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Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet - Metamorphosis CD release

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Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet - Metamorphosis CD release

Saturday, September 2, 2023 3:10 PM
Author: Colin MacDonald

I’m very excited to announce the release of the newest release from Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet: Metamorphosis! I’ve had the pleasure of playing with Saxophilia for over 25 years, and our second album is a labour of love that helped us get through the dark times of the pandemic. The quartet includes Julia Nolan on soprano saxophone, Kris Covlin on alto saxophone, David Branter on tenor saxophone, and myself on baritone saxophone. As with our first album, we have recorded a set of pieces all by Canadian composers, most of whom are our friends and colleagues in the Lower Mainland of BC.

The title track Metamorphosis features the intricate chamber music writing of beloved Vancouver jazz composesr Fred Stride, a work that we have enjoyed playing for almost a decade and are excited to share more widely. Acclaimed pedagogue and Canadian modernist icon Violet Archer gives us the flavour of mid-century neoclassicism with her Divertimento for Saxophone Quartet. Young composer Beatrice Ferreira explores dream imagery and surreal textures with a suite of Nightmare Fragments. The newly-commissioned Homage to Robert Schumann by Vancouver’s Rodney Sharman connects the saxophone to its Romantic roots while creating a perfectly unique and fragile sound-world. And Saxophilia’s own David Branter pulls together a bouquet of influences from bebop jazz to choral part-writing to minimalist textures in his delightful and surprising Four Stories. With expert production from Giorgio Magnanensi, finely crafted engineering and editing by Don Harder, and gorgeous package design by Mark Mushet, we are extremely pleased to bring this album into the world.



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