On the Town

On the Town

by Turtle Island String Quartet

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Overview

On the Town

This CD is simply delightful. Unlike the Kronos Quartet, the members of Turtle Island (violinists Darol Anger and David Balakrishnan, Katrina Wreede on viola, and cellist Mark Summer) all improvise; on this collection of swing standards, the effect is often like four incarnations of Stephane Grappelli. The inventive arrangements really showcase the group's power and creativity. The Billy Taylor Trio helps out on "Love for Sale," "Angel Eyes," and "A Smooth One," another trio joins up on "Cheek to Cheek," and there are a couple of guests. But, as shown on a hard-driving version of "Lady Be Good," the Turtle Island String Quartet is quite capable of creating swinging jazz by itself. A gem.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/1991
Label: Windham Hill Records
UPC: 0019341013228
catalogNumber: 10132

Tracks

  1. Love for Sale  - Billy Taylor
  2. Body and Soul  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  3. Fascinating Rhythm  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  4. Manoir de Mes Reves/Blues en Mineur  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  5. Angel Eyes  - Billy Taylor
  6. A Smooth One  - Billy Taylor
  7. Oh, Lady Be Good  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  8. Lil' Darlin'  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  9. Rachel's Dream  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  10. In a Sentimental Mood  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  11. I Love You  -  Turtle Island String Quartet
  12. Cheek to Cheek  -  Turtle Island String Quartet

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Turtle Island String Quartet   Primary Artist
Darol Anger   Violin,Baritone Violin
David Balakrishnan   Violin
Victor Gaskin   Upright Bass,String Bass
Vince Lateano   Drums
Mark Summer   Cello
Billy Taylor   Piano,Track Performer
Bobby Thomas   Drums
Bill Douglass   Upright Bass,String Bass
Katrina Wreede   Viola

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Darol Anger   Arranger,Producer
Turtle Island String Quartet   Producer
David Balakrishnan   Arranger,Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mark Summer   Arranger
Sam Sutherland   Liner Notes
Brian Walker   Engineer
John Sullivan   Art Direction
Billy Taylor Trio   Contributor
Willa Rabinovitch   Executive Producer
Dennis Gallagher   Art Direction
Katrina Wreede   Arranger

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