Top Artists – David Grisman

David Grisman – Hot Dawg

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  • David Grisman’s 1978 release finally returns to the site with STUNNING Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our Shootout Winner – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are clear and lively, with the all-important Tubey Magic that was missing from many of the copies we played
  • Transparency, speed and freedom from smear are key to the best copies – this one showed us just how good the record can sound
  • 4 1/2 stars: “Grisman’s lively ‘Dawg’s Bull’ and guitarist Tony Rice’s upbeat ‘Devlin’ set a high standard at the opening of the album, yet the remaining tracks continue to meet the high watermark of the first two songs.”


David Grisman – Quintet ’80

  • A stunning sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides with each playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • “This set features Grisman’s string group (which also includes violinist Darol Anger, Mike Marshall on mandolin, guitar and violin, Mark O’Connor on violin and guitar, and bassist Rob Wasserman)… The music is excellent…” – All Music


Stephane Grappeli / David Grisman – Live

  • This superb live album finally arrives on the site, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them from start to finish – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are exceptionally low-distortion, lively, solid and dynamic – just what this music needs
  • Stephane Grappelli’s jazz violin stylings and David Grisman’s “Dawg music” fuse into a magical, swinging acoustic combo
  • “One of the most exciting of the many Stephane Grappelli recordings, this live session… teams the veteran violinist with mandolist David Grisman’s band, an ensemble that (in addition to its leader) boasts hot solos from Mike Marshall on violin, guitarist Mark O’Connor (who switches to violin to battle Grappelli on a memorable “Tiger Rag”), and bassist Rob Wasserman.”