Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yeah yeah... We know he's good.



I love James Hill... I really do. He's nauseatingly talented, refreshingly creative, and by all accounts a damn nice guy. I'm not posting this because of him though - but because of Anne Davison on cello.

The thing is, I've been looking for a cello player for nearly two years under the assumption that the cello is a near perfect compliment for the uke for both bassline and melody. After being pooh-poohed about the idea and told it would never work by a large number of players, here is fine example of the concept. James and Anne have been playing together most of this year and every time I hear them I'm blown away. So yeah, cello + uke = awesome.

Of course, now every clown and his brother will be snapping up cello players like bacon and biscuits, not to mention making James/Anne comparisons when I finally do find a cello buddy myself, but hey - at least I know I was right.

7 comments:

dktoller said...

Yeah... they're good, well practiced, professional musicianship, blah, blah, blah. And I do enjoy the stuff.
But some days I'd just rather watch talented amateurs exploring what they can do, using whatever instrument they can play. For example, this uke and cello: http://www.youtube.com/user/KTDAngelo#p/c/F362AC0B400492C5/4/K6WhgmOU91w

TrinaD said...

James's pants are too tight.

RussBuss said...

When you finally find that cello player, do you mind if i call you James Coyote? Grumpy Hill?

Adelle the Great said...

I too can appreciate both professional & amateur videos, Booze. Oh wait- you meant musically? Well yeah, that too.

Little 6ster said...

hahaha i love Trina!!!!

Ron and Jeanne said...

Check out Victoria Vox and Katie Chambers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5nnQlTRAWc&feature=related

music may i said...

ha - thanks for the 'second look' trina! and Grumpy - I'm right there with you - I've been looking for a cello player for the last year myself!

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