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Eddie South

Eddie South - violin, bandleader (1904 - 1962) Rarely mentioned now, the violin was an important part of Jazz during it's formative years! It was heard in the earliest New Orleans bands and was present in most all the new 'Dance' bands at the start of the 20th Century. In fact, violin sections continued to be a part of the jazz music scene right on up to the Swing Era. Eddie South born on Nov 27, 1904, in Louisiana, MO, began his career in the 1920s. Due to his Classical Music training, (from Chicago Music College) he would probably have chosen to be a 'classical' musician, but, unfortunately, in those days the color of his skin precluded that option. Starting in the early 1920s, South worked in such Chicago bands as Jimmy Wade's Syncopators, the Charlie Elgar Band, and Erskine Tate

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Tribute To Bass Legend Milt Hinton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Tribute To Bass Legend Milt Hinton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz presents a legacy broadcast featuring the iconic bassist Milt Hinton in a 1991 performance with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live at The Landing in San Antoniio. Milt was 81. Milt Hinton used to say, “A person has to have lived to play great jazz…Unless you’ve lived, what could you say on ...

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Diane Monroe: Bridging Diverse Musical Worlds

Read "Diane Monroe: Bridging Diverse Musical Worlds" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Listening to Diane Monroe play jazz violin--whether solo, duo, or in a group--what's immediately evident is how great an improviser she is, fitting seamlessly with the music and the group, breathing and moving with the music. Only then does it become clear that she possesses the precision, complexity, and technique of a classical concert violinist. Indeed, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Django Reinhardt: Four Classic Albums Plus

Read "Four Classic Albums Plus" reviewed by David Rickert

The legend of Django Reinhardt is the stuff of jazz folklore; the nomadic gypsy had limited use of the fingers on his left hand, yet still managed to create blistering solos, all while creating some of the best jazz to come out of Europe. In fact, Reinhardt spawned his own style, and like many a folk ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Majid Khaliq

Read "Take Five With Majid Khaliq" reviewed by Majid Khaliq

Meet Majid Khaliq:Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication." Although classically trained, Khaliq's passion and musical palette ranges from the roots of American jazz music to the greats of ...

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Honeysuckle Rose

Featuring the music of Eddie South
Duration: 3:06

1933: The Cheloni Broadcast Transcriptions

Label: Jazz Oracle
Released: 2008
Track listing: CD1: Ay! Mama Ines; What a Perfect Combination; A Sleepy Little Village; Dark Eyes; Star Dust; When It

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eddie South: 1933: The Cheloni Broadcast Transcriptions

Read "1933: The Cheloni Broadcast Transcriptions" reviewed by George Kanzler

Eddie South was one of the earliest jazz violinists--he recorded in 1923 (Joe Venuti, often thought of as the earliest, didn't record until 1924) and one of the first African/American jazz musicians to play extensively in Europe. South was also a highly-trained violinist, having studied at the Chicago College of Music and the Paris Conservatory; if ...

1933

Label: Repertoire Records
Released: 2006

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ray Nance: Body and Soul

Read "Body and Soul" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Ray Nance recorded Body and Soul, his first album as a leader, in May 1969, almost thirty years after he took over Cootie Williams' trumpet chair in the Duke Ellington orchestra, but only about two years after Billy Strayhorn's death in May 1967, and mere days after Coleman Hawkins' in May 1969. Nance performed “Take the ...


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