3rd String Trio invites you on a journey across time and continents to a picture-perfect cafe, thick with charm and atmosphere. You'll hear an intoxicating array or music played with passion and style: a French musette, an English dance, a Neapolitan love song, a sizzling tango... and more.
This is the fifth CD of music for Gary Roodman's Calculated Figures dances. It draws on the talents of three outstanding musicians, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Karen Axelrod, playing here as Cilantrio. Mary plays the violin and viola, Peter the flute, whistle, guitar, and piano, and Karen the piano and accordion. The three of them create a whole spectrum of moods and attitudes, from beautiful and flowing to jazzy and swingy. The trio is joined on several cuts by guest musicians Aldo Fabrizi playing mandolin and octave mandolin, Jessica Murrow on oboe, and Anna Patton playing clarinet.