Summit Recordings #613
featuring the world premiere recording of Ellen Taffe Zwilich's Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet
Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone
Jasmine Lin, violin
Joseph Genualdi, violin
Rami Solomonow, viola
Clancy Newman, cello
The PRISM Quartet celebrates its 30th anniversary with a groundbreaking recording: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1. The 2 CD set features world premiere recordings of new works composed by six saxophonists who defy convention, and all of whom join PRISM on this recording: Miguel Zenón, Steve Lehman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Tim Ries, Dave Liebman and Greg Osby.
Release Date: May 27, 2014
PRISM turns to the eclectic and inventive compositions of their founder and resident composer Matthew Levy. Expanding on the saxophone quartet format, the two-disc People’s Emergency Center features a number of today’s leading jazz artists including Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jason Moran, Ben Monder, Jay Anderson, Bill Stewart, François Zayas, and former PRISM member Tim Ries.
Guest Artists: Tim Ries, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jason Moran, Ben Monder, Jay Anderson, Bill Stewart, Francois Zayas, and Richard Belcastro
The PRISM Quartet celebrates Dutch "avant pop" composer JacobTV (a.k.a. Jacob Ter Veldhuis) on this acclaimed Innova disc. Scored for saxophone and ghettoblaster, the music on "Pitch Black" features spoken word by jazz icons Billie Holiday and Chet Baker, death row inmates, and religious fanatics in Times Square.
Pitch Black (1998)
Postnuclear Winterscenario No.10 (1991/2001)
Grab It! (1999)
The Garden Of Love (2001)
Jesus Is Coming (2003)
Release Date: March 06, 2009
The PRISM Quartet joins forces with Maestro Gil Rose and the ever-adventurous Boston Modern Orchestra Project in a recording of concertos for saxophone quartet by William Bolcom and Steven Mackey, composers whose concert music draws collectively from rock, jazz, blues, ragtime, folk music, and more.
Albany Records TROY1184
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Every Thing Must Go features music by the distinguished American composer Martin Bresnick, and honors artists whose works are going or have gone. PRISM Quartet is featured on the title track.
Martin Bresnick, composer; Willie's Way; Lisa Moore, piano; Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano; Wei-yi Yang, piano; Ashley Bathgate, cello, Lisa Moore, cello; Yale Camerata, Marguerite Brooks, conductor; Prism Saxophone Quartet
Taimur Sullivan: soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone
Oren Fader: electric guitar
Matthew Gold: percussion, marimba, drums
Yvonne Troxler: piano
Louis Andriessen: Hout (1991)
Yvonne Troxler: Kaleidoskop (2005)
Peter Herbert: Deafening Silence (2005)
Elizabeth Hoffman: Holonyms (2005)
Wolfgang Heiniger: In Four (1995)
Release Date: October 01, 2009
PRISM Quartet was specifically requested as the orchestral saxophone section for this production. Marin Alsop directs this live recording of Opera Colorado’s 25th Anniversary Celebration production of Nixon in China, presented at Denver’s new Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention.
Release Date: March 30, 2010
In Antiphony, PRISM collaborates with Music from China – a New York-based, world-class ensemble of adventurous virtuosos on traditional Chinese instruments (think Erhu, Pipa, bendy strings and fighting percussion). Music by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Tan Dun, Wang Guowei, Lei Liang, and Ming-Hsiu Yen.
Release Date: March 25, 2014
PRISM's second partnership with Music from China presents works by four Chinese-born American composers: Bright Sheng, Lei Liang, Fang Man, and Huang Ruo.
New Dynamic Records
Release Date: January 01, 2010
Breath Beneath features new quartet dedicated to PRISM:
Roshanne Etezady - Keen
Zack Browning - Funk Assault
Kati Agocs - Coloratura
Ross Feller - Nomadology
Kristin Kuster - Breath Beneath
Rand Steiger - Maxine
Tzadik Recordings #8074
Scott Johnson is a pioneering voice in the relationship being forged between the classical tradition and popular culture, and his infusion of the amplified sounds of rock into traditionally scored compositions is an approach that is rapidly spreading among today’s young composers. Drawing upon a decade of rarely heard music, Americans is yet another masterpiece by this exciting musical maverick.
Kermit Driscoll: Electric Bass
Scott Johnson: Electric Guitar
Michael Lowenstern: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Mary Rowell: Viola
Greg Chudzik: Double Bass, Electric Bass
David Cossin: Marimba, Percussion
Mark Dancigers: Electric Guitar
John Ferrari: Drums
Stephen Gosling: Piano
Derek Johnson: Electric Guitar
Liviu Onchoi: Sampled Voice
Taimur Sullivan: Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Ken Thomson: Clarinet
Shekaiba Wakili: Sampled Voice
Alex Waterman: Cello
Janet Xiong: Sampled Voice
Mode Records #179
Compact disc and DVD of music by Earle Brown, including December 1952 (1952), Four Systems (1954), New Piece (1971, world premiere recording).
With Ariana Kim, Brian McWhorter, Chris McIntyre, Cornelius Dufallo, Joan La Barbara, Kenji Bunch, Miguel Frasconi, Stephen Gosling, Taimur Sullivan, Yves Dharamraj.
Release Date: May 31, 2011
DEDICATION features music composed in celebration of the PRISM Quartet’s 20th anniversary by Roshanne Etezady, Zack Browning, Tim Ries, Gregory Wanamaker, Renee Favand-See, Libby Larsen, Nick Didkovsky, Greg Osby, Donnacha Dennehy, Ken Ueno, Adam B. Silverman, William Bolcom, Matthew Levy, Jennifer Higdon, Dennis DeSantis, Robert Capanna, Keith Moore, Jason Eckardt, Frank J. Oteri, Perry Goldstein, Tim Berne, Chen Yi, James Primosch.
Release Date: January 15, 2008
The PRISM Quartet pays homage to William Albright (1944-1998) in their 2008 innova release. This disc of Albright’s principal works for saxophone offers powerful testimony to the full range of his personality and his fascination with the expressive power of the instrument.
The disc features Albright’s seminal Fantasy Etudes, composed for PRISM in 1992/93, as well as Taimur Sullivan's recordings of the concerto Heater (with H. Robert Reynolds and the University of Michigan Symphony Band), Pit Band, and Doo-Dah.
Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet; Marilyn Nonken, piano; Matthew Herskowitz, piano; University of Michigan Symphony Band, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor.
A survey of social dances throughout Western Music history, all arranged especially for Fireworks (fl, sx, vln, vcl, bs, gtr, perc, pno).
Music by Johann Strauss, Haydn, Ellington, AFX, New Order, Lully,
The Bee Gees.
New Focus Recordings
Release Date: January 01, 2011
David Laganella's "The Calls of Gravity" includes the world premiere recording of his Leafless Trees for saxophone quartet.
West Point Recordings #WPSTBF
Taimur Sullivan performs as a guest artist with the West Point Saxophone Quartet in The Abundant Air: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Band by Perry Goldstein, with The United States Military Academy Band.
Music Sales/G. Schirmer
Article and recording entitled An Introduction of Overtones in "Practice Like the Pros," a pedagogical book featuring exercises from 20 saxophonists nationwide.