The Works, Volume 1

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Artists :

Bruce Ackley ( Tenor Sax )
Jon Raskin ( Alto Sax )
Larry Ochs ( Tenor Sax )
Rova ( Band )

"ROVA saxophone quartet provide a tiered, three-dimensional look at the interaction of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone. The arrangement of these instruments in the stereo mix -- left to right on all tracks in the sequence soprano, baritone, alto, and then tenor -- offers great contrast in the three-dimensional sound. Even the bright little spark of piccolo or sopranino saxophone involves in these works of sonic texture. While Steve Adams of the group contributes one piece to the three-work album ("The Gene Pool"), the rest are commissions. Robin Holcomb wrote "Laredo" for the group, and Muhal Richard Abrams contributes "Quartet #1." Still, each work is a showcase for group improvisation. These explorative forays by the group are not usually intensely challenging Niagaras of notes, but just as often sparkling and moving moments of lyricism."

(source:, Tom Schulte)


“…"This seemed like a breakthrough record which their subsequent albums have built onÂ…..."     (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD - Eighth Edition)

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Title The Works, Volume 1
Barcode 8024709058621
Catalogue Number 120176-2
Display Artist Rova
Label Black Saint
Release date Dec 28, 1995
Year 1995
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:59:59
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album