By John McLaughlin | Arranged for Five Cellos by David Sanford | 6′
Title: Open Country Joy
Composer: John McLaughlin
Arranged by: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1973/2010
Instrumentation: Five Cellos
Format: Score + Parts
Catalogue Number: OM0313
Listen to an excerpt of Open Country Joy:
Who’s playing? Matt Haimovitz + Uccello, cellos; John McLaughlin, guitar
As with Uccello’s version of Hendrix’s “Machine Gun”, the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Open Country Joy (from the 1973 album Birds of Fire) is set as a close transcription of the original that retains as much of the original parts as possible.
– David Sanford
This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Meeting of the Spirits. Click here to go to the album page on iTunes.