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Oliver Lake

Saxophonist Oliver Lake discusses his favourite recordings from his work with the World Saxophone Quartet and helps Alyn Shipton select highlights from the rest of his catalogue.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is well-known as a member of the World Saxophone Quartet, now in its 33rd year. He discusses his favourite recordings from that group's work and helps Alyn Shipton select the highlights from the rest of his large catalogue, including reggae sounds and jazz and poetry, ranging from the experimental Black Artists' Group of the 1970s to his contemporary one-man shows.

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Sun 8 Apr 2012 00:00

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  • World Saxophone Quartet

    Netdown

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake, as; John Purcell, saxello; David Murray, ts; Hamiett Bluiett, bar; May 2000.

    • 25th Anniversary: The New Chapter.
    • Justin Time.
    • 149-2.
  • Oliver Lake

    Owshet

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake, as; Olu Dara, t; Donald Smith, p; Stafford James, b; Victor Lewis, d. 31 Jan 1975.

    • Heavy Spirits.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760209.
  • Oliver Lake

    Rocket

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake, as; Joseph Bowie, tb; Charles ‘Bobo’ Shaw, d. 31 Jan 1975.

    • Heavy Spirits.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760209.
  • Oliver Lake

    5/1

    Composer: Jackson Performers: Oliver Lake, as; Michael Gregory Jackson, g; Pheeroan AkLaff d. 1 Sept 1979.

    • Trio / Zaki.
    • HatArt.
    • 6113.
  • World Saxophone Quartet

    Take the a Train

    Composer: Strayhorn Performers: Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, as; David Murray ts; Hamiett Bluiett, bar. Rec April 86.

    • Plays Duke Ellington.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 979137 S2 T 3.
  • Oliver Lake

    Ska's To Move

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake ts, as, fl, voc; Jerome Harris, g, bg, synth, voc; Alphonia Tims, g; Frank Abel kb; Pheeroan Ak Laff, d; Jawara perc; Billy Grant, b. Rec 1982.

    • Jump Up.
    • Gramavision.
    • GR 8106 S 2 T1.
  • Oliver Lake

    Matador of 1st and 1st

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake, as, voc. April 1995 NYC.

    • Matador of 1st and 1st.
    • Passin Thru.
    • 40709.
  • Oliver Lake Quintet

    Maasai Moves

    Composer: Lake Performers: Oliver Lake, as; Geri Allen, p; Jay Hoggard, vib; Belden Bullock b; Cecil Brooks III, d. March 1997.

    • Talkin Stick.
    • Passin Thru.
    • 41213,.
  • Oliver Lake String Project

    Movements Turns and Switches

    Composer: Lake Performers: Regina Carter vn; Donal Fox., p. rec: 1997.

    • Movements Turns and Switches.
    • Passin Thru.
    • 41210.
  • Oliver Lake, Donal Fox

    Rhythm-a-ning

    Composer: Monk Performers: Oliver Lake as; Donal Leonnellis Fox, p. 14 Aug 1989. Regattabar, Boston.

    • Boston Duets.
    • Music and Arts.
    • CD 732.

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