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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Ma, Yo-Yo  (Cello)
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  Наименование CD :
   Songs Of Joy & Peace

Год издания : 2008

Компания звукозаписи : Sony Classical

Время звучания : 1:19:32

Код CD : 88697 34390 2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics (Popular Jazz)      

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has long been a giant in the classical world, though he has also made a number of recordings with musicians who play other styles. This holiday disc doesn't exclusively stick to traditional Christmas songs, but covers a wide scope of material in a very ambitious manner. Ma opens with a lovely take of the traditional favorite "Dona Noblis Pacem (Give Us Peace)," playing both the melody and counterpoint via overdubbing. Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall is superb in a swinging rendition of Jerome Kern's unjustly obscure "You Couldn't Be Cuter," adding bassist John Clayton. An arrangement of "Joy to the World" features pianist Dave Brubeck, cellist Matt Brubeck (his son), and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera in a playful setting that works in "The Christmas Song" and "On the Trail." The senior Brubeck's "Concordia" is filled with spirit in a lively performance with the two cellists. Chris Botti has never sounded better in the warm arrangement of "My Favorite Things," playing both open and muted trumpet, with pianist Billy Childs, bassist Robert Hurst, drummer Billy Kilson, and guitarist Romero Lubambo. Ma has previously collaborated with bassist Edgar Meyer (who is equally at home in jazz and classical music), though this is the cellist's first meeting with mandolinist Chris Thile. Together they make an impressive trio, especially in the enticing medley of "The Wassail Song" and "All Through the Night." Soprano Renee Fleming's rich voice is beautifully complemented by Ma, Meyer, and Thile. Having worked with onetime bluegrass fiddler Mark O'Connor, Ma is very much at home with Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster in the lively medley of "A Christmas Jig" and Mouth of the Tobique Reel." Among the other friends featured on this disc are the Assad Family, Wu Tong & the Silk Road Ensemble, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, plus Alison Krauss with piper Christina Pato. One track doesn't fit in all that well with the rest of this CD. The Beatles' bland "Here Comes the Sun" has a warm vocal by James Taylor but it is hampered by its weak lyrics.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Alison Krauss (Vocals)
Alon Yavnai (Piano)
Andrea Zonn (Vocals)
Arnold McCuller (Vocals)
Badi Assad (Vocals)
Billy Kilson (Drums)
Carlo DeRosa (Bass)
Carolina Assad (Vocals)
Caroline Taylor (Vocals)
Chris Botti (Trumpet)
Chris Thile (Mandolin, Vocals)
Clarice Assad (Vocals)
Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Dave Brubeck (Piano)
David Lasley (Vocals)
Daxun Zhang (Double Bass)
Diana Krall (Piano, Vocals)
Edgar Meyer (Bass)
Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele)
Jamey Haddad (Percussion)
John Clayton (Bass)
John Hadfield (Percussion)
Jonathan Gandelsman (Violin)
Joseph Gramley (Percussion)
Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone)
Kate Markowitz (Vocals)
Mac Morin (Piano)
Marcus Milius (Harmonica, Background Vocals)
Marcus Rojas (Tuba, Background Vocals)
Marika Hughes (Background Vocals)
Matthew Brubeck (Cello)
Natalie MacMaster (Fiddle)
Nicholas Cords (Viola)
Nilson Matta (Bass)
Odair Assad (Acoustic Guitar)
Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet)
Ray Rizzo (Drums, Background Vocals)
Renee Fleming (Soprano Voice)
Robert Hurst (Bass)
Romero Lubambo (Acoustic Guitar)
Sandeep Das (Tabla)
Sergio Assad (Acoustic Guitar)
Shane Shanahan (Percussion)
Victor Prieto (Accordion)

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Наименование трека



   1 Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (With Counterpoint)         0:02:01 Traditional
   2 You Couldn't Be Cuter (Feat. Diana Krall & John Clayton)         0:03:29 Fields, Kern
   3 Joy To The World (Feat. Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck & Paquito D'Rivera)         0:03:43 Traditional
   4 Here Comes The Sun (Feat. James Taylor)         0:02:50 Harrison
   5 Improvisation On Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (Feat. Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)         0:02:58 Meyer, Thile
   6 The Wassail Song / All Through The Night (Feat. Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)         0:02:37 Traditional
   7 A Christmas Jig / Mouth Of The Tobique Reel (Feat. Natalie MacMaster)         0:03:47 -"-
   8 The Wexford Carol (Feat. Alison Krauss)         0:04:20 -"-
   9 Panxolina: A Galician Carol (Feat. Cristina Pato)         0:03:06 -"-
   10 Improvisation On Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (Feat. Sergio Assad & Odair Assad)         0:00:58 Assad, Assad
   11 Vassourinhas (Feat. Sergio Assad & Odair Assad)         0:03:26 Rocha
   12 Improvisation On Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (Feat. Paquito D'Rivera & Alon Yavnai)         0:02:33 DRivera, Yavnai
   13 Invitacion Al Danzon (Feat. Paquito D'Rivera & Alon Yavnai)         0:04:53 DRivera
   14 My One And Only Love (Feat. Joshua Redman)         0:04:07 Mellin, Wood
   15 Familia (Feat. Assad Family)         0:03:58 Assad, Assad
   16 Concordia (Feat. Dave Brubeck & Matt Brubeck)         0:04:31 Brubeck
   17 My Favorite Things (Feat. Chris Botti)         0:06:30 Hammerstein, Rodgers
   18 Touch The Hand Of Love (Feat. Renee Fleming, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)         0:04:36 Dearie
   19 Kuai Le (Feat. Wu Tong & The Silk Road Ensemble)         0:03:26 Golijov
   20 This Little Light Of Mine (Feat. Amelia Zirin-Brown)         0:05:02 Traditional
   21 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Feat. Jake Shimabukuro)         0:04:46 Lennon, Ono
   22 Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) / Auld Lang Syne (Feat. Chris Botti)         0:01:57 Traditional


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