Nothing on the outside lets on how much fun this disc is going to be. Under the drab subtitle of “Original works for saxophone quartet”…
… the four players of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet have assembled half a dozen scores that promise unalloyed delight.
The music ranges from the time of invention of the saxophone in mid-19th-century France, leading on to Pierné and Bozza, right up to date with a newly-commissioned triptych on Wordsworth poems by Guillermo Lago, the Dutch saxophonist Willem van Merwijk.
Playing and music alike sport an irresistible exuberance.