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Quattro Mani / Kindred Spirits
Album:Kindred Spirits Collection:General
Artist:Quattro Mani Added:10/2008
Label:Bridge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-19 Pull Date:2009-09-20 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:13 Sep6 Sep30 Aug23 Aug16 Aug9 Aug26 Jul
Airplays:1123112

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 11 Sep 09:Wedge
Memory Select - w/The Bad Plus
4.Tue, 25 Aug 09:La Chanteuse
That's Not That's Not Bluegrass!
2.Mon, 31 Aug 09:Romain
Mixed Up Class
5.Sat, 22 Aug 09:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Sat, 29 Aug 09:Big D
Party at Grandma's
6.Tue, 18 Aug 09:Wedge
Jena & Gomorrah (sub)

Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2009-07-19 
Classical pieces for two pianos ("four hands"). Modern compositions done up in a "normal" classical-sounding vein. Like any classical music, the fast segments really get your attention, and of course both pianists can really fly. (5,8,

Susan Grace and Alice Rybak - pianos.

1,2,3- Ragtime! in a classical but still upbeat vein. 1,3 are fast; 2 is slower and flowery.

4- An old-jazzy touch in some off-time rhythms. Upbeat.

5- Racing, almost a little stomping. Cool.
6- Serious "classical," fast notes in a slow setting
7- Lightly flickering high notes
8- Fast and showy
9- Slow. Gets into a hypnotic two-chord pattern at the end.
10- Catchy mid/fast, with an intriguing melody

11- Grand classical with some ridiculously fast/accurate runs. Slow, stately feel overall.
12- Wow, sounds almost like glam rock. Lotta low notes, thumping beat. (Apparently composesr William Bland used Limp Bizkit as a source. Aw, come on, William, you can find better rock than that!)

13- Fast and fun. Admittedly could be more "manic." It gets into repetitious pecking that's fun in the way it builds up rhythms.

14-23- A suite of ten short movements, most of them less than 1 minute each. Probably best to play them all together. Mostly nice, esp. 14,15,17, but ends sternly and hammering.

Track Listing
1.Three Rags For Two Pianos (1) 12.Kindred Spirits (2)
2.Three Rags For Two Pianos (2) 13.Manic Music
3.Three Rags For Two Pianos (3) 14.Loose Changes (1)
4.Cut-Time Shout 15.Loose Changes (2)
5.It All Adds Up (1) 16.Loose Changes (3)
6.It All Adds Up (2) 17.Loose Changes (4)
7.It All Adds Up (3) 18.Loose Changes (5)
8.It All Adds Up (4) 19.Loose Changes (6)
9.It All Adds Up (5) 20.Loose Changes (7)
10.It All Adds Up (6) 21.Loose Changes (8)
11.Kindred Spirits (1) 22.Loose Changes (9)
 23.Loose Changes (10)