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    Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. On their fifth Nonesuch album, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone, contra-alto clarinet (2)
    Arthur Blythe, alto saxophone
    Oliver Lake, alto saxophone
    David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet (2)
    Fontella Bass, vocals (3, 4, 7)
    Amina Claudine Meyers, organ (1, 6)
    Donald Smith, piano (1, 6, 8), organ (3, 4)
    Fred Hopkins, bass
    Tarik Shah, bass (6, 8)
    Ronnie Burrage, drums (1, 6, 8)
    Gene Lake, drums (3, 7)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Produced by Hamiet Bluiett
    Engineered by James Anderson
    Assistant Engineer: Dan Gellert
    Mixed by Wayne Horvitz
    Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla
    Mastered by Robert Ludwig

    Design: James Victore

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 1994 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79309

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Wednesday, June 1, 1994 (All day)
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World Saxophone Quartet
Fontella Bass
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UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597930924BUN
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0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497200368
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. On their fifth Nonesuch album, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

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Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. Here, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone, contra-alto clarinet (2)
Arthur Blythe, alto saxophone
Oliver Lake, alto saxophone
David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet (2)
Fontella Bass, vocals (3, 4, 7)
Amina Claudine Meyers, organ (1, 6)
Donald Smith, piano (1, 6, 8), organ (3, 4)
Fred Hopkins, bass
Tarik Shah, bass (6, 8)
Ronnie Burrage, drums (1, 6, 8)
Gene Lake, drums (3, 7)

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Produced by Hamiet Bluiett
Engineered by James Anderson
Assistant Engineer: Dan Gellert
Mixed by Wayne Horvitz
Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla
Mastered by Robert Ludwig

Design: James Victore

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz