Question: What do a well respected jazz pianist exploring the music of Elvis Presley and a string quartet that dares to attempt to recreate John Coltrane’s immortal A Love Supreme have in common? Answer: A desire to sift out golden nuggets of beauty and purity from the granite stratums of musical convention. Warner Brothers recording artist Cyrus Chestnut and the Grammy®-winning Turtle Island Quartet continue their grail-like quest in a program that matches a reinterpretation of Brahms celebrated piano quintet with a gospel-tinged fantasy of Down by the Riverside.
The giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Louis Armb are given their just due and bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs are brought to the table for this musical feast. From the ICONS of music, these virtuoso players pull a program of unmatched brilliance.