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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #6b Matt Glaser

October 2011 One Comment

 by Matt Glaser

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR AND TRANSCRIBER

 Matt begins this part of our interview demonstrating how he might ask someone with background in bluegrass fiddle to approach swing violin.   Soon he’s onto other levels of improvisation.

 

In mid-stream Matt mentions Richard Lieberson, a wonderful guitarist from New York who introduced a generation of bluegrass players to the art of jazz style chordal reharmonization. 

                        Stacy Phillips

GLASERrhodytalk6b.mp3 | GLASERrhodymusic6b.mp3 | Printable Version 

Go Tell Aunt Rhody Solo #2 

         about Matt Glaser

Matt says, “I like a lot of different styles of music. I think it’s because I have a short attention span. So I become at least a dilettante in playing different things. With my group, the Wayfaring Strangers, I just want to play like myself regardless of the style. When I’m playing jazz there is always an element of bluegrass mixed in. And when I’m playing bluegrass, there is always an element of jazz.”

Matt has played with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Bob Dylan and Stephane Grappelli.

 

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  • Emmanuel Galliot said:

    Thanks for this mere song that walk easily through harmonic enlightments. I’m fond of such tunes: they allow you to gamble around the main notes, seeking little notes just beside the obvious one. And you don’t have to play too much fast to hear the beauty. Fiddle is a great place to learn to think, feel, listen. Thank you very much.