Saxophone Chamber Quartet music with twist after twist.
This is NOT the World Saxophone Quartet. Those listeners who are looking for that brand of probing, on-the-edge chamber jazz need not read further. However, if the listener is looking for a well behaved and totally enjoyable light music experience, the Capitol Quartet's Anything Goes fills the prescription. A delightful mix of classical, jazz and show tunes, Anything Goes illustrates the master arranging abilities of the group's four principle members. Most effective are those pieces that are performed a cappella (e.g., sans big band). Beethoven's "Für Elise" is side by side with "Night and Day" as is Schumann's "Träumerei" and "Sweet Georgia Brown". "Flight of the Bumble Bee" dances with "I've Got Rhythm" and "If you Wish Upon a Star". Nore than a novelty, Anything G oes illustrates the durable nature of the saxophone quartet setting A super release from Summitt Records.
Track Listing: Camelot; Stella By Starlight; Fur Elise; Night And Day; Begin The Beguine; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Simple Gifts; It Don't Need A Thing; Traumerei; Sweet Georgia Brown; Variations Of "I've Got Rhythm"; Pastorale; Flight Of The Bumble Bee; Fugue Well-Tampered; Neverneverland; Song For Margot; Anything Goes; When You Wish Upon A Star; My Foolish Heart. (Total Time: 71:36)
Personnel: Ken Foerch: Soprano Saxophone; Anjan Shah: Alto Saxophone; David Stambler: Tenor Saxophone; David Lewis: Baritone Saxophone.
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.