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Jerry Garcia & David Grisman So What

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The music on So What documents the jazz side of the extraordinary Jerry Garcia / David Grisman collaboration. Well known for their shared interest in folk and bluegrass music, the two were also avid jazz listeners and each had worked with masters of that idiom = Jerry with Ornette Coleman and Branford Marsalis; David with Stephane Grappelli and Martin Taylor. This unique recording features two Miles Davis classics, "So What" and "Milestones", Milt Jackson's "Bag's Groove", and a Dawg original "16/16."

Recorded at Dawg Studios between 1990 and 1992, So What also features bassist Jim Kerwin, percussionist Joe Craven and flutist Matt Eakle, all members of the David Grisman Quintet. Like many jazz compilations, So What offers alternate takes of several tunes, revealing the versatility and spontaneous creativity of these two exceptional artists, affording the listener a unique opportunity to compare different improvisational approaches to the same material.

Included is a 12-page pdf booklet, illustrated throughout with original artwork by Jerry Garcia with salutations from Bruce Hornsby and Ornette Coleman with additional notes by David Grisman. So What presents some rare moments in the Garcia/Grisman saga, and is sure to delight both jazz and acoustic music fans.

01 - So What 1 3/8/91
02 - Bag’s Groove 5 11/24/92
04 - 16/16 3
05 - So What 1
06 - Bag’s Groove 1 6/4/92
07 - Milestones 3
08 - So What 1 6/4/92