Phillips, Grier & Flinner

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Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
With the emphasis on words in contemporary folk music, it's sometimes hard for instrumentalists to make an impact. That's not a problem for the players on this disc. Todd Phillips on bass, David Grier on guitar, and Matt Flinner on mandolin have mastered the art of conversing through music, and it's a fascinating exchange to sit in on. They visit bluegrass territory on "Paint It Shut" and take a more mellow turn with the tune "Getting There." "A Long Time Ago" is an intriguing and haunting piece, a folk-classical-jazz fusion that evokes thoughts of times past, just before Flinner's mandolin leads a dance down "Gilberton Road." If you want a bit of complexity and ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
With the emphasis on words in contemporary folk music, it's sometimes hard for instrumentalists to make an impact. That's not a problem for the players on this disc. Todd Phillips on bass, David Grier on guitar, and Matt Flinner on mandolin have mastered the art of conversing through music, and it's a fascinating exchange to sit in on. They visit bluegrass territory on "Paint It Shut" and take a more mellow turn with the tune "Getting There." "A Long Time Ago" is an intriguing and haunting piece, a folk-classical-jazz fusion that evokes thoughts of times past, just before Flinner's mandolin leads a dance down "Gilberton Road." If you want a bit of complexity and challenge with your folk music instrumentals, give Phillips, Grier, and Flinner a listen.
All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
A homegrown recording in all aspects done in a Willow Glen, California dining room, Todd Phillips-acoustic upright bass, David Grier-acoustic six string guitar and Matt Flinner-mandolin, play the "dawgrass" mix of bluegrass and jazz that was defined by David Grisman. It's no coincidence that Phillips was the second mandolinist in the original Grisman quintet, but he's won two Grammy's as a bassist. Grier, a seven time Guitar Player bluegrass guitarist of the year, and Flinner a two time Winfield national champion, have their own accolades This pleasant sounding trio collectively carries on the Grisman legacy, without violin, and establishes a healthy tradition of their own. Writing chores on the nine tracks are split equally between the three, and they go perfectly in order of Flinner, Phillips & Grier. Flinner's "Paint It Shut" is the intro track and most energetic, Phillips three numbers vary from slow and deliberate on "Getting There" to a more bluesy "Dozing In The Sun Through The Window." Grier's meditative "A Long Time Ago" contrasts with the more country-ish "Car On Fire." The consistency and democratic approach makes this CD one that is easy to listen to all the way through, sporting equal portions of all three instruments, with no one player dominating on any level. and they do swing, not in a be-bop or "Hot Club" sense, but more like Bill Monroe might. Those who are fans of Grisman, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor and Bela Fleck should be able to get next to this award winning ensemble. They are as balanced rhythmically and effortlessly melodic as any you'd care to name, no matter the category.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1999
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397427928
  • Catalog Number: 974279
  • Sales rank: 277,998

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paint It Shut (4:58)
  2. 2 Getting There (6:22)
  3. 3 A Long Time Ago (5:30)
  4. 4 Gilberton Road (4:10)
  5. 5 Said and Done (4:36)
  6. 6 Car on Fire (4:54)
  7. 7 Meridian (3:12)
  8. 8 Dozing in the Sun Through the Window (5:40)
  9. 9 Told Ya (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phillips, Grier & Flinner Primary Artist, Track Performer
David Grier Guitar, Track Performer
Todd Phillips Bass
Matt Flinner Mandolin, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Todd Phillips Producer, Engineer
Tim Carter Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among the best of the best

    Such beautiful music and such great craftsmanship. You'll be swept away. Easily one of my top ten all-time blue-grass CDs. Wish I'd found it sooner.

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