Dan Gross: Harpist Mary Lattimore is back from the West Coast
By Dan Gross
Philadelphia Daily News
FISHTOWN HARPIST Mary Lattimore is just back from Los Angeles, where she recorded on Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore's solo album.
They recorded at Beck's house in Malibu. Lattimore, Moore and violinist Samara Lubelski stayed nearby at the home of Mike D. from the Beastie Boys.
Lattimore and Lubelski perform with Moore and Bill Nace Dec. 18 at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut). Tickets available at R5Productions.com.
Lattimore, 30, has been quite busy recording lately. She recently played on a few new songs by Meg Baird, who plays Dec. 8 with Bert Jansch at Johnny Brenda's (Frankford & Girard), and also contributed to Kurt Vile's album due in March.
Lattimore said she had the parts written for Moore's record. "But Beck had good ideas that enhanced them, so it was a true collaboration in the end." She said Moore "was the coolest to work with and gave Samara and me loads of freedom and trusted where we were going with his songs."