World Saxophone Quartet

W.S.Q.

Black Saint 120046-2

Item: full_album_8024709046024_CD

Artists :
World Saxophone Quartet ( Quartet )
David Murray ( Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet )
Julius Hemphill ( Alto, Soprano & Tenor Sax, Flute )
Oliver Lake ( Alto, Soprano & Tenor Sax, Flute )
Hamiet Bluiett ( Sax, Clarinet )
Release date
Dec 28, 1981
Duration
0:37:37

"There is plenty of variety to the third album by the unique World Saxophone Quartet. The music ranges from nearly free improvisations to the four-part "Suite Music," which was almost completely written out. Rather than being a screamfest for the four innovative saxophonists (baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, altoists Julius Hemphill and Oliver Lake and tenor saxophonist David Murray, all of whom double on other reeds), this is a well constructed and sometimes surprisingly accessible (although always explorative) program."


(source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)