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Improvisation no.2 by jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt is here arranged for solo violin and performed by Evan Price. ‘The bow technique is of uncertain origin but was made famous by hot jazz violin great, Joe Venuti,’ writes Price. This performance appears on Price’s 2017 album ‘Dialogues’.
In this video cellist Sarah Markle performs ‘ Original Rags’ (1899) by Scott Joplin, using Coruss synthetic bow hair. According to the manufacturer, Coruss synthetic bow hair matches natural horsehair in blind tests for tone and articulation.
The pianist Evan Currie.