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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Back in 1976, mandolinist David Grisman was one of the pioneers of what would come to be called "new acoustic music," a groovy, swinging fusion of bluegrass, hot jazz, and pop played primarily by young virtuosos from California. It was a scene that gave rise to such giants as Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, and Mark O'Connor, and brought established artists like fiddler Vassar Clements and French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli to new prominence. But David Grisman's mandolin was the signature sound of the genre, and still is -- that's him you hear picking away between NPR news segments, and you've heard him in movie soundtracks and on hundreds of other people's records...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Back in 1976, mandolinist David Grisman was one of the pioneers of what would come to be called "new acoustic music," a groovy, swinging fusion of bluegrass, hot jazz, and pop played primarily by young virtuosos from California. It was a scene that gave rise to such giants as Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, and Mark O'Connor, and brought established artists like fiddler Vassar Clements and French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli to new prominence. But David Grisman's mandolin was the signature sound of the genre, and still is -- that's him you hear picking away between NPR news segments, and you've heard him in movie soundtracks and on hundreds of other people's records over the last twenty years. Of all the musicians who emerged from the new acoustic music scene, only Grisman had a subgenre named after him: "Dawg Music." This three-disc set brings together live recordings, alternate takes, and previously unreleased compositions from Grisman's tape vault. It charts the changes in his quintet from the earliest days, when it nurtured the fiery talents of the young guitarist Tony Rice and fiddler Darol Anger, to its modern incarnation, which features a percussionist and flutist. Some of the titles -- "Swing '39," "Ricochet," "Rattlesnake" -- will be familiar to new acoustic music aficionados, as will Grisman's penchant for punning titles based on his nickname "Dawgma," "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown". Others are more obscure, some of them deservedly so, as in the case of "Shasta Bull," an ill-conceived soda jingle. But most of these 39 tracks are delightful; among them are the two numbers the DGQ performed with Stephane Grappelli on the Tonight Show in 1979, a beautiful three-mandolin arrangement of "Ricochet," and a live version of "Mondo Mando" that features Jethro Burns and the young Kronos Quartet. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/1996
  • Label: Acoustic Disc
  • UPC: 715949102028
  • Catalog Number: 20
  • Sales rank: 18,527

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introductions (1:36)
  2. 2 Cedar Hill (3:40)
  3. 3 Theme from Capone (3:13)
  4. 4 Dawg Patch (2:30)
  5. 5 Spain (7:04)
  6. 6 Shasta Bull (0:39)
  7. 7 Tipsy Gipsy (3:24)
  8. 8 Waiting on Vassar (5:44)
  9. 9 Key Signator (5:12)
  10. 10 Dawgma (3:27)
  11. 11 Swing '39 (3:32)
  12. 12 Ricochet (2:16)
  13. 13 Pickin' in the Wind (3:41)
  14. 14 Because (3:11)
  15. 15 Flatbush Waltz/Opus 57 (6:31)
  16. 16 Albuquerque Turkey (6:42)
  17. 17 Mondo Mando (8:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (5:18)
  2. 2 Dawg Funk (3:51)
  3. 3 Dawggy Mountain Breakdown (2:26)
  4. 4 Free Dawg Night (9:52)
  5. 5 Syeeda's Song Flute (5:51)
  6. 6 Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (3:23)
  7. 7 Steppin' with Stephane (9:00)
  8. 8 Newmonia (9:34)
  9. 9 Prelude in C Minor (5:13)
  10. 10 Latin Lover (6:12)
  11. 11 Sativa (9:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Svingin' with Svend (7:20)
  2. 2 Opus 38 (9:26)
  3. 3 Telluride (3:25)
  4. 4 E.M.D. (8:39)
  5. 5 Blue Midnight (6:44)
  6. 6 Jazzin' with Jazzbeaux (6:24)
  7. 7 Rattlesnake (5:08)
  8. 8 Dawgnation (3:35)
  9. 9 16/16 (6:02)
  10. 10 Dawgology (10:35)
  11. 11 Shalom Aleichem (6:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Grisman Quintet Primary Artist, Track Performer
David Grisman Indexed Contributor, Mandolin
Tony Rice Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jethro Burns Mandolin
Darol Anger Mandolin, Violin
Jerry Garcia Guitar
St├ęphane Grappelli Violin
Rob Wasserman Bass
Svend Asmussen Violin
Kronos Quartet Violin
Norton Buffalo Harmonica
Todd Phillips Bass, Mandolin
Jon Sholle Guitar
Matt Glaser Violin
Andy Statman Mandolin
Enrique Coria Guitar
Bill Amatneek Bass
Hal Blaine Percussion
Ray Brown Bass
Jim Buchanan Mandolin, Violin
John Carlini Guitar
Vassar Clements Violin
Joe Craven Mandolin, Percussion, Violin
Diz Disley Guitar
Matt Eakle Flute
James Kerwin Bass
Mike Marshall Guitar, Mandolin, Violin
Rick Montgomery Guitar
Mark O'Connor Guitar, Mandolin, Violin
Eric Silver Banjo
Dimitri Vandellos Guitar
Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins Vocals
George Marsh Percussion
Technical Credits
Pamela Abramson Liner Notes
David Grisman Composer, Producer
Craig Miller Executive Producer
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
D. Brent Hauseman Artwork
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Lots of Dawg

    This 3 CD set is a fine assemblage of live cuts and out-takes. I think Discs 1 and 3 are the strongest. Perhaps strict editing could have made it a 2 CD set but I am not sure. What would have improved it as a retrospective are some straight bluegrass tracks and a few more vocals from some of the fine singers Grisman has worked with. A track or so with Jerry Garcia singing with David would have been welcome. That aside, anyone interested in New Acoustic music or the Dawg will want to own this collection.

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