Diedre Murray


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Cellist Diedre Murray and bassist Fred Hopkins combine forces for loose, unpredictable, exciting fare. Their mastery of their respective instruments results in some superb duets with Murray's higher-pitched bowing and Hopkins' plucking and answering lines making remarkable statements. The group explores calypso and tango variations, as well as outside dialogues, inside movements and a concluding blues tune that turns that form upside down. This material is sometimes challenging, sometimes humorous, and never conventional or staid throughout its eight selections.

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