Saturday Morning Music: Poem for Carlita
Mark O'Connor is an American composer and violinist. Much of his work is in the area of bluegrass, but he also does some classical work with a distinctly American flavor. Here he plays his composition "Poem for Carlita" at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with his pals Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Edgar Meyer (double bass).
The three of them recorded two albums together - Appalachian Waltz and Appalachian Journey - which contain both original works and "covers" of traditional music with guest vocalists like James Taylor and Alison Krauss. This song is from Appalachian Journey.
I particularly love the Cello. Yo-Yo Ma is really superb.
I would certainly never have heard this had you not given me the chance to do so, since I listen to very little music these days and that, mostly vocal.
One for the memory bank.