Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oblivion - Saxophone Quintet

There is no lack of musicians playing Piazzolla on saxophones. But it is rare to find musicians playing Piazzolla tastefully on saxophones. Today's videos is one of those rare exceptions. The quartet, Saxofollia, from Italy joined here by soprano sax player, Bence Szepesi from the Budapest Saxophone Quartet, provides a well blended and smooth version of Oblivion from the movie Enrico IV. The quartet members, Mario Giovannelli, Fabrizio Benevelli, Marco Ferri, and Alessandro Creola, bring a strong and varied background in jazz and classical music to the group. Note the limited use of vibrato and the total absence of "blatting" which is so easy to slip into on the saxophone. This is their only Piazolla piece on YouTube but I would like to hear more - their jazz/classical talents are well suited to Piazzolla music.

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