Portrait Of An American Original

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1 Theme (La Cumparsita)/Baja Del Sol De Andalucia [Rudy Cipolla] 2:41 $1.49 Buy
2 Here And There [Rudy Cipolla] 3:18 $1.49 Buy
3 Potpourri: Excerpts From Capone [Rudy Cipolla] 2:36 $1.49 Buy
4 La Civetta [Rudy Cipolla] 4:01 $1.49 Buy
5 Study For Two Mandolins [Rudy Cipolla] 2:43 $1.49 Buy
6 Mighty Little Samson [Rudy Cipolla] 3:01 $1.49 Buy
7 Duo For Mandocello And Piano [Rudy Cipolla] 7:37 44.1/16 Album only
8 Camels, Camels [Rudy Cipolla] 4:31 $1.49 Buy
9 La Provinciana/ Bonita [Rudy Cipolla] 4:43 $1.49 Buy
10 Rudy's Theme [Rudy Cipolla] 3:01 $1.49 Buy
11 Monica [Rudy Cipolla] 3:37 $1.49 Buy
12 La Civetta [Rudy Cipolla] 3:39 $1.49 Buy
13 Here And There [Rudy Cipolla] 3:10 $1.49 Buy
14 Mighty Swingin' Little Samson [Rudy Cipolla] 2:59 $1.49 Buy
15 Butterfly On My Shoulder [Rudy Cipolla] 12:40 44.1/16 Album only
16 Ruperto Hiroflan/Theme (La Cumparsita) [Rudy Cipolla] 4:55 $1.49 Buy

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An artistic tribute to legendary 96-year-old mandolinist/composer Rudy Cipolla featuring his unique compositions and arrangements.

"One of America's Unsung Heroes." -Newsweek magazine -

Original string music interpreted by The David Grisman Quintet, The Modern Mandolin Quartet, Kaila Flexer & Third Ear, Evan Marshall, Radim Zenkl, and The Rudy Cipolla Ensemble -Rudy's music from the soundtrack of the 20th Century-Fox film Capone -Includes Rudy's First Recordings on mandocello from an original 1937 radio broadcast. -Package contains a 20-page booklet of biographical notes with rare photos and commentary from the artists. Mastered with the HDCD process (High Definition Compatable Digital for best audio resolution.

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For years he tutored aspiring musicians out of his little magazine/comic store in the city's Sunset District. One of his students, the renowned David Grisman, now pays homage to his remarkable spirit with this compilation of ensemble pieces recorded in the years 1989-1995. As producer and label owner, Grisman presents gorgeously crafted arrangements and Cipolla's playing and writing magically fuse an old world Italian-America to the eccentric, romantic spirit of San Francisco. “ Sandy Carter