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Clockwork Angels cellist Jacob Szekely on touring with Rush in new Rushcast interview

Sat, Mar 7, 2015@9:06AM | comments

Clockwork Angels String Ensemble cellist Jacob Szekely was a guest on the Rushcast podcast this week and had a lot of interesting things to say about touring with Rush. From the podcast description:

Performer and educator Jacob Szekely joins us to talk about his experience recording for Clockwork Angels and touring with the band. He discusses everything from his preparation before the tour to the gear he uses on stage. He also had some interesting words about Losing It, and its exclusion from the Clockwork tour. Jacob was a fantastic guest, and you're sure to enjoy this one! Check out String Project Los Angeles, and his solo jazz material on iTunes!

He also revealed that the string section actually recorded strings for 3 songs on the Clockwork Angels album that originally didn't have strings, but had string arrangements on the tour. This was apparently done at Ocean Way Studios around the band's stop in Los Angeles. So maybe we'll see these released as bonus tracks at some future point. You can listen to the 45-minute interview below or at this location. Back in 2013 Szekely released a CD with his Jacob Szekely Trio project which is available both on iTunes and from Amazon.