Dances and Ballads

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Dances and Ballads
Studio album by World Saxophone Quartet
Released 1988
Recorded April 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 47:59
Label Elektra/Nonesuch
Producer Robert Hurwitz
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
World Saxophone Quartet Plays Duke Ellington
(1986)
Dances & Ballads
(1988)
Rhythm and Blues
(1990)

Dances and Ballads was the eighth album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet, released in 1988 and featuring performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is an underrated release, recorded between their better-known Plays Duke Ellington and Rhythm and Blues CDs.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet D" (Hemphill) - 6:35
  2. "For Lester" (Murray) - 4:20
  3. "Belly Up" (Lake) - 6:44
  4. "Cool Red" (Hemphill) - 5:12
  5. "Hattie Wall" (Bluiett) - 4:04
  6. "Adjacent" (Lake) - 4:49
  7. "West African Snap" (Lake) - 3:41
  8. "Full, Deep and Mellow" (Bluiett) - 3:16
  9. "Dance Until Dawn (For Little Anthony)" (Murray) - 7:08
  10. "Fast Life" (Murray) - 3:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2011