Recordings

Good Numbers

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Don Stiernberg
mandolin, electric mandolin, and vocal

Andy Brown
Guitar

Jim Cox
Bass

Tracks:

  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Haven’t We Met
  • Just Friends
  • Something Special
  • Just One of Those Things
  • I Thought About You
  • Laverne Walk
  • Invitation
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • The Mayor of Swingville

Mandoboppin

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Available from:
CDBaby
Elderly
Itunes
Amazon

Ten original instrumentals plus two vocal standards, all done acoustically by Don and four cats he loves playing with. Swing, Latin, and contemporary as recorded by Steve Rashid for Don’s own label, MandoTraveler.

Stiernberg and friends convey joy in virtually every track.
-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Don Stiernberg
mandolin and vocal

Andy Brown
Guitar

Jim Cox
Bass

Phil Gratteau
Drums

Larry Harris
Piano

Tracks:

  • Life Itself
  • Questions and Answers
  • Mandoboppin’
  • Bix in Rio
  • Donniebrook
  • The Very Thought of You
  • Three Down Town
  • The Wacky Waltz
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Blues Santa Cruz
  • Magnanimous
  • Short Sleeves in December

Low Country Jazz DVD

Captured live in 2007 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor, “Low Country Jazz” features inspired renditions of classic and original jazz tunes performed by a magical grouping of true instrumental virtuosos.

Don Stiernberg
mandolin and vocal

Jeff Autry
guitar and vocal,

Tony Williamson
mandolin and vocal

Ben Tucker
bass

Tracks:

  • Lady Be Good
  • Wild Julio
  • Avalon
  • Pher Matique
  • Well You Needn’t
  • Blue Heels
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Blues Santa Cruz
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Mr. Ambassador
  • Bloomingdale
  • Midnight on the Water
  • Now’s the Time
  • Short Sleeves in December

Swing 220

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© 2010 Blue Night Records
“Strings, picks, and fingers have never sounded so good…”
Ted Eschliman, jazzmando.com

A collection of swing jam favorites with Jeff Jenkins on guitar and Rusty Holloway on bass.

Don Stiernberg
mandolin/guitar

Jeff Jenkins
guitar

Rusty Holloway
bass

Tracks:

  • Topsy
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • How High the Moon
  • Night and Day
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Caravan
  • Lady Be Good
  • All of Me
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Stardust
  • Back Home Again in Indiana
  • After You’ve Gone

Mandolin Restaurant

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Features guest appearances by Jethro Burns, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Howard Levy, Judy Roberts, and a host of Chicago’s finest musicians.

“Now digitally remastered for the first time, Mandolin Restaurant resonates with creative energy and ingenious playing, all wrapped in lush arrangements and a solid ensemble sound by one of the mandolin’s greatest living protagonists.”

Available for download from Acoustic Oasis Here

CD Reissue liner notes

Tracks:

  • We Belong Together
  • Windshield
  • Django
  • Blues For Ed and Myra
  • Cape Verdean Blues
  • The Masquerade is Over
  • Opus 7
  • Ayash

Home Cookin’

Don Stiernberg
vocals/mandolin/guitar

Curt Morrison
guitar

Brian Wilkie
guitar

John Moulder
guitar

Jim Cox
bass

Paulinho Garcia
rhythm guitar

Geraldo Deoliveira
percussion

Jeff Thomas
percussion

Tracks:

  • Brain Cloudy Blues
  • Home
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Something In The Way She Moves
  • Creepin’
  • West Coast Blues
  • I Don’t Want Love
  • High Clouds
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • I Hadn’t Anyone ‘Til You
  • Jethro’s Tune
  • Let’s Get Lost

By George

Don Stiernberg
mandolin/mandola
John Carlini
guitar
Jim Cox
bass
Phil Gratteau
drums
“….John Carlini and Don Stiernberg have reinvigorated venerable jazz standards by pursuing a strategy that taps unlikely precedents from the past while aiming toward the future.” David McCarty, ACOUSTIC GUITAR magazine, March 2005

Tracks:

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)
  • How Long Has This Been Going On
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  • I’ve Got A Crush On You
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • The Man I Love
  • Rhapsody In Blue
  • Summertime
  • Embraceable You
  • Soon
  • Srike Up The Band
  • I Got Rhythm

Tone Poets

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Available at Acoustic Disc

Don is proud to be included on this two CD set produced by David Grisman featuring 42 musicians playing either a 1922 Gibson Lloyd Loar F5 mandolin or a 1933 Martin OM45 guitar. The resulting study in how artists bring forth sound from acoustic instruments is a revelation. Don and John Carlini contribute one track, “Moonlight in Vermont”.

Angel Eyes

“It’s not too much of a stretch of the imagination to see Thelonious Monk nodding in approval at Stiernberg’s quaver interpreting the composer’s signature intervals on ” ‘Round Midnight.”

Aaron Cohen, from his ***1/2 review in DOWNBEAT magazine, March 2005

Don Stiernberg
mandolin

John Carlini
guitar

Jim Cox
bass

Phil Gratteau
drums

Tracks:

  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • All The Things You Are
  • My One And Only Love
  • Body and Soul
  • How About You
  • Tenderly
  • Round Midnight
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Angel Eyes
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • Secret Love

Unseasonably Cool

Don Stiernberg
mandolin, rhythm guitar

Curt Morrison
guitar

Jim Cox
bass

Kevin Connelley
drums

With Special Guests:

Art Davis
flugelhorn, trumpet

Ron DeWar
tenor saxophone

Richie Fudoli
tenor saxophone

Russ Phillips
trombone

Alejo Poveda
percussion

Geraldo deOliveira
percussion

Greg “Spats” Studebaker
cornet

Tracks:

  • Where or When
  • More Than You Know
  • Estaté
  • Will You Still Be Mine?
  • Easy Living
  • Lover Come Back To Me
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Happy Reunion
  • New Orleans
  • Theme From Mannix

The Game’s Afoot!—The John Carlini Quartet

With Special Guest Pat Cloud

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http://www.johncarlini.com/

FGM Records
PO Box 2160
Pulaski, VA 24301

John Carlini – Acoustic Guitar

Steve Holloway – Drums / Percussion

Don Stiernberg – Mandolin

Brian Glassman – Acoustic Bass

Special Guest: Pat Cloud – 5-String Banjo

About Time

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“Another milestone for jazz mandolin.”
– David “Dawg” Grisman

A collection of swinging jazz standards featuring Don’s mandolin, rhythm guitar, and singing.

Featuring:
Curt Morrison – guitar

Jim Cox – bass

With Special Guests:

Kevin Connelley – drums

Art Davis – flugelhorn, trumpet

Richie Fudoli – tenor saxophone

Russ Phillips – trombone

Alejo Poveda – percussion

Steve Schneck – flugelhorn

Released by Blue Night Records

The Swing Sessions

John Parrott & Don Stiernberg

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“The Swing Sessions simply puts the all the right ingredients of swing music front and center without any fluff or self-consciousness.”
Features John on guitar, Don on mandolin, Jim Cox on bass, Chuck Hedges on clarinet, and Greg “Spats” Studebaker on cornet.

Producer

Henhouse Prowlers, “Still on That Ride”

http://henhouseprowlers.com/?s=Still+On+that+Ride

Jethro Burns Legacy

The Complete Final Sessions with Don Stiernberg
Hi Def Master
Volume 1: Swing Low Sweet Mandolin

http://acousticoasis.com/rooms/hi-def/jethro-burns-legacy/jethro-burns-legacy1.html

Selected Sideman Sessions

Paulinho Garcia, “My Very Life”

http://www.chicagosessions.com/garcia.html

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Beautiful instrumental and vocal original Brasilian jazz from the Chicago-based international jazz star.

The Henhouse Prowlers: “A Dark Rumor”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/a-dark-rumor/id343345267?v0=9989&ign-mpt=uo=1

www.henhouseprowlers.com

Original traditional style bluegrass from one of the busiest bands in America. Produced by Don Stiernberg, who also plays mandolin on most tracks.

The Road Home, a Tribute to Butch Baldassari

A loving tribute to the great mandolinist, with 20 tracks contributed by Butch’s colleagues including David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Roland White, Tom Rozum, Tony McManus, Steve Kaufman, John Reischman, Roland White, Carlo Aonzo,Ron Block,Chris Jones,Keith Little, Robin Bullock,Jim Richter, Scott Tichenor, Mike Compton, The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Tim O’Brien, and Don Stiernberg.

http://www.soundartrecordings.com/TheRoadHome.shtml

The Johnsburg 3: “Caskets in the Cornfield”

A great collection of stories in song, focusing on tragedies, all from the state of Illinois!Assembled by the great folklorist and historian Bucky Halker, the Johnsburg 3 also includes Tom Piekarski on bass and vocals and Don Stiernberg on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and vocals. Fans of folk, old-time, country, and bluegrass will enjoy this project.

http://www.buckyhalker.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/search/Q2Fza2VOcyBpbiBOaGuY29ybmZpZWxk/O

Robbie Fulks: “Happy: Robbie Fulks Plays the Music of Michael Jackson”

The mad genius of alternative country re-imagines his favorite MJ trax. Not to be missed is the marathon bluegrass remake of “Don’t stop Till You get Enough..”

http://www.RobbieFulks.com/music/albums/42-Happy-Robbie-Fulks-Plays-the-Music-of-Michael-Jackson

Steve Lewandowski: “Familiar Melodies”

Accessible original jazz tunes by the great Milwaukee guitarist. Also includes the legendary Chuck Hedges on clarinet and hard swingers Bob Maynard(vibes), John Parrott(rhythm guitar)and George Welland(bass) from Steve’s working band.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevelewandowski