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Basquiat Strings are a five piece string group with their own repertoire of originals (composed by cellist Ben Davis) and arrangements.

Ben finds inspiration from the raucous, driving Hungarian string groups of Transylvania, the luxuriously rich Brahms sextets and the unruly compositions and workshop arrangements of Charles Mingus. Well, all that and people asking him to fix strings for their sessions...

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  • sounds so cool & classy!! love it actually from the first listening.
  • Go Seb! ;-)
  • I actually can't stop listening to the album a conveyor belt of jazz and otherworldy moods
  • The [group]Chiller Cabinet[/group].
  • Seems crazy that these guys could be nominated for a mercury and still only have 3,500 scrobbles. V cool anyway, if more classical musicians took this route maybe the industry wouldnt be in such a dire state.
  • Fantastic.
  • Saw them play last week, totally brilliant. There seems to be more improvisation slipping in to their shows.
  • it's sad these guys didn't fare better in the mercuries, or at least got some sort of residual popularity from the whole affair - seems to be that no-one even noticed they were there, and by far the best thing going this year...
  • Top listener, shot.
  • I cannot believe how few plays these guys have.

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