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The new CD Mandoboppin! by jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg has twelve tracks showcasting Stiernberg's excellent chops both as a musician and as a composer of original tunes that draw inspiration from a broad field of jazz: be bop, swing, latin and contemporary interpretation of lyrical themes rooted in jazz. Don Stiernberg has chosen a quintet setting for the Mandoboppin! cd, his current trio featuring guitar and bass is here extended with piano and drums. The mandolin is presented in a fresh context, and the musicians alltogether contribute expert improvisation and sensitive support. Mandoboppin! is a highly recommended contribution to contemporary jazz.