Fourat Koyo :: Gnawa of hope
An exploration of jazz and traditional Gnawa music from Morocco. With Fourat Koyo - Guembri, Qraqeb & vocals; Brad Shepik - guitar; John Hadfield - Drums.Trickster Tales :: with the Carpe Diem String Quartet
The “Trickster” title refers to Gunther’s setting of a West African folk as well as arrangements of tunes by the genius Thelonious Monk who himself had a trickster persona.Gunther/Pinheiro/Cavalli New West Quartet
American and European jazz musicians share a rich history of collaboration, friendship, and love for the music. That feeling is most evident in this new group comprised of John with Ricardo Pinheiro (Guitar), Massimo Cavalli (Bass) they are joined by special guest Mike del Ferro (Piano). "East and West" To be released on “Fresh Sound Records” 2019John Gunther Trio aka "Safari Trio"
John Gunther - saxes, flutes; Brad Shepik - Guitar; John Hadfield - drums. "Safari Trio" takes listeners on a musical adventure that explores melodies and rhythms from around the world including Indian Raga, Arabic Maqam, Balkan dances, and African rhythms - all woven together by three consummate jazz musicians.John Gunther & the Bad Hombres
"Convergence""....the baddest of the bad!" (Nicholas Gregory).
With Tim Wendel (gtr), Gonzalo Teppa (bs), and Dru Heller (drums) their music is funky, cool, original, progressive and....well....the baddest!
"They achieve a groove sought by many but seldom found" - Ira Gitler"Spooky Actions"
Greg Gisbert - trumpet; John Gunther - saxes; Mark Patterson - trombone; Eric Gunnison - piano; Mark Simon - Bass; Paul Romaine - Drums. Convergence has been making music together for over 25 years and have had the pleasure of performing with many fantastic guest artists including Roberta Gambarini, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Randy Brecker, Houston Person, John McNeil, Conrad Herwig, Wallace Roney, Rene Marie, Jim McNeely, and Bobby Watson.
Bruce Arnold - Guitar; John Gunther - Woodwinds; Dave Phillips - Bass; Tony Moreno - drums. Spooky Actions is a New York based jazz and new-music ensemble whose diverse recordings include the music of 20th century composers Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg and Olivier Messiaen; interpretations of Native American music, and most recently, early music from the 2nd century BC through the 1500's. Their unique and compelling sound is being met with critical acclaim and widespread interest."Throw Down or Shut Up"
This quartet, characterized by a spirit of musical adventure, plays a diverse repertoire both sassy and serious, experimental and canonical, challenging and comfortable. Our mission is to bring new music to audiences of all kinds, in venues of all kinds. We present music in traditional and non-traditional settings, including teaching and interaction; we have played in concert halls, jazz clubs, and created interactive concerts for children. We are named after our first collaboration, on Vineet Shende’s piece Throw Down or Shut Up!, fittingly inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen and James Brown.