Harry Lookofsky - Stringsville (1958)

This is the greatest jazz violin album of all time. It is a flabbergastingly complex exercise in one-man overdubbing almost before the concept existed. Harry Lookofsky wanted a big band of strings, so he orchestrated and performed it all himself. However, the solos were written out as well, which was a distinctly un-hip thing to do in the '50s bop scene, so this album never got the recognition it deserved.

Like they say, if you want it done right, do it yourself...

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I rather like it.

  2. Thanks for the share, it just came to my attention cause of the bassist, Paul Chambers. That's a bizarre concept to try and live out, can't wait to listen to it.

  3. Baron says:

    Thank you for this neglected jazz album

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