For a notation/mandolin tab pdf file of Canyon Waltz and Zuni Mountain Ramble, go to www.hillbillychambermusic.com
The reviews are rolling in.
From Lou Martin:
"This is a very good and quite original instrumental recording by a thoughtful and caring musician who goes his own quiet way: there are some things here that no one else has. The music evokes his home in the great Southwest. The conceptions, scoring, and arranging ring true. I strongly recommend this album."
Here's some comments from the Mandolin Cafe forum.
"I can't stop playing it... Absolutely superb."
"Hummable melodies. Well played. Beautifully recorded. Nicely mixed. From the trance to the dance - this is good stuff!"
"I love putting HCM on and dimming the lights and just sitting back with my eyes closed, lovely arrangements and harmonies. That Gil is amazing but all the instruments sound great."
"I bought the CD and am listening to it now, and it's fabulous!!!!"
"I love this album. I've always enjoyed listening to mandolin family instruments played together and this does a great job."
"Congratulations on having the talent to put together such amazing mando-centric music! Really great stuff!"
From the TapeOp Messageboard:
"Great playing, beautiful recordings, and great songs!"
Old fiddle tunes provide the foundation for bluegrass and old time music. When I began to write melodies on the mandolin, they were firmly based in the fiddle tune tradition. But I wanted to hear them played on mandolin, mandola, and mandocello instead of the instruments of a string band. The tunes took on a classical air when I played them on the mandolin family instruments, and what I call Hillbilly Chamber Music was born.
If you prefer to order by mail, send your check or M/O to:
PO Box 69
Pine Hill, NM 87357
Please add $1.50 for postage for the 1st CD, $.50 for each additional CD. Thanks.
released February 18, 2010
Instruments: 2006 Gilchrist Model 1 mandolin, 1999 Gilchrist Model 5 mandolin, 1989 Gilchrist H-1 mandola, 1928 Gibson K-1 mandocello, Santa Cruz mandocello, 2001 Old Wave Octave mandolin
All instruments played by Don Grieser
Recorded and mixed by Don Grieser at Adobe In The Pines Studio, Pine Hill, NM
Mix assistance and Mastering by Will Dyar
Level Audio, Santa Fe, NM