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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This weeks best guitar Cds-week of 08/24/2010
6) Turtle Island Quartet-Have you ever been…?
A string quartet taking on Jimi Hendrix is no new idea (see Kronos Quartet or Turtle Island’s “Gypsy Eyes” on their 1994 “Who Do We Think We Are? album) but don’t be fooled. This is far more than a jaw dropper of a background Cd to play at your next wine and cheese tasting for your NPR buddies. Turtle Island has built their career on the deconstruction and reinterpretation of unexpected musical styles. Song selection leans heavily on the Electric Ladyland album and following the format set by 2007’s “A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane” they include several of their own compositions.