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Yo-Yo Ma | Silk Road: Sing Me Home / Jazz Police review

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Whether as a means to showcase his diversity, or perhaps a distraction from the occasionally stoic nature of the concert hall, cellist Yo Yo Ma founded "The Silk Road Ensemble" years ago and it's been a virtual goodwill mission for players and fans worldwide ever since.  As the group name suggests, their mission is to forge a trail for musical journeys of all types. Every so often, a non-jazz recording makes its way across my desk. Not as frequently, I am tempted to feature nearly all the works, regardless of format. Such a recording is Sing Me Home. As it happens, there are several tracks that more than fit the jazz niche.

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