Cello: Barry Phillips
Label: Gourd Music
Performers: Barry Phillips, Bikram Ghosh, Chris Caswell, Harris Moore, Jared White, Karuna Ault, Lars Johannesson, Martin Simpson, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Nathan Phillips, Neal Hellman, Shelley Phillips, Theo Paige, Todd Phillips
Barry Phillips, cello, cittern, harmonium, pipe organ, dilruba, zither, percussion, tanpura
Shelley Phillips, oboe, English horn, whistle, harp
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, low whistle
Todd Phillips, bass
Chris Caswell, bohdran, tar, tambourine
Jared White, Scottish smallpipes, recorder
Theo Paige, fiddle
Lars Johannesson, flute
Harris Moore, hammered dulcimer
Martin Simpson, guitar
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer
Bikram Ghosh, tabla
Karuna Ault, tanpura
Nathan Phillips, guitar
Introducing Cello, the second solo recording by longtime Gourd cellist and producer Barry Phillips.
Cello's expansive soundscape features traditional and contemporary cello solos, duos, and trios gleaned from traditions around the globe and from eight centuries of music. The 15 tracks present instrumentation and arrangements of melodies from Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and North America.
Barry Phillips (cello, mandolins, harpsichord and psaltry) received his M.M. in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been active in film composition, orchestration and conducting and is a woodworking fanatic as time allows. This pasttime led to the production of two of Gourds popular titles, Toolbox Classics and A Toolbox Christmas.