Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
09.02.2018

Label: Azica Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • David Balakrishnan (1954 - ): Aeroelasticity "Harmonies of Impermanence":
  • 1I. Backlash06:36
  • 2II. Lonesome George07:23
  • 3III. Pralaya04:44
  • 4IV. Flutter Point04:25
  • Lee Konitz (1927):
  • 5Subconscious Lee (Arr. B. von Gutzeit for String Quartet)03:57
  • Miles Davis (1926 - 1991):
  • 6Miles Ahead (Arr. D. Balakrishnan for String Quartet)04:44
  • Charlie Parker (1920 - 1955):
  • 7Dewey Square (Arr. M. Parson for String Quartet)04:45
  • David Balakrishnan (1954 - ):
  • 8Squawk05:22
  • Benjamin von Gutzeit (1991 - ):
  • 9Propeller06:36
  • John Lewis (1920 - 2001):
  • 10Django (Arr. D. Balakrishnan for String Quartet)05:22
  • David Balakrishnan (1954 - ):
  • 11Rebirth of the Holy Fool07:58
  • Total Runtime01:01:52

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In this high flying new recording the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet looks to draw analogy to the visionary brilliance of Charlie Parker, who took jazz from pop style into art music, with its own continuing aspirations to similarly redefine the foundational parameters of the traditional string quartet form, in a sense coming from the other direction. Grammy-nominated composer David Balakrishnan contributes his newly commissioned work, Aeroelasticity: Harmonies Of Impermanence.

„One of the very finest Turtle Island Quartet records…this ‘tribute to bird’ is in fact a tribute to a few different kinds of birds, and not just the Charlie Parker variety. If you’re a Turtle Island fan, you need to add this one to your collection!“ (Art Music Lounge)

Turtle Island String Quartet



Turtle Island String Quartet
Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”

The Quartet’s birth was the result of violinist David Balakrishnan’s brainstorming explorations and compositional vision while completing his master’s degree program at Antioch University West. The journey has taken Turtle Island through forays into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India…a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals. It has included over a dozen recordings on labels such as Windham Hill, Chandos, Koch, Telarc and Azica, soundtracks for major motion pictures, TV and radio credits such as the Today Show, All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, and Morning Edition, feature articles in People and Newsweek magazines, and collaborations with famed artists such as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, guitar legends such as Leo Kottke and the Assad brothers, The Manhattan Transfer, pianists Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut and Ramsey Lewis, singers Tierney Sutton and Nellie McKay, the Ying Quartet and the Parsons and Luna Negra Dance Companies.

As Turtle Island members continue to refine their skills through the development of repertory by some of today’s cutting edge composers, through performances and recordings with major symphonic ensembles, and through a determined educational commitment, members refine their skills through the development of repertory by some of today’s cutting edge composers, through performances and recordings with major symphonic ensembles, and through a determined educational commitment, the Turtle Island Quartet stakes its claim as the quintessential ‘New World’ string quartet of the 21st century.

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