Svend Asmussen

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Svend Asmussen (born 28 February 1916) is a jazz violinist from Denmark, known as "The Fiddling Viking". A Swing style virtuoso, he played and recorded with many of the greats of Jazz, including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli. He played publicly until 2010 when he had an blood clot, his career spanning 8 decades.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 Two of a kind Svend Asmussen & Stéphane Grappelli 1
1968 Svend Asmussen spelar nordiskt 20-30-tal Svend Asmussen 1
1987 On The Good Ship Lollipop Teresa Brewer & Svend Asmussen 1
1996 Jazz på ungerska / In pleno Jan Johansson & Svend Asmussen 3 1
2002 Still Fiddling Svend Asmussen 1
2004 European Encounter John Lewis & Svend Asmussen 1
2008 Jacob Fischer Trio Jacob Fischer Trio feat. Svend Asmussen 1
June Night Svend Asmussen 1
Prize Winners Svend Asmussen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Phenomenal Fiddler, Volume 2: 1941-1950 Svend Asmussen 1
2012 Classics Horst Jankowski / Svend Asmussen 1
Together, Volume 1 Alice Babs & Svend Asmussen 1
Together, Volume 2 Alice Babs & Svend Asmussen 1
Together, Volume 3 Alice Babs & Svend Asmussen 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Olympia 1988 Stéphane Grappelli en concert avec Martial Solal, Patrice Caratini, Marc Fosset, Martin Taylor & Svend Asmussen 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Side by Side Alice Babs, Svend Asmussen & Ulrik Neumann 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Amazing Strings / Rockin' Bach Dimensions (Jazz Club) Svend Asmussen 1
Evergreens Svend Asmussen 2

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