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A New Review of LIGHT AND SHADOWS, WAVES AND TIME

Nearly six months after its release, it’s good to know that some nice reviews are coming in for LIGHT AND SHADOWS, WAVES AND TIME.

The latest comes from Sven Godenrath, a critic and opera aficionado from Hamburg, who includes the following:

In the first part of “Light and Shadows – Luminant shadows” begins the piano, played by Liz Ames very restrained, tender in pianissimo. Stephen Page proves here on the alto saxophone that you can inspire your audience with withdrawn, restrained, delicate tones.

A CD that saxophone fans have been waiting for too long.

Read the entire review here.

And to saxophone fans and others who like magnificently performed chamber music, there is no need to wait! You can order the CD right now!

Or for the more digitally inclined, here are more options to listen.

 

Album Release Notes: of Light and Shadows

Here is some history about the origins and recording of of Light and Shadows, my second sonata for alto saxophone and piano. This recording features saxophonist Stephen Page and pianist Liz Ames. It was recorded by John Cates at Bates Recital Hall at The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Ragahoro Breakdown

A little info about the origins and recording of Ragahoro Breakdown, my second duo for clarinet and alto saxophone. This recording features Duo Entre Nous: clarinetist Jackie Glazier and saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl. It was recorded by Patrick Long at Stretansky Concert Hall at Susquehanna University. Ragahoro Breakdown is featured my forthcoming album Light and Shadows,… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Out of Mind, Into Body

A little info about the origins and recording of Out of Mind, Into Body, for solo bass clarinet, from my forthcoming album Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. This recording features bass clarinetist John Friedrichs. It was recorded by Rob Zolner at Sara M. Snell Music Theater… Continue Reading

Album release notes: Comments about …unsettled, unphased…

Robert Young and Amir Young put together this wonderful video during the rehearsals and recording of …unsettled, unphased…, the second on Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. The track features Robert Young on tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, John Geggie on double bass, and… Continue Reading

The First Review is In for Robert Young’s HYBRID!

  Robert Young’s album HYBRID was released in February, and the reviews are just beginning! His brilliant collection features music by Misha Zupko, David Heinick, Baljinder Sekhon, Tim Sullivan, and yours truly. HYBRID closes with a fabulous recording of my …unsettled, unphased…, featuring Robert Young playing tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, bassist John Geggie, and… Continue Reading

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