Czech It Out Solo Mandolin Portraits Of Eastern Europe

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Czech It Out Solo Mandolin Portraits Of Eastern Europe 42:42 $11.98
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1 Eastern Feast Yearn [Radim Zenkl] 4:00 $1.49 Buy
2 When I Ride Through That Forest [Radim Zenkl] 3:39 $1.49 Buy
3 Mountain Ghost [Radim Zenkl] 4:39 $1.49 Buy
4 Annie Little Soul [Radim Zenkl] 2:07 $1.49 Buy
5 Happygrass [Radim Zenkl] 3:09 $1.49 Buy
6 Rock Slide Area [Radim Zenkl] 4:50 $1.49 Buy
7 Uneaten Apples [Radim Zenkl] 3:34 $1.49 Buy
8 Johann Do Banjolim [Radim Zenkl] 2:56 $1.49 Buy
9 Czech And Slovak Medley: Petrovice Castle/ Blue Eyed Girl/ Good Night, My Dear/ Dance, Dance, Twist 3:49 $1.49 Buy
10 Al Di, Mandola [Radim Zenkl] 3:37 $1.49 Buy
11 Beaty, Power And Pain [Radim Zenkl] 6:22 $1.49 Buy

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Czechoslovakian mandolinist Radim Zenkl is back with a stunning collection of solo mandolin, mandocello, and mandolin banjo music that showcases his gifts as a composer and his inventive style as a performer. Czech It Out (featuring eight Zenkl originals and seven traditional songs from his native land) is a technical tour de force: "Often it sounds like he's playing two or three instruments at the same time," says Acoustic Musician magazine of Zenkl's incredible technique. "He plucks, strums, uses a bottleneck slide and even taps the strings with a pencil to elicit sounds previously unheard and perhaps unimagined on the mandolin."

The original compositions on this recording reflect Zenkl's classical training as a child, his eastern European heritage, and a passion for Western music that runs so deep that he came to America (three months before the fall of communism) to be closer to his musical influences. Today, at 28, Zenkl has made his mark on the modern mandolin movement in this country where his music is on the cutting edge. Czech It Out , co-produced and engineered by David Grisman, is Zenkl's second release on Acoustic Disc.

"Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways. He has created a whole new vovabulary for the instrument."