Paddle to the Sea


Top 25 Classical Albums, February 24, 2018Billboard
Best Classical Albums of 2018 – WQXR, New York
Top 10 Albums of 2018 – Second Inversion, 98.1 KING FM Seattle
Best of 2018: Classical CDs – The ArtsDesk, UK

“Deep and wide-ranging, impressive and highly creative.”
Jarrett Hoffman, Cleveland Classical 

“…transports listeners into a realm of imaginative sounds…”
-WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station

“They play as if they’re a single, eight-armed organism.”
– Brad Turner, NPR

“…astonishing precision and sensitivity…”
-David Hurwitz,

“…[an] acutely sensitive approach to sound… “
– Pwyll ap Siôn, Gramophone (UK)

“Arresting and enjoyable.”
– Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

“With seamless and perceptive playing, the Chicago-based collective Third Coast Percussion meditates on the nature of water — depicting faint burbles, roaring cascades and mighty oceans with equal aplomb.”
Zev Kane, WQXR, New York

“This is an enormously enjoyable album – attractively designed and well-annotated. Cedille’s engineering is rich and vivid – this is the best percussion disc I’ve heard in ages.”
-Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk (UK) 

After their 2017 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Third Coast Percussion returns to Cedille Records with an album inspired by the classic children’s book and film “Paddle to the Sea.” This album includes music collaboratively composed by the four members of Third Coast Percussion as an updated sound track for the film, as well as the other water-themed works that provided inspiration to the quartet as they composed this music. These include works by American composers Philip Glass (arranged by Third Coast Percussion) and Jacob Druckman, as well as music from Zimbabwe’s Shona people, shaped by Third Coast Percussion under the tutelage of master mbira player Musekiwa Chingodza.

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