In the Shade of Angels
by Eugene Friesen
New compositions for cello alone and with other instruments. Recorded in a stone church in Vermont, In the Shade of Angels explores the full range of Friesen’s original music — inventive improvisations, dark rhapsodies, swinging pizzicato, tuneful melodies, pulsing rhythms — and includes a captivating duet with the song of a humpback whale. Guest musicians include Tim Ray (from Lyle Lovett’s band) adding sparkle and sweep on piano; Jamey Haddad (percussionist with Paul Simon) in a duet for hand drum and cello; and Jody Elff on electric guitar and laptop.