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Listen to Star, by Narrowcasting.
Bach Third Cello Suite: I always liked my Bach a little hot and spicy! Thanks to my talented friend Sarah Franklin for performing this piece with me. Cumbala Hill: Written by my gifted friend David Mills while he was studying in India, Cumbala Hill explores that place in India and some interesting Eastern sounds as well. On this clip David plays Fender guitar and I, five-string electric cello. Open Sea: When I teach cello, I make sure that my students can always bow a good clean sound on each open string. Once, after telling them to “Play your open strings for five minutes as a warm-up” for some years, it dawned on me that it seemed boring (a student once even told me that). So I made it my task, in “Open Sea,” to make an entire piece out of playing only on the open “C” string. By moving and singing, I think it succeeds, especially when you think of the double entendre, and being out on the “Open Sea.” Debussy Sonata, Prologue: The Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy has always been one of my favorites. In this performance, my multitalented colleague Christy Lee and I have a lot of fun with the push and pull of this playful sonata. Narrowcasting, “Star”: Narrowcasting is comprised of my buddies Charles Maynes and Andrei Karnovalov. I joined their studio in Moscow, Russia, for this recording of Star.