Red Stick Saxophone Quartet


Brian Utley

(saxophone soprano / soprano saxophone)

Greg Vines

(saxophone alto / alto saxophone)

John Perrine

(saxophone ténor / tenor saxophone)

Chris Rettie

(saxophone baryton / baritone saxophone)

The Red Stick Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1997 by students from the studio of Griffin Campbell at the Louisiana State University School of Music in Baton Rouge, LA.

The quartet has performed at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences at Northwestern University (National Conference, 1998) and the University of Georgia (Region 6 Conference, 1999), and has also appeared in concert at the Baton Rouge Gallery, St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, Murray State University in Murray, KY, and St. Mary's College in South Bend, IN.

The quartet has also been named First Runner-up at the MTNA Collegiate Chamber Artist Competition in Nashville, TN (1998), and was awarded Third Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN (1999).

Le Red Stick Saxophone Quartet a choisi d'interpréter:
The Red Stick Saxophone Quartet has chosen to perform:
Perry Goldstein

Blow! (1993)

Blow! (for saxophone quartet) is a 13-minute, single-movement tour-de-force requiring a great amount of technique and musicianship from each member of the quartet. Set in rondo form, the main theme of which is varied and developed with each reprise, the work includes sections of driving rhythmic unisons, baroque-style counterpoint, and lyrical chorales. Also included is an extended blues section that features the tenor saxophone, a well as a swing-style coda that features the baritone and soprano saxophones. There is an improvisatory quality to the solos in these blues and swing sections, even though the solos are written out by the composer. The piece concludes with a true "blow": constant sextuplets throughout the ensemble at a fortissimo dynamic, interspersed with short motives from previous sections of the work.

Interprètes Performers


Programme / Program

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