The Barry Altschul Quartet
The Barry Altschul Quartet

Artists :

John Surman ( Soprano And Baritone Sax )
Enrico Rava ( Trumpet, Flugelhorn )
Barry Altschul ( Drums )
Mark Helias ( Bass )
The Barry Altschul Quartet

"Drummer Barry Altschul leads a particularly interesting quartet on this date (reissued on CD) that also includes trumpeter Enrico Rava, John Surman on baritone and soprano, and bassist Mark Helias. The music (three Altschul originals, a song apiece from Helias and Ray Anderson, plus Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz") finds the pianoless group sounding halfway between the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet and the late-'50s Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry group. Among the highlights are Anderson's "Tap-A-Jack," Altschul's "Da Baron's Blues," and Helias' humorous "Le Tango." The advanced and passionate solos (Rava sounds much more high-powered than normal) and the close communication between the four highly individual improvisers make this a notable and highly recommended release. "
(source:, S. Yanow)

(Original Vinyl LP also available)

More Information
Title Irina
Barcode 8024709067029
Catalogue Number 121065-2
Display Artist The Barry Altschul Quartet
Label Soul Note
Release date Dec 31, 1983
Year 1983
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:45:45
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album