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Rhythm & Blues
World Sax Quartet
Rhythm & Blues
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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When Hamiett Bluiett's baritone sax honks out the riff from the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money," it's clear that not only are several genre fences being run down, the World Saxophone Quartet is having the time of its life ...  more »

      
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All Artists: World Sax Quartet
Title: Rhythm & Blues
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nonesuch
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596086424, 075596086417, 075596086448, 603497991181

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When Hamiett Bluiett's baritone sax honks out the riff from the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money," it's clear that not only are several genre fences being run down, the World Saxophone Quartet is having the time of its life driving the bulldozer. Not that Rhythm and Blues, a set of six soul and blues classics matched with three originals, lacks subtlety. A ruminative, slowed-down "Let's Get It On," the natural encore hand- clapper "I Heard That" (one of Bluiett's two compositions here), and "Night Train," the James Brown-by-way-of-big-band mover--just three sublime highlights--help make this a gleeful, deeply felt work of very, very human art. --Rickey Wright

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Warm, Strong Sax Appeal
Ken Yates | Mountain View, CA USA | 02/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before the chorus of the first song For the Love of Money it is easy to forget that you are listening to just four guys playing saxes. Then Julius Hemphil's laughing vocalizations and Hamiet Bluiett's virile rhythm bump bumping remind you they stand alone, four geniuses and just saxes. They don't need more. 'Let's Get It On' plays a beck and call of pensive proposition and sexual overtures. On 'Try A Little Tenderness' David Murray and company start smooth, close to the original melody then Mr. Murray's solo explores the variations of tenderness and the rest of the group join in the adventure. Very sensual, easily the most fascinating covers of these two classics I've ever heard. Hamiet Bluiett's "Nemesis" is my favorite, familiar, suspicious, curious and slightly mysterious everything a nemesis should be. This is a bold, fun, brassy, and soothing collection of wonderful reinterpretations of R&B cornerstones and original gems. Covet this CD!"