jazz musician Svend Asmussen, is dead, reports the Policies.
He was 100 years old.
Asmussen cooperated during his career with Alice Babs and jazzgiganter as Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman and Joséphine Baker.
The Danish jazzviolinisten Svend Asmussen is dead. Asmussen was 100 years. The musician would complete 101 about three weeks. He was, during his lifetime work with a range of jazz icons such as Joséphine Baker, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt and Benny Goodman.
He was in the years 1958 to 1964 in the trio Swe-Danes, together with Alice Babs and Ulrik Neumann. The group toured together in Sweden, Germany, England and the united states.
” He is known throughout the world for its violinspelande. He was an amazing musician, but he understood at the same time the importance of to entertain, ” says Christian Brorsen, music director at jazz club Montmartre to Ekstrabladet.
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Svend Asmussen was interviewed by the Policy before its 100th anniversary last year. Then responded to some of the criticism he’s received over the years for his musicianship.
” I have often been accused of being a chameleon, and it can perhaps be. I have always mixed me, in many things, ” he told the newspaper.
Sydsvenskan interviewed Svend Asmussen, along with wife Ellen Asmussen, 2015 – in conjunction with that he released a new album "Embraceable", based on a recording from 1985.
” I have never sounded better on disc, told me Svend Asmussen enthusiastically for the new york times.
Svend Asmussen was active as musicians long after he reached the age of 80 years. He was married twice and leaves behind his wife and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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