Quartet San Francisco

Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers

Following up 2009’s double Grammy Award-nominated QSF Plays Brubeck, Quartet San Francisco delivers Pacific Premieres featuring two swinging new suites by acclaimed jazz big band leader, composer, and arranger Gordon Goodwin, a breathtaking three-movement string quartet by conductor, arranger, and composer Vince Mendoza, a gorgeous new work by legendary Hollywood composer Patrick Williams, and a brilliant piece by Jeremy Cohen that concludes in a dazzling blaze. It’s a performance that leaves no doubt that QSF has forged new ground for jazz string players. 

TRACK LIST  (read Jeremy’s track notes)

California Pictures for String Quartet (Gordon Goodwin)
1. Oakland (6:24)
2. Carmel (3:31)
3. Venice (7:11)

String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversions in Three Parts
(Vince Mendoza)
4. Mike and Randy (5:44)
5. Towner (4:56)
6. Maurice White (5:10)

7. The Bay is Deep Blue (Patrick Williams) (8:26)

Three Stages for String Quartet (Gordon Goodwin)
8. Focus (3:02)
9. Contemplation (3:49)
10. Resolution (4:01)

11. Guamba (Jeremy Cohen) (7:56) with Larry Epstein, bass



Jeremy Cohen – violin
Matthew Szemela – violin
Chad Kaltinger – viola
Kelley Maulbetsch – cello



Executive Producer: Jeremy Cohen
Producer: Andrea Liguori
Recorded August 21-23, 2013, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California.
Engineer: Leslie Ann Jones
Assistant Engineer: Dann Thompson
Editing Engineer: Andre J.H. Zweers, Screaming Lizard Productions
Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Judy Kirschner, Screaming Lizard Productions

Booking Information
Knudsen Productions

Terri Hinte