"Dawg '90"

"The crystaline tone and clean runs of John Carlini's acoustic jazz guitar are worth the price of admission."


-- Acoustic Guitar Magazine


John Carlini's guitar work is exceptional.


-- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine


Guitar Player Magazine Review


The master mandolinist/composer's first album of all-original material in six years finds him in top form mixing his unique blend of jazz, classical, bluegrass, and ethnic music. His guitarist this time around is John Carlini, a wily mainstream jazz veteran with an unerring feel for all idioms. Carlini's pulsating acoustic and electric rhythms provide a rich carpet for mandolin, fiddle, and flute solos, while his succinct, imaginative leads reveal rich melodic sensibilities and an ear for the unexpected. "Dawg" fans will find the wait has been worthwhile.


-- Jon Sievert


Billboard Review


33rd Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations


Best Country Instrumental Performance


Mandolinist Grisman steps forward with yet another invigorating display of his trademark "Dawg Music", a spirited combo of country, swing, and just about anything else that catches the eclectic musician's fancy (there's even a mambo here). Peppy stuff will find auditors in jazz, country, and even new age camps.