Tone Poems

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Tone Poems 57:09 $11.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Turn Of The Century [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:04 $1.49 Buy
2 The Prisioner's Waltz [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 4:26 $1.49 Buy
3 Sam-Bino [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:44 $1.49 Buy
4 Grandfather's Clock [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:22 $1.49 Buy
5 Good Old Mountain Dew [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:27 $1.49 Buy
6 I Am A Pilgrim [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:41 $1.49 Buy
7 Mill Valley Waltz [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:33 $1.49 Buy
8 Vintage Gintage Blues [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:21 $1.49 Buy
9 I Don't Want Your Mandolins Mister [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:26 $1.49 Buy
10 Dawg After Dark [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 4:45 $1.49 Buy
11 Wildwood Flower [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:55 $1.49 Buy
12 Morning Sun [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 4:20 $1.49 Buy
13 Banks Of The Ohio [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:29 $1.49 Buy
14 Swing '42 [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:10 $1.49 Buy
15 Watson Blues [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 3:37 $1.49 Buy
16 O Solo Mio [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 2:20 $1.49 Buy
17 Song For Two Pamelas [David Grisman & Tony Rice] 4:29 $1.49 Buy

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Sample the sounds of some of the great vintage guitars and mandolins of the 20th century on Tone Poems, a collection of 17 memorable duets, played on 34 classic acoustic instruments, by two acknowledged masters of the idiom - mandolinist David Grisman and guitarist Tony Rice. From "I am a Pilgrim" and "Swing 42" to some brand new dawg tunes, Tone Poems (their first recording in over a decade) reignites the power-picking that earned Grisman and Rice their nickname, the "Gasoline Brothers" - and started a revolution in acoustic instrumental music some 20 years ago.

The co-stars of this project are the instruments themselves - what Grisman calls the "vintage voices" - including a 1939 Martin D-45 guitar (valued at $100,000) paired with a priceless, one-of-a-kind 1923 Lloyd Loar Gibson A-5 mandolin. An impressive 40-page full-color booklet accompanies the music; for each duet there is a corresponding photo essay that tells the story of that particular pair of instruments. A study in tonal quality and a mini-reference work on some of the finest hand-crafted acoustic instruments ever built, Tone Poems is a must see and hear for music lovers, collectors, musicians, and anyone else interested in the purity of acoustic sound.

"...You're unlikely to find a more lovely collection of instrumental tunes than this latest recording....Each song is a celebration of the tone and uniqueness of the instruments....a different vintage guitar and mandolin for each cut..." - Dirty Linen (12/94-1/95, p.54)