Monday, January 16, 2012
Turtles with Tierney Sutton
Many moons ago I supervised the Turtle Island Quartet's rooftop photo shoot. Come to think of it, there is an adorable photo of me from that dreary November day in 2003. A lot of memories captured in one little photo.
This is the ensemble with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. They did a rendtion of Joni Mitchell. I know it's blasphemy admitting this but I actually do not like Joni Mitchell...not one bit. I tried, I did. I tried to like Blue. Don't get me wrong...she's a wonderful songwriter and vocalist. I'm just not into her style nor I am I really into that whole 1960 hippie/poet thing. You can throw Bob Dylan into the mix of artists I respect but just don't like. However, this was a wonderful performance. Tierney has such a strong beautiful voice...I am sure I am not doing it nor her a service in my choice of adjectives. And Mark Summer is just the man on cello.
Many moons later, I am still one of the Turtles biggest fans.