Bingo (Rova Saxophone Quartet album)

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Studio album by Rova Saxophone Quartet
Released 1998
Recorded April 1996 at Studios Sharkbite, Oakland, CA
Genre Free jazz
Length 64:00
Label Les Disques Victo VICTO CD 056
Producer ROVA
Rova Saxophone Quartet chronology
Morphological Echo
The Works (Volume 3)

Bingo is an album by the Rova Saxophone Quartet featuring compositions by Lindsay Cooper, Barry Guy, Fred Frith, and Larry Ochs which was recorded in 1996 and released on the Canadian Victo label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars [4]

Allmusic gave the album a 4½-star rating while its review by Thom Jurek stated, "Rova's dedication, mastery, and almost magical interplay make this one of the quartet's most sophisticated and enjoyable records, but also its most accessible. This is a brilliant recording by a truly gifted group".[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz nominated the album as part of its "Core Collection" of recommended jazz recordings.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Face in the Crowd" (Lindsay Cooper) – 11:52
  2. "Initials" (Larry Ochs) – 13:52
  3. "Witch Gong Game" (Barry Guy) – 4:43
  4. "Water Under the Bridge" (Fred Frith) – 5:43
  5. "Can of Worms" (Cooper) – 5:45
  6. "Witch Gong Game" (Guy) – 25:43



  1. ^ Victo Records discography accessed October 31, 2014
  2. ^ Rova Saxophone Quartet discography, accessed October 31, 2014
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T., Allmusic Review accessed October 31, 2014
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "ROVA". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1243. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  5. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Core Collection List, accessed October 28, 2014