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Latigo
     

Latigo

by Quartet San Francisco
 
Quartet San Francisco is much in the same spirit as the Turtle Island String Quartet, though their primary focus on this classical crossover CD is on Latin music, especially the tango. Violinists Jeremy Cohen and Kayo Miki, violist Emily Onderdonk and

Overview

Quartet San Francisco is much in the same spirit as the Turtle Island String Quartet, though their primary focus on this classical crossover CD is on Latin music, especially the tango. Violinists Jeremy Cohen and Kayo Miki, violist Emily Onderdonk and cellist Joel Cohen have a strong chemistry and the ability to engage in the most intricate interplay, while still incorporating improvisation into their performances. They suggest the presence of the late composer Astor Piazzolla's bandoneon in the moving interpretation of the sorrowful "Melodia en la Menor" and engage in a bit of playfulness in Chick Corea's "Armando's Rhumba," one of several tunes that add percussionist John Santos. The influence of the Turtle Island String Quartet is apparent in their lively arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's "Cool" (from the Broadway musical West Side Story). The sole original is Jeremy Cohen's "Crawdambo," a delightful mambo blending a number of musical influences, written in tribute to his late teacher, Anne Crowden. This is an auspicious release by a contemporary string quartet that will hopefully get the opportunity to record on a frequent basis.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
Label:
Violinjazz Recording
UPC:
0783707294407
catalogNumber:
104

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quartet San Francisco   Primary Artist,Ensemble,String Quartet
Jeremy Cohen   Violin
John Santos   Percussion,Bongos,Maracas,Triangle,Caxixi,Cajon,Shaker,cowbell,gourd,Tamborim
Emily Onderdonk   Viola
Kayo Miki   Violin
Joel Cohen   Cello

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
David Balakrishnan   Arranger
Jeremy Cohen   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Carlos Gardel   Composer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
John Santos   Contributor
Mariano Mores   Composer
Armando Pontier   Composer
Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodriguez   Composer
Enrique Saborido   Composer
Eduardo Arolas   Composer
Agustin Bardi   Composer
Lauren Speeth   Executive Producer
Richard Diebenkorn   Cover Art

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