World Saxophone Quartet: Requiem For Julius
The general feel of the record is reflective and downtempo, making generous use of space, althoughas alwaysthere are exceptions. The title track, a David Murray composition, rings clear as the strongest on the record: it manages to reflect a contemplative mood, while making effective use of melody and a bluesy sound. Requiem certainly has few flaws, but it's hard to recommend this record as a must-have, given the amazing quantity and quality of WSQ material available. Look for two more WSQ releases upcoming on Justin Time: a studio performance and a live recording.
Track Listing: Ebony, Free And Independent Thought, All Praise, Requiem For Julius, Le Sport Suite, Hurricane Floyd, Potato Vamp, Tone Poem, Blues.
Personnel: Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone; Oliver Lake, alto saxophone; David Murray, tenor saxophone; John Purcell, soprano saxophone.
Record Label: Justin Time Records
Style: Modern Jazz