Latinizations Series for Sax. Quartet

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.

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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)...

Mancini digs that Mambo
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Paquito de Habana
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Whatever Stan Wants
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Human recordings coming soon (I hope!!)

Posted on July 11, 2011 and filed under News & Performances, Publications.