17 Songs

TITLE TIME
1:40
1:16
1:55
1:41
3:08
2:52
2:09
1:10
3:42
1:08
2:45
7:25
7:46
3:28
4:17
2:16
2:36

About Modern Mandolin Quartet

This ensemble was formed in the mid-'80s as the brainchild of Mike Marshall, an internationally acclaimed mandolin player best known for his work with David Grisman and Montreux. Marshall was looking for a way to bring respectability to an instrument primarily known for bluegrass and quaint folk tunes. Toward this end, he established a string-quartet-style group featuring the extended family of mandolin instruments. Marshall and Dana Rath play standard mandolins (which take the place of violins), John Imholz plays mandocello (with a range similar to the cello), and Paul Binkley holds up the middle with his mandola (the alto counterpart to the viola). Together they interpret well-known classical works and premiere newly commissioned compositions of "serious mandolin music." ~ Linda Kohanov

  • FORMED
    1985

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