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Svend Asmussen: Rhythm Is Our Business

Read "Rhythm Is Our Business" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Once, as they were jamming, Duke Ellington's drummer Sam Woodyard called out to Danish violinist Svend Asmussen, “Man, you play your ass off," to which The Fiddling Viking replied, with that charmingly naïvely innocent wit so typical of his homeland, “From now on then my name is only Mussen."

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Duke Heitger and His Swing Band: Rhythm Is our Business

Read "Rhythm Is our Business" reviewed by Dave Nathan

In the tradition of the small groups of the 1930's and 40's like those led by John Kirby, Charlie Shavers, Teddy Wilson and Louis Jordan, comes Duke Heitger, his trumpet and his swing band. Like its historical antecedents, this small group sounds bigger than it is because of refreshing arrangements and imaginative use of instrumentation. Heitger, ...