The Essential Yo-Yo Ma (2005)
Alimjan (rawap), Alison Krauss (vocals), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Antonio Agri (violin), Bobby McFerrin (vocals), César Camargo Mariano (piano), Claude Bolling (piano), Claude Bolling Ensemble, Cyro Baptista (percussion), Daniel Humair (drums)
composed by Antonin Dvorák, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzolla, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Camargo Mariano, Chinese Traditional, Claude Bolling, Cole Porter, David Wilde, Dmitry Shostakovich, Edgar Meyer, Ennio Morricone, Fillippo Azzaiolo
Unlike the recent Classic Yo-Yo, really a single-disc sampler of the recorded work of our true superstar cellist, The Essential Yo-Yo Ma purports to ... Show synopsis Unlike the recent Classic Yo-Yo, really a single-disc sampler of the recorded work of our true superstar cellist, The Essential Yo-Yo Ma purports to be something more -- the Yo-Yo Ma album to own if you're going to own just one. Where Classic Yo-Yo more or less alternated track by track between Ma's straight classical and crossover music, The Essential Yo-Yo Ma devotes one of its two discs to the classics and the other to a generous sampling of music Ma has explored from around the popular sphere and around the world, including selections from his Silk Road Project and from his disc devoted to the music of Ennio Morricone.There's a lot to be said for this approach; Ma has really maintained parallel classical and crossover careers, and when it comes to actualy mixing things up on the concert stage, others have been bolder than he. The crossover second disc is nicely sequenced and remastered, concluding with a previously unreleased arrangement of "I Could Have Danced All Night" as a bonus track. It's a...