Monday, February 06, 2006

Electrifying the Audience

In the current issue of Melbay's FiddleSessions bimonthly webzine, Anthony Barnett has the first in a three-part series of articles on "Electric Violins and Jazz Violinists 1930s-50s". The article contains many fascinating details of early amplification and amplified string instruments, particularly as used by the great Black jazz violinist Stuff Smith, and there is also speculation on the identity of a certain A. Baux of Toulon.
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