JOHN ADAMS (b.1947): Road Movies for Violin and Piano, John's Book of Alleged Dances for String Quartet (6 excerpts), Shaker Loops for String Septet.
Catalogue Number: 03M088
Reference: AN2 8732
Description: Shaker Loops is well-known and well-recorded but Road Movies is somewhat less so and the only other version of John's Book - a complete one from 1997 by the Kronos Quartet - uses a pre-recorded rhythm track of prepared piano sounds. So we offer these six excerpts ("Hammer & Chisel", "Habanera", "Ständchen: The Little Serenade", "Judah to Ocean", "Dogjam" and "Rag the Bone") for Adams collectors who might like to hear them in their original form. Louise Bessette (piano), La Pietà; Angèle Dubeau (violin).