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Cagey Strings [Import]

Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Feb 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Funny Artists
  • ASIN: B000062V1R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars match made in music heaven 8 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
I stumbled upon this album when my music software recommended this album to me a few months ago. I checked it out and instantly fell in love. As a big fan of strings and jazz, Basquiat Strings are a match made in music heaven. This disc contains so much stringy jazzy goodness it has been on hot-rotation on my iPod ever since. All tracks are fantastic, with some great arrangements of jazz classic. Ben Davis is a talented arranger and composer, not to mention a great cellist. It is heart-warming to hear a group of such talented people making great music.
I recommend this album to anyone whole appreciates good music. And try and catch them live at a venue near you, you won't regret it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Strings can REALLY swing!! 27 April 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Who would have thought that a string quintet, with a little subtle help from percuission can produce music of such driving energy and tight precision. This is a revelation - I wished I had played in a string group like this in my 20's! There's none of that sugar sweet sloppiness that can be associated with Jazz on string instruments, just pulsing intelligent inventiveness which holds you attention throughout. I look forward to the next one, in fact can I play violin on it please?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic 23 Sep 2007
By J. Pappenheim VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album is, as stated above, absolutely fantastic. The band step outside the form of modern pop jazz, such as katie melua, and other such bland acts, to become something far more interesting. An highly listenable album, every song is a new discovery, with each playthrough highlighting a different crescendo or moment where emotion swells to take hold. Strongly reccommended to the younger, into bands such as sufjan stevens and sigur ros, and the older, confirmed jazz/classical fans. In short, a must.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Fresh 11 Sep 2012
By Stuart Laughlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I listen to this album nearly everyday -- have been doing so for nearly a year -- and it never gets old. The quirky time signatures, the dynamics: it's just such a great album. Took a few weeks of listening just to be able to hum along.
5.0 out of 5 stars Basquiat Strings is extremely cinematic 6 Sep 2012
By Marcus McDougald - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the best albums I have bought in the past few years. Extremely cinematic. Definitely worth having in the playlist.
Jean Michel would have listened to this group if they were around in his day. Full of raw energy. Brilliant.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Strings for a different point of view. 27 Mar 2011
By Here in the Trench - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes I heard that french "surprised the world when they started to make jazz only with strings.
Guitar, fiddle & bass,brought hot jazz to a new form of jazz.
Well, here is a new experiment.
I never really know when they are falling into classical music.
But they make a nice a try on "In a Silent Way".
At least there is not more of the same.
I hope they will record a second Cd to know how this continue.
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