Don Was, on performing with a full orchestra
From The Don Was Motor City Playlist at WDET FM.
Don Was, on doing a live recording with Bob Weir, backed by a full symphony orchestra:
There’s nothing like the power of that orchestra behind you. And when an orchestra’s that big, all the players feel the music a little bit differently. So they’re not, like, right on top of each other. There’s some width in the note, and that’s where the power comes from, and that’s where the expression comes from. It’s how each of those players feel it a little bit differently, and how far the conductor will let them go before he reigns it in.