Kellaway composed a few pieces, then called together friends from the LA music studios: bassist Chuck Domanico, cellist Edgar Lustgarten, and mallet specialist Emil Richards on the marimba. I imagine them playing, listening, sinking deep into the sound.
Kellaway wrote more pieces for the group, and they recorded an album—"The Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet”—that remains one of my favorites to this day, along with its sequel, “Come to the Meadow.” To me, the music exists in a luminous space exactly halfway between jazz and chamber music.
Here’s a link to one of the group’s best efforts, “Morning Song,” from the first album. Listen, and soak in the sound of wood.