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:

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Pages of releases table:
# Cover Release title Total tracks Download full release in mp3 Release Date Label
1

Yesterday And Today

7 mp3 1973 A&M Records
2

Scandinavian Songs

12 mp3 Interdisc (2)
3

Toots & Svend

7 mp3 1972 Sonet
4

Prize/Winners

9 mp3 1978 Matrix Records (3)
5

European Encounter

7 mp3 1962 Atlantic
6

Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert

7 mp3 MPS Records
7

Svend Asmussen And Your Favourites

4 mp3 Philips
8

Violin-Summit

7 mp3 1966 SABA
9

On The Good Ship Lollipop

10 mp3 1987 Doctor Jazz
10

Violin Summit

7 mp3 1984 MPS Records
11

Spelar Jazz På Ungerska

9 mp3 1968 Megafon
12

Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend

12 mp3 1964 Polydor
13

Danish Imports

4 mp3 1961
14

Toots & Svend

7 mp3 1979 Sonet
15

Garland

6 mp3 1982 Storyville
16

Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert

7 mp3 MPS Records
17

June Night

10 mp3 1993-07-13 Sony Music Special Products
18

Kammarkören & Eric Ericsson Möter Svend Asmussen

10 mp3 1972 RCA Victor
19

Side By Side

4 mp3 1959 Decca
20

Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend

12 mp3 1964
21

Danish Imports

12 mp3 Telestar
22

Toots & Svend

7 mp3 Sonet
23

Musik I Kyrkan

6 mp3 1975 EMI
24

Toots & Svend

7 mp3 1983-07-00
25

String Wing

8 mp3 1983-12-00
26

Danish Imports

12 mp3 1961 Warner Bros. Records
27

Two Of A Kind

8 mp3 1968 Polydor
28

When You Are Smiling / Sleepy Time Gal / I Ain't Got Nobody / Margie / Nola / Dardanella

6 mp3 Philips
29

Spielt Welterfolge

12 mp3 1961 Telefunken
30

Spelar För Er

14 mp3 1977 EMI
31

Telemann Today

5 mp3 1976 Polydor
32

As Time Goes By

6 mp3 1978 Sonet
33

These Foolish Things

2 mp3 Odeon
34

Hot Swing Fiddle Classics

14 mp3 1979 Folklyric Records
35

Yesterday And Today

7 mp3 1973 A&M Records
36

Violin Summit

7 mp3 MPS Records
37

Evergreens

16 mp3 1965 Odeon
38

As Time Goes By

6 mp3 1978 Sonet
39

Sleepy Time Gal / Margie - Nola - Dardanella

2 mp3 Philips
40

Svend Asmussen Spielt

4 mp3 Decca
41

European Encounter

7 mp3 1962 Atlantic
42

Violin-Summit

7 mp3 Dargil
43

European Encounter

7 mp3 1986 Atlantic
44

Violin-Summit

7 mp3 1984 Verve Records
45

Nuestros Favoritos

4 mp3 1958 Philips
46

Regnbågsgränd / Följ Med Mej

2 mp3 Metronome
47

Two Of A Kind

8 mp3 Disques Festival
48

Violin-Summit

7 mp3 1966 Prestige
49

Amazing Strings

8 mp3 1975
50

June Night

10 mp3 1983 Doctor Jazz Records
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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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