Stephane Grappelli And David Grisman Live on 180g LP
Exhibit Records Audiophile Series Release Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio & Pressed at RTI
Featuring Two of the Very Best & Most Innovative String Musicians of the 20th Century!
One of the most exciting of the many Stephane Grappelli recordings. In a sense this album represents a passing of the torch, as the greatest jazz violinist of all, the immortal Stephane Grappelli, bridges two generations of great acoustic jazz musicians - from his all-time classic 1930s recordings with the Hot Club of France (and a legendary partnership with the great guitarist Django Reinhardt - probably the most famous jazz partnership outside of the United States, and the most famous jazz string band in the world) to this remarkable recording with mandolinist David Grisman and his band featuring Mark O'Conner, Rob Wasserman, Tiny Moore and Mike Marshall.
Grappelli was incomparable in his Hot Club of France days, and he hadn't lost a beat by the time of this recording almost 50 years later. Grisman's music was greatly influenced by Reinhardt and Grappelli, and this album represents a kind of tribute to those great pioneers of acoustic swing music - but it's much more than just a nostalgic nod to the past. It's a historic recording in its own right, and the music is truly wonderful.
Grisman and Grappelli sound as if they'd been playing together for years, and the respect they have for each other is obvious throughout the entire set. It's not an exaggeration to say that Grappelli and Grisman are two of the very best and most innovative musicians (especially on acoustic string instruments) of the 20th century, and it's a real treat to get to hear them play together on this recording. They are absolute masters who have produced some of the finest, most beautiful, moving, virtuoso music on the planet.
The tracks are "jazz greatest hits" like "Shine," "Tiger Rag," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Satin Doll" and "Misty" with a medley of "King of the Gypsies" music. Essential music with more than its share of great solos, a blend of Bluegrass and Jazz, and one of the few albums of its kind to make the Billboard charts.
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- David Grisman (mandolin)
- Stephane Grappelli (violin)
- Mark O'Connor (guitar, violin)
- Rob Wasserman (bass)
- Mike Marshall (guitar, mandolin)
- Tiny Moore (electric mandolin)
- Exhibit Records Audiophile Series
- Gatefold 180g vinyl LP
- Mastered By Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Pressed at RTI
Stephane Grappelli And David Grisman Live Track Listing:
1. Shine (Brown, Dabney, Mack)
2. Pent-Up House (Rollins)
3. Misty (Burke, Garner)
4. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)
5. Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger) (DeCosta, Edwards)
6. Satin Doll (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn)
7. Swing (Reinhardt)
8. Medley: Tzigani / Fisztorza / Fulginiti (Grisman)