Svingin' With Svend Reviews

Guitar Player Magazine Svingin’ With Svend Mandolinist Grisman’s collaboration with Danish jazz violin great Svend Asmussen also debuts the guitar work of Dimitri Vandellos. ¬†Though Dimitri’s presence is mainly felt in his tasteful rhythmic backup, his several solos on acoustic steel-string and hollow body electric indicate that the Dawg has...

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Brubeck and Friends prove jazz lives

Gerald Kloss Milwaukee Journal You know you’ve got a meaty program when the headline act doesn’t come on until 11:15 p.m., more than three hours after the start of the show. ¬†So Milwaukee Jazz buffs got their money’s worth and more at, the Performing Arts Center Thursday night, even before Dave Brubeck and Sons took the stage to wrap up the...

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News and Observer

Grisman’s band swings at Stewart The News and Observer Owen Cordle During the past 10 years, David Grisman has been a one-man crusade for the jazz mandolin. Besides his virtuosity, he also has a compelling sense of ensemble, as his quartet’s performance Saturday night at Stewart Theater showed. The quartet itself is Mr. Grisman’s instrument as...

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Durham Morning Herald

Gordon Lewis To kick off its ’88-’89 season, Pinecone presented mandolinist David Grisman and his quartet. Grisman has been largely responsible for carving out a place for mandolin in jazz (along with such other talented musicians as Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore), legitimizing complex improvisation on the small stringed Instrument. He created...

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Durham Morning Herald

Gordon Lewis To kick off its ’88-’89 season, Pinecone presented mandolinist David Grisman and his quartet. Grisman has been largely responsible for carving out a place for mandolin in jazz (along with such other talented musicians as Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore), legitimizing complex improvisation on the small stringed Instrument. He created...

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A New Breed

Eliza Welch Mulvaney David Grisman’s band has been through several incarnations in the 11 years since his first group album, The David Grisman Quintet. With each change in personnel, David has met the challenge of making the best use available talent in his arrangements and compositions, The current Quartet provides him with considerable talent indeed:...

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