Waves of Dreams

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Waves of Dreams
Waves of Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Fortune
Released 1976
Recorded March 22 & 23, 1976 at Generation Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length40:22
Label Horizon
SP-711
Producer Ed Michel
Sonny Fortune chronology
Awakening
(1975)
Waves of Dreams
(1976)
Serengeti Minstrel
(1977)

Waves of Dreams is an album by American saxophonist Sonny Fortune recorded in 1976 and released on the Horizon label. [1]

Sonny Fortune American saxophonist

Cornelius "Sonny" Fortune was an American jazz saxophonist. Fortune played soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and flute.

Horizon Records was an American independent record label founded in 1960 by Dave Hubert.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars stating "Considering his talent, this was a rather weak and overly commercial effort by the great altoist Sonny Fortune". [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

All compositions by Sonny Fortune except as indicated

  1. "Seeing Beyond the Obvious" - 6:17
  2. "A Space in Time" - 7:17
  3. "In Waves of Dreams" - 6:48
  4. "Revelation" (Michael Cochrane) - 9:41
  5. "Thoughts" - 10:19

Personnel

Alto saxophone type of saxophone

The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846. It is pitched in E, and is smaller than the tenor, but larger than the soprano. The alto sax is the most common saxophone and is commonly used in concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, military bands, marching bands, and jazz. The fingerings of the different saxophones are all the same so a saxophone player can play any type of saxophone.

Soprano saxophone the third smallest member of the saxophone family

The soprano saxophone is a higher-register variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in the 1840s. The soprano is the third smallest member of the saxophone family, which consists of the soprillo, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, contrabass saxophone and tubax. Soprano saxophones are the smallest saxophone in common use.

Flute musical instrument of the woodwind family

The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.

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References

  1. Sonny Fortune discography accessed February 2, 2015
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S., Allmusic Review accessed February 2, 2015
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 78. ISBN   0-394-72643-X.