Review by Julien October 24, 2006 (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
|Beautiful music, great performances, top notch sound!
This is another fantastic stereo only SACD by Sony, with three players that all come from different worlds but get along very well, and wonderful guests in James Taylor and Alison Krauss (her voice is angelic, listen to "Slumber my darling").
Yo-Yo Ma's playing is not as sublime as it can be in his Tango and Brazil discs, but his ability to match and melt with anyone and any style is quite unique I believe.
Mark O'Connor is playing his style of music, and very well of course.
Edgar Meyer is my favorite. The way he masters his double bass is simply incredible! To get that sound and technical perfection (including intonation) on a double bass is quite something I assure you (I am a cellist myself).
The recording quality is very pure, the voices are beautiful, and I can't help telling you that if you want your friends to hear the thrilling bass of your system, this disc should be along with the best organ recordings!
And the music goes from making you shake your body to pure magic. A must have!
Was this review helpful to you?