Joshua Bell Confesses Dream Collaboration
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Violinist Joshua Bell packs concert halls. He played for President Obama just last week at the White House. He won a Grammy. He's even on a first-name basis with Sting. The guy's doing okay for himself.
But his dream collaboration -- Genesis. Our Iggy Pop is his Phil Collins, apparently.
Bell confessed his childhood dream to us backstage at WNYC’s Greene Space. He’s making the rounds to promote his new album, "At Home With Friends." He collaborated with a huge range of talent on the project: Regina Spektor, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, to name-drop a few. And yes, also Sting. So it's quite possible that, sometimes in the future, he could snag the group that brought us "Invisible Touch" and an obscenely large puppet of Ronald Reagan.
To each his own.