Album: Lunar Saxophone Quartet, Flux (Signum Classics)
Friday 08 April 2011
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
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world