Review: Joshua Bell CD - At Home With Friends

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Posted by Dina N

September 29 is the release date of Joshua Bell's new album, At Home With Friends. Thanks to the One2One Network, I got the opportunity to hear this outstanding selection before it hit the stores. If you have not heard about Joshua Bell and his music, you are in for a real treat!

Joshua Bell is a Grammy Award-winning violinist who has teamed up with a group of musicians to record At Home With Friends. This CD is an eclectic collection of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz tracks, among others. All these diverse tracks have one thing in common - great music. Whether you are a fan of bluegrass or Broadway, you are sure to find a favorite song. I love the entire album but my absolute favorites are Eleanor Rigby and Come Again. Joshua Bell has invited excellent performers, such as Sting, Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Regina Spektor, Kristin Chenoweth and other friends to record a true celebration of music. At Home With Friends would be the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing evening at home, a quiet dinner, or a romantic date.

Check out the complete list of album tracks:
I Loves You Porgy - featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again - featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso - featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí - featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine - featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So - featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3 - featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby - featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair - featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song - featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira - featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away - featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin - featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I'll Take Manhattan - featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano

Find out more about Joshua Bell and his music at his website, or on Facebook.


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