All Blues, Miles Davis

Amherst Quartet avoids all the potholes

Works reviewed: 
Concerto No. 1 BWV 592, Johann Sebastian Bach
Quatuor, op. 122 (1942), Joseph Jongen
Quartet No. 1 (1992), Stephen Parisi
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
All Blues, Miles Davis
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 31 1994
Herman Trotter

Fresh from a tour touching down in Erie, Pa., and Beaufort, S.C., during which they played to capacity audiences, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet returned to its home base on Sunday evening to do its bit for the opening festivities at the new UB Center for the Arts and was greeted by a sparse crowd estimated at less than a quarter of a house.

They offered, for the only time in this area, the same program with which they will tour all season. It was comprised of transcriptions, original works for saxes and the ensemble's signature closing mix of jazz and ragtime. Read more »

Jazz and ragtime, America's classical music

Works reviewed: 
12th Street Rag, Euday L. Bowman
Golliwogg's Cakewalk, Claude Debussy
All Blues, Miles Davis
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Apr 16 1996
Jim Santella

Amherst Saxophone Quartet
All-ragtime, all-jazz program.
Monday in the University at Buffalo's Slee Hall, North Campus. To be repeated at 7 p.m. April 24 at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, and at 8 p.m. April 25 in the Bijou Grille, 643 Main St.

"Any music played on a saxophone is immoral," a 1925 Time magazine article warned. That's the same kind of wrong-headed thinking that condemned the waltz as being immoral when it initially replaced the minuet. Read more »

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