Tonight Music and Words from Danish Violin Pioneer Svend Asmussen

Tonight on All Night Jazz we celebrate the birth date of the late Danish-born jazz violin pioneer Svend Asmussen, who lived for many years in Sarasota. Asmussen was called “The Fiddling Viking”.  He recorded with many jazz stars, including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli.  Mike Cornette will play excerpts from an interview Asmmussen did with Bob Seymour. Tune in tonight at 9 PM on WUSF 89.7