J.S. Bach

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Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet - Live in Chicago

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Soloists:Harvey Pittel - Soprano Saxophone (Alto Saxophone in Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5)
Vincent Gnojek - Alto Saxophone
Roger Greenberg - Tenor Saxophone
Todd Oxford - Baritone Saxophone
Individual Works:Fugue in G Minor ("The Little")- BWV 578- J.S. Bach
Quartet- Aldemaro Romero
Suite No.1, S.1007 for unaccompanied cello
Take the "A" Train- Ellington/Strayhorn
It Might as Well be Spring- Rodgers/Hammerstein
Take Five- Paul Desmond
Ornithology- Charlie Parker
Three Improvisations for Saxophone Quartet- Phil Woods
Body and Soul- Johnny Green
Desafinado- Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Swan- Camille Saint-Saens
Sonata No. 3 for viola da gamba- J.S. Bach
"The Fairy Garden", From the Mother Goose Suite- Maurice Ravel
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5- Heitor Villa-Lobos
Flight of the Bumblebee- Nicolas Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakov
Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor- BWV 565- J.S. Bach
My Funny Valentine- Rodgers/Hart
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Mark Custom Recording Service
Catalog Number:MCD-2106
Year Released/Recorded:1995
Total Playing Time:N/A
Comments:Dylan Roberts said:

Bach fans will love the accuracy of the players involving tempo, phrasing and tone, among other things in their Bach interpretations. A wonderful display of diversity, from jazz to classical, this quartet is nothing short of amazing. The Cello Suite performed by Todd Oxford on the baritone saxophone is a rendition that is not to be missed.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Dylan Roberts
Date First Submitted:07/11/1998