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Jimmy Gaudreau - Pieces and Bits

By Mandolin Cafe
November 6, 2010 - 8:30 am

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Jimmy Gaudreau - Pieces and Bits

Jimmy Gaudreau - Pieces and Bits

Jimmy Gaudreau's latest studio recording Pieces and Bits has been released by Goose Creek Music.

Talking about the album's Pieces and Bits title, Gaudreau describes the "Pieces" as fully instrumented production numbers, while the "Bits" are bare bones versions of shorter tunes.

Jimmy is joined on the recording by jazz guitarist Frank Vignola as well as noted bluegrass players Mike Auldridge, Moondi Klein, Orrin Star, Jens Kruger and many others.

Old Columbus Blues
New Sweet Home
Jesse and Don
Fall In
Florentine Waltz
El Doggo
Dub's Lin
Glide Path
Classic JAG
Adrienne's Reel
Promise Me
Tidwell Pike
Edsel's Tailpipe
Joe's Old Clock
Just That Simple

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November 06, 2010 09:41 AM
Immediately bought this (of course). Ran into Jim Watson a few weeks ago, said release was imminent. Looks like a dandy, with new tunes, remakes of some of the older tunes. Frank Vignola, banjo man Kruger, others.

Jimmy is cool.
November 06, 2010 11:07 AM
In my inbox, just got a note from the man himself. Seems I'll be the first recipient of this release. It will hence have a special place in my heart :-)
Orrin Star
November 06, 2010 05:37 PM
Jimmy and I will be doing our annual Thanksgiving Saturday show
on November 27 in Herndon, VA. Jimmy told me that this will
be his first gig at which the new CD will be available. And (as usual)
we'll be performing those of his original tunes that I played on.
Orrin Star

ps see Cafe Calendar or for details
Ivan Kelsall
November 07, 2010 01:16 AM
That's a 'must buy ' for me,the guy's great !,
November 08, 2010 01:11 PM
So glad to see something new coming from Jimmy! Ive been lucky enough not only to have been a fan, but also a friend for many years. I spent more hours as a kid playing and replaying his first Country Gentlemen LP "New Look New Sound" than I care to remember. I guess thats because I never figured out his break on "Lets".smile Im sad to report, I never figured out any of his other breaks for that matter. Playing the mandolin, notice I didn't call myself a mandolin player, Ive watched them all. I've stood next to Monroe, Duffey, Lawson and many other great players, while I never could play like they were playing, I understood what they were doing and where and why on the neck they were doing it. Not with Jimmy G! Ive been in and around jams sessions and backstage for years watching his left hand. Ive watched up close and personal. Ive even been in the studio with the guy and I still have no idea what he's doing! But whatever it is, I love it!! Can't wait to get yet another project I'll never figure out. Keep'em coming Jimmy!
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