This second acoustic recording featuring the Gerry Beaudoin Trio with jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli and mandolin titan David Grisman was " ..submitted for consideration for a Grammy nomination." Award winning jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin, (1992 National Association of Independent Record Distributors Award for best jazz recording and 1993 and 1995 Cadence Magazine Editors Choice Award)has performed on over 22 recordings in his career. A guitarists guitarist Gerry has performed or recorded with the cream of jazz and blues guitarists including Duke Robillard, Howard Alden, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Bruno, Jack Wilkins, Ronnie Earl, Hubert Sumlin,and rock guitar legend turned jazz guitarist Jay Geils from the J.Geils Band. He is also a featured performer on the Mel Bay Productions DVD,Cafe Benedetto. Gerry was recently contracted by Hal Leonard Publishing to write a book/CD project on acoustic jazz guitar.
A chance meeting with mandolinist David Grisman in 1990 led to their 1992 all acoustic recording, Minor Swing, with Duke Robillard sitting in on second guitar. Just Among Friends is the follow up to that first recording and jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli lent his talents to this recording. To quote David Grisman" ..Gerry Beaudoin is one of the finest guitarists and composers I know. I am looking forward to more musical adventures with Gerry and his trio in the future." The Boston Globe called Gerry ".." A swing guitar master." and blues guitar legend Duke Robillard stated,"..Gerry can play anything from swing to bop and is one hell of a blues guitarist."
Gerry also performs in the concert attraction New Guitar Summit, featuring Gerry with Duke Robillard and Jay Geils.
In 2003 Gerry was invited to headline the Ottawa International Jazz Festival.
CD BABY STAFF REVIEW
" It doesn't get much better than this. In this all-acoustic jazz
collaboration between guitarist, Gerry Beaudoin, mandolin icon, David
Grisman, and jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, this album could
be no less than dazzling and enchanting. Spotlighting many familiar
favorites, such as "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "Misty" this
light-swinging, mood-setting, gentle but jangly album of
unprecedented musicianship and jazz mastery makes this project one
worth bowing to. A perfect fireside, after dinner, contemplative
treat. Don't miss it."
" A wonderful accompanist and performing partner."
- Bucky Pizzarelli
" one of the finest jazz guitarists on the face of the earth, Mr. Gerry Beaudoin."
- Gene Petit, WICN/PBS Program Director
" The Pizzarelli-Beaudoin simpatico is astounding."
- Jim Fisch, 20th Century Guitar Magazine
" Gerry Beaudoin makes a strong impression with this CD of easy going swing with a few twists added. He is no slouch as a solist either."
- Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
" Their performance swings formidibly throughout."
_ Billboard Magazine
" Every one enjoys playing with friends. But when your friends are mandolin titan David Grisman and jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli a friendly get together becomes a memorable musical event."
- 20th Century Guitar Magazine