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Turtle Island String Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet
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Turtle Island String Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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May 7, 2009 Hear the genre-bending Turtle Island Quartet re-imagine John Coltrane's classic work for strings.

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Studio Sessions

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December 28, 2009 The genre-busting Turtle Island Quartet performs Tree of Life, inspired by Charles Darwin.

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Interviews & Profiles

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August 28, 2010 The string quartet, known for their jazzy chamber music, takes on a new challenge: Jimi Hendrix.

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April 20, 2007 David Balakrishnan, Mark Summer discuss how they transformed a jazz masterpiece for string quartet.

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Discover Songs

September 22, 2002 Emergency music from Turtle Island; The haunting sounds of Railroad Earth; Former child prodigie...

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December 21, 2006 Evan Price must now decide if he wants to return to his old instrument or use its replacement.

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Turtle Island Quartet performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

February 16, 2011 With an eclectic palette of sounds and styles, the Turtle Island Quartet swings at NPR Music.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Have You Ever Been...?

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  • Album: Have You Ever Been...?
  • Artist: Turtle Island Quartet
  • Label: TELARC
  • Released: 2010
 

A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

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  • Album: A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane
  • Artist: Turtle Island Quartet
 

Blue Train

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  • Album: Blue Train
  • Artist: John Coltrane
  • Label: Classic
  • Released: 1957
 

Collectors' Items

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  • Album: Collectors' Items
  • Artist: Miles Davis
  • Label: Prestige
  • Released: 1951
 

4 + Four

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  • Album: 4 + Four
  • Artist: Turtle Island String Quartet
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2005