New Chapter: The 25th Anniversary
World Saxophone Quartet
Label : JUST // Jazz // 2001-03-13
To the uninitiated, the title of this disc might portend bad omens. These four guys have been playing saxophone together for twenty-five years—how can they possibly still be interesting? Of course, that question is answered most affirmatively after a few minutes of listening, but it still deserves comment. With a combined eight decades of shared experience, the members of the WSQ have an amazing degree of cohesion. They constantly teeter on the balance between arranged parts and full-on improvisation, knowing intuitively when to hold back and when to unleash their collective energy.
25th Anniversary also marks a return to fundamentals for the WSQ,
after numerous tributes and collaborations. Precisely four musicians play on
this disc, and they perform only original compositions (
This disc offers special rewards to listeners interested in the possibilities available through pure saxophone sound. With the amazing tonal and timbral range available to these four players, 25th Anniversary presents proof that maturity can indeed be a valuable asset.
|01||Suki Suki Now||11:11|
|03||Bit's N' Pieces||3:29|
|05||Over a Cloud (Sobre Una Nube)||9:11|
|07||The New Chapter||12:06|