The Italian Saxophone Quartet

Federico Mondelci, soprano saxophone
Marco Gerboni, alto saxophone
Mario Marzi, tenor saxophone
Massimo Mazzoni, baritone saxophone

The Italian Saxophone Quartet is acclaimed by critics worldwide as one of the outstanding ensembles on the international music scene. Formed in 1982, the Italian Saxophone Quartet performs exciting and eclectic interpretations to adoring crowds from New York to Moscow, Athens to Tokyo.

‘Mondelci brings a rich, jazzy appeal to Piazzolla’s hauntingly beautiful melodies; he seems to have a real feel for the music”s power and gutsiness, as well as its gentle tenderness.’ The New York Times on Delos’ DE 3252.

On the Quartet’s first collaboration with Delos, this live performance disc captures the contemporary excitement of Nino Rota, Michael Nyman and Scott Joplin, as well as the traditional beauty of Bach and Scarlatti. Recorded live at the Sala Maffeiana in Verona this masterfully executed collection of original compositions and transcriptions is a unique release.

Scarlatti/Pierne: Three Pieces
J. S. Bach: Preludio and Fuga XVI
Paul Reade: Saxophone Quartet
Jean Franc aix: Petit Quatour pour Saxophones
Pedro Iturralde: from Suite Hell nique – Kalamatianos / Valse, Kritis
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion / Fugata / Libertango/ Annibal
Troilo: Contrabajando
Joplin: The Easy Winners
Gershwin: An American in Paris – blues
Paul Nagle: Three Shades of Blues
Nino Rota: music from Fellini’s film “8 1/2”
Michael Nyman: Song for Tony