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Quartet

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Quartet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/11/13
performer:
Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Maggie Smith
director:
Dustin Hoffman
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

Guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau both wield powerful, genre-defying influence: Each is a distinctive soloist whose greatest strength is nonetheless a collaborative urge. The four duets and seven tracks on Quartet with Mehldau’s fine triomates (bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Jeff Ballard) move gracefully from gentle swing to hard-edged improvisation. A-