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David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio

By Mandolin Cafe
July 3, 2011 - 2:45 pm

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David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio

David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio

David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio is the title of a new collection from Acoustic Oasis with David Grisman on mandolin, mandola, tenor guitar, octave mandolin, guitar and vocals;Samson Grisman on bass and vocals;and Jim Hurst on guitar and vocals.

David Grisman and his bass-playing son Sam, first met and played with guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Jim Hurst a decade ago at the "Bluegrass at the Beach" camp in Oregon. In 2011, David attended one of Jim's remarkable solo performances in Sonoma County and was inspired to form this trio to explore some of their common roots in folk, country and jazz.

An exceptional collection of music that covers everything from early bluegrass to more progressive acoustic music complete with tasteful leads on multiple instruments from Grisman and Hurst's marvelous Travis-style guitar and lead vocals.

East Tennessee Blues
Cole Hard Business
Vaya Con Dios
I Wish We Had Our Times
Swang Thang
Noche Romantica
Cypress Grove
Windy and Warm
Sally Ann
Mary of the Wild Moor
The Bells Of St. Mary's
Through The Country
Beautiful Dreamer

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July 03, 2011 09:16 PM
I saw Jim Hurst playing with Rob Ickes at ResoSummit last year in Nashville. He's an excellent guitarist and a fine vocalist. I look forward to hearing this collaboration!
Larry Howe
July 03, 2011 09:28 PM
I saw this trio in March at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. This was when they were recording the cd. It was a really interesting show, very personal. The range of material was a delight, with each member taking turns introducing tunes they chose for the set. The performances were superb.
Larry S Sherman
July 03, 2011 10:07 PM
I just got back from their show at the Iron Horse in MA...excellent performances. Jim Hurst really tears it up on guitar. I picked up his CD "A Box Of Chocolates", which is excellent, and features Sam Bush, Wayne Benson, Steve Smith, and even Jim himself all on mandolin.

Samson Grisman is the bass player, and was also part of the opening band The Deadly Gentlemen.

Having seen David's quintet a few times it was refreshing to see him in a trio context...quite different and fresher.

July 04, 2011 04:51 PM
And Grisman plays guitar, too? But it's missing 2 strings!
Mike Bunting
July 05, 2011 03:23 AM
Quote from dcoventry: And Grisman plays guitar, too? But it's missing 2 strings! End Quote

But he is a string genius, he can get away with it! I'm looking forward to hearing some of this stuff.
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