Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet

Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet is an album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1979. The album features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray.[1]

Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 1978
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiacomo Pellicciotti
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Point of No Return
Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "The second recording by The World Saxophone Quartet (which follows by a year their Moers Music release Point of No Return) gives one a well-rounded look at this powerful group. Composed of altoist Julius Hemphill (who contributes four of the six group originals), altoist Oliver Lake, tenorman David Murray and baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, the explorative yet rhythmic group is heard in their early prime on this stimulating release".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

  1. "Steppin'" (Hemphill) - 9:06
  2. "Ra-Ta-Ta" (Lake) - 5:26
  3. "Dream Scheme" (Hemphill) - 7:18
  4. "P.O. in Cairo" (Murray) - 10:47
  5. "Hearts" (Hemphill) - 3:01
  6. "R&B" (Hemphill) - 8:39



  1. Black Saint catalogue
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 18, 2011
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 210. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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