Revue (album)

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Studio album by World Saxophone Quartet
Released 1982
Recorded October 14, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 44:13
Label Black Saint
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Live in Zurich
(1983)Live in Zurich1983

Revue is the fourth album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet and the third to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. The album features performances and compositions by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The nine numbers on this set are generally concise (only two songs exceed six minutes) and consist of originals by all four saxophonists: altoist Julius Hemphill (who contributed four of the nine pieces), baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, altoist Oliver Lake and tenor saxophonist David Murray. Sometimes quite rhythmic (and almost danceable) despite not having a rhythm section, the WSQ used melodies and rhythm for their own purposes, creating unpredictable music that always holds one's attention. This release is a good example of their talents.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Revue" (Hemphill) - 8:00
  2. "Affairs of the Heart" (Hemphill) - 5:40
  3. "Slide" (Hemphill) - 3:41
  4. "Little Samba" (Hemphill) - 5:26
  5. "I Heard That" (Bluiett) - 3:23
  6. "Hymn for the Old Year" (Lake) - 4:24
  7. "Ming" (Murray) - 4:21
  8. "David's Tune" (Murray) - 8:15
  9. "Quinn Chapel A.M. E Church" (Bluiett) - 1:03



  1. ^ Black Saint catalogue
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Allmusic Review accessed July 18, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 210. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.