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Audio Mixer: Chris Tergesen.
Liner Note Authors: Yo-Yo Ma; Bobby McFerrin.
Recording information: Different Fur, San Francisco, CA (08/22/1991-08/25/1991); Dreamland Recording Studios, Woodstock, NY (08/22/1991-08/25/1991).
A surprisingly good collaboration from two virtuosos of their given instruments. Bobby McFerrin, the master of the voice, and Yo-yo Ma, the master of the cello, combined to perform various pieces, from classical, traditional, and contemporary classical sectors. Some of the McFerrin compositions are quite amazing simply as compositions to begin with, but when the cello and vocal performances are added, they become something even more exciting. More than likely, the main highlight on the album is Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," which is performed on a dual line by both musicians and allows an ample chance to note the amazing virtuosity of McFerrin, once you can distinguish the voice from the cello (yes, they follow the lines that close). For any fan of either musician, it's a wonderful find of an album. ~ Adam Greenberg