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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 CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    Steven Mackey, guitar (6)
    Pandit Pran Nath, voice (9)
    Krishma Bhatt, tabla (9)
    Terry Riley, John Constant, tamboura (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6-10 recorded at Skywalker Ranch, CA, August 1992
    Engineer: Bob Edwards
    Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey
    Track 3 produced by John Oswald
    Recorded October 1990 at Different Fur
    Engineer: Howard Johnston
    Assistant Engineer: Clive Allen
    Track 4 recorded July 1991 at Skywalker Ranch
    Engineer: Bob Edwards
    Assistant Engineer: Tony Eckert
    Voice sample for I.F. Stone for 7 produced at Studio PASS, New York, by Scott Johnson and Alex Noyes

    Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover by Leopoldo Maler

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6-10 recorded at Skywalker Ranch, CA, August 1992
Engineer: Bob Edwards
Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey
Track 3 produced by John Oswald
Recorded October 1990 at Different Fur
Engineer: Howard Johnston
Assistant Engineer: Clive Allen
Track 4 recorded July 1991 at Skywalker Ranch
Engineer: Bob Edwards
Assistant Engineer: Tony Eckert
Voice sample for I.F. Stone for 7 produced at Studio PASS, New York, by Scott Johnson and Alex Noyes

Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
Cover by Leopoldo Maler

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79310

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
Steven Mackey, guitar (6)
Pandit Pran Nath, voice (9)
Krishma Bhatt, tabla (9)
Terry Riley, John Constant, tamboura (9)

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