In 1978 Fred Geiger released this recording, it was on the old Ridge Runner Record label. Here are some notes from the back cover.
Here is an instrumental album of tunes not usually heard in a bluegrass context. lt’s what l prefer to call “acoustic music” rather than bluegrass. Acoustic music, with bluegrass instrumentation, can create many moods, yet always keeps that certain edge largely because of the demanding sound of the 5-string banjo.
Bluegrass rhythm is basically simple and extremely hard-driving. The rhythm here is more complex; the bass lines,without any sacrifice of subtlety, are as important as the lead lines. lt’s a different kind of drive, reminiscent of the jazz of the big-band era. Fred Geiger and the fine musicians he has assembled here show an intelligent approach to theory as well as a command of and respect for the traditional bluegrass instruments.
Liner notes by:”Mike Auldridge”
Fred Geiger, banjo, guitar Akira Otsuka, mandolin Bob Williams, guitar Tom Gray, bass Dave Parmley, guitar Warren Blair, fiddle