Duke Ellington - the 1930's
from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 122:
Lawrence Brown was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and he acquired a wonderful background in all kinds of music--classical, radio, television, show music, gospel, spiritual, pop, and so-called jazz. He had been playing in Les Hite's band with Louis Armstrong at Sebastian's Cotton Club in Los Angeles before he joined us in 1932, and he had quite a reputation as a kind of "strolling violin," going from table to table playing very soft, beautiful melody.
As a soloist, his taste is impeccable, but his greatest role is that of an accompanist. The old-timers used to say, "Soloists are made, but… more >>
Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429376699910 accessed: 19 October, 2021
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|unknown music||performed by Lawrence Brown|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|