When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Monday, June 25, 2012

Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet - Come To My Meadow

 I don't remember who recommended this record. I don't even remember why it stuck out in my memory but it must have because when I ran across it in the folk section at some off the beaten path music shop, a light went off and I took it home with me along with about a half dozen bluegrass records.
 Turns out that while I liked my hillbilly records the dude had soaked me on some records the were e-bayable for considerably less. My ignorance caught me off guard. And unfortunately I was less than happy with this as well, guilty by association.
 But time has change my feelings. This is a really nice record. Perfect for the backporch as the sun is setting, the embers from the grill are dying and all is at peace with the world. Kellaway is an accomplished pianist, the quartet is interesting in it's arrangement and there is a distinctively open folk feel to it after all, even if the knuckle head filed by cover only.

Come To The Meadow
1. Come To The Meadow
2. Chant D'Amour
3. Ballade
4. Seventide
5. Time
6. Arcades II (Stravinsky In Memoriam)
7. Mostly on a "D" String
8. Jorjana #7

Roger Kellaway - piano
Edgar Lustgarten - cello
Chuck Domanico - bass
Emil Richards - percussion

recorded Capitol Studios "A"...11/14/73



JH said...

Whoops, your download link appears to be broken...!

Hookfinger said...

Hmmm...gotta a handful of downloads before things went screwy. Doesn't appear to be pulled. Hopefully this fixes it.

LPR said...

This is the second album Kellaway recorded with his Cello Quartet. Both albums are special, i think. Not "hot" in the jazz sense, but beautiful music beyond category. Great post!

Hookfinger said...

Thanks man. Means a lot coming from you.

rm said...

thank you very much

sfay said...

"Edgar Lustgarten" on cello?

That must have been a very gorey session.

Nigel said...

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!

I have searched everywhere for this for more than 15 years. Just now for the first time in my life I've been able to listen to the full version of Come To the Meadow. Prior to this, I just repeated the first 85 seconds or so that I had recorded from the radio.