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John Law (piano) in a quartet with Jon Lloyd (saxes), Tim Wells (bass) and Gerry Hemingway (drums) playing jazz compositions modeled on a baroque suite.

Law Quartet, John

Law Quartet, John: Abacus (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"The word (Abacus) has two meanings, according to the Concise Oxford, it's a frame used for counting or calculation, and -in architectural circles- it's that flat bit at the top of a column. ...Abacus, subtitled 'Partita for piano, saxophone, bass, drums', is a jazz composition modeled on a baroque suite. Even in an age of global fusions and cultural collisions, this seems a little out of the ordinary. Not so to Law, who insists it's no big deal and says the idea came about quite naturally. "Baroque music is very close to me, I've been playing Bach all my life."-Graham Lock

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156056720

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 567
Squidco Product Code: 18475

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2001
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Steve Lowe at Gateway Studio, Kingston University, London on May 29th, 2000.


Jon Lloyd-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

John Law-piano

Tim Wells-bass

Gerry Hemingway-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Abacus (Partitia For Piano, Saxophone, Bass, Drums): Ouverture 11:06 2. Courante 10:29

3. Aria 8:55

4. Burlesque 4:36

5. Sarabande 11:05

6. Gigue 9:10

7. Encore: Passacaglia 6:40

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