Pipe Dreams

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Rova Saxophone Quartet doubled in size for this passionate set with the addition of Vinny Golia, Tim Berne, Glenn Spearman and Dave Barrett. By coming up with creative frameworks that utilize rhythmic motifs, preplanned sections, individual solos, duets and group improvising, Larry Ochs who composed all five selections was able to make use of the wide variety of sounds and tones that could be produced by this high-powered saxophone octet. The originals range from an Albert Aylerish march and a transcription of a Crotian song made to sound as if two drunken choirs were singing at the same time to the often scary "Triceratops." The constant changing of instrumentation and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Rova Saxophone Quartet doubled in size for this passionate set with the addition of Vinny Golia, Tim Berne, Glenn Spearman and Dave Barrett. By coming up with creative frameworks that utilize rhythmic motifs, preplanned sections, individual solos, duets and group improvising, Larry Ochs who composed all five selections was able to make use of the wide variety of sounds and tones that could be produced by this high-powered saxophone octet. The originals range from an Albert Aylerish march and a transcription of a Crotian song made to sound as if two drunken choirs were singing at the same time to the often scary "Triceratops." The constant changing of instrumentation and the use of contrast keep the music from ever losing momentum; there are no slow moments. The improvising is consistently free but with a purpose. Open-eared listeners will benefit from giving this stimulating release a close study.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2013
  • Label: Black Saint Import
  • UPC: 027312016727
  • Catalog Number: 1201672
  • Sales rank: 357,887

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Head Count (3:37)
  2. 2 LG- TV (15:31)
  3. 3 Tracers (27:07)
  4. 4 Drmes (2:46)
  5. 5 Triceratops (25:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Figure 8 (Rova X 2) Primary Artist
Rova Indexed Contributor
Tim Berne Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Vinny Golia Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Sax (Sopranino)
Bruce Ackley Tenor Saxophone
Steve Adams Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Larry Ochs Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jon Raskin Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Glenn Spearman Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barrett Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Saxello
Technical Credits
Giovanni Bonandrini Executive Producer
Gennaro Carone Mastering
Larry Ochs Producer
Bob Shumaker Engineer
John Corbett Liner Notes
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