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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

News & Reviews

  • "Kronos Explorer Series" Box Set & "A Thousand Thoughts" Out Now on Nonesuch Records

    Nonesuch celebrates Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, in its 40th anniversary year with two releases: Kronos Explorer Series, a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world, and A Thousand Thoughts, a new album that looks at Kronos’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. Both are out today in North America (international release April 21). Kronos continues its anniversary celebration at the Switchboard Music Festival in its hometown of San Francisco this Saturday.

  • Hear Kronos Quartet's "A Thousand Thoughts" Streaming in Full As Q2 Music Album of the Week

    Kronos Quartet's new album, A Thousand Thoughts, is due out next Tuesday, April 8. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the new album is streaming in full all this week as Q2 Music Album of the Week. "The album would be worth checking out just for the spectacular roster of guest stars the quartet has brought into the studio over the years," says Q2. "But just as impressive as these stellar cameos is the chameleonic playing of the quartet themselves, who manage to blend themselves into musics from Afghanistan, Vietnam and Austin, Texas, even while the core of their sound remains as warm and steady as ever."

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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