Q&A: Time For Three continues exploring classical, folk and jazz on new disc

August 25, 2014

Photo: Time For Three thumbnail(Photo: YouTube)Time For Three’s new, self-titled album finds the trio playing its classical-folk hybrid collaborating with musicians like saxophonist Branford Marsalis and cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

Violinists Nick Kendall and Zack De Pue and bassist Ranaan Meyer give the group an eclectic sound. For example, on one track they mix Bach with folk singer-songwriter Bon Iver.

The results are sometimes hard to describe.

“We’ve called ourselves a classical garage band,” Meyer told CPR Classical’s Monika Vischer. “We’re just really proud to be a part of something that’s moving in a direction. It feels right and it feels really good.”

Click the audio above to hear more from the interview, including the ensemble’s thoughts on what makes a musical mashup successful.

Watch a video for “Banjo Love” from the new disc:

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