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White Man Sleeps

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Track Listing

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1White Man Sleeps #1 (Kevin Volans)4:31
2Scherzo: Holding Your Own (Charles Ives)1:23
3Pano Da Costa (Cloth from the Coast) (Jon Hassell)19:21
4Morango…Almost a Tango (Thomas Oboe Lee)6:22
5Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman, arr. Mel Graves)3:08
6Amazing Grace (Ben Johnston)11:48
7White Man Sleeps #5 (Kevin Volans)3:38
8String Quartet No. 3 (Béla Bartók)15:30

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About this Album

Brilliantly eclectic collection features South African composer Kevin Volans’s title piece. Ben Johnston’s “Amazing Grace,” says the New York Times, “is a canny blend of modernist skill and folkish Americana worth the price of the record all by itself.”


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

Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded January 1987 at Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley, MA
Engineer: John Newton
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Nicholas Nixon

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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