resAUnance began as the trio of vibraphonist and percussionist John Bacon, vocalist Esin Gunduz, and pianist Michael McNeill. The group debuted at Buffalo's Pausa Art House in March of 2013. The following year the group collaborated with master brass improvisers Dave Ballou and Adam Unsworth in concerts at Pausa and Villa Maria College, and in June 2014 became a quartet with the addition of 'cellist Jonathan Golove for a concert as part of the legendary June in Buffalo New Music festival. The group's first album, Migration, comes out May 24 2016 on FMR.
Best of / Year End
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* * * * * Highly emotional and ravishingly beautiful, Migration is a feast for the ears
and heart… Quite amazing music; mere words fail to describe its emotional power.
Without a doubt a 'Best Of' 2016. (Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz)
“…resAUnance offers a unique aesthetics… highly original.” (Eyal Hareuveni, Salt
…ultra-cool sound paintings… featuring the vocal wizardry of Istanbul-born singer Esin
Gunduz. (Jan Jezioro, ARTVOICE)
It starts with a formidable trio: John Bacon, vibraphone and percussion; Jonathan
Golove, electric cello; and Michael McNeill, piano