The New Hudson Saxophone Quartet possesses a rare combination: a dedication to playing accessible new American music, combined with a beautiful, blending saxophone sound. Their repertoire can range from newly commissioned works by Robert Kyr, David Noon, Elias Tanenbaum, Dexter Morrill, Steve Rosenhaus and Ron Mazurek, to original repertoire by 19th-century American composer Caryl Florio and Russian Romantic Alexander Glazounov, to classic Hollywood Sax Quartet versions of popular song standards. Deeply involved with education, the four members are on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, New York University, Rutgers, William Paterson University and Montclair State University, and regularly are asked to present residencies and master classes as part of their annual touring schedule. The members of the Quartet all are veteran chamber musicians and accomplished soloists, with credits that include the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, The Absolute Ensemble, and the Kirov and Juilliard Orchestras, as well as jazz musicians Clark Terry, James Moody, Muhal Richard Abrams and Milt Hinton. They bring their widely varied experiences toward a dedication to beautiful ensemble, a pure sound, and the ability to turn on a stylistic dime.


Quartet at the Crossroads

Release Date: August 31, 2010
Catalog Number: RR7805
21st Century
Quartet at the Crossroads features performances of contemporary saxophone compositions performed by the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet. The astounding timbral range of the instrument, from the sopranino to the contrabass, is utilized to its full extent as performers push the limits of the instrument. As this disc will show, the musical voice of the saxophone is evolving, growing, and changing at an astounding rate.