Saturday, October 24, 2009

Joshua Bell At Home With Friends Review

I will be the first to admit this was not my kind of CD. I had to really keep an open mind listening to it. Since this was not my normal style of music I had to look at it from the point of view of someone who might enjoy this. Here is what I came up with.

A few words to describe this CD would be classy, smooth, crisp, wonderfully played, and meaningful. The way the instruments played so smoothly and in sync was joyous to listen to. The piano, the trumpets, and all the great instruments were well played. Check it out!

Here are the track listings.

Album Track listing (Originally performed by):

I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet

Come Again featuring Sting, vocals

Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals

Para featuring Tiempo Libre, various

My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals

Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings

Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)

Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals

O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone

Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals

Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano

Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin

Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar

I'll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano

Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals

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