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Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns Back To Back Download

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Acoustic Disc proudly presents Back To Back, the classic 1979 summit meeting of the two giants of jazz - Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns, with a second disc of previously unreleased alternate takes and a bonus track. Produced by David Grisman (who guests on three tracks), Back To Back also features the stellar rhythm section of guitar legend Eldon Shamblin with jazz masters Ray Brown (bass) and Shelly Manne (drums).

Jethro Burns, known to mandolin players as "The Great One," had a career in show business for more than fifty years - most notably as half of the comedy duo Homer & Jethro. His colorful style of 'note perfect' mandolin picking continues to be an influence to this day. Texas native Tiny Moore began working with Western Swing legend Bob Wills in 1946 and created his own unique style on a single-string, electric solid-body mandolin. The Back To Back sessions marked the first meeting of these legendary mandolin giants - an event of historic proportions.

The tunes on Back To Back are loaded with harmonic depth and swinging improvisation. From the first groovin' notes on Wes Montomery's opening title track, it's apparent that this is jazz of another dimension. Tiny's electric mastery sways and bends in tandem with Jethro's acoustic expertise, while Shamblin, Brown and Manne provide the perfect aural canvas. From a barn-burning "Jethro's Tune" to the luscious triple-mandolin arrangement of Bill Monroe's "Moonlight Waltz," Duke Ellington's "In a Mellotone," Count Basie's "Tickle Toe," Tiny's poignant "Real Laid Back" and the Reinhardt - Grappelli favorite, "Swing '39" - nothing was out of their league.

The alternate takes, discovered years after the original LP was issued, comprise the second disc and reveal "golden insight into what made these cats swing so hard," as Jethro's musical protege, Don Stiernberg, declares in his liner notes. The program also includes a gem that was not included on the original LP, "Maiden's Prayer." We all can now enjoy Back To Back in this expanded form.

01 - Back to Back
02 - Diane
03 - In a Mellotone
04 - Real Laid Back
05 - Flickin’ My Pick
06 - Moonlight Waltz
07 - Jethro’s Tune
08 - Swing ’39
09 - Out of Nowhere
10 - Tickle Toe
11 - Tiny’s Rag
12 - Groovin’ High
13 - Maiden’s Prayer

01 - Back to Back 2
02 - Diane rehearsal
03 - In a Mellotone 2
04 - Real Laid Back 4
05 - Flickin’ My Pick 3
06 - Moonlight Waltz-take 1
07 - Jethro’s Tune 2
08 - Swing ’39 1
09 - Out of Nowhere 1
10 - Tickle Toe 1
11 - Tiny’s Rag 1
12 - Groovin’ High 1
13 - Maiden’s Prayer 2


Streaming MP3 samples available on our web site.