Anthony Braxton & Richard Muhal Abrams: Duets
probably reissued on CD)) 1 track for contrabass saxophone & piano
Anthony Braxton & George Lewis: Donaueschingen.
(73° kelvin has an extended duo for contrabass saxophone and
Hat Art (CD)
Music for Saxophone played by Daniel Kientzy:
Rosse: Sonate en arcs for unaccompanied contrabass saxophone played
with soprano and alto saxophone played simultaneously. (LP)
Orchestra: "Thar They Blow", 1991, Whaleco Music
All saxophone, classical to jazz.
Orchestra: "Gone Fission" 1992, Whaleco Music (WM-103-CD).
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" with prominent contrabass sax.
Orchestra: "Isotopia" (1997 Whaleco, WM-104-CD).
wonderful CD by the NW, nearly all the pieces for which were written by
bass saxophonist Art Springs.
Paul Cohen "Vintage Saxophones Revisited"
performances on a variety of historic and rare saxophones, including
"Hymn andFuguing Tune #18", a duet for soprano and contrabass
These two short (<30 sec) mp3 clips are included here with his
(clip 1, clip
2). Excellent CD!
The Rascher Saxophone Ensemble, (Coronet
Coronet Recording Co., 4971 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214). This CD
a reissue of recordings made in 1974 and 1975, and includes the
sax in "Sextour" by Georges Kastner and in several "full choir" pieces.
The cover has a nice picture of S. Rascher seated in a field with
through contrabass saxophnoes arrayed around him.
Scott Robinson, Thinking Big (1997, Arbors
ARCD 19179). Nice jazz, backed by piano, guitar, drums, trombone,
and trumpet. Scott Robinson plays most of the saxophone family on
this, including a lot of bass and contrabass sax (also soprano, alto, C
melody, tenor, bari; theremin; Eb
contrabass sarrusophone; clarinet, and bass clarinet). He
contrabass sax on "Ko-Ko" (Duke Ellington) and "Basso Profundo" (Duke
and bass sax on "Sleepy Time Gal", "Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot!", "It's
Magic", and "Stompin' at the Savoy". In addition to the great old
jazz, the CD insert includes a number of pictures of SR with the
sax, one of which also shows the bass sax, and another which shows
contrabass, and contrabass sarrusophone together. Recommended!
Thomas K.J. Mejer, "Compositions for
(1996 earup, CD 1003). This is a disc of contemporary works for
including the contrabass saxophone, including "The Awakening of Atman"
(Mani Planzer) for CB-sax, 2Fl, oboe, cl, 2trp, tbn, tuba, cello &
bass; "Quelle" (Michael Finnissy) for 2 sopranino saxes (SnS) and 2
saxes (CBS); "Hjàlmundalsà" (James Clapperton) for CBS
tape; "Lieber ein Saxophon" (Urban Mäder) for CBS and tape;
Tanz I" (Mejer) for CBS solo; "diarrhö kani" (sha.) for CD;
Schatten" (Leo Bachmann) CBS solo; "Midnight Siblings" (Ulrich Krieger)
for CBS and tape; "Resonances of Ancient Sins" (Frank Denyer) for Fl
fl), CBS, tuba & perc.; "Fall" (Andrew Toovey) for SnS &
and "Concerto Grosso" (Franco Tosi) for CBS, vc, cb, 2Fl, ob, cl, 2trp,
tbn, tuba. Altogether, an excellent CD, showing a variety of
for the contrabass sax in contemporary music.
KONTRA-Trio, "Diligent Places" (1999,
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The KONTRA-Trio comprises Madeline Bischof (contrabass
flute), Thomaks K.J. Mejer (contrabass saxophone), and Leo
(contrabass tuba). The tracks are: "Diligent Places" by TKJM,
(which also includes a tape part) by LB, and "Tartarelischer Tanz II"
TKJM. Very interesting listening! You can order this CD
directly from Leo Bachmann
Kientzy, "Pur-Sax" (1996 nova-musica,
This is a very modern/experimental CD, including saxophones from
to contrabass. The CD is 100% saxophone, with lots of
Tracks include Musique spectrale (Calin Ioachimescu) [SAB +
Vagues, ondes, contours (Horia Surianu) [A + 5A]; Rimes pour la
du temps (Tiberiu Olah) [A + 8A]; La colline bleue (Costin Miereanu)
Mi-ha-sefer (Aldo Brizzi) [46Sn/36S/37T/34Bs]; and Tempi dell mente
Giuliano) [S + 5S/5A/5Sn].
"Elegy and Wild Ride" by the San
Jose Wind Symphony, with the Nuclear
Whales Saxophone Orchestra (1999, SJWS). This CD is a live
from the SJWS/NWSO joint concert, November 1999 at the Mountain View
for Performing Arts. The works include the title track, composed
by Craig Bohmler on commission from the SJWS specifically for the SJWS
and the Nuclear Whales (which includes bass sax), and Art Springs'
(which includes contrabass sax, and is here arranged to include the
along with other selections.
- Adam Gilberti's "Genesis Concert" CD
includes contrabass saxophone (by Jay Easton), on "Reflections of
Honor", and "Seismic
Disturbances" (in which there are obvious solos).
Other instruments featured on the CD (actually a 2 CD set) include contrabass
and contra-alto clarinet, contrabassoon, serpent, contrabass sarrusophone, and Bb subcontrabass
tubax (also by Jay Easton). See http://www.genesisconcert.com
to order the CD.
Thanks to Francis Firth