Mike Marshall and the Turtle Island Quartet

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February 11, 2014 - 10:00 pm

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Mike Marshall and Turtle Island Quartet

Mike Marshall and Turtle Island Quartet

Oakland, Calif.Mike Marshall and the Turtle Island Quartet is the title of a new release from five of the most versatile string players of our time, set for release on March 18, 2014.

Their first album together embodies the joyous, eclectic spirit of American string master Grammy-nominated Mike Marshall and Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet.

The collaboration, well into its third decade, features original works penned by Marshall and TIQ founding violinist David Balakrishnan, as well as Brazilian flavor from Egberto Gismonti, K-Ximbinho, and Chiquinha, and Darol Anger's arrangement of the aptly titled Robert Johnson blues tune, Crossroads.

Four original Marshall compositions grace the recording: Egypt, House Camp, Gator Strut and Sweets Mill which add to the wide-ranging styles and moods on the project.

The album was recorded in Berkeley in 2011 and 2012, and is produced by Marshall.


From the recording, listen to Loro.


  • Interplay: Shoka
  • Interplay: Inner Voices
  • Interplay: Rishi's Dance
  • Interplay: Thyaga
  • Brazilian Choro Medley: Apenhei-te Cavaquinho / Ternura / Corta Jaca
  • Egypt
  • Loro
  • House Camp
  • Gator Strut
  • Sweets Mill
  • Crossroads

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Ethan Setiawan
February 12, 2014 06:33 PM
Can't wait for this one! Some of my all time favs playing!
February 12, 2014 07:23 PM
Yes this sounds like one I'd like also.
February 13, 2014 07:53 AM
Yahoo! Nice expansion of the repertoire of both!