[Dixielandjazz] Violin in Jazz
tubaman at batnet.com
Sat Mar 12 17:59:05 PST 2005
There are several CDs put out by the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on
Delmark that feature William Russell on violin. As I recall reading in
the liner notes he was born in 1905 - here is a link to some
biographical and bibliographical information:
and http://www.jazzbymail.com/artists/noro.html is one vendor that has
them - sure to be available other places.
The balance of the violin line to the horns is quite good!
On Mar 12, 2005, at 3:11 PM, D and R Hardie wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> While the Bolden band photo shows 2 clarinets other evidence confirms
> that he most often had a violin lead. Our experiments
> with the 2 clarinet lead formula have not yet proved fruitful, being
> confused about who was doing what, but we did try piccolo lead (a la
> the Eagle band with Bab Frank as leader and Bunk Johnson on cornet).
> That was a good sound.
> I did read a comment somewhere that the Creole Orchestra sounded much
> like the ODJB
> when the latter was not playing hell for leather for recording
> Our current line up is the same as the Creole Orchestra. Played with
> sensitivity the continuous violin lead does not need to be screechy,
> though Shiek's comments sound right on. It can also be very jazzy
> indeed in the right hands. The sweet sounding cornet is well matched
> to the fiddle's tone.
> Let's have a copy of the wax cylinder record when you get it.
> Dan Hardie
> On Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 03:10 PM, Steve barbone wrote:
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