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Oregon String Quartet and All That Jazz
Jazz and Rock Influences in the Contemporary American String Quartet
Released by Koch International Classics in 2007. Works by Glinsky, Oboe Lee, Gearhart and David Baker (on this work, the OSQ is joined by jazz violinist, Diane Monroe).
Featuring works by American composers, this wonderful collection of works shows the variety of ways that different composers incorporate jazz and rock influences in their works. From Albert Glinsky's Canandaigua Quartet — a rocketship ride of excitement, to David Baker's sophisticated Sonata for Jazz Violin and String Quartet, there is something for everybody.
"...this adventurous disc describes a most enjoyable journey through territory that spans minimalism as well as the promised jazz and rock...the players prove to be as effective in reflective music as in the brightly colored, driven movements...Definitely a different take on the string-quartet medium. Well worth investigating."
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
"This recording is a strongly conceived and beautifully presented journey...fresh and inviting...sets the bar high for other string quartets...”
Journal of the Society for American Music