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Bobby Osborne and Jesse McReynolds

Masters of the Mandolin – 2001 (Pinecastle)

Reviewed by Brad San Martin

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Jesse McReynolds' crosspicking mandolin style never fails to enthrall, with its intricate spring and melodic verve. Bobby Osborne's more linear style is a perfect match, and the two take a good-natured romp through lilting waltzes, aching ballads and more spry fiddle tunes - including four vocals. This disc is testament to the vitality of masters who continue to challenge themselves to new creative heights.