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The Evolution of the Jazz Mandolin

Part 1: “Once Upon a Time”

The first segment on the evolution of jazz mandolin examined the 17th and 18th century origins of the mandolin in the Mediterranean to its 19th and early 20th century arrival in North and South America. All of the sessions featured live performances of tunes appropriate to the period with Tim Porter on mandolin, Joe Selly on guitar and Santi Debriano on bass.

Tune List

Colored Aristocracy (Traditional)
Besame Mucho (C. Velasquez)
Saint James Infirmary Blues (Gerald Martin)
John Henry  (Traditional)
KC Rail Road Blues (Andrew and Jim Baxter)
West End Blues (King Oliver)
Man Goin' Round (Gospel Blues Traditional)