Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Turtle Island String Quartet|
Who Do We Think We Are
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical
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I think they're musical innovators!
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 02/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Turtle Island String Quartet (TISQ) plays a unique role as a force of musical innovation. The group often uses the string quartet as a vehicle to perform more popular forms of music. In this particular environment, the group plays jazz. The listener is treated to artists that combine the virtuosity of the best trained orchestral musicians, along with the improvisational skills of the most weathered jazz cats. How often does one hear a string quartet swing? If you ever listened to Django Reinhardt, you know that it's been done (more or less), but not quite like this. The album is packed with jazz standards, from Miles Davis' 'Seven Steps To Heaven' to Monk's 'Ruby My Dear.' Not only does TISQ play music by the likes of Charlie Parker and McCoy Tyner, but the band even gives justice to Jimi Hendrix's 'Gypsy Eyes.' "Who Do We Think We Are?" is an exquisite listen that will stimulate the brain and tap the foot."