Dances and Ballads

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Dances and Ballads
Dances and Ballads.jpg
Studio album by
Released1988
RecordedApril 1987
GenreJazz
Length47:59
LabelElektra/Nonesuch
ProducerRobert Hurwitz
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
World Saxophone Quartet: Plays Duke Ellington
(1986)
Dances and Ballads
(1988)
Rhythm and Blues
(1990)

Dances and Ballads is an 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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