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Studio album by David Grisman, Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo
Released 2001 (2001)
Studio Dawg Studios
Genre Italian folk
Length 51:14
Label Acoustic Disc
Producer David Grisman
David Grisman chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Traversata is a collaborative album by American mandolinist David Grisman, Italian mandolinist Carlo Aonzo, and Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta, playing guitar, mandolin, and the 14-string harp guitar.

The album comprises Italian-American instrumentals from the early part of the 20th century, when Italians migrated in large numbers to the U.S. They called their trip overseas a "traversata". In addition to traditional Italian folk music, the album includes versions of "Pickin' the Guitar" by Nick Lucas and "April Kisses" by Eddie Lang.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Costumi Siciliani (Gioviale) 4:08
  2. Oh, Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini) 2:20
  3. Idillio Primaverile (Gioviale) 2:53
  4. Manzanillo (Abt) 2:23
  5. L'Onda (Taraffo) 4:04
  6. Tarantella Op. 18 (Calace) 3:04
  7. Intermezzo (Mascagni) (3:04)
  8. Pickin' the Guitar (Lucas) 3:43
  9. Violinata (Margutti) 2:40
  10. Duo for Two Mandolins (Cipolla) 3:30
  11. Valtzer Fantastico (Marucelli) 5:34
  12. The Godfather Waltz (Rota) 2:55
  13. Mazurka VI Op. 141 (Calace) 2:55
  14. Serenata "A Ballo" (trad.) 3:14
  15. April Kisses (Lang) 5:21




  1. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Traversata - David Grisman | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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