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Summer Sounds 2018 - Old City Sax Quartet Mixtape

Old City Sax Quartet

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the golden age of Jazz, it was common for a performer to be based in a restaurant, club or bar for at least a week. There were many situations where bands stayed at a venue for months, like Thelonious Monk’s legendary, six-month residency at The Five Spot in New York City, which also featured the great Philadelphia saxophonist, John Coltrane. Today, these kinds of extended engagements are extremely rare.

 

We were very fortunate to have this opportunity to both present in our city’s historic district, with it’s hoards of regional, national and international visitors, as well as to have these rare continuous, multi-week, presenting showcases. This allowed the groups to dig deep into the songs that they were performing and to become more creative and frisky with the music. Most important, it helped them to truly gel as a collective of performers, all thinking and feeling as one; yet still maintaining and illuminating their own, individual voice. Luckily for all of us, we recorded some of this great music and we can continue to enjoy it today through this series of six FREE mixtapes.

 

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This 6-part mixtape series captures the creativity, the experimentation, the excitement and the HEAT of our adventures in the Summer of 2018. These songs are but a taste of what these talented artists shared and what the Old City District’s enthusiastic audiences experienced.

 

OLD CITY SAX QUARTET

 

The Old City Sax Quartet (OCSQ) is a newly formed ensemble. Pulled together for this special concert series, this group consists of master reedman, Derrick El: alto sax, Terry Lawson: tenor sax, Elliot Levin: soprano & tenor sax and Tim Price: baritone sax. Between them, they demonstrate over 150 years of musical experience within this group. Summer Sounds In The Historic District provided us with the opportunity to experience this special group.

 

SONGS FEATURED ON THIS MIXTAPE:

 

1. Discipline 27 II [written by Sun Ra]

2. Mr. PC [written by John Coltrane]

3. Satin Doll [written by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn]

4. A Call For All Demons [written by Sun Ra]

5. Blue Monk / Amazing Grace [written by Thelonious Monk / John Newton]

6. When The Saints Come Marching In [Traditional]

 

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Old City Sax Quartet: Terry Lawson - tenor sax; Elliott Levin - soprano sax; Derrick El - alto sax; Tim Price - baritone sax; Recorded Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Franklin Square, Philadelphia, by sound engineer, Chip Powell.

 

Mixed by Chip Powell & Homer Jackson
Executive Producer: Homer Jackson

 

 

 

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To download, click the download links below, when page with audio appears, let it download to your browser and then go to File/Save Page As... Be sure to save file as mp3.

 

Old City Sax QuartetOLD CITY SAX QUARTET

SUMMER SOUNDS 2018

 

Released May 2020

 

Music performed by Terry Lawson, Elliott Levin, Derrick El & Tim Price

 

Duration: 41 minutes

File Size: 59 MB

 

 

LINKS:

SUMMER SOUNDS 2018 MIXTAPE SERIES DOWNLOADS

SUMMER SOUNDS 2018 MIXTAPE SERIES CREDITS

SUMMER SOUNDS 2018 MIXTAPE SERIES INFO

 

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FOR MORE INFO ON OLD CITY SAX QUARTET VISIT THESE LOCATIONS:

TERRY LAWSON | ELLIOTT LEVIN | DERRICK EL | TIM PRICE

 

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MANY THANKS...

 

To all of the participating musicians, as well as to those artists who performed during the series, but are not captured in these sessions; THANK YOU.

 

A Special Thanks... to Britney Norman, Andi Coyle and Veronica Wentz of Visit Philly, and to Brett Mapp and Gabriella Sacidor of Old City District (OCD), as well as to our collaborating partner organizations, Lisa Acker-Moulder and the Betsy Ross House, Courtney Risch and the Museum of the American Revolution, Kristen Kreider and the National Museum of American Jewish History, Nyla Daniel and Emma Fried-Cassorla of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Spruce Street Harbor Park, Jennifer Nagle and Independence Visitor Center Café, James Claiborne and the African American Museum In Philadelphia, Barbara Hogue and Christ Church, Ilya Moses and Amy Needle of Franklin Square and Jenna Winterle Kehres of the National Constitution Center.

 

Thanks to folks behind the scenes like, sound and recording engineers, Chip Powell of Chip Powell Live Sound and Christopher Andrew MacDonald of Christopher Andrew Studios, who recorded the music on these mixtapes, as well as to photographer, Zamani Feelings, who photographed each ensemble. In addition, we'd like to thank the support staff, Melissa Talley Palmer, James Solomon, Karen Smith, Kim Pedro and John Abner, who endured the searing mid-day heat of the summer of 2018, to make sure that these events happened on time and safely.

 

To revisit some of the info about Philadelphia Jazz Project's, 2018 Pop-Up Concerts during Summer Sounds in the Historic District - CLICK HERE or to learn more about the entire Summer Sounds series head over to VISITPHILLY.

 

So now, grab a moment and take a listen to some SUMMER SOUNDS.

 

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