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Fathom This: A Retrospective *
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Album: Fathom This: A Retrospective *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Visitors from the Deep (Nuclear, Humpback, Orca, and Beluga Whales)
2)    It Don't Mean a Thing, (So) Sing, Sing, Sing
3)    Casbah Shuffle
4)    Alabamy Bound
5)    Across the Serengeti
6)    Kramat
7)    Duke Ellington Medley: Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me/Come Sunday/C
8)    Amazing Grace
9)    Sweet Georgia Brown
10)    Harlem Nocturne
11)    Song for Our Children
12)    Fascinating Rhythm
13)    Summertime
14)    Darktown Strutters' Ball
15)    Primal Tonic
16)    Stars and Stripes Forever
17)    Return of the Visitors (Nuclear, Humpback, Orca, and Beluga Whales)
18)    Also Sprach Zarathustra
 

Album: Fathom This: A Retrospective *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Visitors from the Deep (Nuclear, Humpback, Orca, and Beluga Whales)
2)    It Don't Mean a Thing, (So) Sing, Sing, Sing
3)    Casbah Shuffle
4)    Alabamy Bound
5)    Across the Serengeti
6)    Kramat
7)    Duke Ellington Medley: Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me/Come Sunday/C
8)    Amazing Grace
9)    Sweet Georgia Brown
10)    Harlem Nocturne
11)    Song for Our Children
12)    Fascinating Rhythm
13)    Summertime
14)    Darktown Strutters' Ball
15)    Primal Tonic
16)    Stars and Stripes Forever
17)    Return of the Visitors (Nuclear, Humpback, Orca, and Beluga Whales)
18)    Also Sprach Zarathustra
 
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Performer Notes
  • Full performer name: Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra.
  • 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).
  • Recorded at Music Annex, Menlo Park, California; Bayview Studios, Richmond, California; Studio D, Sausalito, California.
  • All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
  • Personnel: Don Stevens (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Rach Cztar, Kristen Strom (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dale Wolford, Victor Morosco (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Kelley Hart-Jenkins, Mark Sowlakis (soprano saxophone); John Davis , Dale Mills (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jordy Fraser (alto saxophone); Art Springs (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone); Kevin Stewart (baritone saxophone); Bill Trimble (bass saxophone); Jim Kassis (marimba, drums); Larry Grenadier, John Shifflett (acoustic bass); Vince Lateano, Paul van Wageningen (drums); Edgardo Cambon (congas); Michael Spiro (cowbells, guiro); Ashwin Batish (tabla).
  • Recording information: Bayview Studios, Richmond, CA; Music Annex, Menlo Park, CA; Studio D, Sausalito, CA.
  • Photographer: Paul Schraub.
  • Arrangers: Don Stevens; Art Springs; Bobby Van Eps; Lennie Niehaus; Ashwin Batish.
  • 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 Saxophone Quartet) is the fact that it has employed all of the instruments in the saxophone family--not only the alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone saxes, but also, the bass, sopranino, and contrabass saxes. (The contrabass, a huge instrument that is over six and one-half feet tall, is especially rare). One hears all seven of those instruments on Fathom This, a collection that spans 1986-1999 and includes material from Whales' first five albums along with a few new recordings. This CD is quite unpredictable--the material ranges from Earl Hagen's haunting "Harlem Nocturne" and a Duke Ellington medley to South African post-bopper Abdullah Ibrahim's "Kramat" and Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra." A portion of the proceeds from Fathom This were to be donated to the American Oceans Campaign (AOC), an environmentalist organization that was co-founded by actor Ted Danson. For those who've never experienced the pleasures of this quirky, chance-taking group, Fathom This would the best and most logical starting point. ~ Alex Henderson
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (5/00, p.194) - "...A delightful variety of timbres, groupings and styles....containing diverse tracks from each of their 5 previous albums, plus a few new tunes....employing clever, inventive arrangements, and many of the improvised solos...soar."

Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.81) - "...[they] are the most original of the current...saxophone groups. FATHOM draws from the 5 albums that the sextet has recorded since its inception in 1981....swinging jazz..."
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