|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.