January 14, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/arts/ ... ylist.html
The cellist Marika Hughes, a member of the bands 2 Foot Yard and Charming Hostess, has put out “Afterlife Music Radio” (DD Records), a CD of solo cello compositions written by her musician friends across the span of improvised and experimental music. Most are string players, but they’re not necessarily cellists or people who usually write this kind of music at all. They include short, graceful, boiled-down pieces by the jazz drummer Nasheet Waits and the saxophonist Abraham Burton, the multi-instrumentalist Raz Mesinai, the violinists Jenny Scheinman, Carla Kihlstedt, Charles Burnham and Eyvind Kang. Through Ms. Hughes’s hands, it all holds together; it’s an amazingly unified record. Seek it out or see her perform at 92Y Tribeca on Jan. 28; 92y.org.