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Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander

The transformation of the cello

From the April, 2004 issue

The cello has never been a major jazz instrument. In the 1950s and 1960s a number of important bass players used it on occasion, even if they sometimes cheated, tuning it like its bigger cousin. Chico Hamilton used the cello to good effect in his very popular quintet, which featured the pioneering work of Fred Katz, but the exotic instrumentation, which

 
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