What the press has to say about
Brooklyn Sax Quartet: Far Side of Here
- "...these four horns bob
and weave and play with the abandon of children — albeit
very smart, well-trained children.... the musicians
get deep inside the compositions and blow their way out with
melody, harmony, and rhythm."
— Keith Goetzman, Utne Reader
Its range of styles spans from spirituals and fairly straight melody
statements to some nearly free-form blowing. Even its interpretations
material is informed by the jazz innovations of recent
there are no moments when it sounds as if the group is coasting....
this is a consistently colorful set of rewarding
—Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com [read
- "There's lots
of great music on this disc."
—Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant [read review]
- "The vibrancy
and emotion of the Brooklyn Sax Quartet underscores its social conscience. This
inventive group puts together a program that embraces multiculturalism and acknowledges
the struggle against injustice without proselytizing...."
—Terrell Kent Holmes, All About Jazz: New York [read
- "Energized by both the freshness
that comes from pure ensemble improvisation and the timeless quality
born of respectful recasting of classic pieces of music, the BSQ succeeds
its quest to attach new, beautifully colored elements to the jazz
collage in an effort to attract new ears while satisfying
the older ones. That's
one hell of a feat considering that serious jazz listeners are a discerning
bunch. But this particular fearless foursome
will surprise even the staunchest skeptic."
—Michael Henningsen, Weekly
Alibi [Albuquerque, NM] [read