Piano legend Denny Zeitlin's keyboard virtuosity meets the inspired groove of David Grisman's mandolin on this ground-breaking Acoustic Disc collaboration. This sonically spectacular and musically spontaneous project showcases mandolin/piano duets as they have never been heard before.
New River presents nine original compositions by two American masters in their first studio recordings together. Latin rhythms abound on Zeitlin's "Brazilian Street Dance," funk is taken to a new place on Grisman's "Dawg Funk," and the two combine compositional strategies on the sensual "DG/DZ Blues." Zeitlin's highly improvisational "On the March", soothingly pastoral "New River" and Dawg's grassy "14 Miles to Barstow," jazzy "Blue Midnite," and recent "Waltz for Gigi" are given new ear-turning treatments by their interacting authors. Recorded "live" to 2-track analog and mastered with the HDCD process, New River is yet another example of Acoustic Disc's exceptional sound quality and musical excellence.