The members of Goggle, the sax quartet based in Northern California and Santa Fe, have worked with everyone from Anthony Braxton, Vinny Golia, Yusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, to ROVA, but the group has a sound all their own. From its opening salvo to its mesmerizing fadeout, their first CD and digital release on Cure-All engages the listener with storytelling full of twists and turns. The album—eight original compositions, one group improvisation, and a spellbinding piece manifested with vocalist Mantra Plonsey (plus two bonus remixes available on Bandcamp)—showcases these composer/performers’ collective ability to mix tradition with innovation, jazz improv with classical, world and pop, to create a singularly unique world of music.
Chris Jonas • soprano sax
Randy McKean • alto & C sax & clarinet
Dan Plonsey • tenor sax, Eb & Bb clarinets
Cory Wright • bari sax, clarinet & piccolo
with special guest
Mantra Plonsey • vocals & lyrics on "Nothing Wrong With Him"
Recorded August 2018 at Guerilla Euphonics, Oakland, CA, by Myles Boisen
Mixed and Mastered at Headless Buddha Lab, Oakland, CA, by Myles Boisen
Photography by Myles Boisen
Graphic Layout by Chris Jonas