4 Compositions for Sextet
|4 Compositions for Sextet|
|Studio album by Tony Oxley|
|Recorded||February 7, 1970
|Genre||Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz|
|Tony Oxley chronology|
4 Compositions for Sextet is an album by English free-jazz drummer Tony Oxley, which was recorded in 1970 and released on CBS. The album, the second of a trilogy that Oxley recorded for major labels, features the same band with whom he recorded the previous, The Baptised Traveller, expanded to a sextet with the addition of trombonist Paul Rutherford.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "The four tunes are all outer-limits numbers; all methadrine takes on what were happening improvisations. It's true that there are loose structures imposed on all four tracks, but they quickly dissolve under the barrage of sonic whackery."
In his book Honesty Is Explosive!: Selected Music Journalism, music writer Ben Watson claims about the album "It is a stone-cold, drop-dead, ice pick-in-the-forehead masterpiece. It was too much for the marketing department at Columbia, and Oxley was dropped."
- All compositions by Tony Oxley
- "Satunalia" – 10:09
- "Scintilla" – 8:56
- "Amass" – 13:00
- "Megaera" – 6:09
- Evan Parker – tenor sax
- Kenny Wheeler – trumpet, flugelhorn
- Paul Rutherford – trombone
- Derek Bailey – guitar
- Jeff Clyne – bass
- Tony Oxley – drums
- Jurek, Thom. Tony Oxley – 4 Compositions for Sextet: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1160. ISBN 0140515216.
- Watson, Ben (2010). Honesty Is Explosive!: Selected Music Journalism. United States: Borgo Press. pp. 111–112. ISBN 1434457834.