Originally commissioned as music to accompany the film Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, but actually dating back to sources of inspiration from the artist's childhood, the music on violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman's Here On Earth stands on its own terms as an unconventional work of string music.
Fifteen tracks pass in quick succession from "A Kid Name Lily," all of which, in some proportion or another, echo the combination of melancholy and fortitude permeating the arrangement of that opener. Scheinman herself sets the tone with her violin/fiddle, and there's a fine interweaving of her instruments with the guitars from Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe as well as Danny Barnes' banjo and tuba (along with his own guitar). In addition, Bill Frisell's electric instrument not only adds a burnished glow to the numbers on which he appears, such as "Hive of Bees," but this idiosyncratic, eclectic musician elicits the blues at the heart of Scheinman originals like "Pent Up Polly."
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