While the Gate Is Open is the fourth album by saxophonist Gary Thomas which was recorded in 1990 and released on the JMT label. It features Thomas' interpretations of eight jazz standards.
01 - Strode Rode 02 - Star Eyes 03 - You Stepped Out Of A Dream 04 - The Song Is You 05 - Invitation 06 - Chelsea Bridge 07 - On The Trail 08 - Epistrophy.
Exile's Gate is the seventh album by saxophonist Gary Thomas recorded in 1993 and released on the JMT label. Throughout the 1980s and into the '90s, Thomas experimented with everything from free jazz and funk to heavy metal and hip-hop.
JMT Productions – 834 439-2 (Germany). Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC, May 1990. Thanks to snobb for the updates. No release results found : showing artist results instead.
Throughout the 1980s and into the '90s, Thomas experimented with everything from free jazz and funk to heavy metal and hip-hop. Exile's Gate is another such exercise. There are two distinct bands accompanying him here. One is made up of Thomas on tenor with drummer Jack DeJohnette and guitarist Paul Bollenback with organist Tim Murphy and bassist Ed Howard. The other features the latter two musicians, Marvin Sewell on guitar and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.
Records: Gary Thomas. The album was Till We Have Faces, originally released that year on JMT and later reissued by Winter & Winter. something I plan to rectify real soon)-nor, in fact, had I heard any of Thomas' solo albums at the time, but while the anti-neocon in me (since mellowed) rankled at the idea of any all-standards records, Till We Have Faces was a refreshing reminder that it wasn't.
Fugate's work in The Traveller's Digest publication got the attention of Marc Miller at Game Designers' Workshop, who invited Fugate and Thomas to expand and revise the material for GDW; the result was Book 8: Robots (1986), which would be the start of a working relationship between the two companies that lasted several years. While the Gate Is Open released: 1990. By Any Means Necessary released: 1989. Corporate Art released