The Four Corners Quartet

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Originating from Jordan, USA, UK and Palestine, The Four Corners Quartet will take you somewhere you will have never been before. Shattering the traditional impression of a string quartet, they are a self-composing and improvising ensemble with an energy unheard to the jazz, world, or contemporary classical scene.

On 4/4 they release their debut EP - The Four Corners; four new works from their four corners of the world. The EP explores Arabic improvisations, Palestinian folk, Native American Choctaw hymnals, to a jazz cover arranged by the UK’s Mercury Nominated trio GoGo Penguin.

Formed in 2014 at Berklee College of Music, their first recording of Eugene Friesen’s “Maracaibo” quickly became a YouTube sensation worldwide. Now they step out across boarders with their first record, promising to be an new evolution to their own traditions.

Discover their new release here:


released April 4, 2017

Shock and Awe
Composed by GoGo Penguin
Arranged by Chris Illingworth, 2014
From ‘V2.0’, on Gondwana Records, a Mercury Nominated Album of The Year

Composed by Layth Sidiq, 2014

Al Dal’ona
Composed by Naseem Alatrash, 2014

I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
Arranged by Ellen Melissa Story, 2014

A Songololo Music Production:
Mixing/Recording by Vicente Espi, Songololo Music
Recording Assistants Pablo San Martin & Travis Karpak
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner, M Works Mastering

Special thanks to Chris Illingworth, GoGo Penguin, Qattan Foundation, Berklee College of Music, Melissa Howe, Eugene Friesen, Sandy Kott, Jacques Cohen, Nathalie Botbol, and all other encouraging voices.



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A string quartet from four corners of the world - Jordan - USA - UK - Palestine.

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Track Name: I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
Oh, I was standing by the bedside

Where my fevered mother lay

When she called me close beside her

And I thought I heard her say

I’ve just seen the rock of ages

Jacob’s ladder hanging down

I’ve just crossed the river of Jordan

Now, my son, I’m homeward bound

Oh, as we gathered by her bedside

Tears begin to fill our eyes

Then she called me close beside her

And whispered softly her good-byes

Pine trees blowing cross the mountain

Where forever she will lay

There she’ll rest beside the fountain

There she’ll sleep beneath the clay