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Shades of Swing

by Saxadelphia

A collection of 16 standards from the Great American Songbook as arranged for saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones).
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
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1. Blue Skies
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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2:53 album only
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2. Body and Soul
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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4:48 album only
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3. A Foggy Day
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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2:32 album only
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4. Oh, Lady Be Good!
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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2:17 album only
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5. Summertime
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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4:06 album only
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6. Ain't Misbehavin
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:15 album only
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7. My Funny Valentine
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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4:40 album only
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8. On Green Dolphin Street
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:51 album only
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9. The Man I Love
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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10. Fly Me to the Moon
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:13 album only
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11. Poor Butterfly
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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12. Stella by Starlight
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:10 album only
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13. Lush Life
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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4:27 album only
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14. The Nearness of You
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:03 album only
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15. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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16. Night and Day
The Philly Saxophone Quartet
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3:57 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Like old wine in new bottles, these saxophone quartet arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook highlight the composers’ exquisite craftsmanship in a form that combines the Jazz idiom with a chamber music-like approach.

Dispensing with the traditional rhythm section and improvised solos that characterize most Jazz recordings, the arrangers found ways to script their unique styles while remaining true to the spirit and the letter of the originals.

From the melancholy mood of Summertime and My Funny Valentine to the all-out swinging character of On Green Dolphin Street and Night and Day, these arrangements demonstrate imaginative styling of familiar tunes – a fitting tribute to the composers and to the many performers who made these pieces a part of America’s musical heritage.


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