Dazzling brilliant multisaxophone gems Four – THERE YOU GO THINKING AGAIN: This is actually my first listen to the dazzling brilliance from “Four”… I couldn’t find a specific channel for them on YouTube, but here’s a clip of them (different players than on the album, I believe) performing “Lucy The Dog” (about 6 months ago) that will give you clear insight into their unique playing style…
The fantastic opener, “I Got Nothin’ but Nothin‘ featured the Miami Saxophone Quartet – definitely hits the spot for those totally into reeds, and makes the album worth the purchase for sax lovers everywhere!
The album features (get this) FIVE saxophone quartets, so you’ll hear some very unique twists & turns as the reedists rock it on home… that’s especially true on pieces like “Fenella’s Jig“, with the Richard Ingham Quartet from Scotland… lively AND full of life… I loved this tune.
For something a little more mellow in style, you’ll love the Miami Saxophone Quartets’ performance on “To Be In Love“… just the kind of laid-back jazz you could dance your Maidenform night away with!
Of the ten sparkling performances offered up for your listening (and learning), I found the closer, “Kilter“, featuring saxophone wizards The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet was my personal favorite… intricate yet accessible playing all the way through its’ 5:49 length.
I give Four a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.97… unique, but highly enjoyable. Get more information on the Jazz Hang Records label site for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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