Your favorite contemporary non-classical band with violin?

October 12, 2017, 2:48 PM · Not a thread about classical vs non-classical or this player is better than this or player doesn't have proper technique yadas. I'm simply looking to expand my playlist and curious what people like.

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October 12, 2017, 2:48 PM · Blue October
October 12, 2017, 3:08 PM · Hot Club of Cowtown
October 12, 2017, 3:58 PM · The Fretless
October 12, 2017, 4:55 PM · Trio Dinicu

Circa Paleo

Edited: October 12, 2017, 4:58 PM · Fairport Convention; Alison Krauss & Union Station; Didier Lockwood
October 12, 2017, 8:40 PM · Nearly anything by Bill Frisell
October 12, 2017, 9:04 PM · Old Blind Dogs, Silly Wizard, Relativity.
October 12, 2017, 9:05 PM · Taylor Davis, Lindsey Sterling
October 12, 2017, 9:59 PM · Escala/Bond
October 13, 2017, 5:35 AM · Sonic Escape, Harpeth Rising
October 13, 2017, 7:05 PM · Jerry Goodman solo & w/ Mahavishnu orchestra. Eddie Jobson. Jean-Luc Ponty w/ Al DiMeola and Stanley Clarke.
October 14, 2017, 1:12 AM · Clean bandit
October 14, 2017, 6:14 AM · Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra. Chris Lynch can really play.
October 14, 2017, 3:06 PM · Annie Moses Band.
October 14, 2017, 4:39 PM · Black Violin
Definitely shatters one's stereotype
https://youtu.be/WYerKidQGcc
Edited: October 14, 2017, 5:01 PM · Stereotype? I guess not very many violinists are as built as they are.

Just kidding. That's a cool video, I enjoyed it.

I grew up listening to Noel Pointer and I saw him live in Detroit - at the Art Institute, I believe, somewhere around 1978. Wow ... 40 years ago. His "Phantazia" album was his best, I thought. Nowadays my tolerance for "smooth jazz" is much lower so I really don't listen to him any more, but I still admire what he accomplished. Too bad also that he died so young.

Edited: October 15, 2017, 5:04 AM · Without doubt, for me it has to be the 4-piece folk band Spiro - the violinist Jane Harbour (taught by Suzuki in Japan) was my violin teacher for 7 years!
Edited: October 15, 2017, 4:52 AM · Steep Ravine is my choice. The violinist, Jan Purot, is classically trained with a degree in violin performance. The guitarist/vocal soloist. Simon Linsteadt, is my grandson. They started in Santa Cruz, CA as a bluegrass band, "Maple Street Five," in northern California and have three CDs of their original songs out there now (check out steepravineband.com ). The have just disbanded for the winter - maybe forever. Their jazz is to die for, especially their performance resurrections of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.


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