Exposé Online banner

Urban Sax — Urban Sax à Jakarta
(AWA 95002, 1995, CD EP)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01

Urban Sax à Jakarta Cover artFor those unfamiliar with Urban Sax, check out the reviews of their earlier albums in issue #5 for all the background information. This four-track mini-CD (eighteen minutes total) captures a live performance from 1995 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Featuring a somewhat trimmed-down (at least compared to earlier recordings) saxophone lineup of eight tenors, eight altos, four sopranos, three baritones and a bass — plus the choir and usual assortment of vibraphones and percussion, they are joined by the Karawtan Iromo Kumolo Jati eight piece gamelan orchestra (as well as the eight traditional dancers one has to imagine). The last three tracks comprise “Paduan Suara,” where the gamelan leads the way with the saxes and choir providing atmosphere and melodic textures. A truly unique cross-cultural musical experience, highly recommended.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 9, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Urban Sax

Latest news

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Birds and Buildings - Bantam to Behemoth – Like Dan Britton’s other project, Deluge Grander, this is an album for true prog geeks. It’s the same sort of uncompromising assault on the ears that was so riveting on Änglagård’s debut or...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues