Mike Marshall
Gator Strut

Discovery Series

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Discovery Series Mike Marshall's Gator Strut is the debut release for MFSL's new value oriented Discovery Series.   Featuring several of the world's leading acoustic musicians, Gator Strut is a landmark album featuring guest appearances by Béla Fleck on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin and Tony Rice on guitar among other notables.   Gator Strut features innovative and inspired interpretations of diverse repertoire ranging from classical favorites such as Ravel's “Bolero,” and Bach's Partita in E to pop masterpieces like Lennon and McCartney's “Because,” and even jazz standards like Theolonius Monk's “Round Midnight” and John Coltrane's “Giant Hornpipe.”   Not content to merely showcase his overwhelming instrumental prowess, Marshall also contributes his own amazing compositions to this masterpiece including the title cut “Gator Strut,” “Scotch & Swing,” “Wake Up,” and “We Three” among others.   Gator Strut is essential listening for discerning blue grass fans, adventurous jazz heads and general acoustic enthusiasts alike.

  1. Dance of the Planktons
  2. We Three
  3. Gator Strut
  4. Chief Sitting in the Rain
  5. "Assez Vif-tres Rythme" From Ravel's String Quartet in F
  6. Giant Hornpipe
  7. Because
  8. Scotch & Swing
  9. Bach's Partita #3 in E for Solo Violin
10. Ybor City
11. 'Round Midnight
12. Gator's Dream
13. Wake Up
14. We Three (reprise)

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