David Naiditch Plays Bluegrass and Swing Instrumentals
  • Bluegrass Medley (3:31)
  • Beaumont Rag (3:36)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (4:17)
  • Panhandle Rag (4:19)
  • Charmaine (3:46)
  • Bistro Fada (3:25)
  • Joseph Joseph (3:21)
  • Jersey Bounce (4:02)
  • Django’s Tiger (3:35)
  • Coquette (4:34)
  • I’ve Found a New Baby (3:21)
  • Let It Snow (2:24)
  • El Cumbanchero (1:08)
Biography
Contact Information
Email: davidnaiditch@charter.net
Phone: (626) 298-0531

Links to other AirPlay Direct albums:
Click here for the "Bluegrass that Swings” album"
Click here for the "Bluegrass in the Backwoods” album
Click here for the "Bluegrass Harmonica” album
Click here for the "Douce Ambiance: Gypsy Jazz Classics" album

Other links
Click here for YouTube Videos
Click here to buy downloads of this album
Click here for David’s facebook harmonica page
Click here for Soundcloud

Tunes on "David Naiditch Plays Bluegrass and Swing Instrumentals" album

1. Bluegrass Medley (Texas Gales, Billy in the Lowground, Denver Belle) (3:30, Traditional)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Jake Workman on guitar
Dennis Crouch on bass

2. Beaumont Rag (3:35, Traditional)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
David Grier on guitar
Stuart Duncan on fiddle
Dennis Crouch on bass

3. Whiskey Before Breakfast (4:16, Traditional)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
David Grier on guitar
Stuart Duncan on fiddle
Dennis Crouch on bass

4. Panhandle Rag (4:18, Leon McAuliffe)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Jake Workman on guitar
Stuart Duncan on fiddle
Dennis Crouch on bass

5. Charmaine (3:46, Ernö Rapée)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Richard Smith on guitar
Aaron Till on fiddle
Dennis Crouch on bass
Joshua Hunt on percussion
Randy Landas on bass

6. Bistro Fada (3:24, Stephane Wrembel)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Ray Bergstrom on guitar
Randy Landas on bass

7. Joseph Joseph (3:20, Traditional)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Joscho Stephan on guitar, bass
Rob Hardt on clarinet

8. Jersey Bounce (4:01, Tiny Bradshaw, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Plater)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Joscho Stephan on guitar
Stuart Duncan on fiddle
Dennis Crouch on bass

9. Django’s Tiger (3:34, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Joscho Stephan on guitar
Jason Anick on violin
Brian Netzley on bass

10. Coquette (4:33, Johnny Green, Carmen Lombardo)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Jason Anick on violin
Ray Bergstrom on guitar
Randy Landas on bass

11. I’ve Found a New Baby (3:20, Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Joscho Stephan on guitar, bass
Rob Hardt on clarinet

12. Let It Snow (2:24, Jule Styne)
David Naiditch on chromatic harmonica
Jeffrey Radaich on guitar
Brian Netzley on bass

13. El Cumbanchero (1:08, Rafael Hernandez)
David Naiditch on various harmonicas

About this album

Studio: Eric Uglum’s New Wine Recording Studio & Mastering Lab

Featured Musicians: This album features some of the finest bluegrass, swing, and Gypsy jazz virtuosos, including:
• Stuart Duncan on fiddle
• Jake Workman on guitar and mandolin
• David Grier on guitar
• Joscho Stephan on guitar
• Jason Anick on violin
• Richard Smith on guitar
• Aaron Till on fiddle
• Rob Hardt on clarinet
• Ray Bergstrom on guitar

The Chromatic Harmonica

David Naiditch plays all the tunes on this album with C-tuned chromatic harmonicas. When played well, the chromatic harmonica can produce a sweet, fiddle-like sound and handle fast, intricate melodies. Since David uses a C chromatic to play in all keys, he can deal with tricky chord changes and key transitions without having to quickly switch harmonicas. Since the chromatic provides all the notes without having to bend or over-blow, the timbre of each note isn’t dictated by the instrument, but is controlled by the player. David believes that keeping the same tone and timbre throughout a tune is often desirable. The chromatic harmonica is unusual in swing, and David is the only one to record bluegrass albums that feature the chromatic (as opposed to diatonic) harmonica.

David's Bio

David has been part of the Los Angeles music scene for many years. He started with the blues and eventually delved into other genres: bluegrass, country swing, and Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz.

David's musical journey began in the early ‘60s, when he was tutored on the diatonic harmonica by the legendary blues icon Sonny Terry. In the mid-1960s, David taught harmonica at the Ash Grove, a club that was the focal point of the Los Angeles folk music revival. Years later, David taught and performed at other venues in the Los Angeles area, such as McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Boulevard Music, the Coffee Gallery Backstage, and Viva Cantina.

In the mid-’90s, David started focusing on the chromatic harmonica. He honed his skills by attending numerous music jams and gigs, armed only with a chromatic in the key of C. When played well, the chromatic can produce a sweet, fiddle-like sound and handle fast, intricate melodies. Since David uses a C chromatic to play in all keys, he can deal with tricky chord changes and key transitions without having to quickly switch harmonicas. Because the chromatic provides all the notes without having to bend or over-blow, the timbre of each note isn’t dictated by the instrument, but is controlled by the player. David believes that keeping the same tone and timbre throughout a tune is often desirable.

David has released 7 albums, mostly bluegrass, swing, and Gypsy jazz instrumentals. Featured virtuosos have included Joscho Stephane, Jake Workman, David Grier, Stuart Duncan, Richard Smith, Jason Anick, Sierra Hull, Rob Ickes, Ron Block, Dennis Caplinger, Gonzalo Bergara, and Pat Cloud. David's newest album is “David Naiditch Plays Bluegrass and Swing Instrumentals.”

YouTube videos featuring music from this album









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  • Members:
    David Naiditch
  • Sounds Like:
    Larry Adler, Max Geldray, Jimmy Riddle
  • Influences:
    Doc Watson, Clarence White, Kenny Baker, Johnny Gimble, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    01/06/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    07/06/21 07:27:26

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