STRATHCONA STRING QUARTET
BLUE BY FOUR
Jennifer Bustin, violin
George Andrix, violin
Moni Mathew, viola
Josephine van Lier, Cello
Edmonton’s acclaimed Strathcona String Quartet launched its new CD “Blue by Four” at a festive CD release concert in January 2009 at the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton.
The CD features jazz arrangements and original jazz compositions by celebrated Edmonton violinist, violist and composer George Andrix.
On about half the works, the quartet is joined by Edmonton jazz greats Joel Gray on Trumpet and John Taylor on Bass.
The unique sound of a classical string quartet playing jazz music, the addition of superb jazz musicians and the genius writing by composer/arranger George Andrix gives this CD an eclectic sound that is seldom heard and will appeal to classical and jazz music fans alike.