LA Times

LA Times

Don Heckman Mandolinist David Grisman may finally have found the right group for the eccentric grab bag of styles he refers to as “Dawg” music.  Appearing at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano Thursday night, Grisman’s quartet managed to touch on ever thing from flamenco and bluegrass to jazz and jigs. And they did it style, flair, and...

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San Diego Union

Grisman is ‘Dawg’ gone good By George Varga In the talented bands of David Grisman, jazz and bluegrass not only become compatible, they sound as if they’ve been happy mates for years.  Of course it’s been more than a decade since Grisman transformed these seemingly disparate musical idioms into a fruitful union – much to the delight of...

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Triple Threat Guitarist

Triple Threat Guitarist

Dimitri Vandellos: David Grisman’s Triple-Threat Guitarist Jon Sievert Over the past dozen years, mandolinist David Grisman has showcased some of the world’s finest steel-string acoustic guitarists-including Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, Mike Marshall, and Jon Sholle – while producing his unique blend of Jazz, bluegrass, classical, and...

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San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner

Grisman: Dawn of the new dawg By Philip Elwood For years mandolinist David Grisman and his “dawg music” have been rankling both jazz and bluegrass traditionalists by creating distinctive blends of these two American vernacular music forms. By combining, for instance, twangy mandolin and fiddle sounds into such a modern jazz chart as Miles...

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The Boston Globe

Grisman bucks trends for individualism By Susan O’Grady Fox “I’m all for rugged individualism,” says mandolins David Grisman, whose inspired and distinctly individual music is a refreshing departure from the sort of trend-mongering that dominates so much of the current scene. “I think if you’re in a creative field, you’re...

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New York Times

Jazz: Svend Asmussen John S. Wilson The veteran Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen is appearing through Sunday at Fat Tuesday’s, Third Avenue near 17th Street, with the Dave Grisman Quintet, turning it into one of the finest jazz string ensembles since the Quintet of the Hot Club of France in which Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played 50 years...

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