EL SUR, for Saxophone Solo. Adolf Ventas

Adolf Ventas (1919-2014) was one of the most important pioneers of the classical saxophone in Spain. He was not only a great saxophone (clarinet and violin) player but also a good professor, conductor, composer and arranger.

His compositions are usually based on the music by Spanish composers from last 19th century as Albéniz but he often mixed their style with the modes of limited transposition by Messiaen as it follows.

I. Embrujo
II. Martinete
III. Zapateado

Here’s my latest version of this work, recorded at Calafellsound Studio by Antonio Velasco in October 2018.