Philip Sheppard live at Abbey Road

July 21, 2015

Philip Shepard at C2MTL - Photo by  Jimmy Hamelin

Philip Sheppard at C2MTL – Photo by Jimmy Hamelin

Here’s what I did after a long day of recording in Abbey Road one night last week. I’d been conducting the fantastic English Session Orchestra all day, and my brain was in another place.

I was speaking a language far from English, and things were swimming in front of my eyes. Rather than start heading home, I decided to decompress a bit.

There’s a deeply unusual documentary I’m writing at the moment, so I put the film on, Gordon, my fantastic engineer set everything to record and I got ready to play along. In the end, I ended up doing a 59 minute solo take on my cello – which is something of a record for me… It was a bit surprising seeing as my arms were really aching from conducting all day.

Anyway, here’s the result. (Don’t worry, it’s not 59 minutes).

2 comments on “Philip Sheppard live at Abbey Road

  1. Gayle Lederman on

    So glad I turned on KQED television early this morning and made a new discovery; you and your absolutely great talent, plus your wit. And the cello is my favorite instrument. I’d call this a wonderful morning. Thank you!!


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