A diversity-embracing string quartet has something to say, and says it in style.
This is a marvelous disc which functions well on several levels. First it is a fine disc of new string quartet music played by wonderful musicians (who wrote most of the music here as well).
The New York City Jazz Record reviews 3 new albums by Gregor Huebner
Sirius Quartet – “New World”
Richie Beirach/Gregor Huebner Duo/WDR Big Band – “Crossing Borders”
Gregor Huebner’s El Violin Latino – Vol. 3 “Los Soñadores”
“You have to admire Gregor Huebner for his immense talent as a violinist and composer, prolific output and ingenious ways of bringing together jazz, classical and world music.”
Timeliness and topicality can be tricky for a classical ensemble to pull off convincingly. But the Sirius Quartet—a group that emphasizes new music, including works composed by its members—hits the target on its latest recording, “New World,” a collection of songs reflecting on immigration, discrimination, and the quest for hope. Here, the quartet shares music from that project, in the final concerts of this year’s free Rite of Summer Music Festival.