For those of you itching to start your work week with a double shot of hot violin action, you came to the right place. First of all, a bit of trivia: in what year was the earliest documented violin (in its current four string form) constructed? Ans: in 1555, by Italian Andrea Amati. Previous to then, more primitive violins had only three strings. The Amatis were a dynasty of violin makers, lasting generations until the death of Girolamo Amati in 1740. Girolami was outmatched in his day by a rival violin maker, Antonio Stradivari.
The first post in this hot violin action focuses in on L.A. violinist, composer, and band leader Chris Murphy. Chris has been active in music for the last 15 years. He fuses jazz, blues, ethnic, and classical music, and the results are nice. He currently heads up a trio playing around southern California. Check out his site for tour dates.
Chris Murphy – Blues for Bukowski (mp3)
Check out Chris on Amazon.
More hot violin action coming up, with a live performance featuring Stephane Grappelli and David Grisman. Stay tuned….
Update: I just came across the video for the tune. With Mike Watt on bass. How’s that for instant cred?