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Old 11-21-2021, 08:43 PM
Steve DeRosa Steve DeRosa is offline
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Originally Posted by RJVB View Post
FWIW, period/authentic 1920s would mean playing purely acoustically, right?
- and without a modern recording microphone clearly visible in front of the violin, but these guys have enough taste (and chops) to fine-tune the amplified contribution so that it sounds natural and airy (as opposed to the "thud-&-mud" often associated with "jazz guitar" during the Bop era), adding just enough low-end weight that you don't need an upright bass; IMO the performance was of a quality that I think Messrs. Reinhardt and Grappelli would heartily approve - and since Django would himself employ electric instruments in later years, I fail to see the problem...
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