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Danzon [Turtle Island String Quartet]


  • 1. On Green Dolphin Street, song
    2. You've Changed
    3. Wapango, for woodwind quintet
    4. Danzn for clarinet, cello & piano
    5. Girl From Pathetique, for string quartet (after Jobim & Tchaikovsky)
    6. Schizo Grosso, for string quartet (after Carter & Beethoven)
    7. Little Mouse Jumps, version for string quartet
    8. Ma Mre Tortue, for string quartet (after Ravel)
    9. Night in Tunisia, A
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7529

  • Credits
    ProducerMark Willsher
    Engineer

    Turtle Island String Quartet: David Balakrishnan (violin, baritone violin); Evan Price (violin); Danny Seidenberg (viola); Mark Summer (cello).
    Additional personnel: Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet).
    Recorded at The Sound Retreat, Ardsley, New York and Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California in March and May 2001.
    "You've Changed" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
    Personnel: David Balakrishnan (violin, baritone violin); Evan Price (violin); Danny Seidenberg (viola); Mark Summer (cello); Paquito d'Rivera (clarinet).
    Liner Note Author: Maulen Santana, Rebeca.
    Recording information: Daniel Freiberg's The Sound Retreat, Ardsley, NY (03/2001).
    Arrangers: Steve Erquiaga; David Balakrishnan; Mark Summer; Evan Price.
    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. ~ Ken Dryden

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