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Album Review

Turtle Island Quartet: Have You Ever Been....? : The Music of Jimi Hendrix and David Balakrishnan

Read "Have You Ever Been....? : The Music of Jimi Hendrix and David Balakrishnan" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


While Jimi Hendrix has been an inspiration to many guitarists, regardless of their musical inclinations, few classical musicians have taken a deep look at his music. This changes on Have You Ever Been....? by Turtle Island Quartet; a group that has taken on the works of John Coltrane on A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane (Telarc, 2007 amongst others. The disc opens with a four-part suite of the songs from Hendrix's Electric Ladyland (Reprise, 1968), ...

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Live Review

Turtle Island String Quartet Performs "A Love Supreme" at Stanford

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Turtle Island String Quartet Stanford Lively Arts Series Stanford University, Palo Alto, California February 16, 2008

One of the drags about string quartets is it's taboo to applaud solos. Not that the urge is common, but imagine a Village Vanguard crowd sitting on their hands most of the evening and punctuating the final ovation with a single cry of “bravo" from the back of the room.That nagging disjointedness slightly blemished the Turtle ...

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Turtle Island Quartet: A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

Read "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


The Turtle Island Quartet honors saxophone titan John Coltrane with A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane, putting its distinct signature on tunes written by, inspired by, or associated with Trane in ways that are faithful to the original concepts while giving them new dimensions and depth. Jimmy Garrison's signature four-note bass figure serves as a leitmotif throughout the Quartet's fine interpretation of A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1964). By adding their unique touches to Trane's masterpiece, ...

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Turtle Island String Quartet: A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

Read "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


John Coltrane has been the inspiration for a number of musical considerations. Karrin Allyson's Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane (Concord, 2001) was a brilliantly well-conceived thematic recording. The Marsalis brothers each released Coltrane-related thoughts in Wynton's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra A Love Supreme (Palmetto, 2005) and Branford's Branford Marsalis Quartet Performs Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam (Marsalis Music, 2004). Add the Turtle Island String Quartet to the mix with its A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane.

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