The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC

An alto saxophone quartet conceptualized by Frank Gratkowski based on his desire to blend the four player's sounds into a singular, multiplex voice and to integrate micro intervals with improvisation.

Gratkowski, Frank
Fo(u)r Alto; 4 Compositions

Gratkowski, Frank: Fo(u)r Alto; 4 Compositions (Leo)
Label: Leo    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Fo(u)r Alto is a saxophone quartet whose concept is entirely different from any other known saxophone quartet. The principle of dialogue in this quartet does not dominate. The goal of these musicians is to blend the sounds, thereby creating from four voices one singular, richer and multiplex voice. Berlin-based Frank Gratkowski, Christian Weidner, Benjamin Weidekamp and Florian Bergmann integrate micro intervals intersected with improvisation and that entice you into fascinating worlds of sound."-Leo

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Quartet Recordings
Leo Records

Search for other titles on the Leo label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Kaufmann, Achim / Frank Gratkowski /Wilbert de Joode
Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire
Quaturo Machaut
Fazio, Enrico Critical Mass
Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton
The Voice Imitator
(Balance Point Acoustics)
FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin)
All At Once
(Relative Pitch)
Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli
Gratkowski / Van Hove / Oxley
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
DuH (Gratkowski / Mezei / Markos / Blume)
in just
(Red Toucan)
Gratkowski / Brown / Winant
(Red Toucan)
Bik Bent Braam
Gratkowski / Nabatov / Robertson / Manderscheid
Hubsch's Primordial Soup, Carl Ludwig
Primordial Soup
(Red Toucan)
Bik Bent Braam
Growing Pains
Kaufmann / Gratkowski / de Joode

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Fraser, Nick
Towns and Villages
Lake / Weber / Ulrich Feat. Nils Wogram
All Decks - Live At Unerhort
Wallin, Per Henrik & Sven-Ake Johansson
1974 - 2004 [4 CD BOX]
(Umlaut Records)
DJ Sniff
EP (Evan Parker)
Muller, Gunter
(Mikroton Recordings)
Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya
Improvisations 2
Price: $15.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 5024792065226

Label: Leo
Catalog ID: LR 652
Squidco Product Code: 17095

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 4th and 5th, 2011 by Walter Quintus.


Florian Bergmann-alto saxophone

Frank Gratkowski-alto saxophone

Benjamin Weidekamp-alto saxophone

Christian Weidnew-alto saxophone

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. TamTam 4a 15:21

2. Molto Fluttuante 11:38

3. Likewise 4:36

4. Sound 1 31:11