PRISM Quartet Unveils Third Album in its Colossal Heritage/Evolution commissioning project HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, Volume 3

he3-cover-300px.jpgUMKC Conservatory Professor of Saxophone, Zach Shemon is alto saxophonist and co-artistic director of the PRISM Quartet, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024 and unveils the third album in its colossal Heritage/Evolution commissioning project: HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, Volume 3.

Out March 22, Volume 3 features world premiere recordings of new works written for PRISM by jazz heavyweights Melissa Aldana and Terell Stafford, alongside works by PRISM's own Matthew Levy. The album's single, out on March 8, is an entrancing arrangement by Levy of ”Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim, featuring 2024 Grammy winner Miguel Zenón. Throughout the album, PRISM is joined by four jazz virtuosos: Aldana on tenor, Stafford on trumpet, plus Zenón and Tim Ries on saxophones.

Published: Mar 21, 2024