Charles Gayle

Look Up

For his first release for ESP-Disk, we present a 1994, HIGH ENERGY performance of Charles Gayle recorded live in Santa Barbara, California playing total FIRE MUSIC. The unique complementary nuance of the group brings forth incredible performances featuring Charles playing tenor sax, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Michael Wimberly. Liner notes are written by journalist Russ Musto.


Charles Gayle: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet & vocals
Michael Bisio: double-bass
Michael Wimberley: drums

Track Listing

2.Homage to Albert Ayler
3.I Remember Eric Dolphy
4.In The Name of the Father
5.The Book of Revelation

Press Quotes

 "Charles Gayle‘s music is breathtaking... This album is one of the stronger entries in his discography—the fact that the tape took 18 years to emerge says nothing about its quality. Highly recommended."

--Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance

"Look Up shows that it didn’t matter where Gayle played and who he played with, he performs as the living, high priest of guttural jazz. Few, if any, can preach this kind of gospel with this much vigor and personal investment."

--S. Victor Aaron, Something Else!


"Gayle plays with conviction to spare."

"Reactionary sentiments aside, this disc is inspired."

--Mike Shanley, JazzTimes

Musicians: Charles Gayle / Michael Bisio / Michael Wimberley

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Compact Disk In digipak with liner notes
  • Product Code: ESP4070
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  • MP3 Download $8.99

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