Turtle Island String Quartet

Also known as 1, TISQ, Turtle Island Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, The
Members of Turtle Island String Quartet: Darol Anger, David Balakrishnan, Irene Sazer, Katrina Wreede, Mark Summer
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.tisq.com/

Discography of Turtle Island String Quartet:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Hamburg Concert 18 Audio 1998 CCn'C Records
2 Metropolis 10 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Jazz
3 Turtle Island String Quartet 9 Audio 1988 Windham Hill Records
4 Danzon 9 Audio 2005 Koch International Classics
5 A Love Supreme - The Legacy Of John Coltrane 13 Audio 2007 Telarc
6 4 + Four 10 Audio 2005 Telarc
7 Spider Dreams 11 Audio 1992 Windham Hill Jazz
8 Turtle Island String Quartet 8 Audio 1988 A&M Records
9 Porto Do Templo 12 Audio 1998 The ACT Company
10 A Windham Hill Retrospective 13 Audio 1997 Windham Hill Records
11 Spider Dreams 11 Audio 1992 Windham Hill Jazz
12 Who Do You Think You Are? 10 Audio 1993 Windham Hill Records
13 Metropolis 10 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Records
14 Porto Do Templo 12 Audio 1998 CPC UMES
15 Skylife 11 Audio 1990 Windham Hill Jazz
16 Tiny Desk Concert 3 Audio 2011-01-16 National Public Radio
17 Metropolis 10 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Jazz


The Turtle Island String Quartet was born in 1985 and derived its name from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore. The quartet fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles, which include folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India. They have appeared on a dozen recordings on labels such as Windham Hill, Chandos, Koch and Telarc, soundtracks for major motion pictures, TV and radio credits, and collaborations with famed artists such as clarinetist [a=Paquito D'Rivera], [a=Manhattan Transfer, The], pianists [a=Billy Taylor] and [a=Kenny Barron], the Ying Quartet and the Parsons Dance Company.


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