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 Title:               The Juke Box Suite

 By:                  ROVA Saxophone Quartet

 Released in:   2007

 Format:          CD

 Catalog No:    MW 786-2

 Price :             12 EUR


1. Afro-Balkan [04:33]

2. Mambo [04:56]

3. Niggum (dedicated to David Englestein) [05:52]

4. Detroit (dedicated to the White Stripes) [09:52]

5. Hang Up (dedicated to Eva Hesse) [08:52]

6. Choro (dedicated to Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho better known as Pixinguinha) [06:28]

7. Värttinnä (dedicated to Värttinnä) [06:16]



Bruce Ackley - soprano and tenor saxophones

Steve Adams - alto saxophone

Larry Ochs - tenor and sopranino saxophones

Jon Raskin - baritone and alto saxophone


The seven compositions on this recording where composed with an idealized Juke Box in mind, where any kind of music might show up from any culture or time and be combined for the next “Play”. My music listening has been informed by the spirit and work of Alan Lomax, from blues to raga, ragtime to avant-garde, pygmy chants to Korean court music, following styles and esthetics as they rubbed up against each other in the mingling of culture that was made available by intrepid searchers of music. The “sides” aren’t a direct borrowing but a weaving of the common threads that occur in all music’s.  (Jon Raskin)

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