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Pacific Premieres

Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2013
Track listing: California Pictures For String Quartet-Oakland, Carmel, Venice; String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversions In Three Parts-Mike And Randy, Towner, Maurice White; The Bay Is Deep Blue; Three Stages For String Quartet-Focus, Contemplation, Resolution; Guamba.

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Quartet San Francisco: Pacific Premieres

Read "Pacific Premieres" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Gone are the days of the insular string quartet that turns its back on anything and everything outside of the classical canon. In many respects, the world can thank the venerable Kronos Quartet, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2013, for opening eyes, ears and minds to the fact that the string quartet is just like ...

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Whirled Chamber Music

Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2007
Track listing: Powerhouse; Spain; The Mooche; Pick Up The Pieces; Tanguori; Boy Scout In Switzerland; Peter Tambourine; I Hear Music; Harlem Nocturne; Dawg's Bull; Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen; The Penguin; Celebration On The Planet Mars; Gee Officer Krupke; The Toy Trumpet; Under The Sea; Siberian Sleighride; What Is Hip?.

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Quartet San Francisco: Whirled Chamber Music

Read "Whirled Chamber Music" reviewed by Ken Dryden


Quartet San Francisco (QSF) is very much in the vein of the Turtle Island String Quartet, though this classical crossover band sticks closer to their arrangements than the TISQ. Led by composer/arranger Jeremy Cohen on violin, the group also includes violinist Kayo Miki, violist Emily Onderdonk and cellist Joel Cohen. Their second CD draws from a ...

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Quartet San Francisco: Whirled Chamber Music

Read "Whirled Chamber Music" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


Whirled Chamber Music is another delightful CD from the group that was double-Grammy nominated for Latigo, its 2006 debut. This time, the pitch-perfect Quartet San Francisco applies itself to a wider range of material, compiling what could easily be the most cheerful and brilliantly-executed release of 2007. “The walls between genres have ...

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Quartet San Francisco: Whirled Chamber Music

Read "Whirled Chamber Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Scientists working diligently in a laboratory somewhere recently discovered a DNA strand and have identified it as the Cartoon Gene. This revelation proves the visual link between animation and sound. What they found is that cartoons permanently imprint sounds on your brain, for instance the sound of a character sneaking up stairs is a quickly rising ...


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