More from The Goat Rodeo Sessions (EP)
by Yo-Yo Ma
Released: Feb 2012
Label: Sony Classical
This subdued pair of bonus tracks from the Goat Rodeo sessions underscores the brilliance of the original concept, and the staggering ability and restrained taste of its world-class players. "Parallax" is a plaintive tune that hinges on the emotional fiddling of Stuart Duncan, and the delicate "Mostly Six Eight" is a fluid composition which feels like a peaceful final chapter to all the quasi-nu-grass chaos. With both, the playing of mandolinist Chris Thile and cellist Yo-Yo Ma anchor the collaboration.