Andrew Bird And Yo-Yo Ma Smile And Whistle At Each Other

By Amrit Singh / October 28, 2008

Presented without comment over at The Daily Swarm this afternoon is this two minute, first-meeting of the bows between Yo-Yo and Dr. Stringz. Ma’s eager to the point of being patronizing, sorta like a preschool TV show host in laying out the rules (I’ll play something, you just jump in whenever) and congratulating Andrew on his performance as if this was Bird’s first time in violin class. However Andrew probably doesn’t mind, it’s Yo-Yo after all (never said that before) and they really do make some nice contrapuntal music together, especially when AB gets into his Bird calling.

Yo loves that whistling. Ma Bird is an album that does not exist but I’m thinking now that maybe it should.

UPDATE: Clip is from MTV Iggy, a “new, recently launched brand focused on culture and music with a global perspective.” Word.