||Thar They Blow CD (1991) |
Rach Cztar discography Loose, unpredictable, and sometimes chaotic session with The Nuclear Whales, an above-average fusion band that stretches out on occasion and doesn't simply crank out trendy material. ~ Ron Wynn
15 tracks by sextet incl. Ellington medley, Tiger Rag, Take Me Out To The Ballgame plus whaling originals
Unknown Contributor Roles: Don Stevens; Rach Cztar.
Arrangers: Don Stevens; D. Marolf; Ann Merrell; Art Springs; Rach Cztar; Lennie Niehaus; Ashwin Batish.
Personnel: Kristen Strom (vocals, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, background vocals); Art Springs (vocals, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, background vocals); Don Stevens, Rach Cztar (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, background vocals); John Davis (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, background vocals); Ann Stamm, Ann Merrell (baritone saxophone); Vince Lateano (drums, tamtam); Ashwin Batish (tabla); Galen Lemmon (timpani).
Recording information: Bayview Studios, Richmond, CA (04/14/1991-04/21/1991).
||Fathom This: A Retrospective CD (1999)
Rach Cztar CD discography Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra includes: Rach Cztar (sopranino, soprano, alto & baritone saxophones); Roxtar (sopranino & soprano saxophones); Kelley Hart-Jenkins, Kristen Strom (soprano & alto saxophones); Dale Mills, John Davis (alto & tenor saxophones); Don Stevens (alto & contrabass saxophones); Art Springs (tenor & bass saxophones); Kevin Stewart, Ann Stamm Merrell (baritone saxophone).
Additional personnel includes: James Kassis (marimba, drums); John Shifflet, Larry Grenadier (acoustic bass); Paul Van Wageningen (drums); Ashwin Batish (tablas).
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra isn't really an orchestra, but rather, a saxophone sextet that sometimes adds acoustic bass, drums, or percussion. The thing that makes the group unique and sets its apart from other jazz-oriented saxophone groups that were active in the 1980s and/or '90s (such as the Rova Saxophone Quartet, the World Saxophone Quartet, the Swedish Sax Septet, and the 29th Street ...
||Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra CD (1986) |
Rach Cztar albums their first recording 1986
Personnel: Dale Wolford, Mark Sowlakis (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jordy Fraser (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bill Trimble (alto saxophone, bass saxophone); Art Springs, Rach Cztar (baritone saxophone).
Recording information: Annex, Menlo Park, CA (04/01/1986/04/04/1986).