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Apr 2020

Of Reed and Breath

April 12, 2020

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This mix started nearly two years ago when I created a playlist on Spotify called "Sax is Back." In there I collected tracks that used a saxophone as a main instrument and had an ambient vibe. I was careful to not let the tunes devolve into Kenny G on the beach schlock. But I still wasn't sure if an entire mix of sax tunes would work, but, I gotta say, this mix turned out really well. It's cohesive and a nice variation on straight forward ambient.

One caveat - I'm not entirely sure that the instrument in every song is indeed a saxophone. Soprano sax can sometimes sound like an oboe so there may be a couple of times where that may happen. But I don't really care, I just love the sound of this whole mix.

A few of my favorite tracks in the mix are:

-  Blue Chamber by Mute Forest from the excellent new album, Riderstorm, on Lost Tribe Sound. 

- A Break in the Clouds by Andrew Heath from Soundings

- Music for Airports by Delta Saxophone Quartet from Bowie, Berlin & Beyond

 

I hope you enjoy this slight detour into ambient sax.

Cheers!

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Tortusa & Breistein - Mind Vessel [2018]
  • 05:30    Joseph Shabason - Long Swim [2017]
  • 09:45    Anenon - Panes [2016]
  • 12:34    Ben Bertrand - The Manmaipo [2020]
  • 16:40    Daniel Thorne - Fear of Floating [2019]
  • 18:52    Mute Forest - Blue Chamber [2020]
  • 21:42    Andrew Heath - A Break In The Clouds [2017]
  • 27:57    Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Joy [2019]
  • 32:40    Rauelsson - Marbles [2018]
  • 35:03    Donny McCaslin - Warszawa [2016]
  • 38:00    Dylan Howe - Art Decade [2014]
  • 42:10    Delta Saxophone Quartet - Subterraneans [2018]
  • 47:50    Anenon - Mansana [2018]
  • 50:28    Tortusa & Breistein - Ladder [2018]
  • 53:43    Ben Bertrand - Those Behind Us That We Follow [2020]
  • 58:28    Delta Saxophone Quartet - Music for Airports [2018]
  • 64:05    end