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SNAP - Boggy Creek Bop

SKU Rufus 076
As you may know, Microscopic Septet co-founder and leader Phillip Johnston currently lives in Australia. He's involved with many musical activities there, and one of them is SNAP, a saxophone quartet that features Phillip + 3 of Australia's finest saxophonists. The lineup is: Phillip Johnston: soprano, alto saxophones, Paul Cutlan: alto saxophone, Sandy Evans: tenor saxophone, Nick Bowd: baritone saxophone. "Boggy Creek Bop is the debut release from SNAP, a new Australian saxophone quartet which can jump from fiery improvisations to complex written music at the drop of a beat. Their music encompasses bop, free jazz and world music, as well as a few styles that don’t have names yet. But it’s joyous and energetic, and appeals to both the emotions and the intellect. The centrepiece of the CD is Five Portraits of Bellingen, a new work by Sandy Evans which evokes the sights and sounds of the NSW north coast. It pays tribute to the Gumbanggyir, the indigenous people of the Bellingen region and combines bebop, blues and African High Life in a uniquely Australian way. Phillip Johnston’s contributions to the CD draw on his extensive history in film scoring and Third Stream music. The CD also includes pieces by legendary classical/New Music accordionist Guy Klucevsek, and Allan Chase’s imagined meeting of Julius Hemphill and Howlin’ Wolf. John Shand, in the Sydney Morning Herald, described their appearance at the 2007 Jazz: Now Festival at the Sydney Opera House as, "creating sonorities from the Ellingtonian to the spiky,” and music writer John Clare called them “full of early jazz quirkiness, impressionism and modernity..."

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