Great Circle Saxophone Quartet: Child King Dictator Fool
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80516     Release Date: 1997-01-01
Child King Dictator Fool Chris Jonas, soprano saxophone; Randy McKean, alto saxophone; Dan Plonsey, tenor saxophone; Steve Norton, baritone saxophone GCSQ-four saxophonist/composers who have played with artists like Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton, and Cecil Taylor-stretches the boundaries of the sound world of the sax quartet in twelve challenging compositions that “... aspire to create a new voice for the saxophone ensemble that neither falls into the obvious Jazz associations ... nor relies on the novelty aspect of four saxes playing conventional pop or classical transcriptions.” Three of its members were students of Braxton-an influence that definitely informs the music on this disc. Angular melodies, textural richness, a keen ear for color and a Webern-esque appreciation of silence as a structural element characterize these engaging and original compositions. Stay Fresh Baggies 1, Falling From Grace, Black Shag, Red and Green, Emma’s Nemesis, A Hole In The Sky, Now What?, Thing Turning, Blood Indigo, Son of Splorb, Snake Tectonics, Stay Fresh Baggies 2

Great Circle Saxophone Quartet

Great Circle Saxophone Quartet: Child King Dictator Fool

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Track Listing

Stay Fresh Baggies 1
Dan Plonsey
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Falling From Grace
Randy McKean
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Black Shag
Chris Jonas
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Red and Green
Randy McKean
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Emma's Nemesis
Chris Jonas
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A Hole in The Sky
Steve Norton
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Now What?
Dan Plonsey
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Thing Turning (for Janet)
Steve Norton
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Blood Indigo
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Son of Splorb
Randy McKean
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Snake Tectonics
Chris Jonas
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Stay Fresh Baggies 2
Dan Plonsey
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