Moving Right Along
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This title applies to The World Saxophone Quartet's personnel as well as its music. Charter residents David Murray, Oliver Lake and Hamiett Bluiett were joined by special guest James Spaulding on two tracks, making it a quintet, and throughout by new member Eric Person. Person's composition "Antithesis," like several other selections, represented a change in the group's approach. Instead of their hallmark collectively improvised unison passages, most numbers had one or two featured soloists, with the others operating as harmony/contrast players. The WSQ did its usual array of material, from bubbling R&B and funk-tempered numbers to hard bop and swing-oriented tunes, plus two stirring renditions of "Amazing Grace."
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by World Saxophone Quartet
||In a Sentimental Mood||Plays Duke Ellington||5:18||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Sophisticated Lady||Plays Duke Ellington||4:42||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Suffering With the Blues||Breath of Life||5:39||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Yes We Can||Yes We Can (feat. Hamiet Bluiett, Kidd Jordan, James Carter & David Murray)||9:36||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Lush Life||Plays Duke Ellington||6:32||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Metamorphosis||Metamorphosis||3:30||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Hattie Wall||Live In Zurich||1:58||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Fast Life||W.s.q.||3:02||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Sound Light||W.s.q.||5:39||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Suite Music: The Key/ballad for Eddie Jefferson/pam-maw/hattie Wall||W.s.q.||5:28||$1.69||View In iTunes|