...the Bolcom allowed the performers to shine individually and as a quartet... Read More...
— Laura Ostrem,
...Oasis Quartet brought excellent ensemble work and very fine musicianship to this piece...As an encore, the gentlemen of Oasis Quartet offered a 2007 Martin Bresnick composition titled “Everything Must Go,”...This was a highlight of the evening. Read More...
— Megan Ihnen,
Des Moines Register
...Throughout the 20-minute work, the Oasis saxophonists exhibited excellent ensemble and razor-sharp precision – along with edge-of-your-seat excitement in the livelier sections...With such a sizzling performance, it’s no wonder Saturday’s audience responded enthusiastically... Read More...
— Phillip Nones,
— Noted composer Martin Bresnick
...I praised the ensemble for technical perfection and remarkable musicality, and I renew that acclaim here... Read More...
— Ronald E. Grames,
...Since their formation in 2007, they have molded that diversity into a most impressive ensemble, their performances meticulous, vital, responsive to nuance, and tonally rich...the Oasis Quartet’s precision — even passagework, uniformity of tone, seamless line, and unfailing balance and intonation — is most impressive.
— Ronald Grames,
...The Oasis Quartet's performance is brilliant, strong and exciting...The playing is just simply lovely, with dead-on tuning, tasteful and elegant articulation and stunning virtuosity.
— Susan Fancher,
...The Oasis Quartet performs with impeccable technique and intonation, and the players have a sweet, pure tone...
I was fortunate to hear the Oasis Quartet perform this program at Mark Overton's Saxquest in St. Louis. The saxophonists are Nathan Nabb, soprano, James Bunte, alto, Dave Camwell, tenor and Jim Romain, Baritone (saxophones). All are consummate professionals appearing nationally and internationally in chamber settings and with major symphonies. Whereas The Rascher Saxophone Quartet's performance of Glass is quite notable, I believe, the Oasis Quartet adds a further dimension. The intonation, phrasing, blending and interpretation is mesmerizing. This is a recording not to be missed and the (in studio) recording engineer was faithful to the performance.
— Ronald E. Lakey,
...The saxophones of the Oasis Quartet bound through the full range of expression and energy in their new self-titled release on the Innova label...The group’s members – James Bunte, Dave Camwell, Nathan Nabb and James Romain – unite the CD’s stylistically divergent content with their collective crispness, obvious instrumental mastery and subtly executed interpretations...
— Garrett Schumann,
...the Oasis Quartet – the group and the album – offers up a generous serving of sinuous saxophone for lovers of clean tones.
— Arcane Candy