古典爵士四重奏的四位成员分别由钢琴手Kenny Barron，低音大提琴手Ron Carter，木琴手Stefon Harris 和 鼓手Lewis Nash 组成。曲风自成一格，虽没 European Jazz Trio 那般细腻 但却多了份自得其乐的自在，是少数能成功诠释古典乐的爵士组合。
As high-concept jazz groups go, few have been as fun, laid-back, and boisterous as the Classical Jazz Quartet. Taking classical compositions and transforming them into upbeat jazz anthems, the group isn't afraid to make drastically unique changes to the music they cover. The group first came together when bassist Ron Carter contacted pianist Kenny Barron to work together. Discussing the prospect of covering Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, vibraphonist Stefon Harris and drummer Lewis Nash were soon called in and the group decided to go ahead with the project. Released in 2001, their rendition of the classic Christmas ballet was a playful reinvention that swung hard and fun. A year later, The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach did the same for the 17th century baroque composer. ~ Bradley Torreano, Rovi
I am going to buy several copies as stocking stuffers. I wonder what the group's version of The Nutcracker sounds like....
01. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
02. Oboe Concerto In A Major, 2nd Movement BWV 10550
03. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major BWV 1047, Ist Movement
04. Invention No. 4 BWV 775
05. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major BWV 1047, 2nd Movement