Mike Marshall - Gator Strut "Discovery Series"
By Coleman R. Brice
June 17, 2004 - 6:00 am
Mike Marshall's Gator Strut is the debut release for Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new value oriented Discovery Series (Suggested Retail Price $19.98). Featuring several of the world's leading acoustic musicians, Gator Strut is a landmark album featuring guest appearances by Béla Fleck on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin and Tony Rice on guitar among other notables.
Gator Strut features innovative and inspired interpretations of diverse repertoire ranging from classical favorites such as Ravel's "Bolero", and Bach's Partita in E to pop masterpieces like Lennon and McCartney's "Because", and even jazz standards like Theolonius Monk's "Round Midnight" and John Coltrane's "Giant Hornpipe". Not content to merely showcase his overwhelming instrumental prowess, Marshall also contributes his own amazing compositions to this masterpiece including the title cut "Gator Strut", "Scotch & Swing", "Wake Up", and "We Three" among others. Gator Strut is essential listening for discerning bluegrass fans, adventurous jazz heads and general acoustic enthusiasts alike. Available for the first time on Super Audio CD (SACD) with Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's heralded GAIN (Greater Ambient Information Network) 2 mastering process.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Theta Digital and Sony Electronics. Our joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction.
Coleman Brice, 310-995-MOFI