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Bird's Eye View / Turtle Island Quartet


Release Date: 02/09/2018 
Label:  Azica   Catalog #: 71318  
Composer:  David BalakrishnanLee KonitzMiles DavisCharlie Parker,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this high flying new recording the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet looks to draw analogy to the visionary brilliance of Charlie Parker, who took jazz from pop style into art music, with its own continuing aspirations to similarly redefine the foundational parameters of the traditional string quartet form, in a sense coming from the other direction. Grammy-nominated composer David Balakrishnan contributes his newly commissioned work, "Aeroelasticity: Harmonies Of Impermanence.” Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by Read more devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aeroelasticity: Harmonies of Impermanence by David Balakrishnan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Subconscious Lee by Lee Konitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
3.
Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
4.
Dewey Square by Charlie Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
5.
Squawk by David Balakrishnan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Propeller by Benjamin von Gutzeit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Django by John Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
8.
Rebirth of the Holy Fool by David Balakrishnan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turtle Island String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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