• 08-09-2010, 11:45 AM
    bobsticks
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    Hey JM, Feanor, Pat D., emaidel....
    or anyone interested in something a bit different...

    I plunked this thing down on the counter a few months ago but didn't sit down to do any serious, critical listening until today. It immediately made me think of a recent discussion round these parts about the Kronos Quartet and something they had done bordering on "atonal".

    In any case, Rainbow is a collaboration between the Quartet and some Azerbaijani folk singers/musicians. It's done in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings group and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. It's a well-packaged, two disc CD/DVD combo for not a lot of money and appeared to be just one in a series of partnerships. The sound quality is quite good and Azerbaijani tendency to emphasize different notes makes the passages certainly more challenging that typical western fare.

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=124828092
  • 08-09-2010, 05:24 PM
    JohnMichael
    Sounds very interesting. I must get a copy. I have more time to listent to music.
  • 08-16-2010, 12:43 PM
    Pat D
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    or anyone interested in something a bit different...

    I plunked this thing down on the counter a few months ago but didn't sit down to do any serious, critical listening until today. It immediately made me think of a recent discussion round these parts about the Kronos Quartet and something they had done bordering on "atonal".

    In any case, Rainbow is a collaboration between the Quartet and some Azerbaijani folk singers/musicians. It's done in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings group and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. It's a well-packaged, two disc CD/DVD combo for not a lot of money and appeared to be just one in a series of partnerships. The sound quality is quite good and Azerbaijani tendency to emphasize different notes makes the passages certainly more challenging that typical western fare.

    Attachment 7271

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=124828092

    Thanks for the tip, bobsticks.
  • 08-16-2010, 12:57 PM
    bobsticks
    No problemo my friends...y'all have tipped me to so may solid recordings that anytime I run across a superlative recording or novel composition I wanna shout it from the rooftops.