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Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

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This recording of original pieces and glorious arrangements, offers a rare opportunity to hear the great and most influential of British players, Jack Brymer playing soprano saxophone.  Known for his luscious, rich and intensely expressive tone on clarinet and famed for his vibrato, in marked contract to many British players following the Draper tradition; therefore no surprise that Brymers’s seductive tone transferred so beautifully to the soprano saxophone.

 

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Jack Brymer with the ‘Krein Saxophone Quartet’

Jack Brymer, England’s most eminent clarinettist, was also a great communicator. In the six decades following WW2 he built up a reputation as a raconteur, being able to call upon his lifetime of experiences at the top of a rather esoteric profession. During the 1970’s he found time to host a number of DJ style broadcasts exhibiting his deep mellifluous voice and a wealth of entertaining anecdotes.

Having played Principal Clarinet in all the major London orchestras and under the baton of every conductor known to mankind, few people knew of Jack Brymer’s ability on the jazz platform and even fewer were aware of his fluency on the saxophone. One series of broadcasts was of him talking about the saxophone quartet. He demonstrated his love of light classical music by playing with the Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet, taking the role of its deceased founder and leader.

These programmes were so successful that the quartet was asked to make a record. This compilation is dedicated to the memories of Michael Krein, Jack Brymer, Gordon Lewin, Norman Barker and Chester Smith, masters of their art.

Albéniz • Françaix • Mozart • Debussy • Michael Krein

This CD consists of tracks from the BBC broadcasts (reproduced by kind permission) and transfers from the Canon Records LP.

‘A rare opportunity to hear the clarinettist Jack Brymer playing soprano saxophone on this historical and important release. Both the playing and the repertoire is a delight! ‘Brymer, who played in both the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Symphony orchestras, plays soprano sax elegantly and directs this excellent ensemble’.
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Total Time: 74 minutes

 

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Weight 0.234 kg
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CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Albeniz arr Krein: Suite Espagnole: Sevilla, Download 2 Francis Chagrin: Reverie, Download 3 Gordon Langford: Con Eleganza, Download 4 Gabriel Pierne: Chanson d'Autrefois, Download 5 Gilbert Vinter: Michael's March, Download 6 Bruneau arr Krein: Gavotte, Download 7 Edward McDonald arr Krein: In Autumn, Download 8 Leo Delibes arr Krein: Madrigale, Download 9 Gabriel Grovlez arr Krein: Les Petites Litanies De Jesus, Download 10 Claude Debussy arr Krein: Golliwog's Cakewalk, Download 11 Jean Francaix: Petit Quatuor Pour Saxophones: I. Gaguenardise, Download 12 Jean Francaix: Petit Quatuor Pour Saxophones: II.Cantilène, Download 13 Jean Francaix: Petit Quatuor Pour Saxophones: III. Sérénade Comique Comique, Download 14 Moritz Moszkowski arr Krein: Scherzino, Download 15 Charles Dakin: Prelude And Dance, Download 16 Tchaikowsky: Humoreske, Op. 10, No. 2, Download 17 Haydn: String Quartet "The Emperor": III. Menuetto, Download 18 Robert Clerisse : Caravane, Download 19 Robert Clerisse : Introduction et Scherzo, Download 20 Schumann arr Smith: Whims, Download 21 Shcudt arr Krein: Capriccioso, Download 22 Mendelsohnn arr Krein: Scherzo a Capriccio, Download 23 Mozart arr Krein: String Quartet, K.428: III. Menuetto, Download 24 Fred Hartley: Midnight Sun, Download 25 BalfourGardiner arr Krein: Dance Gavotte, Download 26 Michael Krein: Valse Caprice

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