Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Aaron Lington presents a program of works composed for saxophone, which the release notes describe as having “expansive musical range, great expressive capability, and cello-like tessitura.” Nelson’s Concerto is written in American Classical idiom. The 1st mvmt, mildly dissonant, is mysterious in mood. The 2nd mvmt is sadly contemplative. The upbeat, insistent, confident 3rd mvmt draws on jazz harmonies and rhythms. Tower writes that Wings describes “a large bird–perhaps a falcon–at times flying very high gliding along the thermal currents, barely moving. At other times, the bird goes into elaborate flight patterns that loop around, diving downwards, gaining tremendous speeds.” Piazzola’s piece is melancholy. McIntyre’s work takes off with rapid, sax and piano runs and then mixes these with quieter lyrical interludes, all a bit dissonant, as is the entire work. Mvmt II is indeed introspective. Mvmt III looks out from a high-rise onto a quiet, slightly seedy, city neighborhood. Mvmt. IV (translated: Composer Engulfed) conveys heavy events and then dripping waters pressing in on someone.