June 12, 2017: The phenomenal John Reischman is with us for this week’s Mandolin Mondays with a stunning chord melody arrangement of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Suite played on a gorgeous Heiden Heritage Model F5 Mandolin.
John is a mandolinist who needs little introduction. Over the years, his incredible tone, imaginative compositions, and tasteful playing across a wide variety of genres have made him a pillar of the modern mandolin idiom. Whether your listening to the Good Ol’ Persons, the Tony Rice Unit, or any other band that John’s been in, you can always pick out his unmistakable playing. Additionally, John’s solo records remain to be some of the finest instrumental mandolin albums out there.
Nowadays, John performs and records with his bluegrass band, The Jaybirds, as well as his jazz duo with guitarist John Miller. Recently, he has toured with Scott Nygaard and Sharon Gilchrist, playing music from their new record, The Harmonic Tone Revealers. John also teaches online via Peghead Nation, and at a host of mandolin workshops around the world.
Connect with John at the links below for more info on his recorded music, online lessons, and tour schedule:
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