David Grisman

David Grisman

Biography

Aside from his brilliant skills as a soloist, Grisman's impact on Bluegrass cannot be understated. Drawing on early jazz, Grisman extended the melodic range of his bright mandolin improvisations, while adding a developed, syncopated rhythmic impetus. His album The David Grisman Quintet and his work with Stephane Grappelli and Jerry Garcia have earned him legendary status. Grisman's "Dawg music" is known for its tasteful incorporation of folk, country and Swing.
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