This week we review Grex, Turtle Island Quartet, Joel Streeter, and Aima the Dreamer.
August 26, 2010
By Rachel Swan
Turtle Island Quartet, Have You Ever Been…? Fifteen-year-old, Peninsula-based jazz string quartet Turtle Island often scavenges old material — from sources as varied as John Coltrane, Eric Clapton, and Robert Johnson. Now it adds Jimi Hendrix to the catalog with rich interpretations of “Voodoo Child,” “Hey Joe,” and “All Along the Watchtower.” Also packed with originals from bandleader David Balakrishnan, Have You Ever Been …? bristles with detail. (Telarc)
At Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley) on August 29. 8 p.m., $24.50