6 New Hip Holiday CDs - JazzWax

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December 09, 2011


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O'Conner was a bluegrass fiddler long before he became a classical violinist. He was a child prodigy specializing in a sub-genre called Texas fiddling characterized by slower tempos with more embellishment and passing chords. (A jazzier sort of bluegrass.) He's also a good jazz player who's "Hot Swing Trio" includes esteemed jazz guitarist Frank Vignola, and bassist John Burr who played with Chet Baker and Stephane Grapelli.


Thanks a bunch, Marc, for these exquisitely tasteful CD tips. Great fun too having seen you in person.

I will certainly buy one of them, the "Appalachian Christmas" album perhaps. -- Alas, it will be too late to include one of the songs from that particular album, 'cause we will do our this year's Advent's concert in about four hours ;)

Have yourself a lovely, peaceful Holiday Season 2011.

Ahmed Bousanjani

Thank you, Marc, for proposing some new classics - don't know if they'll stand the test of time, but my money's on the Legrand.


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