By Benjamin von Gutzeit: "Mental images of happy little biplanes performing air-acrobatics are opposed to the ultimate nightmare of any migratory bird: fiercely rotating metal blades that mercilessly scramble any feather-bearing life form into non-existence." - live at the Cutting Room, NYC, March 9th, 2018
TIQ delves deep into the quixotic psychotic music of cool jazz saxophone legend Lee Konitz. (arr. B. von Gutzeit)
TIQ and Cyrille Aimee: “Lets Live Again”
Cyrille Aimée asked us to join her on one of her favorite Nancy Wilson tunes “Let’s Live Again.” We couldn’t resist the chance to swing hard with her on this classic tune. (arr. B. von Gutzeit)
TIQ w/Cyrus Chestnut: Ruby My Dear
Turtles a la 2016 in concert with the 'Jazzy Nutman', Cyrus Chestnut, our rendition of Thelonius Monk's classic composition, Ruby My Dear. (arr. D. Balakrishnan)
Alex In ‘A’ Major
Written for his next door neighbor's sweet and occasionally rambunctious 8 year old son, David Balakrishnan's "Alex In A Major" features the quartet's sharply honed skills combining jazz, classical and bluegrass elements in a tasty turtle soup. Recorded in Seattle as part of a program called Second Inversion, hosted by Classical KING FM of Seattle Washington, supported by a grant from New Music USA.
Bouncin’ With Bud
A Bud Powell classic gem herein lovingly 'Turtleislandized', its jazzy bowetry in motion! Recorded in Seattle as part of a program called Second Inversion, hosted by Classical KING FM of Seattle Washington, supported by a grant from New Music USA.