Gerry Beaudoin Trio Featuring David Grisman | Minor Swing

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Minor Swing

by Gerry Beaudoin Trio Featuring David Grisman

All acoustic, no amps allowed, session featuring virtuoso mandolin backed by guitar bass and drums. From the original songs to the three Django compositions, Billboard magazine says this CD," swings formidably throughout."
Genre: Jazz: Gypsy Jazz
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1. Swing With Dr Jake
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2. Annouman
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3. Baby Boy Blues
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4. Ain't No Sunshine
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5. Django's Castle
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6. Minor Swing
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7. In a Mellow Tone
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8. So Long Ebony
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9. Airola
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10. Jackie's Serenade
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“… Gerry Beaudoin is a fine guitarist, composer and arranger. I am looking forward to more musical adventures with Gerry and his trio in the future.” - David Grisman The all acoustic,no amps allowed, recordings by the Gerry Beaudoin Trio were a watershed mark in Gerry’s’ career. His special guest, mandolinist David Grisman, had a huge impact on on the way Gerry looked at music and the setting he presented it in. ” When I first heard the David Grisman Quintet I was very aware after a few songs that David was not just a jazz player but had allowed all of his experiences in music and all the genres he played or listened to to come out in his music. I also noticed, like all great jazz musicians, he used the Quintet as an instrument. One other thing that wasn’t lost on me was that instead of playing jazz standards he was presenting his original compositions and crossing genres and grooves effortlessly. This had a huge impact on me. I started writing more of my own material that wasn’t solely based on the jazz lexicon and listening to a broader spectrum of music.” One other important fact wasn’t lost on Gerry,” I learned from seeing The David Grisman Quintet that all acoustic instruments performing with out amplification is such a great,pure musical sound. Each instrument has it’s own unique voice acoustically that has to be brought out by the player. His technique and control of the instrument helps create the sound not amplification which can change the sound drastically. ” After jamming in the dressing room with David one night at Cambridge Massachusetts now defunct club, Night Stage, Gerry knew what he wanted to do for his next recording. He invited David in as his guest with his new band that included two or three acoustic guitars, Gerry, Larry Baione and Duke Robillard, his regular rhythm section of Bob Nieske on acoustic bass ,Chuck Laire on drums and Matt Glaser on fiddle. The result was his fourth recording as a leader, the all acoustic , Minor Swing. The rapport between David and Gerry was instant as well as the rest of the band. The ten song CD, running the gamut from Django Rheinhart, Bill Withers, Duke Ellington and five Beaudoin originals has been hailed as one of Gerry’s finest recordings. David’s appearance on seven songs is stunning in it’s virtuosity. ” Through out the session David was into it like it was his own project and his wealth of experience in the recording studio as well as in performing totally acoustic music contributed immensely to the success of the recording. ” Gerry knew when he walked out of the studio he had recorded a winner. ” It was one of the best times I ever had in the studio. Everyone contributed to make the music the best we could. Stand out memories are Bob’s solo on Jackie’s Serenade and Dukes solo break on Swing with Dr. Jake and of course playing with David. Everyone was hot and playing in the pocket.” say’s Gerry almost twenty years later.


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