The Gold Sparkle unit, Duo (Waters, Barker) Trio (with Adam Roberts) or Band (Quartet with Roger Ruzow), is a collective new jazz ensemble based in New York City. Formed in Atlanta in 1994 and in Brooklyn since 1998, GSB has garnered critical praise for its five full-length recordings and high-energy performances.
Members Charles Waters (saxophone), Andrew Barker (drums), and Adam Roberts (bass) are actively involved in many areas of new music. Gold Sparkle's unique musical style explores the nexus of composition and improvisation. The flexible trio works collaboratively with some of the most influential contemporary performers including William Parker, Thurston Moore, Ken Vandermak, John Zorn and Matthew Shipp.
The group has toured the US including appearances at New York City's Vision Festival, What is Jazz Fest, and the Brooklyn Free Music Festival. Since 2000, GSB has routinely toured Europe working with the Parisian arts collective WAX FALAISES.
“Thunder Reminded Me” was recorded on a magnificent concert at the Knitting Factory, featured by the Vision Festival program for 2001.