Simple Pleasures (Alison Brown album)

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Simple Pleasures
Studio album by Alison Brown
Released 1990
Genre Progressive Bluegrass, Jazz
Length 38:55
Label Vanguard
Producer David Grisman
Alison Brown chronology
Simple Pleasures
(1990)
Twilight Motel
(1992)

Simple Pleasures is an album by American banjoist Alison Brown, released in 1990. Produced by David Grisman and recorded with his David Grisman Quintet plus such stars as Mike Marshall, Alison Krauss and Turtle Island String Quartet violoncellist Mark Summer, this jazzy album delivers a hybrid-string sound with all tracks exclusively written by Alison Brown.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Michael McCall wrote of the album "Her all-instrumental debut instantly earned respect among progressive acoustic music fans... she maintains an innate elegance amid the tricky arranging."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alison Brown

  1. "Mambo Banjo" – 3:58
  2. "Leaving Cottondayle" – 2:35
  3. "Fantasy" – 2:25
  4. "Daytime TV" – 3:02
  5. "Wolf Moon" – 2:50
  6. "From the Coast" – 5:13
  7. "Weetabix" – 2:42
  8. "Bright and Early" – 2:45
  9. "Waltzing With Tula" – 3:01
  10. "Reddy Rooster" – 2:43
  11. "Sundaze" – 4:52
  12. "Simple Pleasures" – 2:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McCall, Michael. "Simple Pleasures > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011.