Last night, cellist and Berkshire resident Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to Tanglewood, performing all six Bach Cello Suites in a single concert. Following the concert's standing ovation, he spoke of his and Tanglewood's shared passion for nurturing young talent, asking the audience if they'd like to hear from a local singer-songwriter. James took the stage and the two joined together in what James called "the only suite he'd ever written: Sweet Baby James." James and Kim underwrote the concert in memory of composer Andre Previn, who along with Yo-Yo, played at James & Kim's 2001 wedding. (Photo: Hilary Scott)
Take a listen to James's intro and live recording of "Carolina In My Mind" from the 2007 live album, One Man Band. Now available on 180-gram vinyl! http://smarturl.it/4qkuc2
Putting together the band for "Sweet Baby James," the origins of "Suite for 20G" and more from Peter Asher, who supervised the remastering of "The Warner Bros Albums: 1970 - 1976." https://rhino.lnk.to/WB7076MP
Today's the day: the newly remastered "The Warner Bros Albums: 1970 - 1976" set is now available! Get yours here -> https://rhino.lnk.to/WB7076MP
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of "Working: A Musical” (for which James wrote Millworker) visited Tanglewood this year. If you're in the Stockbridge area, it's not too late to get tickets! http://bit.ly/2JDZdD5 (Photo: Erika Skogg)
Peter Asher, who supervised the remastering of "The Warner Bros Albums: 1970 - 1976," talks about signing James to Apple Records in 1968. Don't forget, the newly remastered set is released this Friday! https://rhino.lnk.to/WB7076MP
"The best of this category in which an artist revisits material from pop’s earlier history with the modest wisdom of hindsight is James Taylor’s version of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” at the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to the great cellist (and his friend and sometime collaborator) Yo-Yo Ma. Backed by a children’s choir and a bunch of gobsmackingly talented musicians, Taylor gives the song a metrical makeover. "