Danzon

Danzon

by Turtle Island String Quartet
     
 
The Turtle Island String Quartet are well known for their wide range of interest in different fields of music, cross pollinating elements of jazz, Latin, and classical music with seemingly little effort. They also squeeze every musical possibility out of their instruments, whether bowing, playing pizzicato, or tapping

Overview

The Turtle Island String Quartet are well known for their wide range of interest in different fields of music, cross pollinating elements of jazz, Latin, and classical music with seemingly little effort. They also squeeze every musical possibility out of their instruments, whether bowing, playing pizzicato, or tapping out percussion lines on them. This studio date opens with jazz guitarist Steve Erquiaga's wild reworking of the old standard "On Green Dolphin Street," highlighted by Mark Summer's incredible cello solo. Summer's "Girl From Pathetique" blends Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova hit "The Girl From Ipanema" with Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique Symphony." Clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera guests on several tracks, including the old standard "You've Changed," his captivating composition "Wapango," and also a dramatic interpretation of "A Night in Tunisia," all of which were arranged by violinist David Balakrishnan. This outstanding date should be snapped up without hesitation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2002
Label:
Koch Int'l Classics
UPC:
0099923752929
catalogNumber:
7529
Rank:
132754

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Turtle Island String Quartet   Primary Artist,String Quartet
Paquito D'Rivera   Clarinet
David Balakrishnan   Violin,Baritone Violin
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Mark Summer   Cello
Evan Price   Violin

Technical Credits

Steve Erquiaga   Arranger
David Balakrishnan   Arranger
Mark Summer   Arranger
Bob Zachary   Executive Producer
Evan Price   Arranger
Mark Willsher   Producer
Josephine Balakrishnan   Art Direction
Rebeca Mauleón Santana   Liner Notes
Robert Zachary   Executive Producer

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