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by Quantum Quartet

Original jazz compositions that draw on a wide spectrum of influences. Rich in interplay and humor.
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Elephants
8:38 $0.99
2. Santa Fe
10:11 $0.99
3. David and Ruthie
4:31 $0.99
4. Oasis
8:07 $0.99
5. Jasmine
8:00 $0.99
6. Simple Song
4:48 $0.99
7. Subway Vignette
0:53 $0.99
8. Unearthing
8:51 $0.99
9. Finally
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Formed in New York in 1998, the Quantum Quartet is a rarity in today's jazz scene: a true musical collective. Co-led by all of its members, the Quartet writes, arranges and performs together, developing a sound that is uniquely its own. Their music draws upon all of the musicians' varied
backgrounds, tastes and personalities; each expresses his own voice clearly, while contributing to a singular group sound. The Quartet's playing is rich in interplay and humor, and the joy of playing compositions that have been developed by all radiates from every note. While Quantum's members are grounded in the jazz tradition, they are equally comfortable drawing upon classical, funk, rock, and non-Western musics. Their collaborations shift, blur, and breach the borders between musical genres. The Quantum Quartet produces music that is fresh, sophisticated, playful, and completely its own.

Quantum Quartet:
Alec Haavik, saxophones
Jay Vilnai, guitars
Dave Hertzberg, bass
Gregory Babb, drums



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I would have given it 6 stars, but there are only 5. I am a huge jazz fan, and I haven't heard a CD quite like this in years. I can't find the right word to describe the sound of this CD. It's amazing, extraordinary. Especially the guitar. The guitar is incredible. This Jay dude is outstanding. This is a MUST HAVE!!!

Richard Dunlap

Intelligent yet wonderfully listenable
To my ears, the strength of this CD is in the band's overall blended sound and the compositions. To be honest, some of the soloing was not my cup of tea, but this is a minor criticism as I am not at all unhappy with this CD. Indeed, I feel it essential to my collection, and there are also very inspired solo passages. The musicianship is very strong, especially when they are in full-on interactive mode. Lovely, groovy, powerful and savory.