Golia is totally brilliant.
The way Golia plays, displaying his supreme style of creativity,
is done with artistic clarity of visioon, possessed by only artists
and madmen. "
(SAXOPHONE JOURNAL )
"Golia's album is free jazz, capably composed an d performed
- bold and brassy, modern, expansive and searching, yet, quite
accessible to discerning listeners. Playing musings that straddle
the fence between classical keanings and high-art jazz, Golia's
quintet layers with counterpoint melodies and brief cohesive horn
segments. Maintaining space within their ripe interpretations.
The group has a distinctive sound."
"The L.A. reedman's sparkling performance incorporated
everything from bedrock jazz swing to unusual textures that never
interrupted the organic flow of the music...the ensemble never
simply settled for a static, solos-over-rhythm section approach
- the moods and textures within the pieces shifted constantly
yet the music never sounded forced"
(L.A. TIMES CALENDAR)
"A Golia performance means exposure to a broad spectrum
of feeling, and experience, and to an unpredictable use of musical
elements...Golia doesnt shy away from passionate energy or probing
the outer limits of what his instruments can give him, nor does
he hesitate to devote the same intensity to more subtle channels
of expression. The extent to chich the music of this quintet will
seem accessible will depend entirely on the experience and open
spirit of listeners, but, even as his boundary-stretching limits
Golia has something for even the uninitiated listener."
Golia has been one of the most coherent and satisfying proponents
of free jazz. His music, is actually carefully structured as to
theme and mood, with interspersed written parts, ostinato figures,
pedal points, and occasionally improvised riffs and backgrounds
holding the blowing together.
(L.A. JAZZ SCENE)
Golis is a virtuoso on an impressive array of instruments and
his visual arts training brings to his music a non-linear, textural
approach which, combined with compositional rigor, produces an
intense, challenging musical experience.
(EARSHOT JAZZ MAGAZINE)
OUT FOR BLOOD
Wayne Peet, Ken Filiano, Alex Cline, Michael Vlatkovich
NINEWINDS RECORDS - LP0127
Nels Cline, Joel Hamilton, Billy Mintz, Michael Vlatkovich
NINEWINDS RECORDS - CD0169
AGAINST THE GRAIN
Rob Blakeslee, Nels Cline, Billy Mintz, and Ken Filiano
NINEWINDS RECORDS - CD0159
REGARDS FROM NORMA DESMOND
Alex Cline, Wayne Peet, John Fumo, Ken Filiano
NINEWINDS RECORDS -
THE GIFT OF FURY
Alex Cline, Wayne Peet, John Fumo, Roberto Miranda
NINEWINDS RECORDS - LP0109