Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, and David Grisman

Traversata

Traversata

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Set One

Costumi Siciliani (Sicilian Customs) 248

25253-TRACK

Oh, Mio Babbino Caro (Oh, My Dear Daddy) 140

25254-TRACK

Idillio Primaverile (Idyll of Springtime) 173

25255-TRACK

Manzanillo 143

25256-TRACK

L'Onda (The Wave) 244

25257-TRACK

Tarantella Op. 18 184

25258-TRACK

Intermezzo 184

25259-TRACK

Pickin' The Guitar (Pizzicando la Chitarra) 223

25260-TRACK

Violinata (Violin Serenade) 160

25261-TRACK

Study For Two Mandolins 210

25262-TRACK

Valtzer Fantastico 334

25263-TRACK

The Godfather Waltz (Il Valzer del Padrino) 175

25264-TRACK

Mazurka VI Op. 141 175

25265-TRACK

Serenata 'A Ballo' 194

25266-TRACK

April Kisses (Baci d' Aprile) 321

25267-TRACK

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Show Notes
1. Costumi Siciliani (Sicilian Customs) Giovanni Gioviale
2. Oh, Mio Babbino Caro (Oh, My Dear Daddy, from Gianni Schicchi)
3. Idillio Primaverile (Idyll of Springtime) Giovanni Gioviale
4. Manzanillo Valentine Abt
5. L'Onda (The Wave) Pasquale Taraffo
6. Tarantella Op. 18 Raffaele Calace
7. Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) Pietro Mascagni
8. Pickin' the Guitar (Pizzicando la Chitarra) Nick Lucas (Dominic Lucanese)
9. Violinata (Violin Serenade) Attilio Margutti
10. Duo for Two Mandolins (Studio per Due Mandolini) Rudy Cipolla
11. Valtzer Fantastico (Wonder Waltz) Enrico Marucelli
12. The Godfather Waltz (Il Valzer del Padrino, from The Godfather) Nino Rota
13. Mazurka VI Op. 141 Raffaele Calace
14. Serenata "a Ballo" Traditional
15. April Kisses (Baci d'Aprile) Eddie Lang (Salvatore Massaro)

Italian music in America is the focus of Traversata (ACD-47), the new Acoustic Disc release by David Grisman and Italian string masters guitarist Beppe Gambetta and mandolinist Carlo Aonzo. Traversata means "ocean crossing," the method by which the first Italians emmigrated to America. With them they brought mandolins, guitars and, of course, a rich musical heritage. This release, like its artistic predecessor Songs of Our Fathers (ACD-14), not only deals with the music transported across the Atlantic but what happened to it in the melting pot, how it ultimately traveled back home and the effect it had there.

The varied and beautiful repertoire explored by this international trio ranges from the Golden Age of Italian opera, such as PucciniÌs "Oh, Mio Babbino Caro" and Mascagni's "Intermezzo," to music of the great Italian string virtuosos like Raffaele Calace, Giovanni Giovale and Pasquale Taraffo. Also featured are compositions by American jazz guitar pioneers which reflect their Italian origins including Eddie Lang's "April Kisses" and "Pickin' the Guitar" by Nick Lucas. Rounding out the collection are works by noted Italian film composer Nino Rota from his famed Godfather soundtrack and San FranciscoÌs own mandolin godfather, Rudy Cipolla.

Traversata is an exquisitely crafted work played on traditional acoustic instruments including the authentic "bowl-back" mandolins which originated in Italy and a unique custom-built 14-string harp guitar. Recorded "live" to 2-track analog, it features the exceptional sound quality and musical excellence for which Acoustic Disc is known. The CD includes a 20 page, full color booklet with historical photos and notes plus slip case packaging.