In The Sweetness of Things Half-Remembered, composer and saxophonist Rafael Karlen seamlessly draws together elements from jazz and Western art music through skillful composition and tasteful improvisation. The inventive and lyrical playing of pianist Steve Newcomb and saxophonist Rafael Karlen is showcased soaring over the colorful textures and beautiful musical environments of a string quartet.
released September 1, 2014
Rafael Karlen- tenor saxophone
Steve Newcomb- piano
Rebecca Karlen- violin
Eugenie Costello-Shaw- violin
Alice Buckingham- viola
Danielle Bentley- cello
All compositions by Rafael Karlen
Recorded January 28 and 29, 2014.
Recorded and mixed by Mark Smith
Mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto Mastering
Produced by Rafael Karlen
Design by Sai Karlen
Photography by Dave Collins
Cover photographs by Rafael Karlen