Ben Folds On World Cafe

Ben Folds and yMusic. (Courtesy of the artist)
Ben Folds and yMusic. (Courtesy of the artist)

The versatile musician's new album features a collaboration with the chamber ensemble yMusic.

Ben Folds has worn many musical hats, including pop-rock pianist and a cappella patron. On his new album, So There, he sets out in yet another direction by pairing a piano concerto he recorded with the Nashville Symphony and a batch of songs he wrote in collaboration with New York chamber ensemble yMusic. It's not classical and it certainly isn't rock — call it baroque pop.

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