Mar 8, 2012 Uncategorized
Turtle Island Quartet plays John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ at Calvin College on Saturday
Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS – John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” is one of the seminal recordings in jazz history.
The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet is an ensemble unlike any other.
Calvin College welcomes Turtle Island Quartet on Saturday to play a program devoted to the music of the contemporary giant of jazz for the Calvin Artist Series.
Mar 2, 2012 Uncategorized
Turtle Island Quartet
AIR DATE: March 2, 2012
To say that the Turtle Island Quartet doesn’t take the traditional approach to music is to put it lightly: its cellist once performed at an 11,000-feet elevation on a cello made of ice. The Grammy-winning quartet boldly crosses between bluegrass, rock, bebop, funk, R&B, and swing, paying homage to everyone from Beethoven to Hendrix and Coltrane.
Join us, as we talk with two of its founding members, and Mark Summer gives a special cello performance of “Little Wing.” The Turtle Island Quartet performs Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School.
David Balakrishnan, violinist, Turtle Island Quartet
Mark Summer, cellist, Turtle Island Quartet