ago the David Grisman Quintet's first album revolutionized the world of
acoustic string music. This latest release - Dawg's Groove continues the
enduring legacy of that historic album with all new material and a new
incarnation of one of the most influential and musically innovative bands
in America today.
This new chapter in DGQ history once again showcases the extraordinary
musicianship and creative arranging/composing skills of David Grisman
and his band members. The program of new originals begins with Dawg's
latest - "Limestones," a powerful blend of traditional and modern jazz
which segues into "La Grande Guignole" ‚ an enchanting "tribute to an
obscure passion for French melodrama." Next is "Ella McDonnell," bassist
Jim Kerwin's excitingly elegant Celtic tribute to his Irish grandmother,
followed by drummer George Marsh's moving remembrance of his beloved daughter,
"Waltz for Lucy." Enrique Coria's passionate guitar shines on "Zambola,"
a playful Dawg samba and "Tracy's Tune," a bossa portrait of a very special
person ‚ Tracy Bigelow who penned the "hip" title track ‚ "Dawg's Groove."
Matt Eakle kicks some serious Latin butt as a flutist and composer with
"My Friend Dawg" followed by "Blues for Vassar," David's homage to his
dear friend and colleague, the late Vassar Clements.
These ten masterful quintet performances were recorded live to 2-track analog by "Decibel Dave" Dennison.