At long last, new saxophone quartet music! Latinizations is a series of pieces that I wrote to be performed together OR as stand-alone pieces. While they don't share any thematic material, there is a compatibility of vibe that allows them to program well together. In fact, I believe you can play them in different sequences and still have a nice flow.
This series was inspired by a commission from Pheonix, AZ-based saxman Dean Barker, who is in the process of launching the Phoenix Horns, a slammin' 5-horn a capella band (2 tpts, tbn, tenor, bari). He wanted three original pieces in assorted Latin Jazz settings.
So, I wrote these works for the 5-horn and the sax quartet settings simultaneously.
I'll keep you posted as to the Phoenix Horns' progress and development.
Meantime, I'd like to encourage you to check out these sax quartet works. Here are three excerpts from the MIDI playback. (You know the classic album: Finale's Memorable Moments, vol.II)...
Human recordings coming soon (I hope!!)