Svend Asmussen: Embraceable


Publisher: Storyville Records
Artist: Svend Asmussen
Format: Audio / Video | Recorded Performance

Storyville is now presenting previously unreleased material from world famous jazz violinist Svend Asmussen. ‘Embraceable’ was recorded in Paris in 1985 and 30 years later Asmussen found the recording in his home. It is now released on the occasion of his 99th birthday on the 28th of February 2015.

I had never thought that this September Parisian night would be released and scrutinized, but honestly I think it is the best music I’ve ever recorded!” said Asmussen when he was interviewed about the new release.

In a tiny club in Paris with 26 guests he played a set with ’Singin’ in the Rain’ as his first tune. He played with three musicians he had never played with before and there was no rehearsal, only a few notes scribbled down. Just as they were about to play the radio man casually told them the concert would be broadcasted live on French radio and that Asmussen should present the set in French. This performance turned into Asmussen’s favourite recording as he enjoys the atmosphere and the spontaneity of this live recording.

Published on: 12 February 2015
Language: English
Catalogue No: STV1014296

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      GB MusicLover-Vinyl ruels. Pitty the
      Fantastic mucisians, take sounds a bit of a coinsidence in relation to placement of Mic's that swell evening in Paris.
      Whant a diagramme and description of room and placement of mucisians and mic's.
      Why has this medicrore media, Compact Disc not been replaced by SACD.
      Confirmed purchase: 22 June 2015
      Published on: 06 July 2015

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