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[Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
Welcome to the February-March 2012 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

Unfortunately this looks to be the last issue of Fiddle Session e-magazine.  I’ll squeeze in all the remaining Jazz Violin Project articles.  Enjoy all the great fiddling ideas from Paul Anastasio, Sam Bardfeld, Martin Norgaard, Matt Glaser and Julian Smedley.   In addition Miamon Miller contributes one more tune in another East European style, klezmer, [...]

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[Dec 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Welcome to the December – January 2011-2012 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

In this issue Evan Price from the Hot Club of San Francisco joins The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project series, demonstrating his jazz approach to Go Tell Aunt Rhody.  He really delivers a Grappelli vibe. Literally.  Check out his vibrato. This series of explorations began in the April/May issue of Fiddle Sessions.  Refer to that [...]

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[Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Welcome to the October – November 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

  We are serving up more entries in The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project series. This time Marty Laster, ace fiddler from New York, enters the fray with three well-thought-out choruses of Go Tell Aunt Rhody.  Beautiful stuff. Matt Glaser is back with a second excerpt from our extended phone conversation with a busy, buzzing, [...]

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[Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Welcome to the August – September 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

We’ve got two more great solos in The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project series this issue.  (Check the past two issues for four more entries.)  Graham Clark is an exciting improviser from the United Kingdom. Check out his strong bow attack on the accompanying recording. Matt Glaser may be the alpha dog of jazz violin [...]

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Welcome to the June-July 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project rolls into high gear in this issue. If you are not familiar with it, the basic melody of Go Tell Aunt Rhody can be found in my entry in the March-April issue of Fiddle Sessions (http://fiddlesessions.com/?p=221).  Most of the solos in this series will use the melody at least [...]

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Welcome to the April-May 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

With this issue Fiddle Sessions introduces an exciting series of articles featuring solos by some of the best of the current crop of jazz violin improvisers. In recognition of The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project there will be some outstanding discounts offered exclusively to readers of this on line magazine.  Check back to this page [...]

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Welcome to the February-March 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

The first issue of 2011 welcomes back Tim Woodbridge with the fourth segment of his musical biography of Don Messer, continued from the August 2010 issue of Fiddle Sessions. Tim features Messer’s recording of High Level Hornpipe.  In conjunction with that I present a transcription of that piece mostly from the playing of the legendary [...]

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Welcome to the December – January issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

Edward Berbaum returns with another rendition by the great Pennsylvania fiddler, Jehile Kirkhuff. Listening to his spoken introduction to The Cuckoo’s Nest is an added treat. Check out some other Jehile recordings as well as an article or two about him in earlier issues of Fiddle Sessions. We also welcome back Carolyn Osborne with a [...]

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Welcome to the October-November issue of Fiddle Sessions

Howard Marshall contributes the final segment of his exploration of the many faces, melodies and dance steps of the Cotton Eyed Joe family of fiddle tunes. Lois Siegel’s experiences as an adult beginner should inspire others who have not been as brave as her.  If any readers know someone who despairs of learning to fiddle [...]

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[Aug 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Welcome to the August issue of Fiddle Sessions

Carl Rahkonen returns for a description of the violin related instruments of Scandanavia.  Then the Boswell of jazz violin, Anthony Barnett, begins by discussing the trend towards electric violin and then has some trenchant opinions about other recent currents in jazz fiddling. Professor Emeritus Howard Marshall continues to explore the nexus of fiddle tunes called [...]