North Of The Border

North Of The Border (1991)

Release Date: Aug 1, 1991

Label: Rounder Records

John’s debut solo album serves up an exhilarating instrumental feast played with the crisp support of top acoustic players:

  • Todd Phillips (bass)
  • Scott Nygaard (guitar)
  • Tony Trischka (banjo)
  • Byron Berline (fiddle)
  • Sally Van Meter (Dobro)
  • Rob Ickes (Dobro)
  • and many more.

The album offers a fascinating glimpse of John’s ability to cross from one genre to the other without compromising the integrity of the individual tunes.

When I play I try to be true to the genre I'm playing in.
“I wanted to record the types of music that I liked playing the best: bluegrass, Latin, and string jazz . . . When I play I try to be true to the genre I’m playing in,” says John. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine calls it a “monumental” album that “establishes a remarkably high standard for mature, tasteful mandolin music,” while Dirty Linen magazine termed it a “refreshingly varied and impeccably recorded release that showcases Reischman’s chops to good effect.”

 

Reviews

Bluegrass Unlimited

Monumental breadth of talent and musical awareness . . . establishes a remarkably high standard for mature, tasteful mandolin music.

Dirty Linen

Refreshingly varied and impeccably recorded release that showcases Reischman’s chops to good effect.

Bluegrass Canada

A whirlwind musical tour of the Americas . . . the music is subtle, performed to perfection, and with dazzling skill.

San Francisco Bay Guardian

One of the most fun and inventive mandolin albums in some time.

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