May 20, 2012

Performed by:  Yo-yo Ma—cello;  Edgar Meyer—bass, piano, gamba; Stuart Duncan—fiddle; Chris Thile—mandolin, guitar, fiddle & gamba; Aoife O’Donovan & Chris Thile—vocals (tracks 5, 9)

If you like unusual instrumental combinations and intricate musical lines you will like The Goat Rodeo Sessions.   According to the website, a goat rodeo is ”a situation that order cannot be brought to [at] anytime” or “about the most polite term used by aviation people . . .  to describe a scenario that requires about 100 things to go right at once if you intend to walk away from it.” To me