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the jazz dulcimer

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anyone know of any jazz dulcimer recordings.

aloc loves the sound of the dulcimer(not that hammered thing)

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Pehraps you should rephrase that question minus the word "good". The question is whether there are any jazz dulcimer recordings.

Someone, somewhere, has probably given it a try.

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The Hungarian tenor player Mihaly Dresch uses a cimbalom in his quintet. The quintet mixes jazz with folk elements but the cimbalom which is very similar to the dulcimer makes a very attractive sound.

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The Hungarian tenor player Mihaly Dresch uses a cimbalom in his quintet. The quintet mixes jazz with folk elements but the cimbalom which is very similar to the dulcimer makes a very attractive sound.

thank you. his music sounds very interesting.

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Cooper-Moore (then Gene Ashton) played the instrument as a sideman on saxophonist Alan Braufman's Valley of Search (India Navigation). Also in attendance were Cecil McBee, and drummers David Lee Jr. and Ralph Williams.

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Probably deep in the mix, Henry Threadgill plays hackbrett (Austrian/German dulcimer) on Roscoe Mitchell's "The Maze".

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Probably deep in the mix, Henry Threadgill plays hackbrett (Austrian/German dulcimer) on Roscoe Mitchell's "The Maze".

Thanks for that cool piece of "trivia*"! :tup

*Not that I'm saying it's trivial or anything.

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Probably deep in the mix, Henry Threadgill plays hackbrett (Austrian/German dulcimer) on Roscoe Mitchell's "The Maze".

Thanks for that cool piece of "trivia*"! :tup

*Not that I'm saying it's trivial or anything.

it's hard to consider anything that henry threadgill performs as trivial.

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The Hungarian tenor player Mihaly Dresch uses a cimbalom in his quintet. The quintet mixes jazz with folk elements but the cimbalom which is very similar to the dulcimer makes a very attractive sound.

Herbie Mann's very last CD "Eastern European Roots" has cymbalom player Alexander Fedoriouk.

But this is the hammered type:

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But wasn't the initial question for the plucked/strummed type, the real dulcimer? Looks like this:

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Colin Walcott used one of these on the original recording of "Witchi-Tai-To" on one of Oregon's earliest records, but it wasn't jazz ...

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well, there's a few Don Braden CDs I can think of, a lot of Wynton, too many Keith Jarrets to remember -

wait - didn't you say DULL jazz recordings?

never mind...

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Didn't McCoy Tyner use a dulcimer as an intro on a track on one of his Milestone albums?

Codona also featured a dulcimer.

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Didn't McCoy Tyner use a dulcimer as an intro on a track on one of his Milestone albums?

Codona also featured a dulcimer.

wasnt that a koto, on sahara?

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Didn't McCoy Tyner use a dulcimer as an intro on a track on one of his Milestone albums?

Codona also featured a dulcimer.

wasnt that a koto, on sahara?

I'm sure you are right - old age strikes again.

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Didn't McCoy Tyner use a dulcimer as an intro on a track on one of his Milestone albums?

"Mode for Dulcimer" on his album "Focal Point"

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Yes, that Tyner track - I had that sound in my head but couldn't remember where I heard it.

Since the dulcimer is basically a chordal instrument on a modal basis, it's jazz potential is very limited. You only can strum rhythmic patterns much like a rhythm guitar but not change keys as deliberately.

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