The weeks before this session was planned Svend played with members of his group in the Josephine Baker Revue who had planned a trip through Denmark late November 1938.
Making such a tour was very expensive, so Josephine Baker left her original Baker Boys in Paris and organized a local group to accompany her. A select number of musicans from her band joined her, like Oscar Aleman, the Argentine guitar player and Bibi Miranda, a Brazilian drummer.
two tunes Sweet Sue and Limehouse Blues were released on a HMV record.
Svend Asmussen told me how he appriciated the musical skill of Oscar Aleman, but also his humor and personality. Svend invited Oscar Aleman and Bibi Miranda to follow him into the studio on that 5th of December 68 years ago and join him at a jam session.
This jam session was recorded and the
In the meantime Oscar Aleman made a record with two solo performances he played during the Josephine Baker show. These two recordings became very remarkable; the two tunes, Nobody's Sweetheart and Whispering belong to the best guitar tunes from the 1930s.
This 1938 recording is described in an article titled Oscar Aleman in Copenhagen , that can be downloaded in an English and a Spanish version.
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