Takin' It 2 the Next Level

Takin' It 2 the Next Level

by World Saxophone Quartet



It is obvious from the first notes that this is a very different outing by the World Saxophone Quartet -- the band is backed by a rhythm section. The playing of keyboardist Donald Blackman, bassist Calvin Jones and drummer Ronnie Burrage actually adds to the music rather than taking away from the core band, for their funky rhythms are fairly unpredictable and adventurous in their own way. The WSQ (which at the time consisted of David Murray on tenor and bass clarinet, baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, altoist Oliver Lake and John Purcell on saxello and tenor) sounds inspired by the "new" setting, and their playing is as adventurous as ever. Mostly sticking to group originals, the expanded band explores many moods on such numbers as "Wiring," "Rio," "The Desegregation of Our Children" and "When Thee Monarchs Come to Town."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/1997
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944009329
catalogNumber: 93

Album Credits

Performance Credits

World Saxophone Quartet   Primary Artist
Hamiet Bluiett   Baritone Saxophone
Oliver Lake   Alto Saxophone
John Purcell   Tenor Saxophone,Saxello
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Don Blackman   Piano,Keyboards
Ronnie Burrage   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Tamboura,Bells,Shekere

Technical Credits

Hamiet Bluiett   Executive Producer
John Purcell   Producer
Ronnie Burrage   Producer,Contributor
Phil Goodbody   Engineer
Andrew Jones   Liner Notes
Jim West   Executive Producer
Antonio Underwood   Arranger
Donald Blackman   Composer

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