Rova Discography: 1980's

This discography only covers recordings on which the group Rova (a.k.a. Rova Saxophone Quartet) appears, though there are a few listed where one member is missing. Discographies of individual members can be seen at the individual member's own websites

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The Aggregate: Anthony Braxton / Rova Saxophone Quartet

1.  The Shopper (Ochs) 11:16
2.  The Aggregate (Raskin) 11:34
3.  Composition 129+ (Braxton) 46:13
1989 - Sound Aspects (Germany) SAS 023 (LP)
1989 - Sound Aspects (Germany) SAS 023 (CD)
Live at The Veteran's Memorial Building Green Room, San Francisco, CA, August 22, 1986 (#2); Live at Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA, July 30, 1988 (#1,3)
Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb clarinet; Anthony Braxton: contrabass, bass, baritone, tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino saxes; Larry Ochs: tenor, alto, sopranino saxes; Jon Raskin: baritone, alto saxes, Bb clarinet; Andrew Voigt: tenor, alto, sopranino saxes, flute

• Beat Kennel

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1987 - Black Saint (Italy) 120 126 (LP)
1987 - Black Saint (Italy) 120 126 (CD)
Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy, April 13-15, 1987
$16.99


Beets: Various Artists
Rova appears on track 5 only.

San Francisco Holydays: The Ganelin Trio and the Rova Saxophone Quartet

Rova appears on tracks 3 and 6.

• The Crowd
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1986 - Hat Hut (Switzerland) 2032 (LP)
1992 - hat ART (Switzerland) 6098 (CD)

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Favorite Street
1.  The Dumps (Steve Lacy/arr. Voigt) 2:15
2.  The Throes (Steve Lacy/arr. Ochs) 4:34
3.  Sidelines (Steve Lacy/arr. Raskin) 5:12
4.  Undone (Steve Lacy/arr. Ochs) 6:56
5.  Beeline (Steve Lacy/arr. Ackley) 10:33
6.  Moon (Steve Lacy/arr. Ochs) 9:56
7.  Snips (Steve Lacy/arr. Ochs) 3:10
1984 - Black Saint (Italy) BSR 0076 (LP)
1989 - Black Saint (Italy) BSR 0076 (CD)
Barigozzo Studio, Milano, Italy, November 15-17, 1983
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto saxes, Bb clarinet; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino saxes; Andrew Voigt: alto, soprano, sopranino saxes, flute; Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb clarinet Click here to read an All Music Guide review of this album
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Saxophone Diplomacy
1.  Flamingo Horizons (Raskin) 17:20
2.  Sidelines (Lacy/arr. Raskin) 5:39
3.  Paint Another Take of the Shootpop (Ochs) 19:55
4.  Escape From Zero Village (Ochs) 5:17
5.  The Throes (Lacy/arr. Ochs) 5:28
6.  Strangeness (Raskin) 9:42
7.  Detente or Detroit (Ackley, Ochs, Raskin, Voigt) 24:40 [LP only]
1985 - Hat Hut (Switzerland) 2013 (LP)
1991 - hat ART (Switzerland) 6068 (CD)
Moscow, Russia; Riga, Latvia; Craiova, Romania; June, 1983
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto, soprano saxes, Bb clarinet; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino saxes; Andrew Voigt: alto, soprano, sopranino saxes, flutes; Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb clarinet; Ivers Galenieks, bass (on 7); Vladimir Tarasov, percussion (on 7)

Metalanguage Festival of Improvised Music 1980 Volume 2: The Science Set
1.  Cumulus (Kaiser/Voight) 4:32
2.  Gabbro Scoops (Bailey/Ochs/Kondo) 5:20
3.  Lexeme (Parker/Goodman/Raskin/Ochs) 7:08
4.  Xenon (Kondo/Parker) 7:41
5.  Realgar (Bailey/Raskin) 4:47
6.  Carpus (Kondo/Kaiser/Goodman) 7:45
7.  Basalt (Parker) 7:54
8.  Applied Ions (Ensemble) 6:42
1980 - Metalanguage (USA) 117/Beak Doctor (USA) 6 (LP)
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, October 21, 1980
Derek Bailey: acoustic guitar, Incus catalogs; Greg Goodman: piano, percussion; Toshinori Kondo: trumpet; Larry Ochs: sopranino, tenor saxes; Evan Parker: soprano, tenor saxes; Jon Raskin: baritone, alto saxes, clarinet; Andrew Voigt: alto, sopranino saxes

Metalanguage Festival of Improvised Music 1980 Volume 1: The Social Set
1.  The Social Set, part 1 23:04
2.  The Social Set, part 2 24:03
1981 - Metalanguage (USA) 116/Beak Doctor (USA) 5 (LP)
1750 Arch St. Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 19, 1980
Bruce Ackley: soprano sax; Greg Goodman: piano, percussion; Henry Kaiser: electric guitar; Toshinori Kondo: trumpet; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino saxes; Evan Parker:soprano, tenor saxes; Jon Raskin: baritone, alto saxes; Andrew Voigt: alto, sopranino saxes
The Social Set is a free improvisation.

As Was
1.  Quill (Ackley) 6:25
2.  Escape From Zero Village (Ochs) 6:06
3.  Under the Street WhereYou Live (Ochs) 10:04
4.  Paint Another Take of the Shootpop (Ochs) 19:14
5.  Daredevils (Ochs) 3:45

1981 - Metalanguage (USA) 118 (LP)
1750 Arch Street Studioes, Berkeley, CA, April, 1981
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto, soprano saxes, Bb clarinet; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino, alto saxes; Andrew Voigt: alto, soprano, sopranino saxes, flutes; Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb clarinet
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Invisible Frames
1.  Trobar Clus #6 (Ackley, Ochs, Raskin, Voigt) 9:06
2.  Druids (Ochs) 15:51
3.  Narrow Are the Vessels (Voigt) 21:41

1982 - Fore (Italy) 80 Eight (LP)
Arch Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 15, 1980, August 28 & October 4, 1981
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto, soprano saxes, Bb clarinet; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino, alto saxes; Andrew Voigt: alto, soprano, sopranino saxes, flutes; Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb clarinet

This, this, this, this.
1.  Exiles (Ochs) 1:20
2.  Flamingo Horizon (Raskin) 11:42
3.  3 x 30 degrees Each (Ackley) 2:35
4. Trobar Clus #5 (Ackley, Ochs, Raskin, Voigt) 14:34

1980 - Moers (Germany) 01080 (LP)
Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA, August 17 & 24, 1979
Larry Ochs: tenor, alto, sopranino saxes; Bruce Ackley: soprano sax, Bb and alto clarinet; Andrew Voigt: flute, alto, soprano, sopranino saxes, flute; Jon Raskin: baritone, alto, soprano saxes, Bb clarinet