Following in the footsteps of Charlie Haden, whose wonderful series of duo recordings are perhaps some of his finest work, part of Gvi’s ongoing musical output is intimate collaborations with one other musician. His 2021 recordings with Rob Luft and Phelan Burgoyne released on October House Records as the double EP “Estatē/Against The Mono Culture” are an example, as are his collaborations with ECM artist Fred Thomas including the album “Living Standards” on F-IRE. His solo recordings are likewise show a different side of Gvi’s musicality, giving him a chance to explore abstract, textural landscapes that follow the ebb and flow of his own internal rhythms. Often featuring Gvi’s compositions alongside standards drawn from different diverse styles, these recordings are both personal and direct and a key part of Gvi’s musical practice.