Stephen Cottrell: The History of the Saxophone in Words and Music

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The History of the Saxophone contains a 20,000 -word essay with musical examples on the saxophone by Stephen Cottrell of the Delta Saxophone Quartet that traces the evolution of the instrument from its invention by Adolphe Sax in the mid-1840s through to its prominent use in modern and contemporary jazz, classical and pop formats. Students of the instrument will find this set instructive and interesting. Casual listeners may be better-served by picking up A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The History of the Saxophone contains a 20,000 -word essay with musical examples on the saxophone by Stephen Cottrell of the Delta Saxophone Quartet that traces the evolution of the instrument from its invention by Adolphe Sax in the mid-1840s through to its prominent use in modern and contemporary jazz, classical and pop formats. Students of the instrument will find this set instructive and interesting. Casual listeners may be better-served by picking up A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/2002
  • Label: Classics Labels
  • EAN: 5023581004026
  • Catalog Number: 10040
  • Sales rank: 199,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Le Carnival de Venise, for saxophone & orchestra @@Françe Combelle (3:03)
  2. 2 Variations sur Marlborogh, for saxophone & piano - Marcel Mule (1:40)
  3. 3 Irish Maggie @@Gertie Gitana (2:13)
  4. 4 That Moaning Saxophone Rag, for saxophone ensemble @@Six Browne Brothers (2:55)
  5. 5 Sax-O-Phun for saxophone & piano - Rudy Wiedoeft (3:28)
  6. 6 Valse Vanité, for saxophone & piano - Peter Yorke (3:57)
  7. 7 China Boy - Sidney Bechet (3:09)
  8. 8 Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins (3:51)
  9. 9 A Ghost of a Chance - Lester Young (5:12)
  10. 10 Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (2:56)
  11. 11 Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2 - Rudy Wiedoeft (3:01)
  12. 12 Chaconne in A minor, Op 62 - Howard Jacobs (7:57)
  13. 13 Rhapsody for alto saxophone & orchestra (or piano), L. 98 @@M. Viard (4:01)
  14. 14 First Movement - Marcel Mule (4:01)
  15. 15 Second Movement - Marcel Mule (4:10)
  16. 16 Third Movement - Marcel Mule (8:42)
  17. 17 Saxo Rhapsody for alto saxophone & orchestra - Sigurd Raschèr (2:08)
  18. 18 Third Movement - Cecil Leeson (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Narcissus, Op. 13/4 @@Wiedoeft Saxophone Sextet (2:13)
  2. 2 Third Movement (Serenade Comique) @@Mule, Marcel Saxophone Quartet (4:04)
  3. 3 First Movement @@Myhra Saxophone Quartet (3:59)
  4. 4 First Movement - Delta Saxophone Quartet (3:21)
  5. 5 Etude for Saxophones - Stan Kenton (1:57)
  6. 6 Prelude (extract) @@Philharmonia Cassovia (3:34)
  7. 7 The Old Castle (4:52)
  8. 8 Scene 6 - English Northern Philharmonia (3:55)
  9. 9 Third Movement @@Horch, Kyle Ensemble (2:56)
  10. 10 First Movement (extract) - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (10:31)
  11. 11 Jackdaw, for saxophone - Stephen Cottrell (3:10)
  12. 12 Hoe Down, for saxophone ensemble @@London Saxophonic (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Coates Conductor
Philippe Gaubert Conductor
Lester Young Saxophone
Oscar Levant Piano
Coleman Hawkins Saxophone
Freddy Gardner Saxophone
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Boston Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The Savoy Havana Band Ensemble
Six Brown Brothers Ensemble
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra Ensemble
Peter Yorke Conductor
Sergey Koussevitzky Conductor
Rudy Wiedoeft Saxophone
Alfred Walter Conductor
Sigurd Raschèr Saxophone
Stephen Cottrell Saxophone
Marcel Mule Saxophone
Bechet-Spanier Big Four Ensemble
Delta Saxophone Quartet Ensemble
Enrique Bátiz Conductor
English Northern Philharmonia Performing Ensemble
François Combelle Saxophone
David Lloyd-Jones Conductor
London Saxophonic Ensemble
Howard Jacobs Saxophone
Kyle Horch Ensemble Ensemble
Cecil Leeson Saxophone
Gertie Gitana Saxophone
Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Ensemble
Peter Yorke & His Concert Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Marcel Mule Saxophone Quartet Ensemble
Wiedoeft Saxophone Sextet Saxophone
Piero Coppola Conductor
Myhra Saxophone Quartet Ensemble
Philharmonia Cassovia Performing Ensemble
Joseph Wagner Piano
Technical Credits
Eric Coates Composer
Jacques Ibert Composer
Modest Mussorgsky Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Composer
Philip Glass Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Stan Kenton Composer
John Coltrane Contributor
Claude Debussy Composer
Paul Patterson Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Rudy Wiedoeft Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Stephen Cottrell Liner Notes
Marcel Mule Contributor
Glyn Genin Composer
Edvard Moritz Composer
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