Yo-Yo Ma & Friends – Songs of Joy & Peace – (2008)

No one can sanely argue that Yo-Yo Ma isn’t one of the greatest musicians around – of any kind. This album is primarily a Christmas album but there are covers of other songs, notably Ma & James Taylor doing the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.” My picks for the album are “Panxoliña: A Galician Carol” (with Cristina Pato) and “A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel” (with Natalie MacMaster). The album is very interesting and incorporates sounds from all over the world and is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.