XAS Records

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XAS Records is the label of the PRISM Quartet. PRISM is known worldwide for pioneering saxophone music through commissions and collaborations with today’s leading composers, solo artists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras. PRISM’s discography features a who’s who of contemporary music makers, documenting performances of a broad range of compositions, from new classical to modern jazz. This tradition continues with XAS Records, a platform for the Quartet to chart fresh musical territory with superlative audio recordings.


The Curtis Project

XAS Records/101;  April 29, 2016

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Color Theory (4/14/17)
Guest Ensembles: So Percussion, Partch
Composers: Ken Ueno, Stratis Minakakis, and Steven Mackey

Paradigm Lost (5/19/17)
Composers: Chen Yi, Bernard Rands, Lee Hyla, John Adams, Augusta Read Thomas, and David Rakowski

The Book of Days (EP)
Composer/Guest Artist: Uri Caine (Piano)

The Painting Party (EP)
Composer: Brad Ellis

Ba Yin (EP)
Guest Ensemble: University of Missouri – Kansas City Wind Ensemble
Composer: Chen Yi

Night Music
Composers: Steven Mackey, Julia Wolfe, Emma O’Halloran, Kristin Kuster, and Anna Weesner

Heritage/Evolution, Volume 2
Composers/Guest Artists: Ravi Coltrane (tenor sax), Chris Potter (soprano and tenor sax), Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Miguel Zenon (alto sax)

XAS: New Music for Saxophones from Greece
Composers: Iannis Xenakis, Stratis Minakakis, Georgia Spiropoulos, Michael Adamis, Giorgos Koumendakis

The Anchoress
Guest artists: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band; Hyunah Yu, soprano
Composer: David Ludwig