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Svend Asmussen

Svend Asmussen

Also known as Asmussen, S. Asmussen, Sv. Asmussen, Sv. G. Asmussen, Sven Asmussen, Svend, Svend "Violine" Asmussen, Svend Asmussen And His Dancing Strings, Svend Asmussen Og Hans Orkester, Svend Asmussen Trio, Svend Asmussen u. s. Orchester, Svend Asmussen Y Su Orquesta

Discography of Svend Asmussen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of audio release Imprint date Label
1 Yesterday And Today 7 Track list 1973 A&M Records
2 Scandinavian Songs 12 Track list Interdisc (2)
3 Toots & Svend 7 Track list 1972 Sonet
4 Prize/Winners 9 Track list 1978 Matrix Records (3)
5 European Encounter 7 Track list 1962 Atlantic
6 Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert 7 Track list MPS Records
7 Svend Asmussen And Your Favourites 4 Track list Philips
8 Violin-Summit 7 Track list 1966 SABA
9 On The Good Ship Lollipop 10 Track list 1987 Doctor Jazz
10 Violin Summit 7 Track list 1984 MPS Records
11 Spelar Jazz På Ungerska 9 Track list 1968 Megafon
12 Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend 12 Track list 1964 Polydor
13 Danish Imports 4 Track list 1961
14 Toots & Svend 7 Track list 1979 Sonet
15 Garland 6 Track list 1982 Storyville
16 Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert 7 Track list MPS Records
17 June Night 10 Track list 1993-07-13 Sony Music Special Products
18 Kammarkören & Eric Ericsson Möter Svend Asmussen 10 Track list 1972 RCA Victor
19 Side By Side 4 Track list 1959 Decca
20 Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend 12 Track list 1964
21 Danish Imports 12 Track list Telestar
22 Toots & Svend 7 Track list Sonet
23 Musik I Kyrkan 6 Track list 1975 EMI
24 Toots & Svend 7 Track list 1983-07-00
25 String Wing 8 Track list 1983-12-00
26 Danish Imports 12 Track list 1961 Warner Bros. Records
27 Two Of A Kind 8 Track list 1968 Polydor
28 When You Are Smiling / Sleepy Time Gal / I Ain't Got Nobody / Margie / Nola / Dardanella 6 Track list Philips
29 Spielt Welterfolge 12 Track list 1961 Telefunken
30 Spelar För Er 14 Track list 1977 EMI
31 Telemann Today 5 Track list 1976 Polydor
32 As Time Goes By 6 Track list 1978 Sonet
33 These Foolish Things 2 Track list Odeon
34 Hot Swing Fiddle Classics 14 Track list 1979 Folklyric Records
35 Yesterday And Today 7 Track list 1973 A&M Records
36 Violin Summit 7 Track list MPS Records
37 Evergreens 16 Track list 1965 Odeon
38 As Time Goes By 6 Track list 1978 Sonet
39 Sleepy Time Gal / Margie - Nola - Dardanella 2 Track list Philips
40 Svend Asmussen Spielt 4 Track list Decca
41 European Encounter 7 Track list 1962 Atlantic
42 Violin-Summit 7 Track list Dargil
43 European Encounter 7 Track list 1986 Atlantic
44 Violin-Summit 7 Track list 1984 Verve Records
45 Nuestros Favoritos 4 Track list 1958 Philips
46 Regnbågsgränd / Följ Med Mej 2 Track list Metronome
47 Two Of A Kind 8 Track list Disques Festival
48 Violin-Summit 7 Track list 1966 Prestige
49 Amazing Strings 8 Track list 1975
50 June Night 10 Track list 1983 Doctor Jazz Records
51 Kammarkören & Eric Ericson Möter Svend Asmussen Igen 15 Track list 1973 RCA Victor
52 Danish Imports 12 Track list 1961 Warner Bros. Records
53 String Wing 8 Track list 1983-12-00 Sonet
54 Violin-Summit 7 Track list 1979 MPS Series
55 String Swing 8 Track list 1983 Sonet
56 Swing With Svend 14 Track list Victoria (4)
57 With Love From ... 8 Track list 1972 Capri
58 Den Gyldne Swingtid 13 Track list Tono
59 Garland 6 Track list 1982 Cfe
60 Violin Summit 7 Track list MPS Records
61 Prize Winners 15 Track list 2004 Music Mecca
62 Be>>Swing< 11 Track list Discoton

Jazz violinist. b. February 28, 1916 - Copenhagen, Denmark. An institution in danish jazz and an icon of staying power Asmussen has been a recording artist for 8 decades and is still active. Asmussen started playing violin at age seven, got his professional debut in 1933 and made his first recording as a leader in 1935. At first the studied to become a dentist when not playing gigs, but from 1937 he became full-time musician, playing with visiting stars as Josephine Baker, Fats Waller and The Mills Brothers. He started gaining a reputation in both London, Paris and Berlin but the outbreak of war halted planned tours. Due to the nazi's hate of jazz music it was used as a political protest in occupied Denmark (and elsewhere) and Asmussen got arrested. He still succeeded in recording a string of singles for the Odeon label through the first half of the 40'ies. Later shifting to the Tono label. From the early 40'ies he also became active as an actor in both films and on theater, mainly in comedies. In 1945 he formed a new sextet and started touring Europe as a jazz artist, while still making pop music for films, radio and TV - and from the 50'ies touring and recording with the popular Swe-danes. Strict immigration laws kept Asmussen from touring the US and hence he has stayed little known stateside. He did, over the years, record with Lionel Hampton, John Lewis, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington and appeared in the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival "violin summit" with Ray Nance and Jean-Luc Ponty. And when a dozen or more american jazz artist started moving to Copenhagen he formed groups with Ed Thigpen, Kenny Drew. Asmussen recorded with his contemporary fellow-violinist Stéphane Grappelli and with Toots Thielemans on a couple of LP's. In later years Svend Asmussen has both played live and recorded with guitarist Jacob Fischer and Aage Tanggaard. At 96 Asmussen is still fiddling. He is the father of guitarist Claus Asmussen.




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