Guitar-as-Chamber-Instrument Week, #1: Cello-Guitar Duo Kottos Play Thomas Newman’s ‘Road to Perdition’

To celebrate (and amplify) the Special Focus section in the new Spring 2019 issue of Classical Guitar, we’re posting a different video of a guitarist in combination with other instruments all week!

First up is this recent vid of English guitarist Tom Gamble and cellist Cameron Smith—Duo Kottos—captured in Epping Forest outside of London performing Gamble’s arrangement of a theme from Thomas Newman’s score for the superb (and dark!) 2002 Sam Mendes crime film Road to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, and others. Great film, cool music. —Blair Jackson

Film composer Thomas Newman was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for ‘Road to Perdition.’
Many bad things happen to many people in ‘Road to Perdition.’ You should see it anyway!