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The Evolution of the Jazz Mandolin
Part 5: “Fast Forward to Today’s Foremost” Blues, Bebop and Beyond
The last session in our series on the jazz mandolin focused on the further development of mandolin jazz through Swing, Bebop, and the present with discussion on the contemporary mandolinists such as Andy Statman, Mike Marshall, David Grisman, Barry Mitterhoff, Peter Ostrousko, Sam Bush, Don Stirenberg, Jamie Masefield (of the Jazz Mandolin Project), and Chris Thile. The session also featured live performances of tunes appropriate to the period with Tim Porter on mandolin, Joe Selly on guitar and Santi Debriano on bass.