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  • Kronos Quartet's acclaimed 1992 album Pieces of Africa is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features the album on two 140-gram LPs. This "potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers," as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

     

  • Kronos Quartet released its Nonesuch Records debut album 30 years ago today, August 15, 1986. The self-titled album includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinen, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, and Jimi Hendrix. The Washington Post praised the group's "breadth of vision" throughout a collection "devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time." The New York Times called it "the best recorded anthology yet to capture the heady diversity of musical idioms that this San Francisco quartet espouses."

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    The Quartet’s best-selling Nonesuch debut includes its now legendary interpretation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” The Washington Post praised the group’s “breadth of vision” throughout a collection “devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Thomas Frost
    Recorded June 1985 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC
    Engineer: John Newton
    Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover Photograph: Jan Staller

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet
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Friday, August 15, 1986 - 04:00
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The Quartet’s best-selling Nonesuch debut includes its now legendary interpretation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” The Washington Post praised the group’s “breadth of vision” throughout a collection “devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time.”

Description: 

The Quartet’s best-selling Nonesuch debut includes its now legendary interpretation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” The Washington Post praised the group’s “breadth of vision” throughout a collection “devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Thomas Frost
Recorded June 1985 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC
Engineer: John Newton
Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover Photograph: Jan Staller

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79111

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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67
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221
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Friday, August 1, 1986 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597911121BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497095261
Price: 
10.00
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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