Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 52

The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile

Last one. And yes, I know it's a little late. I've been busy!

I'll keep it short:

"Attaboy" : Bluegrassy and classy.

"Quarter Chicken Dark" : Hip hop meets an almost-string quartet.

"Helping Hand" : Bruce Hornsby meets Nickel Creek.

"Where's My Bow" : Chris Thile meets Tim Burton.

"Here and Heaven" : Wait, this isn't Nickel Creek?

"Franz and the Eagle" : Debussy's favorite use of mandolin.

"Less is Moi" : Who says strings don't do mixed meters?!

"Hill Justice" : Ah, back to Appalachia. Mostly.

"No One But You" : Haunting.

"13:8" : The closest prog will come to bluegrass.

"Goat Rodeo" : Just funky, stringy, bluesy, goodness.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, this album was an awesome effort by some of the most accomplished musicians in their respective fields. Just a home run of an album that explores a variety of styles and fully involves the abilities of everyone present. Definitely a great way to end the awesome year that was 2014. That's all for this blog ladies and gentlemen. As always, give it a listen!

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