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MAD DANCES? Mad indeed! This collection of American music for saxophone and piano is a representation of the wonderfully mad and spectacular contemporary saxophone repertoire. There is a uniquely mad-like quality to all of these works: this madness is presented in many different ways, using the definition of mad quite loosely. Libby Larsen's Holy Roller is full of madness, invoking the intensity of revival meetings and sermons of holy roller type preachers. Skookum Suite, by Kevin Isaacs is inspired by the Sasquatch, or Skookum, who becomes mad, sad and glad as he is discovered by humans, escapes, and finds true love. William Albright actually provided us with our album title in the second and fourth movements of his brilliant Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, while David Diamond's sonata allows us a brief respite from madness with his eloquently composed and truly American work. The collection ends with an arrangement of David Del Tredici's Acrostic Song from Final Alice…well, what could be madder than the Mad Hatter? All this given brilliant performances by the esteemed saxophone player, Dan Goble, and pianist Russell Hirshfield.
|1. Holy Roller|
|2. Skookum Suite, Op. 112|
|5. Acrostic Song from Final Alice|