Steppenwolf (World Saxophone Quartet album)

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Steppenwolf
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Live album by World Saxophone Quartet
Released 2002
Recorded March 1, 1999
Genre Jazz
Length 72:44
Label Justin Time
Producer Hamiet Bluiett
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
25th Anniversary: The New Chapter
(2001)25th Anniversary: The New Chapter2001
Steppenwolf
(2002)
Experience
(2004)Experience2004

Steppenwolf is the eighteenth album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet and their sixth on the Justin Time label. The album features a live performance by Hamiet Bluiett, John Purcell, Oliver Lake and David Murray and was recorded at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on March 1, 1999.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Bluiett's "Hattie Wall," the WSQ theme song, concludes the program with boogying showmanship. Recommended.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 1:05
  2. "The Crossing" (Murray) - 12:39
  3. "Intro" - 2:07
  4. "Li'l Poki" (Purcell) - 15:23
  5. "Intro" - 0:27
  6. "Sunrise (Brazilian Sunshine)" (Mahal) - 9:14
  7. "Giant Steps" (Coltrane) - 3:15
  8. "Intro" - 0:13
  9. "Color for Duke" (Bluiett) - 8:34
  10. "Intro" - 0:35
  11. "Toré" (Purcell) - 6:08
  12. "What If" (Lake) - 9:29
  13. "Hattie Wall (Theme Song)" (Bluiett) - 3:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adler, D. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2011