Heinz Sauer: Variations on Redford
Variations on Redford
Heinz Sauer (tenor sax)
The Journey (ACT 9461-2)
Composed by Heinz Sauer and Michael Wollny.
Recorded: Schloss Elmau, July 10, 2007
Rating: 85/100 (learn more)
These previously unreleased three minutes are the perfect conclusion to the compilation of 40 years of recordings that ACT published to celebrate Heinz Sauer’s 75th birthday. On the dark, haunting minor chords that Michael Wollny plays as an introduction, the deep, serene sound of the tenor sax soars, and takes the hymn-like song to a climax of intensity. This moment of pure beauty will undoubtedly convince the listener that it’s high time the talents of the underrated – if not unknown – sax veteran and of his brilliant young partner were rediscovered for the former, and promoted for the latter.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num