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Svingin' With Svend

David Grisman Quintet featuring Svend Asmussen

Initial release : 1987

Zebra ZEA-42108

Live recording of the DGQ with the jazz violin of Svend Asmussen


  • Svingin' With Svend (Grisman)
  • Nadja (Asmussen)
  • Lap-Nils Polska (arr. Asmussen)
  • Swing Mineur (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
  • Jitterbug Waltz (Waller)
  • Nuages (Reinhardt)

  • Svend Asmussen - violin
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • George Marsh - drums, percussion, calimba
  • Dimitri Vandellos - guitar
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  • Producer - David Grisman, Craig Miller for Dawg Productions
  • Managing director of Zebra/Acoustic series - Ricky Schultz
  • Live recording - Bob Shumaker
  • Studio recording - Craig Miller, Paul Stubbelbine, Tom Anderson
  • Mixing - David Grisman
  • Mastering - Greg Fulginiti
  • Design, art direction - Kathleen Covers, Covert Design
  • Illustration - Rhonda Voo
  • Back cover photography - Thomas Boss
  • Special thanks to - Steve Gets and Fat Tuesday's, Anne Grete Asmussen, Stephen Suda, Tom Anderson, The staff at Zebra Records, Ricky Schultz, D'Addario Strings, Ron Cohen, John Monteleone, Kentucky Mandolins, "H" and Isabel
  • Recorded live at Fat Tuesday's, New York, November 5-9, 1986
  • Lap-Nils Ppolska and Jitterbug Waltz recorded at Bay View Studios, Richmond, CA, May 21, 1987
The cover carries the message;
Dear Svend and David

I'm so happy to learn that you made a recording together. I had many times the opportunity to play with you both, and I appreciate your great talent.

What a pleasure this association of the violin and the mandolin.

Good success and love,

Stephane Grappelli
Paris, September 1987