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Groove Machine / H2 Quartet

Mellits / Williams / Gross / H2 Quartet
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Blue Griffin   Catalog #: 245   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marc MellitsAmy WilliamsThierry EscaichMurray Gross,   ... 
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The saxophone is an instrument that firmly established the concept of groove in jazz and popular music in the twentieth century. With the collection of works on the aptly-titled Groove Machine, the h2 quartet adopts that aesthetic, showing that it is alive and well in the postmodern art music of today. Groove Machine moves ably from rock-influenced power chords to mid-century modernism to Latin and American folk music flavors. The strength of this ensemble lies in its ability to present contemporary works that are both challenging and provocative, yet remain highly appealing to a wide audience—Groove Machine is a whirlwind from start to finish.

- Blue Griffin Records
The saxophone is an instrument that firmly established the concept of groove in jazz and popular music in the twentieth century. With the collection of works on the aptly-titled Groove Machine, the h2 quartet adopts that aesthetic, showing that it is alive and well in the postmodern art music of today. Groove Machine moves ably from rock-influenced power chords to mid-century modernism to Latin and American folk music flavors. The strength of this ensemble lies in its ability to present contemporary works that are both challenging and provocative, yet remain highly appealing to a wide audience—Groove Machine is a whirlwind from start to finish.

- Blue Griffin Records
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Works on This Recording

1.
Revolution Quartet by Marc Mellits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: 
Marc Mellits: Revolution Quartet, Arr. Jonathan Nichol 12:42
1. I. Groove Canon 2:23
2. II. Mara’s Toys 3:01
3. III. December 1989 3:39
4. IV. Groove Machine 3:38
 
2.
Univocity by Amy Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
3.
Tango Virtuoso by Thierry Escaich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
4.
The Wild Wild West by Murray Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
5.
Saxteto by Victor Marquez Barrios
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet
Notes: 
Victor Márquez Barrios: Saxteto 15:58
I. Raguinho 3:25
II. Sangueo 4:37
III. Nana 4:01
IV. Sopla Pambiche 3:54
 
6.
Engrenages by Alexandros Markeas
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  H2 Quartet

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