Cat's Cradle is Chicago-based saxophonist, Tom Gullion's debut CD for the Naim label and represents a celebration of the power of melody in a guitar quartet setting.
Together with guitarist, John Moulder, bass player, Rob Amster, and Pat Metheny Group percussionist, Paul Wertico, Gullion's sax brings an infectious enthusiasm to a set of original tunes and standards.
While aspects of Gullion's career bring to mind that of Sonny Rollins, his sound and style owe more to John Coltrane and Michael Brecker. His rich, ripe tone and sculptor's way with melody are reminiscent of middle period Coltrane. Brecker, perhaps the founder of contemporary jazz sax, was, coincidentally, an earlier student of Gullion's tutor, David Baker at Indiana University.