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