All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere

Sax quartet program offers rags, riches

Works reviewed: 
Quartet in F Major, K. 590, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
July (1995), Michael Torke
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Quatuor, op. 122 (1942), Joseph Jongen
All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Falconer Street, Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Dec 5 1998
By: 
Herman Trotter

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet introduced its new soprano player, Susan Fancher, to the Buffalo audience in Holmes Chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

They opened with the unscheduled "Two Bourrees" by Purcell, a sort of encore up front, whose festive ambience and bouncy rhythms demonstrated the big, blooming, resonant sound inherent in the chapel's very bright acoustics. Read more »

Saxophone Quartet, going to school

Works reviewed: 
Down this Dark Road, Nathan Bisco
Enchainment (1981), Robert Mols
Nine Waltzes and an Ecossaise (1991), Nils Vigeland
All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Apr 23 1998
By: 
Herman Trotter

Iroquois High School was host, on Wednesday evening, to the first of four concerts concluding the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's 1997 -98 season, and also to the premiere performance of a work by a member of the Iroquois senior class, Nathan Bisco.

The concert will be repeated at 8 p.m. Friday in Slee Hall on the DB North Campus, at 7 p.m. May 4 in Olmsted School 56, and at 8 p.m. May 13 in the Bijou Grille. Read more »

All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere

All Right Blues is Russ's 13th original composition for the ASQ. Opening with an ascending gliss which instantly leads into a baritone solo, the piece immediately gets into the heart of what blues and improvising is all about. Following the baritone solo, the piece modulates up a 4th into the main theme, a crisp syncopated melody with anticipated silences. Next is the improvisation section. Each player gets his and her creative juices flowing, improvising a solo over standard blues changes. The length is determined by each player. Read more »

Carere, Russ

1955 —

Russ Carere has written thirteen works for the ASQ, and has recently released a solo CD of his original light jazz compositions. He has been a permanent member of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet since 1990, has been associated with the Quartet since 1982. Russ began playing saxophone in the third grade and soon afterwards added the clarinet, flute and guitar. Soon after high school he began performing in professional theatre and musicals. While attending SUNY at Fredonia he toured Poland with the Fredonia State Jazz ensemble. Read more »

Saxophone quartet wails despite losing UB gig

Works reviewed: 
All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Nina's Samba, Stephen Parisi
Out of the Blue, Frank Ticheli
Nardis, Miles Davis
Blue Rondo a la Turk, Dave Brubeck
Blue Monk, Thelonius Monk
Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Feb 9 2002
By: 
Jan Jezioro

Leaving the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, a patron was overheard to remark, "All that talent, and you can really tell that they love what they're doing."

That comment, though perhaps made casually, pretty much sums up what almost everyone who has attended any of the quartet's concerts over the years has felt. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet at 20: a local treasure still going strong

Works reviewed: 
Lament on the Death of Music, Leila Lustig
Romeo and Juliet Suite 2, Sergei Prokofiev
All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Sounds of Africa (Charleston Rag), Eubie Blake
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Mar 11 1998
By: 
Jim Santella

Zen masters see the world in a grain of sand. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet creates a universe of music with the intersection of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

Members of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet are soprano Salvatore Andolina, alto Russell Carere, tenor Stephen Rosenthal, and baritone Herry Fackelman.

Sunday afternoon in UB's Slee Hall, the quartet threw a 20th-birthday bash, and everyone showed up, from friends and relatives to music lovers, composers, musicians and fans to support their longevity and wondrous achievement. Read more »

All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere

Genre: 
Jazz
Composer: 
Carere
Composer First Names: 
Russ
Composition Date: 
1996
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
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