Music has always played a major role in daily life at Cas Gasi. At any given moment, the reception and living areas are filled with the sweet tunes that represent the best of music across the ages. Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Charlie Haden, Bill Evans, Wyclef Jean and all the way up to French deep house maestro The Avener – the breadth of the Cas Gasi soundtrack is vast. Just to name a few:
The bard of the lower east side, romancer, poet, painter and novelist – despite a pathological modesty, it seemed as if everything he put his hand to turned to gold. His passing last year has left a huge hole in the musical universe. At Cas Gasi you may hear at any given moment the dulcet tones of his deep baritone with classic Cohen songs such as Dance Me to the End of Love, Suzanne, So Long Marianne and I’m Your Man.
The tragic beauty of Lady Day still haunts us. Her seminal style and syncopation influences vocalists and songwriters to this day. A legendary performer, talented to her bones, she worked with everyone and anyone who mattered. You’ll hear tracks that form the very basis of the Great American Songbook: One For My Baby, Embraceable You, Lover Man and so many more.
This Swedish-born trombone player continually appears to be channelling the great jazz, RnB and funk artists of the last century. He’s worked with the best modern jazz musos in the world – think Herbie Hancock and Wyclef Jean. There’s a passion in his playing that surpasses the written notes and goes deep into the emotional culture of jazz.