Saxopaths - Saxofonkvartetten
Written by Edward F. Nesta   

Saxopaths - SaxofonkvartettenThe Saxopaths - Four Guys, Four Saxophones and a jazz sound that is engaging.



Saxopaths - Saxofonkvartetten 

Saxopaths - Saxofonkvartetten  

Saxopaths - Saxofonkvartetten:  Den bagom - og omvendtdrejede saxofon; Antijörg; Myggedans; Misirlou; A praise to the burning souls; Caravan; My heart belongs to daddy; Let's face it; Disco Tango; Everybody's crying mercy; March

Personnel: Kristoffer J. Rosing-Schow: soprano and alto saxophone; Anders Banke: tenor saxophone; Niels Oldin: baritone saxophone; Bob Jackson: alto saxophone

Saxofonkvartetten was released on the New Net Music label. The Saxopaths are ‘four guys and four saxophones' encompassing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone that meshes into a fresh and stirring sound. Debra C. Argen and I had the chance to experience the Saxopaths playing live at the Copenhagen Jazz House in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2006.  I have found that the Danish audiences are truly jazz aficionados, and on this evening, in the intimate surroundings of the Copenhagen Jazz House, the audience provided the energy for a memorable evening of music; we were excited to be a part of it. The band covered many of their tracks from Saxofonkvartetten, while tossing in traditional jazz improvising for a rich and creative evening of sound.

Saxofonkvartetten is 11 tracks crossing the barriers of music; the lead track Den bagom - og omvendtdrejede saxofon introduces you to the unique sound of an all saxophone group and highlights how you can construct the elements that typically we look for in a song, that is a base line, rhythm and lead sections, and with the Saxopaths all from the horn section. The second track, Antijörg, layers their sound as they ‘play' off each other creating a broader and deeper compilation than I could believe four saxophones could accomplish. The third track, Myggedans, is a whimsical track that shows all four guys having some fun with the underlying chords from Hava Nagila, followed by the tracks Misirlou, Caravan and My heart belongs to daddy, which are more in the traditional folk song format, and tracks A praise to the burning souls, Let's face it, Disco Tango, Everybody's crying mercy, and the last track March which play out to an improvisational jazz format. The diversity which is projected by ‘four guys and four saxophones' [Saxopaths] is truly remarkable, and the more I put Saxofonkvartetten on for a spin, the more respect I have for their creativity, genius, and musicianship. I must say that to have the unique and timely opportunity to have caught the Saxopaths live in Copenhagen at the Copenhagen Jazz House has endeared their sound to me. 

A few websites where you can procure Saxofonkvartetten are Saxopaths, New Net Music,  Imusic and Torget

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