On Yahoo’s Dave Brubeck listserve, John Bolger called attention to an unsual version of Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo ala Turk.” It is by the Dutch ensemble Fuse—five string players and a percussionist. According to the group’s website, like many young bands today they play in a variety of genres including pop, rock, classical and jazz. Among composers whose works they have recently performed are Brubeck, Bartok and Britney Spears. Here’s the Brubeck piece.
Fuse is Mascha Van Nieuwkerk, cello; Adriaan Breunis, viola; Emma van der Shale and Julia Philippens, violin; and Tobias Nijboer, bass. Ms. Philippens soloed on “Blue Rondo.” For more information, see their website.
Have a good weekend.