David Grisman

Acousticity

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By 1984, David Grisman's "Dawg Jazz" concept was at its prime. Grisman's string group (comprised of the leader's mandolin, violinist Jim Buchanan, guitarist Jon Sholle and bassist Rob Wasserman, plus guest drummer Hal Blaine) was flexible enough to play anything from bluegrass and folk music to swing; the latter is emphasized on this spirited set during such numbers as "Acousticity," "Blue Sky Bop," "Dawgalypso," and "Tango for Django." Recommended.

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