Thursday, February 5, 2009

CD of the Day - "Delta Saxophone Quartet: Dedicated to You"

CD of the Day
Delta Saxophone Quartet: "Dedicated to You... But You Weren't Listening - The Music of Soft Machine" (MoonJune) 2008

One of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2008, according to our Jazz Station Poll.
Listen to Tracks:
1. Dedicated 2:46
2. Facelift 8:30
3. Somehow With The Passage Of Time (...Kings And Queens 33 years later) 6:54
4. Mousetrap 4:40
5. Everything Is You 6:49
6. To 2:06
7. Outrageous Moon 5:47
8. Aubade 2:22
9. Noisette 4:38
10. Floating World 5:42
11. You 1:32
12. The Tale Of Taliesin 1:54
13. Dedicated To You 3:22
14. Epilogue 2:58
Graeme Blevins soprano sax
Peter Whyman alto & soprano sax
Tim Holmes tenor & soprano sax
Chris Caldwell baritone & soprano sax
with special guests
Hugh Hopper bass guitar, loops (on Facelift)
Morgan Fischer vocals, hurdy gurdy, background electronics (on Outrageous Moon)

Arrangements commissioned by The Delta Saxophone Quartet from:
Issie Barratt, Joe Duddell, Paul Englishby, Morgan Fisher, Adrian Revel and Mike Smith.
Recorded @ The Premises Studios, Hackney, London, England. March 29 & 30, 2007 + May 29, 2007.
Produced by John Winfield, assisted by Graeme Blevins and Chris Caldwell.
Editing by Graeme Blevins; Mixed + Mastered by John Winfield

This recording was sponsored by Kingston University, London, England (Delta Saxophone Quartet is currently the Ensemble in Residence at Kingston University for the period 2003-2008

Video Clips:
FaceliftKings & Queens, feat. Hugh Hopper
Esther's Nose Job Part 1, feat. Hugh Hopper
Esther's Nose Job Part 2, feat. Hugh Hopper

The Delta Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1984 and is ithe Ensemble in residence 2003-2008 at Kingston University, London, UK. The group aims to present British and international new music in a dynamic and thought provoking way. A sample of its repertoire may include works by Gavin Bryars, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen or jazz composer Mike Westbrook to re-workings from the legendary 70's Jazz/Rock grouhe Soft Machine.
For more detailed information about the band visit Music On The Edge

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