MP3 Tom Ohmsen - Acoustinova
Bluegrass-influenced acoustic jazz featuring the mandolin
14 MP3 Songs in this album (60:30) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Gypsy Jazz, COUNTRY: Bluegrass
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Mandolinist Tom Ohmsen describes his new CD "Acoustinova" as his version of a new kind of "jazz-swing-latin-bluegrass-blues music. It''s based on the concept of a what if -- as in what if bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe had collaborated with jazz (and gypsy) guitar innovator Django Reinhardt? There''s no telling what really would have happened had such a meeting taken place, but this album is my interpretation of that musical fantasy," says Ohmsen. "And it''s 100% acoustic-- no pickups, no amps, just wood, wires, and some good microphones!"
Ohmsen is known to the acoustic music community as the author of such critically-acclaimed textbooks as "Music Theory For Modern Mandolin" and "Music Theory For Modern Guitar", among others. As a recording engineer/producer he has worked on over 200 CD projects by artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Lenny Marcus and Charlie Byrd, Buster B. Jones, and Zakiyah. His work with the DMB culminated in their Gold and Platinum-certified album "Remember Two Things" in 1993. He just recently finished mixing and editing a Bill Monroe 4-CD boxed set to be released on Copper Creek Records later this year.