Celebrating The Mahavishnu Orchestra - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9462-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94622 5
  • German Release: 09/03/2007
  • Genre: Crossover

"Eine geniale Umkehrung der 'Verjazzung' von Klassik: Hier bekommt Jazz durch ein klassisches Konzept Präzision und Tiefe, ohne an Swing zu verlieren.“ SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

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"When I was first given the demo CD of the recordings of the compositions I wrote for the "Mahavishnu Orchestra" performed by the radio.string.quartet.vienna, I imagined something of dubious quality. Remember, these compositions were written for an electric jazz-fusion group 34 - 35 years ago, and while the 2nd version of Mahavishnu Orchestra had a string quartet within the group, the drums, bass and electric guitar were always there and very present. From the first note I was struck by the way this group had 'appropriated' my music and made it their very own. They even got the atmosphere which was present all those years ago. The other aspect that touched me deeply was the importance they attach to improvisation, and they do improvise! The quartet is also not without humour: just listen to that version of "Cele...

line up

Bernie Mallinger - violin
Johannes Dickbauer - violin
Cynthia Liao - viola
Asja Valcic - cello

Recording Information

Recorded by Christoph Burgstaller at Konzerthaus Wien on October 31, November 1 and 2, 2006
Mixed by Christoph Burgstaller at Clipwerk Studios, Wien
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by radio.string.quartet