Album: Lunar Saxophone Quartet, Flux (Signum Classics)

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Given the instrument's historical context, the Lunar Saxophone Quartet operate where classical shades into jazz.

Hence the inclusion of Keith Tippett's Five Short Pieces, playfully evoking occupations of antiquity (archery, smithing, fencing) and the dance pieces comprising Eric Schwarz's 4 Chair Legs. Elsewhere, scientific schema inspire Gabriel Jackson's LM-7: Aquarius, a virtuosic piece about the Lunar Module. The highlights, though, are less dynamic: James Williamson's

In Memoriam is achingly contemplative, while the title of Lucy Pankhurst's Diaphanousphere suggests the delicate webs of sound created by the quartet.

DOWNLOAD THIS In Memoriam; Diaphanousphere; 4 Chair Legs