Chambergrass: A Decade of Tunes From the Edges of Bluegrass

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All Music Guide - Charles Spano
With Chambergrass: A Decade of Tunes From the Edges of Bluegrass, Sugar Hill Records collects a decade of Berline + Crary + Hickman's instrumentals. These are songs from the edges of bluegrass -- delicate and intricate numbers that explore the textures that can be created with fiddle, banjo, and guitar and an eye toward normally excluded genres like jazz, pop, and rock. Call it progressive bluegrass. Byron Berline, for one, played fiddle as a session musician for the original alternative country Cosmic American, Gram Parsons, and his musical repartee with banjo player John Hickman and guitarist Dan Crary -- as well as the trio's gift for experimentation -- is fully ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Spano
With Chambergrass: A Decade of Tunes From the Edges of Bluegrass, Sugar Hill Records collects a decade of Berline + Crary + Hickman's instrumentals. These are songs from the edges of bluegrass -- delicate and intricate numbers that explore the textures that can be created with fiddle, banjo, and guitar and an eye toward normally excluded genres like jazz, pop, and rock. Call it progressive bluegrass. Byron Berline, for one, played fiddle as a session musician for the original alternative country Cosmic American, Gram Parsons, and his musical repartee with banjo player John Hickman and guitarist Dan Crary -- as well as the trio's gift for experimentation -- is fully evident in this collection. Whether on reworked traditionals "Forked Deer", subtle live outtakes Berline's autumnal "Fall Creek", or stunning originals Berline's frantic "Pistol Pete," Crary's quiet and starry "Night Run", Berline + Crary + Hickman played wonderfully with chord changes, harmony, Crary's innovative rhythmic guitar, and the counterpoint of fiddle and banjo. Berline + Crary + Hickman were equally lauded and derided by bluegrass fans during their '70s and '80s heyday, a telltale sign that they're something worth listening to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891394527
  • Catalog Number: 3945
  • Sales rank: 286,702

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Forked Deer (4:05)
  2. 2 Big Dog (4:03)
  3. 3 Fall Creek (2:57)
  4. 4 Bonaparte's Retreat (5:41)
  5. 5 Pistol Pete (2:44)
  6. 6 Fisher's Hornpipe (5:20)
  7. 7 Night Run (3:59)
  8. 8 Turkey in the Straw (3:09)
  9. 9 Under the Double Eagle (4:18)
  10. 10 Henery's Hornpipe (3:28)
  11. 11 Early Times (4:15)
  12. 12 Storm Over Oklahoma (3:44)
  13. 13 The Dusty Miller (4:35)
  14. 14 Old Time Medley (5:28)
  15. 15 Cricket (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Berline + Crary + Hickman Primary Artist
Dan Crary Guitar
John Hickman Banjo
Byron Berline Fiddle, Mandolin, Viola
Skip Conover Dobro
Jerry Scheff Bass
Steve Spurgin Bass
Technical Credits
Doc Watson Composer
M. Christian Composer
Traditional Composer
Barry "Bones" Patton Contributor
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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This is an excellent anthology of these three virtuosos. At time

    This is an excellent anthology of these three virtuosos. At times the music seems to be mellow, then Berline, Crary, or Hickman unleashes a solo that grabs your ears. I never thought their vocals were more than competent, so making this an all-instrumental disc was a wise choice. Byron Berline’s Jumpin’ the Strings, with the other two on board, looks like the next stop for interested listeners. I plan to buy it soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very instrumental

    I like the jams on this, there is a lot of clearly a lot of talent here. Check out track 7 if you can find a sample. Good chord progression, tension build, melody, its just excellent, simple bluegrass.

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