Takin' It 2 the Next Level

Takin' It 2 the Next Level is an album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released by the Canadian Justin Time label. The album features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, John Purcell, Oliver Lake and David Murray, with a rhythm section of Don Blackman, Calvin X Jones and Ronnie Burrage.

Takin' It 2 the Next Level
Studio album by
Released1996
RecordedJune 10–12, 1996
GenreJazz
Length66:46
LabelJustin Time
ProducerWorld Saxophone Quartet
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Four Now
(1996)
Takin' It 2 the Next Level
(1996)
Selim Sivad: A Tribute to Miles Davis
(1998)

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "Mostly sticking to group originals, the expanded band explores many moods on such numbers as "Wiring," "Rio," "The Desegregation of Our Children" and "When Thee Monarchs Come to Town.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Track listing

  1. "Wiring" (Lake) - 6:28
  2. "Soft Landing" (Lake) - 1:11
  3. "Rio" (Lake) - 7:30
  4. "The Peace Before" (Blackman) - 1:23
  5. "Blues for a Warrior Spirit" (Bluiett) - 13:08
  6. "The Desegregation of Our Children" (Murray) - 12:35
  7. "When the Monarchs Come to Town" (Murray) - 2:51
  8. "Endless Flight" (Burrage) - 7:35
  9. "Ballad After Us" (Purcell) - 4:36
  10. "Australopithecus" (Underwood) - 9:29

Personnel

References

  1. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 1, 2011
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