A major ambassador of saxophone music the world over, Phillipe Geiss has assembled around him a veritable galaxy of prestigious guests (Vincent David, Marija Aupy, Branford Marsalis, Barry Cockcroft, the US Navy Band and others) in a tribute to fifty years of space travel and discovery, and in particular in homage to his saxophonist-astronaut friend Thomas Pesquet, to whom he helped send a saxophone when he celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday on the International Space Station.
Combining jazz, contemporary classical and various styles of traditional music, Galaxsax is a collection of pieces written or arranged by Philippe Geiss which span the period between 1961 and 2016, from Yuri Gargarin's first mission into space to Thomas Pesquet's most recent one.
- 1 Geiss: Nela 3:57
- 2 Geiss: Akashia 6:09
- 3 Geiss: Zerbace 7:11
- 4 Chopin: Berceuse op.57 5:23
- 5 Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato 5:17
- 6 Geiss: South wind tango 5:57
- 7 Babic: Prepletum mobile 1:38
- 8 Geiss: Calderosax 9:55
- 9 Geiss: Galaxsax 2:27
- 10 Geiss: Sax Heroes 5:00
- 11 Geiss/Bergonzi: New in the City 7:29
- 12 Geiss: Sir Patrick 4:46