World Tenor Saxophone Consortium
Andy Scott formed the World Tenor Saxophone Consortium in 2004 to commission a new work from leading British composer Graham Fitkin. The Consortium comprises Andy and another eleven saxophonists who he met while touring with Apollo Saxophone Quartet, based in locations across Europe and as far afield as Japan. All members of the Consortium contributed equally to the commission fee, and gave simultaneous premieres worldwide of the new work in April 2005.
The commissioned piece, Passing for tenor saxophone and CD, appears on Andy Scott’s solo CD My Mountain Top. According to the composer, "The title refers to the passing of time, the passing of life..., passing in a slow motion sort of way too".
Members of the World Tenor Saxophone Consortium are Yasushi Arai, Antonio Cafolla, Neil Crossley, Tony Davis, Amy Dickson, Christoph Enzel, Lara James, Jenny Lyons, Steven Mauk, Federico Mondelci, Leonie Schaller and Andy Scott.