Today I am so excited to be giving away a copy of the new Joshua Bell album, At Home with Friends. I was not familiar with Joshua prior to receiving this album, and all I can say is wow. I have been missing out.
Joshua is a ridiculously talented violinist.
Seriously. Even if you don't like classical, I don't know how you couldn't enjoy his music.
I have really enjoyed listening to At Home with Friends all week while working. I find myself humming along with his strings and just being really relaxed, which is something I have needed lately. At Home with Friends is a duet album with some incredible artists including Sting and Regina Spector.
What I find craziest about Joshua's talent is that he is so young! He was discovered at age 14 and is now in his early thirties. If you like Josh Groban, I think you will really dig this album (and Josh and Joshua do a duet on it!).
Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):
- 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
- Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals
If you are interested (and can stay awake!) Joshua is going to be on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tomorrow night.
To win a copy of the album, just leave a comment! Easy-peasy.
For additional entries (leave a comment for EACH additional entry):
- Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway using this tweet (one entry- include your twitter handle): @JessicaNTurner is giving away the new Joshua Bell CD featuring @joshgroban, Sting, Regina Spector and more http://su.pr/2lryGQ Pls RT
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I will post the winner on Sunday! Good luck!
Updated: I just did a YouTube search of Joshua and realized he is the violinist in this Washington Times experiment of would people stop and listen to one of the world's greatest violinists? Turns out I HAVE seen him before… and you probably have to. Remember this?
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