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TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET

“a sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making”

-Los Angeles Times

“(Turtle Island) plays with energy and inventiveness”

-The New York Times

“Excellent precision and musicality”

-The Washington Post

A LOVE SUPREME – TOURING 17-18-19

The Music of John Coltrane

Winner of the 2008 GRAMMY® for Best Classical Crossover Album

Given the proper conditions, a work of art can transcend both genre and era, claiming its rightful place in the universality of human expression that justifies the very existence of mankind. Such is the case of John Coltrane’s jazz epiphany, A Love Supreme. Recorded four decades ago at a time when the country was deeply troubled by issues of race and war, Coltrane’s music was a personal statement of redemption and salvation that struck a chord in the hearts of millions, becoming one of the most enduring jazz recordings of all time.

The string quartet form itself continues to thrive in the 21st century in no small part due to its impressive history of similar achievements in its two hundred year-old canon. In exploring John Coltrane’s musical legacy, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. The concert program will present an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz.

DISCOGRAPHY
Confetti Man, Azica Records – 2014
Mike Marshall and The Turtle Island Quartet, Adventure Music – 2014
Have You Ever Been…, Telarc – 2010
A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane, Telarc – 2007
4 + Four: Turtle Island String Quartet with Ying Quartet, Telarc – 2005
Danzon, Koch Int’l Classics – 2002
Art of the Groove, Koch Int’l Classics – 2000
The Mozart Variations, Windham Hill – 2000
The Hamburg Concert, CCn’C – 1999
Porta Do Templo, Blue Jackel Ent. – 1999
Turtle Island String Quartet: A Windham Hill Retrospective, Windham Hill – 1997
By the Fireside, Windham Hill – 1995
The Romantics, Windham Hill – 1995
A Night in Tunisia, A Week in Detroit, Chandos – 1994
Who Do We Think We Are, Windham Hill – 1994
Laments & Dances-Music from the folk Traditions, Music Masters Jazz – 1994
Homage, GRP Records – 1994
A Winter’s Solstice IV, Windham Hill – 1993
Spider Dreams, Windham Hill – 1992
The Impressionists: A Windham Hill Sampler, Windham Hill – 1992
On the Town, Windham Hill – 1991
Skylife, Windham Hill – 1990
Metropolis, Windham Hill – 1990
A Winter’s Solstice III, Windham Hill – 1990
A Shock to the System, Windham Hill – 1990
Turtle Island String Quartet, Windham Hill – 1988
A Winter’s Solstice II, Windham Hill – 1986

A LOVE SUPREME – TOURING 17-18-19

The Music of John Coltrane

Winner of the 2008 GRAMMY® for Best Classical Crossover Album

Given the proper conditions, a work of art can transcend both genre and era, claiming its rightful place in the universality of human expression that justifies the very existence of mankind. Such is the case of John Coltrane’s jazz epiphany, A Love Supreme. Recorded four decades ago at a time when the country was deeply troubled by issues of race and war, Coltrane’s music was a personal statement of redemption and salvation that struck a chord in the hearts of millions, becoming one of the most enduring jazz recordings of all time.

The string quartet form itself continues to thrive in the 21st century in no small part due to its impressive history of similar achievements in its two hundred year-old canon. In exploring John Coltrane’s musical legacy, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. The concert program will present an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz.

DISCOGRAPHY
Confetti Man, Azica Records – 2014
Mike Marshall and The Turtle Island Quartet, Adventure Music – 2014
Have You Ever Been…, Telarc – 2010
A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane, Telarc – 2007
4 + Four: Turtle Island String Quartet with Ying Quartet, Telarc – 2005
Danzon, Koch Int’l Classics – 2002
Art of the Groove, Koch Int’l Classics – 2000
The Mozart Variations, Windham Hill – 2000
The Hamburg Concert, CCn’C – 1999
Porta Do Templo, Blue Jackel Ent. – 1999
Turtle Island String Quartet: A Windham Hill Retrospective, Windham Hill – 1997
By the Fireside, Windham Hill – 1995
The Romantics, Windham Hill – 1995
A Night in Tunisia, A Week in Detroit, Chandos – 1994
Who Do We Think We Are, Windham Hill – 1994
Laments & Dances-Music from the folk Traditions, Music Masters Jazz – 1994
Homage, GRP Records – 1994
A Winter’s Solstice IV, Windham Hill – 1993
Spider Dreams, Windham Hill – 1992
The Impressionists: A Windham Hill Sampler, Windham Hill – 1992
On the Town, Windham Hill – 1991
Skylife, Windham Hill – 1990
Metropolis, Windham Hill – 1990
A Winter’s Solstice III, Windham Hill – 1990
A Shock to the System, Windham Hill – 1990
Turtle Island String Quartet, Windham Hill – 1988
A Winter’s Solstice II, Windham Hill – 1986

WATCH

Turtle Island Quartet - Strings Session
Turtle Island Quartet w/ Cyrus Chestnut - Ruby My Dear
Turtle Island Quartet - Subconscious-Lee

LISTEN

Turtle Island Quartet
Turtle Island Quartet with Liz Carroll
Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut
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© 2017 Baylin Artists Management

721 Hyde Park   Doylestown, PA 18902
p. 267-880-3750 f. 267-880-3757

© 2017 Baylin Artists Management