Ensemble
North America
Acclaim
 
From Bach to Shostakovich, the Calefax Reed Quintet makes a case for the art of transcription

"This was a tour de force performance that displayed the band’s versatility, technical mastery and interpretive skills to the fullest. Their compelling and convincing rendering emphasized the fluid lyricism and nuanced dynamics and expressive shadings of Bach’s original. The Calefax made the Goldberg Variations seems notably fresh in this retooling, the music springing to life with their vibrant and magnificent playing."

Edward Reichel, Utah Arts Review

From their first intake of breath, their concert was a complete knock-out. The saxophones completely integrated and blended. And the music combined tightly-harnessed energy and verve with beautiful subtlety and nerve-tingling sounds textures.

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Richard Amey, Bognor Regis Observer

"The public responded to this multi-faceted experience, to this journey in time, by completely surrendering to the ensemble with prolonged ovations."

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Paco Yáñez, Mundoclassico.com

"...as usual with Calefax, familiar music gained a new dimension, as if a painting had been turned into a sculpture."

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BRADLEY BAMBARGER, The Star Ledger
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