Cellist who has been busy in the recording studio for the better part of four decades, going back to Don Ellis’s Tears of Joy in 1971. She married Ami Hadini who was a co-founder of TTG recording studios.
In 1978, she was in the movie studio recording Lalo Schifrin’s score of Nunzio. She also appeared on Frank Sinatra’s 1979 boxed set, Trilogy. In 1982, she was back in the studio with Nelson Riddle and his orchestra for the Ella Fitzgerald album, The Best is Yet to Come. The best came in 1989 in The Best of Ella Fitzgerald.
She opened the 1990s by accompanying Roberto Carlos and Curtis Stigers on their self-titled albums. In 1992, she appeared on Michael Bolton’s Timeless: The Classics and Wilson Phillips’ Shadows and Light. She helped Arturo Sandoval make his Dream Come True in 1993, and performed on the soundtrack of the TV version of Gypsy. In 1996, she was in the string section for Rosemary Clooney’s tribute album, Dedicated to Nelson. She performed on Harry Connick, Jr.’s To See You in 1997. In 1998, she appeared on another tribute album, Manilow Sings Sinatra. She ended the decade with appearances on Boney James’ Body Language and Leonardo’s Tempo.
In the 21st century, she has focused more on film work, having performed on the soundtracks of Bobby, Bruce Almighty, Cars, Dark Water, Elektra, Hairspray, Lady in the Water, The Last Samurai, The Legend of Zorro, National Treasure, The Princess Diaries, The Sentinel, Signs, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E, and Wanted.
She has also found time to work on projects such as Randy Newman’s Harps & Angels and Mary Haskell’s Inspired Standards…Good for the Soul.
Here’s Wilson Phillips and their “You Won’t See Me Cry” from the Shadows and Light album which Christine perfomed on….