Quote by Jean Houston

Next is now, world music as the single most potent force in the culture of fusion ... World music-makers are like shamans, carrying us on magic carpets of riffs and melodies through states of consciousness that spin us out of time to lands not yet invented but glimpsed on the aural horizon ... And so we see that music brings us, in the jumping of our cells, from what is past to what is trying to become the future. lt expresses and fulfills our need to hear the spirit in the dark.
(Jean Houston in Jump Time, Sentient Publ. 2004)

Planet Sax CD- Saxophone Music - World-Beat, Smooth Jazz, World Fusion

Various Artists

Escape the gravity of life with spirited saxophone music: World beat, Euro groove, Oriental, ambient trance, slow rock, tribal, Latin and even Bavarian inspired acid jazz! Earthy dance tracks meld intricate instrumentals with sensual solos (tenor, alto), launching into stratospheric crescendos (soprano, sopranino) for a cinematic sound-scape.

Planet Sax is a groovy compilation by excellent musicians such as Praful (The Netherlands), Prem Joshua (Germany), Didier Malherbe (France), Ariel Kalma (Australia), Sapphron Obois, Richard Hardy and Greg Ribot (USA), playing the saxophone, one of the great instruments closest to the human voice. From sensual Oriental moves to sexy slow dancing, may the saxophone stir your soul and undulate your body so you feel uplifted by this musical journey.

Planet Sax  
Listen Track Description Musicians and Instruments
Listen 1. Sawari by Prem Joshua, 6:18 Eastern melody and rhythms develop an atmosphere of timeless celebration. Prem Joshua: soprano saxophone, bamboo flute - Manish Vyas: tablas, percussion
Listen 2. Trance Organic by Shapeshifters, Soundings of the Planet, 5:04 Dynamic and joyous trance music with a sax section driving the groove. Alain Eskinasi: grooves, percussion, bass, keyboards - Aziz Paige: guitar - Richard Hardy: saxophones, flutes
Listen 3. Sigh (Praful, R. Adani, D.P. Wolf) - Maneesh De Moor remix - by Praful, Therapy Records, 5:58 Jazzy flavored Indian rhythms accompany a sexy soprano saxophone on a relaxed groove Praful: soprano sax - R. Adani: guitar Hammond, log drum - D.P. Wolf: Dub gear - Maneesh De Moor: remix, additional production
Listen 4. Elephant Dance by Yvon Mounier, 4:46 Heavy-footed drum beats and light-headed soprano saxophone meet a mean bass and synthesisers on the savannah pathway. Yvon Mounier: programming - Ariel Kalma: soprano saxophone - Kamal: electric bass
Listen 5. Jodo Wassan by Kamal / Ariel Kalma, 5:34 Pink Floydesque saxophone and a grunge guitar: high energy calling from the heart of masculine strength and softness. Kamal: electric guitars and bass, programming - Ariel Kalma: tenor saxophone
Listen 6. On The Beach (G. Noteris, G. Tempesti, M. Mvele) by The Charmers, Mastersun, 3:12 Sax lounge on the beach - you play with me? G. Noteris: keyboards, programming - Jimmy: tenor saxophone
Listen 7. Sinuosa by Greg Ribot, 5:21 Loose, funky New Orleans groove. Instrumental with solos by all band members. A joyous, sensual, persistent melody! Greg Ribot: saxophone - Vince Cherico: drums - Francisco Navarro: guitar - Andy Eulau: bass
Listen 8. Blue Joy by Ariel Kalma, 4:56 Sensual dance: catchy, bluesy saxophone groove, moving rhythms on a jaw harp and tablas. Ariel Kalma: tenor saxophone, programming - Daniel Paul: tabla - Stephen Be: cymbals
Listen 9. Pyxie-Java by Didier Malherbe, Tangram, 5:50 Inspired by an Irish gig, a sopranino sax and a guiterne (kind of mandolin) transform into a flux of jazzy world waltz. Didier Malherbe: sopranino saxophone - Henri Agnel: guiterne - Loy Ehrlich: hajouj bass - Shamai Maitra: percussion
Listen 10. Sorceror's Apprentice by Sudama / David McMahan, 5:27 Bewitching jazz funk with smooth electric guitar and a hot sax heating up the atmosphere. Sapphron Obois: saxophone - David - McMahan: electric guitar - Sudama: acoustic guitar - Joy Julks: electric bass - Jonathan Kessler: dumbeck
Listen 11. Sacred Sounds by Si, 5:12 African percussion, Australian didgeridoo and soprano saxophone join and create heartfelt soul trance music. Si: didgeridoo - Phil Cheek: soprano saxophone - Sage: jun-jun drum - Algi: djembe drum
Listen 12. Sprouts by Parageet, 5:09 Based on the original Bavarian rhythm called 'Zwiefacher', interpreted in a funny ethno-mood. Parageet: saxophone, synthesiser, programming

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Marius-Christian Burcea: FUN Radio Romania

PLANET SAX shows the haunting dimensions of the instrument into a tasteful, energetic mix of spirited dancebeats and aphrodisiac jazzy backgrounds. I am not a sax sound lover but, this album is perfect party fare, a knockout.

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