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October 29, 2007
Harlem Quartet Releases Debut CD
"Take the 'A' Train"
"Take the 'A' Train"
Andrew Lepler
The debut recording from the Harlem Quartet, this recording features the music of Wynton Marsalis, Billy Strayhorn, and others. This is music that tells a story, from the life of a slave in the Deep South to a conga line working its way through the streets of Havana. The title track is a popular jazz standard heard here in a fresh new arrangement. Each piece offers something beyond the usual string quartet music, something to bring in new listeners to this time-honored musical ensemble. The Harlem Quartet is a part of the Sphinx Organization, whose mission is to increase the participation of black and Latino players and audiences in classical music. This is fresh music from dynamic young performers.
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