Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Svend Asmussen (1916 - 2017)

Svend Asmussen (photo courtesy Ida Munch)

Yesterday the media released the sad news that world famous Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen has passed away. A true legend and a giant of the jazz violin has left the scene and leaves the jazz world an irreplaceable loss for those jazz fans with a long memory and an enthusiastic interest in the original string jazz as played by one of the pioneers of this branch of jazz.


In 1971 Oscar Alemán wrote a letter to the editor of the Dutch Doctor Jazz Magazine and remembered Svend Asmussen, quote:

"Svend Asmussen – in my opinion, the greatest thing I’ve ever heard in jazz in my whole life".

Svend Asmussen (28.2 1916 - 7.2 2017) R.I.P.
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