We have featured Ranaan Meyer, the bassist for the excellent bluegrass/classical/unclassifiable trio Time for Three, in both audio and video episodes on Contrabass Conversations. You can click here to check them out over on the CBC page. We’ll be putting out the final part of our interview with Ranaan and another video episode featuring him in the coming weeks.
If you’re a Facebook user, I’d encourage you to check out this excellent band at their group page here. Otherwise, check out their website at www.tf3.com, or their MySpace page at myspace.com/timeforthree. Time for Three violinist Zachary De Pue was just appointed concertmaster for the Indianapolis Symphony.
I enjoy sharing this quote from Paul Newman when describing Time for Three to other musicians:
“To hear these three young guys is to be thankful that music was invented… If I had been able to create a sound like these kids a few years back, I might have thought twice about going into acting!” –Paul Newman
Heck, I even wrote an essay earlier this year for Drew McManus’ blog Adaptistration largely about this ensemble and how they represent everything good in the world of classical music. If you haven’t done so before, check them out!
Many of the links at the bottom of this post feature videos with these three guys, but here’s one you haven’t seen on the blog before. It is a (shaky cameraphone) video of a snippet of one of their trademark bluegrassified Bach Fugue pieces taken at the Curtis Arboretum:
Check out the links below for more content from this smokin’ hot trio.
- Time for Three performs Czardas
- Ranaan Meyer plays Czardas on Contrabass Conversations
- CBC #28 – Ranaan Meyer interview
- Time for Three Rocks!