Don Clark takes a Gershwin & Kern Road Trip

Alexander String Gershwin & Kern Cover ArtAnother stellar review from Pictures On Silence critic, Don Clark, for our Gershwin & Kern recording!

“…faced with a trip home that would involve some late night driving, I grabbed some CDs to keep my mind alert and my bleary eyes open. One of my selections this time was a new disc sent for my perusal by the Alexander String Quartet. … leave it to the Alexanders to find, and so superbly record, picture perfect arrangements of these miniature masterpieces. … Carl Davis’ arrangement of Porgy and Bess selections for clarinet and string quartet is nothing less than suave, sophisticated and totally enjoyable. … As with the Gershwin, these [Kern] are sophisticated, classical inspired arrangements, suggesting comparisons to Schubert and Schumann rather than to the “easy listening” channel or Muzak. The Alexanders capture the pathos, longing, and sadness in “Smoke..” and “Bill”, the tenderness in “The Way..” and the elegance and economy of scale in each of these classic works. … engaging enough to entertain and delight while negotiating the mind numbing Interstate Highway…” —Don Clark, Pictures on Silence

Read the engaging review on the Pictures on Silence blog!

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