: Quartet

by: Peter Rowan & Tony Rice

Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0011661057920
Item Dimensions: 7550021575
Label: Rounder
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Rounder
Model: 1973670
MPN: 1655524
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: January 23, 2007
Publisher: Rounder
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Studio: Rounder

Disc 1:
  1. Dust Bowl Children
  2. To Live Is To Fly
  3. The Walls Of Time
  4. Shady Grove
  5. Moonlight Midnight
  6. Trespasses
  7. The Sunny Side Of The Mountain
  8. Cold Rian And Snow
  9. Guardian Angels
  10. Let The Harvest Go To Seed
  11. Perfection
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Acoustic music legends Peter Rowan and Tony Rice continue their fruitful collaboration with Quartet, which finds the pair joined by bassist/vocalist Bryn Davies and mandolinist/vocalist Sharon Gilchrist. Recorded after extensive touring, Quartet introduces a dynamic and cohesive band grounded in traditional bluegrass, yet capable of spinning out extended improvisational journeys. The band's repertoire is equally intriguing, ranging from songs by Townes Van Zandt and Patti Smith to bluegrass standards, traditional ballads ("Cold Rain and Snow"), and classic Rowan originals ("Dust Bowl Children" and a stunningly reinvented "Moonlight Midnight").

"The spellbinding synergy of Rowan's soulful serenades and Rice's masterful flatpicking's almost as if the singer and accompanist are one in the same." - Bluegrass Now

"A musical marriage made in heaven." - Relix
Two eclectic acoustic music veterans are better than one, as this second collaboration by singer-songwriter Peter Rowan and guitar virtuoso Tony Rice attests. Doubling their fun is the addition of bassist Bryn Davies and mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist, who provide female harmonies as well as instrumental support. Five of the eleven tunes are Rowan originals, highlighted by an almost eight-minute expansion of his "Moonlight Midnight," a favorite from his Old and in the Way days, giving Rice's guitar plenty of room to roam; as well as a revival of "The Walls of Time," written with Bill Monroe. The selection additionally ranges from the bittersweet beauty of Townes Van Zandt's "To Live Is to Fly" to a surprising dip into the songbook of Patti Smith, transforming her "Trespasses" into a tone-poem waltz with lilting three-part harmonies. Three straight spirituals bring the set to a soul-stirring close. --Don McLeese

Average Rating: none

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