Apollo and Artvark were thrown together when they were both invited to perform at the first ever South African Saxophone Symposium in 2014 and the idea of a collaborative project was born. Four years later, the group came together to make the project a reality. The collaboration with the Artvark Quartet from Holland, has seen a fusion of classical and jazz and an exploration of how these two genres can collide and merge. All eight members have composed new pieces of music for the group. These were workshopped over a series of concerts in the Netherlands in the summer of 2018.
An exclusive Uk premier of the project took place in February 2019 in Manchester and the group then spent the following few days in the recording studio at The University of Salford, making its debut album. The recording was launched at Club Doelen in conjunction with Jazz International, Rotterdam on March 29th.
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Marking 30 years of ASQ, this album is a retrospective look at the landmark works written for the group.