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|David Grisman||Primary Artist, Mandolin, Mandola|
|Beppe Gambetta||Guitar, Harp Guitar|
|David Grisman||Producer, Song Notes|
|Craig Miller||Executive Producer|
|Paul Stubblebine||Engineer, Mastering|
|Beppe Gambetta||Producer, Song Notes|
|Carlo Aonzo||Producer, Song Notes|
|Julie Chase||Cover Photo|
Posted October 1, 2010
This CD (and to exaggerate only a little - ALL of Gambetta's work) is INCREDIBLE. Listen to it casually or with an intensely critical ear - either way it is a totally stimulating and completely satisfying experience and yet it still leaves you wanting MORE!? The in-depth historical liner notes, and Gambetta's knowledge OF and passion FOR the music, combined with Aonzo's brilliant ''mandolino virtuoso'' (technicality WITH passion) never cease to amaze the listener. Just when you think they've ''peaked'' another sublime piece begins! (Note: The previews don't do this CD justice - they rarely do with acoustic or ''period'' intruments such as these - but preview 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 for a real assortment) The addition of another of Gambetta's talented ''friends'', Grisman, puts the ''cherry in the cannolo''! Everything is put into perfect perspective (and it's a REAL learning experience) when one reads the history of ''Traversata'' while listening to each piece...but one doesn't have to, to ENJOY the music. This is one GREAT CD and it's a wonder that no one -(are you listening PBS???)- has made an in-depth study of the interesting and entertaining material and personalities documented in it. Buy it, enjoy it, spread the word!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 2, 2010
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