Amazing Strings Svend Asmussen

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
1975

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
24.04.2015

Label: MPS Classical

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Cool

Interpret: Svend Asmussen

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  • 1Men's Living Joy05:35
  • 2Präludium 203:12
  • 3Danse De Jeunes Filles04:08
  • 4Für Elise05:04
  • 5Ack Värmeland05:03
  • 6Prelude for Svend03:53
  • 7Golgatha03:53
  • 8Ah, Vous Dirais-Je Maman02:59
  • Total Runtime33:47

Info zu Amazing Strings

Svend Asmussen is a Danish phenomenon. A household name in his own country, and Stéphane Grappelli’s favorite violinist, Asmussen has played violin with such greats as Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, John Lewis, and Toots Thielemans. Here Asmussen plays in front of a string orchestra accompanied by a jazz rhythm section. Actually, Svend is the string orchestra, overdubbing all the violin and cello voices. The pieces move in and out of classical, traditional, and jazz interpretations with Asmussen playing the seldom-heard tenor violin on several of the pieces. Men’s Living Joy and Präludium II are from J. S. Bach with the first moving into a 6/4 blues and the second exchanging rock and swing rhythms. Most will recognize A. Borodin’s danse de juenes filles as the pop hit “Stranger in Paradise”, played here with a lush romanticism. Ack Värmeland was transformed by Smetna into “The Moldau”, and Miles Davis played it as “Dear Old Stockholm”. Mozart’s Ah, Vous Dirais – Je Maman was popularized as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. It starts off in pure classical fashion before transforming into a bouncy swing. The music is infectious fun, and Asmussen is amazing.

Svend Asmussen, violin, viola, tenor violin
Sigi Schwab, guitar
Dieter Reith, keyboards
Günter Lenz, bass
Kenny Clare, drums

Recorded in October and December 1974 at Hansa Studio, Berlin and MPS Studio, Villingen
Engineered by D. Grünewald, H.G. Brunner-Schwer, Rolf Donner

Digitally remastered

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