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Performed with commitment and relish, the five fascinating new works on this enterprising disc from Amsterdam’s Orgelpark reveal, if nothing else, the dexterity of the saxophone, the malleability of the organ and the affable tonal propinquity of both instruments. Ian Wilson’s Pulsar locks saxophone quartet and organ in a cleverly graduated corkscrewing of diminishing tempi and accelerating rhythms, while Piet Kee’s Performance finds Arno Bornkamp’s playfully inquisitive saxophone advancing then retreating from Leo van Doeselaar’s dourly pompous organ in a cartoon-like courtship. Two pieces by Andries van Rossem are equally imaginative and satisfying, with Tõnu Kõrvits’s folksong-accented Sketches of Thule replete with mystical, mysterious atmospheres.

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