1. Speed of Light

On this day June 11 a year ago, we were all hearing the news of the passing of Maestro Ornette Coleman. That day also happened to be my birthday therefore it became inevitably sealed in my memory even more than it would have been otherwise. Ornette's passing had a great affect on me as it did many others. It brought on serious contemplation of Ornette's contribution to humanity and how he influenced not only myself but the world especially in regards to the art of improvisation within music. I had the great blessing of spending over 12 years in in-depth study with Ornette, this changed me forever. For the past year I have been working on a studio recording along with Wolfgang Puschnig.

Portal is a series of recording collaborations that were done in the spirit of knowing Ornette Coleman. The filtered audio result is based on our experience in the Harmolodic realm. Ornette Coleman left us with a blue print on how to navigate through sound and musical ideas. The Harmolodic concept has given us a foundation of experimentation and sincere improvisation. The musicians on this recording contributed their unique sounds through their chosen instruments. It is farewell tribute to a Maestro that made it all look easy.

Portal is a Gemini Gemini Album – Gemini Gemini is Wolfgang Puschnig ; Alto Saxophone , Flute and Jamaaladeen Tacuma Double Bass, Electric Bass, founded in 1994.

Our special guests are : Christy Doran- Guitar, Wolter Wierbos- Trombone, Asha Puthli- Vocals, Reinhardt Winkler- Percussion, Fredy Studer- Drums, Boris Savoldelli-Vocals,
King Britt- Electronics, Kim Duk Soo- Hojak