Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman
"Live" (Vinyl)

Recorded on September 20th, 1979 at the Berklee center in Boston, it was then released in 1981.

Grappelli's distinctive jazz fiddling styles are complemented by Grisman's eclectic mandolin playing and backed by other greats like Mike Marshall (mandolin) and Mark O'Conner (pictured in the gatefold playing guitar.)

It would take an artist of Yo-Yo Ma's stature 20 years later to raise the profile of this genre-blurring music with the likes of Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Conner, but new audiences would discover the pioneers of Grisman, Grappelli and Ponty.

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