Delta Saxophone Quartet

The Delta Saxophone Quartet (formed in 1984) is delighted to make a return to Late Music York and mark this occasion with the exciting launch of its latest CD, Bowie, Berlin & Beyond (FMRCD 473).

The quartet has built an International reputation for innovation and eclectic programming and for its numerous releases and performances both in the UK and overseas.

The DSQ has received critical acclaim and 5 star reviews for many of these recordings which include Minimal Tendencies (Clarinet Classics CC0024), Facing Death (FMRCD 104), Dedicated to You (MoonJune MJR017),and Crimson! (Basho Records SRCD 50-2)

The quartet has commissioned numerous new works from leading UK composers which have become a mainstay of repertoire for many other saxophone quartets too. Highlights include Fitkin’s Stub, Bryars’ Alaric i or ii (part of this evenings’ programme) and more recently A kind of Red by the International jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, (Part of the Crimson! project).

The quartet has formed creative relationships with many composers, promoters and in particular the innovative contemporary record label FMR. Tonight is a real celebration of these long term partnerships, where the works of David Power, David Lancaster, and Hayley

Jenkins etc.. share the concert platform with Nyman, Eno, Bryars, Glass, Bowie, Berlin & Beyond!

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