Saxophone professor David Stambler recently released a CD on Blue Griffin Records with his acclaimed saxophone ensemble, the Capitol Quartet. Titled “Balance,” the CD features premiere recordings of works by Stacy Garrop, Carter Pann, and J. A. Lennon.
Daniel Coombs, a reviewer with Audiophile Audition, stated "saxophonists really need to hear this terrific ensemble for some of the best playing and musicianship you will ever hear. Additionally, these are all really fine works by some of today’s most talented ‘emerging’ composers. Highly recommended!" For the complete review, click here.
The Capitol Quartet is comprised of Christopher Creviston, soprano saxophone; Joseph Lulloff, alto saxophone; David Stambler, tenor saxophone; and Andrew Dahlke, baritone saxophone. The ensemble is widely considered among the most exciting chamber ensembles performing today. Comprised of saxophonists who are teaching faculty at outstanding music schools, the Capitol Quartet has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike. Since its formation in 1991, the Capitol Quartet has performed regularly at major concert venues throughout the United States, earning wide acclaim for the ensemble's musical versatility and innovative style. The quartet's February 2007 performance of the Philip Glass "Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra" with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was lauded in the Baltimore Sun for "..superb technical control, ... seamless blend, and exceptional wealth of character in their phrasing."