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RE early violin jazz, look here:

http://www.jazzhotbigstep.com/260.html

Best,
John Haley




On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 02/05/2015, Tom Fine wrote:
>
> > By the way, potential ARSC Journal article -- was Venuti really the
> > pioneer of using a violin in jazz music? His first recording was in
> > 1926, a good bit after jazz music had bubbled up in New Orleans.
> > Fiddle players were all over the south, so did someone else put a
> > fiddle with jazz music earlier? And record it?
> >
> Lonnie Johnson recorded a couple of jazz violin tracks in 1925. They are
> in the 4-CD box set of Johnson on JSP records.
>
> In the family band in New Orleans, his father and brother(s) played
> the violin parts while Lonnie played guitar, but the violin was the
> first instrument he learned as a child.
>
> That band played whatever people wanted to hear, including rags and
> blues.
>
> Regards
> --
> Don Cox
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